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Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia
Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA

New Start Time at 10 AM

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on September 9, 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 Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm at Madison Auditorium, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

For information of future meetings and presentations, please go to

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 571-272-0562, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email to decline or confirm your attendance by February 26, 2008.

To attend the meeting online click on this link:     Webcast Link To BCPS Meeting


Time Morning Session Presenter


Greetings and Overview

John LeGuyader,
Remy Yucel, Andrew Wang, Directors,
Technology Center 1600


Patent Term Extension

Mary Till Office of Patent
Legal Administration


Chemical Unity of Invention Practice

Julie Burke QAS, TC1600





35 USC 112 6th Paragraph Training

Jean Witz QAS, TC1600




Afternoon Session

Topics in Viral Immunology Bruce Campell SPE
Art Unit 1648


Intellectual Property Protection for
Plants in the United States

Anne Marie Grunberg SPE
Art Unit 1638/1661


Update on Gene Therapy and Transgenics

Peter Paras SPE
Art Unit 1632

Closing Remarks/Discussion
John LeGuyader,
Remy Yucel, Andrew Wang, Directors,
Technology Center 1600
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