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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Please join the Institute for Information Law and Policy for our inaugural, monthly Patent Law Lunch. Mindy Bickel, Ph.D., will be speaking about practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), including opportunities for recent graduates and current students, such as through New York Law School’s PTO Clinic. Dr. Bickel began her career at the PTO in 1989 as a patent examiner in the biotechnology area, eventually becoming Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of Patents. She has received numerous awards, including the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for examination and supervisory accomplishments; a Silver Medal for improvements in customer service; and a Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore in 1999 for work in establishing a new customer outreach program in the biotechnology group. Dr. Bickel received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in biophysical inorganic chemistry from Columbia University.

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PATENT LAW LUNCH: Practice Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office