The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) periodically hosts Mechanical & Medical Device Technology Partnership Meetings to bring industry stakeholders and patent examiners and directors from Technology Centers 3600 (TC 37600) and 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 subject matter eligibility, compact prosecution, after final practice, 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.
UPCOMING PARTNERSHIP MEETING
Title: TC 3600 & TC 3700 Technology Fair & Partnership Meeting
Dates and Location:
Technology Fair Tuesday July 12, 2016 (8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.), Various Conference Centers, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22313
**Please note: In the interest of confidentiality, technical presentations may be for examiners only and not open to the public.
Partnership Meeting Wednesday July 13, 2016 (8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.), the USPTO MADISON AUDITORIUM, Concourse Level, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22313.
Click here for the Agenda (2016 Agenda Coming Soon)
If you would like to present a topic or would like to suggest a topic for future meetings contact the
customer partnership team at Customer_Partnership_and_Technical_Training_TC3600 & firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends email).
PREVIOUS PARTNERSHIP MEETING INFORMATION AND PAST PRESENTATIONS
America Invents Act (AIA)
35 U.S.C. 112, 6th paragraph guidelines
New Board of Appeals rules and pre-appeal/appeal conferences
Interview best practices