Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Madison East GIPA (Global Intellectual Property Academy) large lecture room
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA

 

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on June 13, 2007 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership is designed and developed to be a forum to share ideas, experiences, and insights between individual users and the USPTO. The USPTO does not intend to use these customer partnership groups to arrive at any consensus. Invitations to participate will indicate that individual opinions are sought, rather than a group consensus and that the meetings are intended to be informal in nature and have varying participants. These customer partnership groups are formed with full recognition of the USPTO's responsibility under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and that these customer partnership groups are not established as FACA compliant committees.

We value our customers in obtaining feedback from individual participants is important in our efforts to continuously improve the quality of our products and services. Your willing participation is helpful in providing us with insights and experiences in this informal process to assist us.

The next meeting of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2007 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at GIPA large lecture room in Madison East, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

For information of future meetings and presentations, please go to http://www.cabic.com/bcp/.

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 571-272-0562, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email Cecilia.Tsang@uspto.gov to decline or confirm your attendance by Sepotember 6, 2007.

 

GIPA lecture room is located at Madison East, 2nd floor.
You'll need to enter public search room and go to second floor.
Please confirm your attendance by September 6 , 2007.

If you have not done so and please allow enough time to go thru security check.

 

The meeting is also available online. Here is the link ( On-Line Meeting ).
If there is any problems, please type in the link address.

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=925368056

 

  Morning Session  

9:00-9:15

Greetings and Overview

John LeGuyader, Bruce Kisliuk,
Christopher Low, Directors,
Technology Center 1600

9:15-10:30

Patent Reform 2007 -The View from the Hill

George Elliot, Director, TC1600
on detail to the House
Remy Yucel, SPE, Art Unit 1636
on detail to the Senate

10:30-10:45

Break

 

10:45-12:00

Final Rule on Claims and Continuations

Joni Chang, Office of Patent
Legal Administration

12:00-1:15 Lunch  

1:15-2:45

Proposed Rule Changes - Search and Examination of
Alternative (Markush) Claims

John LeGuyader, Director, TC600

2:45-3:00

Break

 

3:00-4:15

Restriction Practice for Nucleic Acid Molecules

Julie Burke, QAS/PM, TC1600

4:15-4:30

Closing Remarks/Discussion

John LeGuyader, Bruce Kisliuk,
Christopher Low, Directors,
Technology Center 1600