Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia

Conference Room in Remsen Building
400 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on August 03, 2004 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, 2004, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Conference Room in Remsen Building, 400 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 703-308-0254 on and before January 15, at 571-272-0562 after January 15, 2004, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email or to decline or confirm your attendance by December 1, 2004.

TimeMorning SessionPresenter
9:00 - 9:15 AMGreetings and OverviewJasemine C. Chambers, Bruce Kisliuk Directors, TC 1600
9:15 - 10:15 AMNew RulesBob Spar, Office of Patent Legal Administration Staff
10:15 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:00 AMIFW Practice TipsPaula Hutzell, Practice Specialist TC1600
11:00-12:00Restriction Training MaterialsTony Caputa, Practice Specialist TC1600
12:00-1:00 PM
TimeAfternoon SessionPresenter
1:00 - 1:45 PM102/InherencyJames Wilson, Supervisory Patent Examiner TC1600
1:45 - 2:30 PMAntibodiesYvonne Eyler, Training Quality Assurance Specialist TC1600
2:30 - 2:45 PM
2:45 - 3:45 PMSearching the Genetic Code from Gene to FragmentMichael Woodward, John LeGuyader, Supervisory Patent Examiners TC1600
3:45 - 4:00 PMClosing Remarks/DiscussionJasemine C. Chambers, Bruce Kisliuk Directors, TC1600