Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to announce its next Partnership meeting with the cybersecurity community. The Cybersecurity Partnership meeting is a collaborative forum for USPTO stakeholders seeking patent protection in the cybersecurity and network security sector to share ideas, experiences, and insights with USPTO staff.  Members from the public are invited to attend either in person or online.

Discussion Topics

  • Key computer security patent application statistics and trends
  • The Cooperative Patent Classification system
  • Enhanced Patent Quality Initiatives
  • Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility


  • Nestor Ramirez, Director of Technology Center 2400
  • John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley USPTO
  • Bart Eppenauer, Managing Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Aaron Smith, Senior Corporate Counsel at Symantec Corporation

Please see meeting agenda.

The USPTO looks forward to hearing the individual views from its stakeholders. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on these topics, and share ideas during the interactive discussions. While public attendees will have the opportunity to provide their individual input, group consensus will not be sought.

Registration Information

The Cybersecurity Partnership meeting is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  To RSVP, please register at by February 5, 2016.

                         Silicon Valley USPTO
                     (wing of San Jose City Hall)
                           26 S. Fourth Street
                       San Jose, California 95113

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a Federal facility.  Those attending the event on site will be required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.), and may be subject to screening.

Parking Options

There are a number of parking meters and garages located within a few blocks of San Jose City Hall that visitors can use. If you plan to use a city parking garage, then City Hall Garage (200 E. Santa Clara Street - entrance on 6th Street) and Fourth Street Garage (44 S. 4th Street - entrances on 4th Street and San Fernando Street) are recommended for City Hall visitors.

Information to join the event online:

Date:  2/10/2016     8:30am-12:30pm (Pacific Time);  11:30am-3:30pm (Eastern Time)

Topic: Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting
Host: Digital Multimedia1
Event number: 644 261 661
Event password: 12345

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