The United States Patent and Trademark Office
Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP)
September 24, 2018
We are pleased to announce the USPTO’s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. This BCP meeting continuous to establish our long-standing partnership in these industry sectors to customers across the country. The next BCP Meeting will be held on September 24, 2018 in the USPTO Headquarters (Alexandria, Virginia) 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 September 24, 2018 from 10 – 4 p.m. ET in Alexandria, Virginia.
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia 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.
10-10:10 a.m. ET
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
10:10- 11 a.m. ET
Obviousness of Biologics: Identifying the Biggest Challenges
Carla Mouta-Bellum, Partner, Arrigo, Lee, Guttman & Mouta-Bellum LLP
11-11:50 a.m. ET
Exemplary Obviousness Rationales Suggested in KSR
11:50-12:50 p.m. ET
12:50-1:40 p.m. ET
112(f)-New Form Paragraphs
Marjorie Moran, QAS
1:40- 2:40 p.m. ET
Requirements for Information Under 37 CFR 1.105 and Responses to Said Requirements
Amjad Abraham, SPE
2:40-3 p.m. ET
3-3:50 p.m. ET
Accidental Infringement: the need for additional limitations in plant utility claims directed to chemical profiles or cultivars
3:50- 4 p.m. ET
Directors, TC1600, USPTO
Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by September 18, 2018. 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).
Event address for attendees: Date and time:
Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 am
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes Description: TC1600 Biotech/Pharma/Chem Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting Event number: 644 558 902 Event password: biotech
Directions and Parking information
Headquarters Location: USPTO Headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia
For information on past and future meetings and presentations, please go to the USPTO BCP page