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Need to decide if you should file patent applications abroad? In this advanced webinar series, we'll take a look at strategies and best practices for key countries outside of the United States.
How to Win Friends and Influence Patent Examiners
In this presentation, we'll take a look at the USPTO's count system and how it is used to influence and evaluate the performance of Patent Examiners.
Top 3 Issues for Corporations and Universities
Check out this webinar to see what a University or Corporation needs to assure its rightful ownership of inventions.

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About the Docketing Excellence Webinar Series

Docketing paralegals, managers, and patent attorneys all know that docketing is a critical function for any successful patent prosecution operation. If not handled properly, docketing can be an area of major risk for law firms and corporations.

For this complimentary webinar series, we have pooled together docketing experts and managers from the Schwegman firm, Black Hills IP, and their respective clients to help educate on key docketing challenges and issues and share best practices on how to overcome them. Each of the Docketing Excellence webinars will provide a 30 minute panel discussion followed by a collaborative Q&A session.

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Wednesday, February 7  (1 PM Central)
Common U.S. Trademark Docketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
U.S. trademark prosecution generates several stages that require docketing and follow up. This presentation will discuss those stages, the most common associated docketing mistakes, and how to anticipate and avoid them.

Wednesday, March 7  (1 PM Central)
Options and Best Practices for Docketing Madrid and Foreign Convention TM Filings

Docketing Madrid and foreign convention TM filings not only involves an understanding of the underlying process but an understanding of related docketing options.  This program will discuss the basics of a Madrid filing, the more common foreign convention TM filings (EU and Andean Pact), and the associated docketing options.

Wednesday, April 11  (1 PM Central)
Docketing Options for Managing the Transfer of a TM Portfolio

The primary docketing consideration when transferring one or more TM portfolios is whether to manually enter the information or to “dump” the information from one docketing system to another.   During this presentation, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each and address practical considerations.

Wednesday, May 9 (1 PM Central)
Tips for Managing the Manual Entry of a Transferred TM Portfolio
The decision to manually enter a transferred TM portfolio is just your first decision. You also have to decide where to obtain the required data, what to double check, and which databases are reliable. This presentation addresses those secondary decisions and the related considerations.

Wednesday, June 6  (1 PM Central)
How Docketing Fits With Your International TM Filing Strategies

An international trademark practice generates docketing that differs considerably from a U.S. trademark practice.  This program will discuss the most common international docketing tasks and the best practices for addressing each.  

Wednesday, July 11  (1 PM Central)
What to Expect When Docketing TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings

Opposition and cancellation deadlines are unique to these proceedings and differ from those found in a transactional trademark practice.  This presentation will discuss the sequence of events for opposition and cancellation proceedings and practical tips for managing related docketing.