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Kathleen Fonda

United States Patent & Trademark Office
Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration
Alexandria, VA, USA


Kathleen Kahler Fonda holds a B.S. degree from Juniata College, an M.S. degree from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, all in chemistry.  Following a postdoctoral position in a biochemistry laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, Kathleen joined the USPTO in 1993 and examined patent applications in classes 536 and 514, concerning the chemistry and therapeutic methods of use of carbohydrate compounds.  Kathleen was recognized as examining Master's level art in 1996, became a primary examiner in 1997, and received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in 2000.  She served on a detail to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in 2000.  While an examiner, Kathleen attended George Mason University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with an emphasis in intellectual property law in 2002.  Kathleen left the USPTO in 2003, and clerked for Circuit Judge Pauline Newman at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit during the 2003-2004 term.  Kathleen rejoined the USPTO in 2005, and is now a Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration.
Kathleen Fonda is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the First Action Interview (FAI) Pilot Program - 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
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
Frequently Asked Questions—AFCP 2.0 Pilot Program - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 05, 2018
Using 37 CFR 1.130 to Invoke AIA Exceptions to Prior Art During Prosecution of Patent Applications (January 11, 2018) (PowerPoint slides) - 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
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Friday, April 13, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember, Monday, April 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember, Monday, April 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness - Breakout Session No. 2b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Learn to Improve Prosecution Effectiveness, Monday, April 16, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember - Breakout Session No. 1b: Prosecution – USPTO Rules to Remember, Monday, April 16, 2018
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