USPTO to Host Combined Medical Device & Biotechnology Partnership Meeting

December 10, 2012
Press Release 12-71

CONTACT: (Media Only) Patrick Ross
or Paul Fucito (571) 272-8400 or
patrick.ross@uspto.gov or paul.fucito@uspto.gov

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Medical Device Technology Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 designed to bring the medical device and biotechnology stakeholders together to share ideas, experiences and insights on best practices and provide a forum for discussion on how the USPTO can improve and expand its relationship with medical device technology stakeholders. The meeting, sponsored by Technology Centers 3700 and 1600, will include discussions on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, and 101 subject matter eligibility.

What: Combined Medical Device & Biotechnology Partnership Meeting

When: January 29, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT

Where: USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Who:
Rick Seidel
, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Mechanical Disciplines
Jackie Stone, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Biotechnology Disciplines
Angela Sykes, Group Director TC 3700
Donald Hajec, Group Director TC 3700
Andrew Wang, Group Director TC 3700
Wanda Walker, Group Director TC1600
Janet Andres, Acting Group Director TC 1600

Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come first-served basis. To RSVP, please visit the Combined Medical Device & Biotechnology Partnership Meeting registration page.

For more information, please contact Linda Dvorak at (571) 272-4764 or Kevin Sirmons at (571) 272-4965.

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