Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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 September 8, 2010 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, December 8, 2010 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Auditorium in Madison East, 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 November 29, 2010.




Agenda & Schedule

Morning Session

10:00-10:15Greetings and OverviewJackie Stone, George Elliott and Remy Yucel, Directors, Technology Center 1600
10:15-11:00PPH/WorkShareBruce Kisliuk, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations for Chemical Disciplines
11:15-12:50Patents End-to-End: Update and Focus Session*Christian Chace, Project Director, Patents Process Reengineering


Lunch 12:50 - 2:00

Afternoon Session

2:00-2:45TherasenseMercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Esq. DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP.
3:00-3:45KSR UpdateKathleen Fonda, Office of Patent Legal Administration
3:45- 4:00Closing Remarks/DiscussionJackie Stone, George Elliott and Remy Yucel, Directors, Technology Center 1600


*Focus Session

Patents End-to-End Focus Session Topics (in order of importance):
Applicant/Office Communication (Interviews, etc.)
Filing Your Application (including Artifacts, etc.)
Fee Payment and Processing
Maintaining your application and patent data
Double Patenting
Color Drawings


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