USPTO Technology Centers 3600 and 3700 Customer Partnership Meeting

Headquarters – USPTO announces the 2018 Customer Partnership Meeting to be hosted by the directors and managers of Technology Centers 3600 and 3700 in conjunction with AIPLA. Members of the public are invited to attend. The Partnership Meeting is an opportunity to bring stakeholders together to share ideas, experiences and insights and to provide a forum for an informal discussion of many topics specific to all mechanical disciplines, including medical technology, gaming, transportation, to name only a few.

Focus for the Customer Partnership meeting will include:

Prosecuting Patents to Withstand Validity Challenges:

  • Current Climate Driving Patent Prosecution Practices
  • Post Grant Proceedings
  • Strategies in Identifying Prior Art
  • Claim Interpretation
  • Anticipation/Obviousness
  • Industry and Investor Perspectives on Patent Law Changes

See the full agenda

Requests for Attendance at the Partnership Meeting:

  • Requests for attendance 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.
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The Partnership Meeting is hosted by TC 3600, TC 3700 and the AIPLA

  • Jack Harvey, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations,TC3600, USPTO
  • Irem Yucel, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, TC3700, USPTO
  • Kathy Matecki, Group Director, TC 3600, USPTO
  • Wendy Garber, Group Director, TC 3600, USPTO
  • Rinaldi Rada, Group Director, TC 3600, USPTO
  • Jerry Lorengo, Group Director, TC 3700, USPTO
  • Tim Callahan, Group Director, TC 3700, USPTO
  • Cheryl Tyler, Group Director, TC 3700, USPTO
  • Keisha Bryant, Group Director, TC 3700, USPTO



Linda Dvorak: (571) 272-4764         Chuck Marmor (571) 272-473     

Carl Layno: (571) 272-4949         Niketa Patel (571) 272-4156         Kevin Sirmons: (571) 272-4965

Victor Batson (571)272-6987                  Kimberly Berona (571) 272-6909

​Other Patents Customer Partnership Meetings are also available for your review.

This event is part of a series: Patents Customer Partnership