Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Roundtable Set with USPTO Regional Director
Hope Shimabuku, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark's Regional Office in Texas, will speak on “Patent Prosecution from the Examiner’s Side” at an event next week in Nashville. Following her presentation, Shimabuku will meet with lawyers that have, or are interested in, participating in the TBA's Patent Pro Bono Program. Shimabuku would like feedback from those attorneys who have participated in the program to find out how her office can support the process. This presentation and roundtable are co-sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section and Nashville Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee. Details are as follows:
• Topic: “Patent Prosecution from the Examiner’s Side”
• Who: Director Shimabuku
• When: August 22, 12-1:30 pm, Central, lunch provided
• Topic: Patent Pro Bono Program
• Time: 1:30-2:15 pm Central
• Where: Waller, Landsen Dortch & Davis, 26th Fl. (511 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219)
If you wish to attend the main program with lunch, please notify Jarod Word, TBA Sections Coordinator by noon on Monday, Aug. 21.