Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting

The BCP Meeting is designed to provide an informal conduit for all stakeholders to share insights and experiences to improve patent prosecution in biotechnology areas.  We highly value our customers’ feedback and input, and individual participation is important to our efforts to continuously improve the quality of our products and services.  

Email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by Monday, March 19.  Include the following information: 

  • Subject: BCP RSVP 
  • Your name, title and organization
  • Contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)
  • Your attending location (In person or online)

Directions and parking
USPTO Headquarters, Alexandria VA

WebEx Instructions


BCP Meeting Agenda

10:00 – 10:10 am (EDT)

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Daniel Sullivan, Director, TC1600, USPTO
Andrew Wang, Director, TC1600, USPTO


10:10 – 11:00 am (EDT)

Obviousness of Biologics: Identifying the Biggest Challenges

Carla Mouta-Bellum, Partner, Arrigo, Lee, Guttman & Mouta-Bellum LLP

11:00 – 11:50 am (EDT)

103 KSR Rationales

Lora Driscoll, QAS, TC1600, USPTO

11:50am – 12:50 pm (EDT)


12:501:40 pm (EDT) 112(f)-New Form Paragraphs

Marjorie Moran, QAS
Heather Calamita, SPE

1:40 – 2:40 pm (EDT) Requirements for Information Under 37 CFR 1.105 and Responses to Said Requirements


Amjad Abraham, SPE
Shubo (Joe) Zhou, SPE

2:40 – 3:00 pm (EDT)

3:00 – 3:50 pm (EDT)

Accidental Infringement: the need for additional limitations in plant utility claims directed to chemical profiles or cultivars


Reggie Gaudino, Chief Science Officer, Steep Hill Labs, Inc.

3:50 – 4:00 pm (EDT Closing Remarks Directors, TC1600, USPTO



Event WebEx Address for attendees:
Date and time: Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:00 am
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 6 hours
Description: TC1600 Biotech/Pharma/Chem Customer Partnership Meeting
Event number: 643 062 441
Event password: USPTOBCP1


For information on past and future meetings and presentations.

Other Patents Customer Partnership Meetings are also available for your review.