Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership- April 26, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP)
Partnership Meeting


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm (ET)


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 April 26, 2016 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.


10:00 – 10:10 AM EST                        Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner, International Patent Cooperation, USPTO
Jerry Lorengo Director, TC1600, USPTO, 
Daniel Sullivan Director, TC1600, USPTO
Wanda Walker Director, TC1600, USPTO

10:10 – 11:00 AM (EST)

International  Patent Cooperation Featuring Global Dossier

Jessica Patterson, Program Manager,  International Patent Cooperation

11:00 – 11:25 AM (EST)

Outside Perspectives on International Patent Cooperation

Anthony P. Venturino, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
11:25 – 11:30 AM (EST)BREAK 
11:30am – 12:30 PM (EST) Supplemental ExaminationJean Witz, SPE, Central Reexamine Art Unit, USPTO
12:30 – 1:30 PM (EST)LUNCH 

1:30 – 2:30 PM (EST)

Antibody Written Description

Joanne Hama, SPE, TC1600, USPTO

2:30 – 2:40 PM (EST)BREAK 
2:40 – 3:40 PM (EST)

Enhancing the Quality of Biologics Patents: Computational Simulations as Evidence

Brian Lathrop, Law Office of Brian K. Lathrop

3:40 – 3:50 PM (EST)

Closing RemarksDirectors, TC1600, USPTO

Please see below for Registration information on how you can participate.


Date and Location:  The Partnership Meeting will be held on April 26th (Tuesday) from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Alexandria, VA. USPTO Headquarters
Madison Auditorium (South)
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

The Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was developed to create a collaborative forum for USPTO customers in these industry sectors to share ideas, experience, and insights with USPTO staff.  The BCP is intended to be informal in nature and will include participants from across the industry. 


Registration Information


Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by April, 20th. Please include “BCP RSVP” in the email subject line.  In the email body, please include the following information:

This event is part of a series: Patents Customer Partnership