The United States Patent and Trademark Office Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP)
Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm (EDT)
We are pleased to announce the USPTO’s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. This BCP meeting expands our long-standing partnership in these industry sectors to customers across the country. The next BCP Meeting will be held on March 16, 2017 in the USPTO Headquarters (Alexandria, VA) as well as available for online participation. This partnership meeting is designed to provide an informal conduit for all stakeholders to share insights and experiences to improve patent prosecution in biotechnology areas. We highly value our customers’ feedback and input, and the individual participation is important in our efforts to continuously improve the quality of our products and services.
Please see below for Registration information on how you can participate.
Date and Location: The Partnership Meeting will be held on March 16th (Thursday) from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Alexandria, VA.
400 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
|10:00 – 10:10am (EDT)||Welcoming and Opening Remarks||
Jerry Lorengo Director, TC1600, USPTO
|10:10 – 11:10am (EDT)||Rationale Statements in 35 U.S.C. 103||Cassandra Spyrou, Supervisory Review Quality Assurance Specialist, OPQA, USPTO|
|11:10am – 12:00pm (EDT)||The Role of Inherency in Making an Obviousness Determination||William Smith, Of Counsel, BakerHostetler|
|12:00 – 1:00pm (EDT)||LUNCH/BREAK|
|1:00 – 2:00pm (EDT)||Range Analysis||Jean Witz, SPE, CRU,|
2:00 – 2:40pm (EDT)
|37 CFR §1.132 Practice, Unexpected Results||USPTOScarlett Goon, QAS, TC1600, USPTO|
2:40 – 2:50pm (EDT)
|2:50 – 3:50pm (EDT)||Interview Practice (From the Startup Perspective)||
Charles Andres, Associate, Patent and Innovation, WSGR
|3:50 – 4:30pm (EDT)||
Interview Training (USPTO)
Frederick Krass, SPE, TC1600, USPTO
4:30 – 4:40pm (EDT)
|Closing Remarks||Directors, TC1600, USPTO|
Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by March, 13th. Please include “BCP RSVP” in the email subject line. In the email body, please include the following information:
Your name, title and organization
Contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)
Your attending location (In Person or online).
To join the online event:
Directions and Parking information
Headquarters Location: USPTO Headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia
For information on past and future meetings and presentations, please go to http://www.aipla.org/committees/committee_pages/Biotechnology/usptobcp/default.aspx