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2019 KAIPBA Spring Seminar

Dear KAIPBA members:

This is a notice to our first seminar meeting with new leadership. The seminar topic will be “US Patent Petition Practices” Please see below for details regarding the seminar.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 21 @ 6:30 PM

Place: Sughrue Mion (2100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20037)

Topics: "US Patent Petition Practices"

Speaker: Charles Kim

Charles Kim currently serves as the Director of the Office of Petitions at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Office of Petitions, which is part of the Office of Patent Examination Policy, reviews and decides petitions, requests, and related inquiries, regarding the filing of patent applications, revival of abandoned applications, reinstatement of expired patents, withdrawal of patent applications from issue, small entity entitlement, review of previous decisions of the Technology Centers, suspension of regulations, and questions not specifically provided for by regulations. Prior to working at the Office of Petitions, Charles served for two years as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy. Charles also previously served as a Supervisory Patent Examiner in Technology Center 2100—Computer Architecture and Software. Charles has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and received his JD degree from George Washington University Law School.


Registration and Dinner 6:30PM - 7:15PM Seminar 7:15PM-8:30PM Networking 8:30PM-9:00PM

CLE: VA 1.5 credits will be applied (Because Virginia is an approved jurisdiction under New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy, attorneys barred in the state of New York may claim CLE credit based on the program’s approval in Virginia)

Please RSVP by replying to this e-mail by Friday, March 15. Also, for those who have not paid the yearly membership dues for the year of 2019, please bring your membership due (cash, check, or credit card). You can also pay your membership dues online at KAIPBA is operated by the contributions of its members and we are very grateful for your support.

Thank you very much. Best regards, Byung W. Park

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