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Mintz Attorney Lisa Adams Speaks at USTPO Customer Partnership Meeting

Lisa Adams, Member of the Intellectual Property practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., participated in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) TC 3600 and 3700 Customer Partnership Meeting. The event took place on July 13 at the USPTO in Alexandria, VA.

The meeting was a collaboration between USPTO representatives and USPTO customers, focusing on new initiatives at the USPTO, recent case law, and best practices for collaboration.

Ms. Adams, in her role as Vice Chair for the Mechanical Subcommittee of the Patent Law Committee of the AIPLA, assisted in the development of the program in addition to moderating and participating in two panels throughout the day. The morning panel featured a discussion of 35 USC 112(b) case law and USPTO efforts at enhancing clarity by ensuring that claims are definite. The second panel, “Best Practices for Improving Quality,” focused on improving quality with an emphasis on collaborative efforts including conducting interviews.

Ms. Adams is an experienced patent and trademark attorney with a particular focus on medical technology, life sciences, mechanical products and processes, chemical and materials science, and electrochemistry. She represents clients in patentability evaluations, the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and in post-grant proceedings, including reissues and inter partes review proceedings (IPRs). Ms. Adams also conducts freedom to operate studies, performs due diligence and clearance studies, and helps clients build IP portfolios. Named among the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property, her clients include start-ups as well as large companies.