Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting
Tuesday, December 4, 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 September 12, 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 Tuesday, December 4, 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/.

GIPA lecture room is located at Madison East, 2nd floor.
You'll need to enter public search room and go to second floor.

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 ).

Time Morning Session Presenter
9:00-9:15
Greetings and Overview
John LeGuyader, Bruce Kisliuk,
Christopher Low, Directors,
Technology Center 1600
9:15-10:00
Invention Secrecy Program
Don Hajec, Director, TC 3600
10:00-10:45
KSR Overview
Kathleen Fonda, OPLA
10:45-11:00
Break
 
11:00-12:00
KSR - TC Specific Examples
Jean Witz, QAS, TC1600
12:00-1:15
Lunch
 
Time Afternoon Session Presenter
1:15-2:00 Issues in Small Organic Molecules Michael Hartley, SPE, Art Unit 1618
2:00-2:45
101 Sequence Homology
Dave Nguyen, QAS, TC1600
2:45-3:00
Break
 
3:00-4:00 Restriction - Combination/Subcombination Julie Burke, QAS/PM, TC1600
4:00-4:15 Closing Remarks/Discussion John LeGuyader, Bruce Kisliuk,
Christopher Low, Directors,
Technology Center 1600