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Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

Monday, December 9, 2013
8:30 AM to 2:45 PM

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia

Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA

Please note meet and greet, 8:30 to 9AM.  
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration, Bruce Kisliuk, will open the meeting at 9am. 

The most recent quarterly meeting for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was held on September 10, 2013 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership is designed and developed to be a forum to share ideas, experiences, and insights between individual users and the USPTO.  The USPTO does not intend to use these customer partnership groups to arrive at any consensus.  Invitations to participate will indicate that individual opinions are sought, rather than a group consensus and that the meetings are intended to be informal in nature and have varying participants.  These customer partnership groups are formed with full recognition of the USPTO's responsibility under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and that these customer partnership groups are not established as FACA compliant committees.                                                             

We value our customers in obtaining feedback from individual participants is important in our efforts to continuously improve the quality of our products and services.  Your willing participation is helpful in providing us with insights and experiences in this informal process to assist us.

The next meeting of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Auditorium in Madison East, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. 

For information of future meetings and presentations, please go to

Please contact Cecilia Tsang at 571-272-0562, or by fax at 571-273-0562, or email to decline or confirm your attendance by December 4th, 2013.  

Agenda and Schedule for the Biotechnology and Chemical Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting

Morning Session


8:30 – 9:00 Meet and Greet Wanda Walker, Jerry Lorengo, and James Wilson(Acting), Directors, TC1600 SPEs
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks Bruce Kisliuk, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Adminstration
9:30 – 9:35 BCP Website Suzannah K. Sundby Partner of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Chair of the Biotech Committee of AIPLA
9:35 --10:30 Making a Prima Facie Case (in Polymorph Cases) Bennett Celsa, QAS, TC1600 & Janet Andreas, SPE, Art Unit 1625
10:30 – 10:45 Break  
10:45 – 11:45 Developments in the Patent Prosecution Highway(PPH) Mark Powell, Special Advisor to the Commissioner for Patent


Lunch & Cake 11:45 - 1:30


Afternoon Session

1:30 – 2:30 Two Recent Supreme Court Cases: Bowman v. Monsanto and Association for Molecular Pathology v.Myriad Genetics Roberte Makowski, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Counsel, BASF
2:30 – 2:45 Closing Remarks/Discussion Wanda Walker, Jerry Lorengo, and James Wilson (Acting), Directors, TC1600


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