Eppenauer Invited to Present at USPTO Cybersecurity Meeting

San Jose, California

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Seattle Managing Partner Bart Eppenauer discusses the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s updated Eligibility Examination Guidelines as a panelist at the USPTO Cybersecurity Partnership meeting February 10 in San Jose, California. Attendance is free and open to the public – via in-person participation, or via webcast.

The Cybersecurity Partnership provides opportunities for USPTO stakeholders seeking patent protection in the cybersecurity and network security sector to share ideas, experiences and insights with USPTO staff. 

Eppenauer’s panel discusses computer security patent application statistics and trends, the Cooperative Patent Classification system, patent quality initiatives, and guidance on patent subject matter eligibility.

Eppenauer is joined on the panel by Aaron Smith, Senior Corporate Counsel at Symantec Corporation, and two USPTO representatives: Nestor Ramirez, Director of USPTO’s Patent Technology Center 2400; and John Cabeca, Director of Silicon Valley USPTO office.