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Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia
Knox Building Conference Center
501 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on March 12, 2008 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, June 4, 2008 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Knox Building Conference Center, 501 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 May 29, 2008.



The meeting is also available online. Here is the link ( On-Line Meeting ).

Time Morning Session Presenter
9:00-9:15
Greetings and Overview
John LeGuyader, George Elliott,
Irem Yucel, Directors,
Technology Center 1600
9:15-10:00
PatentIn, Sequence Rule Compliance
and TC1600 Appeals Overview
Robert Wax, QAS, TC1600
10:00-10:15
Break
 
10:15-12:00
Written Description Guidelines
http://www.uspto.gov/web/menu/written.pdf
Deborah Reynolds,
Patent Training Academy Administrator
12:00-1:15
       Lunch
 
Time Afternoon Session Presenter
1:15-2:00 Sequence Related Examination Issues Julie Burke, QAS, TC1600
2:00-2:15 Break  
2:15-3:00
Biodeposit NPR
Gary Benzion, SPE, Art Unit 1637
3:00-3:45
Declarations under 37 CFR 1.132
and Unexpected Results
Jean Witz, QAS, TC1600
3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks/Discussion John LeGuyader, George Elliott,
Irem Yucel, Directors,
Technology Center 1600
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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