USPTO Semiconductor Customer Partnership Meeting October 15, 2002

Technology Center 2800 to hold Semiconductor Customer Partnership Meeting. Technology Center 2800 will hold Semiconductor Customer Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 9:00 AM to noon in the Crystal Park 1, Suite 819, located at 2011 Crystal Drive in Arlington.

The meeting is designed to provide forum for continued exchange of ideas toward improving the quality and timeliness of the examination process.

To attend the meeting or for more information, please contact Tom Thomas ( at (703) 308-2772.

Time Subject Speaker
8:30 Coffee  
9:00 Opening Remarks Sharon Gibson
Director, TC 2800
9:30 The 21st Century Strategic Plan and Examination Quality Allen MacDonald
Director, TC 2100
10:00 Patenting Process: A Corporate Customer's Perspective Eric B. Janofsky
Marvell Semiconductor
10:30 Break  
10:45 Appeal Conference Update Arthur Grimley
Technology Center 2800
11:05 Update on Standard Setting, Patent Pooling, and Other Practical Business Matters Stephen B. Parker
Hogan & Hartson, LLP
11:25 Patenting Priorities for Start-up Companies Leon Radomsky
Foley & Lardner
11:45 USPTO-EPO Classification Harmonization Update Olik Chaudhuri
Technology Center 2800
12:05 Adjourn