Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership


Tuesday, September 10, 2013
9:00am to 4:30pm

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 June 4, 2013 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, September 10, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Auditorium in Madison East, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.


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Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 571-272-0562, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email to decline or confirm your attendance by September 4th, 2013.



Agenda and Schedule for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting

Morning Session

9:00 - 9:15Opening RemarksWanda Walker, Jerry Lorengo, and Fereydoun Sajjadi (Acting), Directors, TC1600
9:15 - 12:15AIA: First Inventor to FileKathleen Bragdon and Gerald Leffers, QASs, TC1600
Lunch 12:15 - 1:15
Afternoon Session
1:15 - 2:15Enhancing Efficiency TrainingJean Witz and Ashwin Mehta, QASs, TC1600
2:15 - 3:15102/103 Rejection and InherencyJean Witz, QAS, TC1600
3:15 - 3:30Break 
3:30 - 4:15Track 1 Analysis

Kate Gaudry, Kilpatrick &Townsend


4:15 - 4:30Closing Remarks/DiscussionWanda Walker, Jerry Lorengo, and Fereydoun Sajjadi (Acting), Directors, TC1600



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