Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia
Conference Room in Jefferson Building
500 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA

Note: New Location at the NEW CARLYLE Campus

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on February 3, 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 Tuesday, April 27, 2004, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Conference Room in Jefferson Building, 500 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 571-272-0562, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email or contact Sharlamar Taliaferro at 703-306-4094 or by fax 703-305-3900 or email to decline or confirm your attendance by April 19, 2004.

TimeMorning SessionPresenter
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Greetings and Overview
Jasemine C. Chambers, Bruce Kisliuk Directors, TC 1600
9:30 -10:15AM
Inter Partes Reexam Procedures
Gerald Dost
Office of Patent Legal Administration
10:15 -10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Genus/Species Election versus Restriction
James Wilson SPE Art Unit 1623
11:15AM - Noon
Proposed Attorney Recertification
Office of Enrollment and Discipline
Noon - 1:15 PM
TimeAfternoon SessionPresenter
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Wands Analysis Revisited - Specific Examples
Remy Yucell SPE Art Unit 1636
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Double Patenting Update
Deborah Reynolds TC 1600 Practice Specialist
3:00 - 3:15 PM
3:15 - 3:45 PM
Examination Issues in Treatment Claims
Reciting Mechanisms of Action
Brian Stanton TC 1600 Quality Assurance Specialist
3:45-4:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Jasemine C. Chambers Bruce Kisliuk Directors TC 1600