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

Learn and share ideas about mechanical disciplines at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Technology Centers (TC) 3600 and 3700 and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Customer Partnership Meeting Tuesday, April 30, at the USPTO Headquarters. The meeting will focus on medical technology, gaming, transportation, and other mechanical based topics during informal discussions.

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.  
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TC36003700Partnership2019

Agenda:

  • Opening remarks: USPTO Director Andrei Iancu
  • Japan Patent Office Director General Masanori Katsura Patent Examination Department (Mechanical Technology)
  • Functional language training at the USPTO 
  • Intended use and purely functional limitations 
  • Means-plus-function limitations applied to mechanical devices 
  • Industry presentations
  • Presentation regarding the revised 101 guidance 

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 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.