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Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia

Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA

 

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on June 8, 2011 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 September 13, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM at Auditorium in Madison North, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.  

For information of future meetings and presentations, please go to http://www.cabic.com/bcp/.  

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 571-272-0562, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email Cecilia.Tsang@uspto.gov to decline or confirm your attendance by February 24, 2010.  

 

Agenda & Schedule

Morning Session

10:00 - 10:15 Greetings, TC Update and Overview Jackie Stone, George Elliott and Remy Yucel, Directors, TC1600
10:15 - 11:15 PCT Sequence Rule Compliance in US National Phase Applications Sue Wolski Office of PCT Legal Administration
11:15 - 11:30 Break  
11:30 - 12:30 Enhancing Compact Prosecution a tBPAI Joe Mallon Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear, LLP Kate Gaudry Townsend & Stockton, LLP
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30    
Afternoon Session    
1:30 - 2:30 Supplemental 112/2 Examination Guidelines Kathleen Fonda Office of Patent Legal Administration
2:30 - 2:45 Break  
2:45 - 3;45 The Myriad case (Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO) and Its Implications For Patent Practitioners and The Biotech Industry Roberte Makowski, PhD, JD Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
3:45 - 4:30 Common Issues Examiners Face Regarding PLT and Plant Utility Patents Anne Marie Grunberg, SPE Art Unit 1638/1661
4:30 - 4:45 Closing Remarks/Discussion Jackie Stone, George Elliott and Remy Yucel, Directors, TC1600

 

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Accessing the event online

Instructions for the Public 

(on-campus participants are expected to attend the live event in person)

1. Double click on the link below (or copy it into your Internet Browser)

https://uspto.connectsolutions.com/r80345544/

2.  Use the "Enter as a Guest" option.
2.  Sign-in using your first and last name.
3.  Click on the "Enter Room" button.
4.  You will be admitted to the meeting.

 Assistance

If you need assistance with login or if there is a problem with the webcast, please contact the OCIO Service Desk at 571-272-9000.

 

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Instruction for Teleworkers

Instructions for Teleworkers

AFTER performing the access instructions that follow below, to log-out of your RDP session 
(does not apply to ULP users) and sign out of your VPN session.

Double click on the link below (or copy it into your Internet Browser)

https://uspto.connectsolutions.com/r80345544

Detailed access instructions are as follows:

Completely log out of your RDP session (does not apply to ULP users) and sign out 
of your VPN session.  Once out of the VPN, paste the URL link into your local browser.  
You can do this by following the detailed instructions below:

   1.  Select and copy or write down the above URL link for the Adobe Connect session or leave
         the associated e-mail in your Inbox (email can only be accessed using web mail – https://email.uspto.gov ).

   2.  Save all open files on your desktop.  Files can remain open.

*** (ULP users, skip to step 4)*** 

   3.  Disconnect from your RDP session.
                 Start > Disconnect
   4.  Exit MCS (if applicable).
   5.  Disconnect from the VPN – There are 2 options to disconnect from the VPN. 

Option 1 - In the top right corner of the Enterprise Remote Access – Client Application 
Sessions Internet Explorer window, click “Sign Out”.

Option 2 - To the left of the system clock in the system tray, right click the golden padlock icon and left click “Sign Out”.

  
   6.  You are now ready to access the live event via Adobe Connect

 

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Accessing Adobe Connect to view Webcast

Accessing Adobe Connect to view Webcast

1.    Paste or type the link below (same as above) into your Internet browser.

https://uspto.connectsolutions.com/r80345544/ 

2.    Use the "Enter as a Guest" option.
3.    Sign-in using your first and last name.
4.    Click on the "Enter Room" button.
5.    You will be admitted to the meeting.

Assistance

If you need assistance with login or if there is a problem with the webcast, please contact the OCIO Service Desk at 571-272-9000.

 

 

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Virginia CLE Credit

PLEASE NOTE: The Virginia CLE certification application for this event is pending. Signing-in at BCP web cast does not provide automatic credit. A Virginia certification letter must be obtained, signed, and submitted (or electronically confirmed) by Virginia attorneys.  Other jurisdictions may require additional forms to be provided by the attorney – please contact your jurisdiction's MCLE office for details.  No "other time" is offered.

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