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Brian Hanlon

Brian Hanlon

Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Director
Alexandria, VA, USA


Brian E. Hanlon is the Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Prior to taking his current position, Mr. Hanlon served as the acting Chief of Staff for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, David J. Kappos, and served as the Director of Strategic Planning and Management Council for Under Secretary and Director Jon W. Dudas and acting Under Secretary and Director John J. Doll.  Prior to his work in the Under Secretary’s Office, Mr. Hanlon was the Deputy Director of OPLA.  Mr. Hanlon was also a shareholder at the law firm of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. where his practice focused on patent prosecution and client counseling on issues relating to both procurement and enforcement of utility and design patents.  Mr. Hanlon began his career as a patent examiner at the USPTO in former Group 3300, now TC 3700.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  Mr. Hanlon is a member of the Bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Brian Hanlon is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Request for Comments Regarding the Continuation of the Accelerated Examination Program, Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 8 (Tuesday, January 12, 2017) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
EFS-Web Quick Start Guide: Application Data Sheet to Update and/or Correct Information (April 12, 2016) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
37 CFR Part 1, Revision of the Duty to Disclose Information in Patent Applications and Reexamination Proceedings, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 209 (Friday, October 28, 2016) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
USPTO Patent Application Initiatives Timeline - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
Evolving Programs of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, United States Patent and Trademark Office - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
37 CFR Parts 1, 41, and 42, Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 191 (Monday, October 3, 2016) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on Leveraging Electronic Resources to Retrieve Information from Applicant’s Other Applications and Streamline Patent Issuance, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions—AFCP 2.0 Pilot Program - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
USPTO Patent Application Initiatives Timeline - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the First Action Interview (FAI) Pilot Program - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions—QPIDS Pilot Program - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
AIA Inventor’s Oath or Declaration Quick Reference Guide - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
Inventor’s Oath or Declaration FAQs - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
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