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  • Program: What is rejection data really telling you about your competitors’ portfolios, as well as your own? In this webinar the attendee . . . will learn how to use USPTO rejection data to help answer critical questions such as: what assets do your competitors believe to be of particular high importance?; how do you continue to protect your “crown jewel” technologies without creating self-citation problems?; and what can you predict about your competitors’ future portfolio decisions using rejection data? Speaker: Shayne Phillips Shayne Phillips has been working in the intellectual property (IP) arena for over twenty years, particularly in the areas of IP-related competitive intelligence and technical patent and nonpatent literature searching. Ms. Phillips recently ended a sixteen-year tenure at Halliburton in Houston, Texas, where she worked in their Intellectual Asset Management group as both the head of IP Competitive Intelligence and as a Senior IP Portfolio Manager for the Cementing and Multichem Product Service Lines. Currently, Shayne is both the Founder of, and a Managing Member of, Six Points Consulting, LLC, based in the Houston metro area. Ms. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Youngstown State University, a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is also a registered US Patent Agent.

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