BCP Meeting - March 22, 2018

Announcement Description

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 March 22, 2018 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.


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


Date and Location:  The Partnership Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 10:00am – 4:00pm (DST) in Alexandria, VA.


USPTO Headquarters

Madison Auditorium

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. 

Some of the topics to be discussed by USPTO staff and stakeholders will include:

·      Obviousness of biologics

·      An overview of 103 rejections, KSR rationales

·      35 USC 112(f)

·      Request for information 37 CFR 1.105

·      Utility patents for plants


Please check back and click here to view the final BCP Agenda once posted. The USPTO looks forward to hearing the individual views from its customers and does not intend to use this forum to seek or arrive at any consensus.  This customer partnership is formed with full recognition of the USPTO's responsibility under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), and accordingly, is not established as a FACA compliant committee. 



Registration Information


Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by Monday, March 19. 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:





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