Patents Customer Partnership Meetings (CPM) are built upon the engagement of both internal and external stakeholders to provide enhanced communication channels. This provides a valuable opportunity for our external stakeholders to meet directly with USPTO representatives in a collaborative forum.
CPM allows the USPTO to share plans and operational efforts to better educate and inform our stakeholders. These meetings also enable the patent community to share ideas, experiences, and insights as well as discuss examination policies and procedures, mutual concerns and solutions to common problems.
“Communication and transparency are key tenants of a successful IP system. These customer partnership meetings are a collaborative effort to give the IP community and the USPTO a forum to discuss items of mutual interest, share USPTO plans and operational efforts, and discuss ideas and solutions to address issues.”
- Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld
Attend a partnership meeting
The number of Customer Partnership Meetings expands with each year. Visit our Patents Customer Partnership Meetings event listing to register and attend upcoming meetings.
We encourage you to attend our upcoming, March 15, 2018, Technology Center 3600 Business Methods Customer Partnership Meeting. This meeting will provide stakeholders with an update on latest trends, current initiatives, and resources available to practitioners in the Business Method area.
Join us at our first TC 1700 Customer Partnership Meeting on Tuesday, March 20 from Noon – 2 p.m. in Alexandria, Virginia. Meet and share ideas with the Technology Center management.
To receive email notifications about Patents-related events, including partnership meetings, please select "Patents Alerts" on USPTO Subscription Center.
“In my experience, I feel that the quality of examination and the level of cooperation that I now receive from the PTO examiners, particularly over the last 2-5 years, is better than it has ever been.” - July 2017, TC 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting
“This is a helpful, productive partnership meeting. A balance of PTO updates, new initiatives, and panel discussions between PTO and outside practitioners is great.” - September 2017, Business Methods Customer Partnership Meeting
“I’ve been in this business for 25 years, and I found the day to be extremely worthwhile.” - July 2017, TC 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting
Speak at a partnership meeting
To participate as a guest speaker for a Customer Partnership Meeting, please fill out the Partnership Meetings Speaker Interest Form.
For general questions, comments, or additional information about Customer Partnership Meetings, please email email@example.com.
For specific questions regarding a certain topic or technology, please contact our CPM specialists.