BCP Meeting - October 19, 2016

Announcement Description

Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership



Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016

United States Patent and Trademark Office

USPTO Main Campus (Alexandria), Madison Auditorium




10:00 – 10:10am (EDT)

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Jerry Lorengo

Director, TC1600, USPTO 


Daniel Sullivan

Director, TC1600, USPTO


Wanda Walker 

Director, TC1600, USPTO



10:10 – 11:00am (EDT)

Writing a 35 USC 112(a)-Enablement Rejection for Methods of Treatment with Organic Compounds

Bennett Celsa, QAS, TC1600, USPTO


SreeniPadmanabhan, SPE, TC1600, USPTO







11:00 – 11:45am (EDT)

Claim Interpretation

Jeffrey Lundgren, SPE, TC1600, USPTO







11:45am – 12:55pm (EDT)










12:55 – 1:45pm (EDT)

Functional Claiming in the Life Sciences

Joe Mallon, Partner, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP





1:45 – 2:30pm (EDT)


Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI) Updates


Andrea Wellington, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, USPTO





2:30 – 2:40pm (EDT)







2:40 – 3:25pm (EDT)

Rule 130 Declarations for First-Inventor-to-File Applications

Kathleen Fonda, Senior Legal Advisor, Office ofPatent Legal Administration (OPLA), USPTO







3:25 – 4:00pm (EDT)

Special Programs for Patent Prosecution

Fereydoun Sajjadi, SPE, TC1600, USPTO





4:00 – 4:10pm (EDT)


Closing Remarks

Directors, TC1600, USPTO


We are pleased to announce the USPTO¡¦s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. 

Date and Location: The Partnership Meeting will be held on 


October 19th (Wednesday) from 10:00am – 5:00pm (EDT) at Alexandria, VA


Headquarters Location: 

USPTO Headquarters 

Madison Auditorium 

400 Dulany Street 

Alexandria, VA 22314 


The Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership was developed to create a collaborative forum for USPTO customers in this industry sector to share ideas, experiences, 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. 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).


Directions and Parking information

Headquarters Location: USPTO Headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia

• Directions: http://www.uspto.gov/about/contacts/locations/directions.jsp

• Campus map: http://www.uspto.gov/about/locations/alexandriaoffice.jsp

• Parking options: http://www.uspto.gov/about/contacts/locations/directions.jsp - heading-6



For information on past and future meetings and presentations, please go to http://www.aipla.org/committees/committee_pages/Biotechnology/usptobcp/default.aspx

and http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/bcp/index.jsp



 See the BCP's PTO web page http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/biochempharm/  for the official announcement for the next meeting close to the final date.

For questions about obtaining these materials

contact Sue Liu at SueX.Liu@USPTO.GOV

To be placed on the BCP's e-mail announcement list 

contact Sue Liu at SueX.Liu@USPTO.GOV​




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