Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership
WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014
9:00am to 4:00pm
United States Patent and Trademark Office
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA
The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on December 9, 2013 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, April 16, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM at Auditorium in Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.
For information of future meetings and presentations, please go to http://www.aipla.org/committees/committee_pages/Biotechnology/usptobcp/BCP%20Meeting%20Materials/index.htm
Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to register by April 11th. Please include “BCP Registration” in the email subject line, and your name, title, and organization in the body of the email.
For questions and comments, please contact Sue Liu at 571-272-5539, fax at 571-273-5539, or email SUEX.LIU@USPTO.GOV
Agenda and Schedule for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting
|9:00 – 9:10||Welcoming Remarks||Andy Faile Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations|
|9:10 – 9:40||Opening Remarks/Overview of TC/Collecting Feedback from Participants (In person and Online)||Wanda Walker, Jerry Lorengo, and Jeffrey Stucker (Acting), Directors, TC1600|
|9:40 – 10:40||Patent Law Treaties (PLT) Implementation Act||Eugenia Jones, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent|
|10:40 – 11:00||
|11:00 – 12:00||FITF Overview and Tips on Responding to Prior Art Rejections||Kathleen Fonda, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA)|
|12:00 - 1:15||
|1:15 - 3:45||An Overview of the Myriad Guidance||Dan Sullivan, TC1600, June Cohan; Ali Salimi Office of Patent Legal Adminstration (OPLA)|
|3:45 - 4:00||Closing Remarks/ Discussion||Wanda Walker, Jerry Lorengo, and Jeffrey Stucker (Acting), Directors, TC1600|
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