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.
Attend a partnership meeting
To register and attend, please visit our Patents Customer Partnership Meetings event page.
Our next event is the Rocky Mountain Regional Office and Technology Center 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting on July 17, 2018. This meeting will bring stakeholders together to share ideas, experiences and insights and to provide a forum for an informal discussion of many topics specific to the patents communications area.
For a full listing of past and upcoming events, please visit our Patents Customer Partnership Meetings event page. To receive email notifications about Patents-related events, including partnership meetings, please select "Patents Alerts" on USPTO Subscription Center.
CPM have been positively received by the community:
- The one to one contact is important. I enjoy getting to know the supervisors, directors, and examiners. They are a great resource and it makes it easier to work together going forward.
- The variety of the perspective you get at a CPM is greater than you would at any other conference because we have people from different industries in addition to the examiner’s perspective on top of that.
- The interaction with the patent examiners and letting them know how important their job is to the work that we do and the country as a whole, in terms of the economy and company creation is very valuable. I also like to hear from the USPTO what are the things that practitioners could do better that helps examiners do their jobs.
Speak at a partnership meeting
To participate as a guest speaker
For general questions, comments, or additional information about Customer Partnership Meetings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions regarding a certain topic or technology, please contact our CPM specialists.