USPTO Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting

Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Meeting 
Madison Auditorium  

Starting Time of 10:00 AM

 United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, Virginia 
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA, 

Accessing the event:
Double click on the link below (or copy it into your internet browser)
Click here   for detailed login instructions in MS Word.

  Driving & Metro Directions /Hotels (Word)   Campus Map (html)   Campus Map (Power Point)


Morning Session    
10:00 – 10:30 AM. Greetings, TC Update and Overview Jackie Stone, George Elliott and Remy Yucel, Directors, Technology Center 1600
10:30 – 11:15 AM Microsoft v. i4i Ltd.: How potential changes in
the evidentiary standard for an invalidity defense could affect patent prosecution and litigation
Garth M. Dahlen, Ph.D., Esq. Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP 
11:15 – 11:30 AM Break  
11:30 – 12:15 PM COPA (Clearing the Oldest Patent Applications) – An Overview and Implementation Briefing   John Barlow   SPE, TC2800
12:15 – 1:00 PM Expedited Examinations (Track 1, PPH, Green Tech, AE, and to Make Special) Bennett Celsa   QAS, TC1600 
1:00 – 2:00 PM  Lunch   The Roundhouse Cafe Cafeteria is inside the Madison Building  lower level.
Menu for the Week in PDF will be here. 
Afternoon Session    
2:00 – 2:45 PM Current Sequence Listing Process for Nucleic Acids and Polypeptides  Joe Woitach   SPE, Art Unit 1633 
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break  
3:00 – 3:45 PM Common Issues Examiners Face Regarding PLTs and Plant Utility Patents Anne Marie Grunberg, SPE, Art Unit 1638/1661
3:45 – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks/Discussion Jackie Stone, George Elliott and Remy Yucel, Directors, Technology Center 1600


Photos of the speakers  will be here.

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[Caveat – Google’s spiders have not searched through all the links to all of the Power Point slides. These results are only  partial. For example, type in Morning Session  and as of 2/20/11 you only see the Agendas for 17 meetings. Note for some of the earlier links to meetings in 2001 and 2002 they are at the PTO site as listed below and thus no agendas or slides are here for Google to find.]

Supplemental Materials:
    Carlyle Site Drawings
Perspective 3D drawing of the building on campus click here 
    Floor plan for a building (pdf 178K) click here
    Close-up plan view of campus map click here 
    Go to for more views and info

 See the BCP’s PTO web page  for the official announcement for the next meeting close to the final date.

For questions about obtaining these materials
contact Cecilia Tsang at Cecilia.Tsang@USPTO.GOV

To be placed on the BCP’s e-mail announcement list 
contact Cecilia Tsang at Cecilia.Tsang@USPTO.GOV


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