USPTO to Host Medical Device Technology Partnership Meeting

April 13, 2012
Press Release 12-26
CONTACT: (Media Only)
Richard Maulsby or Paul Fucito
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Washington - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Medical Device Technology Partnership Meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 to bring industry stakeholders and patent examiners and directors from Technology Center 3700 (TC 3700) together to share ideas, experiences, and insights on best practices in advancing prosecution and provide a forum for discussion on how the agency can improve and expand its relationship with the medical device technology community.

Some of this year's discussion topics will include the America Invents Act (AIA), advancing prosecution, interview best practices, 35 U.S.C. 112, 6th paragraph guidelines, and new Board of Appeals rules and pre-appeal/appeal conferences.

What: Medical Device Technology Partnership Meeting

When: May 9, 2012

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

Rick Seidel
, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Mechanical Disciplines
Angela Sykes, Group Director TC 3700
Donald Hajec, Group Director TC 3700
Andrew Wang, Group Director TC 3700

Space is limited and registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please RSVP to

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

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