Technology Center 2800 Circuits and Optics Customer Partnership Meeting

Share your ideas, experiences, and insights related to examination of circuits and optics with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) staff at the next Technology Center (TC) 2800 Customer Partnership meeting (CPM). We will discuss quality, programs for prosecution efficiency, the pre-appeal and appeal process, and interview practice for productive prosecution. We'll also brainstorm topics for future discussions.

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Areas of technology 

In TC 2800, we examine technology related to circuits and optics, including:

  • Electrical power generation and transmission
  • Switches, connectors, and motors
  • X-ray or gamma ray systems
  • Liquid crystal cells
  • And much more. Please see the full list of TC 2800 technology for discussion at the meeting.

How to attend

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. You may attend in-person at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, or attend a special viewing session at one of our regional offices across the country. These regional viewing sessions include additional local discussions and networking opportunities. You can also watch remotely via WebEx. The deadline to register is August 13.

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View the full agenda for the TC 2800 Circuits and Optics Customer Partnership meeting.

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About customer partnership meetings

Patents Customer Partnership Meetings like this one provide an opportunity for our customers to meet directly with technology center representatives in a collaborative forum to share ideas, experiences, and insights and discuss examination policies and procedures, mutual concerns, and solutions to common problems. Visit the CPM webpage on the USPTO website to learn more.

These events are accessible for individuals with disabilities. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact

Additional contacts:

  • Monica Lewis, 571-272-1838
  • Ricky Mack, 571-272-2333
  • Rexford Barnie, 571-272-4792
  • Toan Ton, 571-272-2303
  • Jared Fureman, 571-272-2391


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. Organizations and law firms must designate their official representatives. Requests for attendance will be honored on a first-come-first-serve basis, according to the time and date of receipt of each request. 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.

This event is part of a series: Patents Customer Partnership