Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Arlingtom, Virginia 22202

Patent Academy Room 1, Crystal Square 4, 7th Floor

Please Note Date Change

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on July 29, 2003 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, October 29, 2003, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Crystal Square 4 suite 700, located on 1745 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, Virginia.

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 703-308-0254 or by fax at 703-305-7939 or email or contact Sharlamar Taliaferro-Savannah at 703-306-4094 or by fax 703-305-8002 or email to decline or confirm your attendance by October 22, 2003.

Time Morning Session Presenter
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Greetings and Overview
Jasemine Chambers John Doll Bruce Kisliuk Directors TC 1600
9:15 - 10:15 AM
21 st Century Business Plan, Rules, Faxes, Central Drops, Information Potpourri
10:15 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:30 AM TC1600 Restriction Action Plan TBA (TC Director)
11:30 - 12:00 PM Trilateral Haplotype Study TBA
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch  
Time Afternoon Session Presenter
1:15 - 2:15 PM Reach-Through Claims- Continued George Elliott, BPS, TC 1600
2:15 - 2:45 PM 35 USC 112/1 v. 103" Squeeze" Yvonne (Bonnie) Eyler
2:45 - 3:00 PM
3:00 - 3:30 PM Election of Species vs. Restriction Joe McKane SPE ArtUnit 1626
3:30 - 4:00 PM Examination Issues in Natural Products Unity TBA
4:00 - 4:15 PM Closing Remarks
Jasemine Chambers, John Doll Bruce Kisliuk Directors TC 1600