february, 2016

02feb3:00 pm5:00 pmStrategies for Interviewing at the USPTO


Event Details

About the Presenter:


Gautam Prakash, PhD, JD

Dr. Prakash is a Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also serves as the Intellectual Property Advisor at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry and worked as a registered patent attorney prior to joining the USPTO.


Event Description:

Dr. Gautam Prakash will be returning to Boston to answer your questions about his work as an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We will start with a brief refresher and active Q&A related to seminar content covered in the following segments on the B-BIC Skills Development Center YouTube Channel:

  1. \’Patent Applications: Types and Terminology\’
  2. \’Receiving and Sorting Patent Applications\’
  3. \’The Role of the USPTO Examiner\’
  4. \’The Patent Application Examination Process\’

Gautam will then present a patent application case history, and provide participants with his expert insights on how to prepare for an interview at the USPTO. Different interview strategies will be assigned to participants for discussion, after which there will be a chance to participate in mock interviews with Gautam as he steps into his professional role as the USPTO examiner.


(Tuesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Center for Life Sciences - Boston Children's Hospital

3 Blackfan Circle, 12th Floor Boston, MA 02115