Alexandria, Virginia - Software Partnership Meeting on October 21, 2015

This event has already been held. The information below is provided for reference purposes.


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to announce that the Software Partnership has joined with Partnering in Patents for the next meeting on October 21, 2015 at the main USPTO campus in Alexandria, VA.  The meeting is an all-day event including a morning interactive focus session and an afternoon lecture program/discussion session.  The morning focus session will be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and will feature an interactive group discussion on tools for quality enhancements.  The afternoon program will run from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm with discussion topics including USPTO initiatives, functional claiming, 35 U.S.C. § 101 and patent quality.   

Partnering in Patents is a collaboration between the USPTO and the AIPLA Electronics and Computer Law Committee.  The Software Partnership provides opportunities to bring stakeholders together to share ideas, experiences and insights and serves as a forum for an informal discussion of many topics specific to the software community.  This joint meeting will provide an opportunity to advance the conversation about improving examination of software related patents.  Members of the public are invited to attend each session. 

Discussion of the program topics and additional ideas from the public will be solicited during the meeting.  While public attendees will be offered the opportunity to provide input, group consensus advice will not be sought.

Additional information on both sessions can be found at the AIPLA Partnering in Patents webpage  There is no cost to attend the meeting.  However, if CLE credit is sought there is a $100 administrative fee, and advance registration is required.

DATE AND LOCATION:  The Partnership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the USPTO Madison Auditorium North, Concourse Level, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  The focus session will be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  The afternoon program will run from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and will be accessible via Webcast.

Agenda [PDF]

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LiveStream link for afternoon event:

Mailbox for Q&A during afternoon session:

Requests for Attendance at the Partnership Meeting:

To register for attendance to the joint meeting of Partnering in Patents and the Software Partnership please complete the registration form at the link below. Please indicate on your registration form whether you will participate in the morning focus session.  Onsite registration will be permitted on a space available basis.

The completed registration form should be returned to AIPLA at:


Fax: 703.415.0786

Mail: AIPLA c/o Meetings, 241 18th St. S., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22202


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:  Seema S. Rao by telephone at (571) 272-0800 or via email to