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Agenda for Public Meeting
US Patent & Trademark Office
and the Open Source Software Community

February 16, 2005, 10AM – 2PM, at the USPTO, Alexandria, VA,
Madison Building (main glass building) Auditorium - south side

 

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome, introductions, meeting objectives – USPTO

-Review of USPTO patent quality initiatives with OSS Community

  • Open Source as Prior Art
  • Open Patent Review
-Open forum (public comment and input)
10:15 – 11:00

Open source as prior art – OSS Community and USPTO

-Overview of initiative; description of goals
-Current work in progress
-Identify interest and resources for ongoing effort

11:00 – 11:15

Break

11:15 – 12:00

Community patent review – OSS Community and USPTO

-Overview of initiative; description of goals
-Current work in progress
-USPTO rules
-Identify interest and resources for ongoing effort

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch
(USPTO Cafeteria adjacent to the Auditorium)

12:45-1:15

Comments on identified patent quality initiatives and next steps – all

1:15 – 2:00

Other patent quality ideas – all

NOTE:

The Patent Quality Index presented in the December 2005 meeting will not be addressed at this meeting. Any comments may be directed to:
Professor R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3400 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4356
http://www.patentquality.org/

   

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