Patent Technology Center 3700 Customer Partnership Information

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) periodically hosts Medical Device Technology Partnership Meetings to bring industry stakeholders and patent examiners and directors from Technology Center 3700 (TC 3700) together to share ideas, experiences, and insights on best practices in advancing prosecution and provide a forum for discussion on how the agency can improve and expand its relationship with the medical device technology community.

Some of this the past topics have included the America Invents Act (AIA), advancing prosecution, interview best practices, 35 U.S.C. 112, 6th paragraph guidelines, and new Board of Appeals rules and pre-appeal/appeal conferences.


Title: TC3700 Medical Tech Fair & Medical Device Partnership Meeting


Date: Tuesday 6/2/15 & Wednesday 6/3/15
Location: Madison Auditorium, Alexandria VA


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Please click here to register


If you would like to present a topic or would like to suggest a topic for future meetings contact the
customer partnership team at





July 2011

November 2011

    Program Agenda

May 2012

    Program Agenda

January 2013

June 2015

    Program Agenda

           Medical Device Partnership USPTO Presentation 6-2-15

           Patent Eligibility (Presentation Version)

           101 Workshop Examples 3 and 5

           Examples for Medical Device Partnership Meeting 6-2-15

           After Final Practice 6.02.2015

           Michele Frank Compact Prosecution Slides MD Symposium 6.02.2015

           Update on Case Law Related to Functional Language


Previous Presentations

America Invents Act (AIA)

35 U.S.C. 112, 6th paragraph guidelines

Advancing prosecution

New Board of Appeals rules and pre-appeal/appeal conferences

Interview best practices