Learn about mechanical disciplines at the TC 3600 and TC 3700 Customer Partnership Meeting - POSTPONED



This event has been postponed until further notice. Please refer to this listing for updates and information.



Learn and share ideas about mechanical disciplines at the USPTO Technology Centers (TC) 3600 and 3700 and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Customer Partnership Meeting. The meeting will focus on global examination policies and trends as related to mechanical based topics such as medical technology, gaming, and transportation.

How to attend:
Registrations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis according to the time and date of receipt of each request. In order to ensure a broad cross-section of attendees, the USPTO reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any single organization or law firm. Therefore, organizations and law firms must designate their official representatives. Individuals will be notified of accepted requests for attendance by the USPTO no later than one week prior to the date of the meeting. Non-accepted requesters will also be notified by the USPTO. No one will be permitted to attend without an accepted request.  


  • Opening remarks: USPTO Deputy Director Laura Peter 
  • Collaborate Efforts Between Offices
  • Major Initiatives from the EPO 
  • Global Examiner Perspectives 
  • Drafting Applications for Global Prosecution 
  • Obviousness versus Inventive Step
  • Significance of a Strong Patent Portfolio
  • Industry Presentations

Meeting leadership:

  • TC 3600 Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Jack Harvey
  • TC 3700 Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Remy Yucel
  • TC 3700 Group Director Alexander Beck
  • TC 3700 Group Director Kiesha Bryant
  • TC 3700 Group Director Tim Callahan
  • TC 3600 Group Director Wendy Garber
  • TC 3700 Group Director Jerry Lorengo
  • TC 3600 Group Director Kathy Matecki
  • TC 3600 Group Director Rinaldi Rada

For more information, contact:

  • Linda Dvorak: 571-272-4764        
  • Chuck Marmor: 571-272-4730
  • Victor Batson: 571-272-6987                 
  • Carl Layno: 571-272-4949      
  • Anna Momper: 571-270-5788
  • Niketa Patel: 571-272-4156       
  • Kevin Sirmons: 571-272-4965

Learn more about Patents Customer Partnership Meetings.


This event is part of a series: Patents Customer Partnership