Patent Technology Center 3700 Customer Partnership Information
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) periodically hosts Medical Device Technology Partnership Meetings 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 the past topics have included 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.
UPCOMING PARTNERSHIP MEETING
Title: Combined TC3700 Medical Devices and TC1600 BioTech Customer Partnership Meeting
Date: Tuesday 1/29/13
Location: Madison Auditorium, Alexandria VA
o 8:30-9:00 - Sign-In
o 9-9:30 - Intro
o 9:30-10:30 - CPC
o 10:45-11:45 - 101
o 1:00-2:00 - AIA Update
o 2:15-3:45 - Open round table discussion
If you would like to present a topic or would like to suggest a topic for future meetings contact the
customer partnership team at Medical_Device_Customer_Partnership_TC3700@uspto.gov.
PREVIOUS PARTNERSHIP MEETING INFORMATION AND PAST PRESENTATIONS
America Invents Act (AIA)
35 U.S.C. 112, 6th paragraph guidelines
New Board of Appeals rules and pre-appeal/appeal conferences
Interview best practices