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November 01
BCP Meeting - November 6, 2017


 The United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP) Partnership Meeting 

Monday, November 6, 2017 

10:00am to 5:00pm (EST) 

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 November 6, 2017 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 Monday, November 6th from 10:00am – 5:00pm (EST) 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: 

• Application Readiness 

• 112 b-Attorney’s Perspectives 

• 112 b-Discussion Panel 

• Personalized Medicine 

• AIA Tips and Refresher 

• Tips on Filing Reissue Applications 


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 FACA compliant committee. 

Registration Information 

Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by Nov, 3rd. 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​

July 19
BCP Meeting - August 2, 2017

The United States Patent and Trademark Office 

The Bicoastal Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCBCP) Partnership Meeting 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 

9:00am to 2:00pm (PDT) 

12:00pm to 5:00pm (EDT) 


We are pleased to announce the USPTO’s second Bicoastal Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCBCP) Meeting. This BCBCP expands our long-standing partnership in this industry sector to customers across the country. The BCBCP Meeting will be held on August 2nd and will be simultaneously available at locations on both the EAST (Alexandria, VA) and West (Silicon Valley, CA) coasts. During the BCBCP, participants will be able to interact with Office personnel in-person on both coasts, or alternatively, via webcast. Please see below for information on how you can participate. 


Date and Location: The Partnership Meeting will be held on August 2nd from 12:00pm – 5:00pm (EDT) on the east coast and, at the same time, from 9:00am – 2:00pm (PDT) on the west coast. Participants in Central and Mountain time zones may join via webcast. 


East Coast Location: 

United States Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters 

Madison Auditorium 

600 Dulany Street 

Alexandria, VA 


West Coast Location: 

Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113


The Biotechnology, and 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. 

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

• Stakeholders’ perspectives on subject matter eligibility (101) 

• USPTO guidelines on subject matter eligibility (101) 

• Roundtable discussion on 101 with industry stakeholders and USPTO personnel 

• Update on Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program (Patents 4 Patients) 

• Update on the Sequence Rules 


Please check back and click here to view the final BCBCP 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 FACA compliant committee. 

Registration Information 

Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to register by July 30th. Please include “BCP Registration” 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 (Alexandria, Silicon Valley, or online). 


Directions and Parking information 

East Coast 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-us/uspto-locations/directions-madison-buildings-east-west-600-dulany-street-alexandria-va.html#heading-6 


West Coast location: Silicon Valley USPTO, San Jose, CA 

• Directions: 


https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/silicon-valley-california 

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

March 23
BCP Meeting - March 16, 2017

Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

 

 

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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 – 11:10am (EDT)

Rationale Statements in 35 U.S.C. 103

Cassandra Spyrou, Supervisory Review Quality Assurance Specialist, OPQA, USPTO

 

 

 

11:10am – 12:00pm (EDT)

The Role of Inherency in Making an Obviousness Determination

William Smith, Of Counsel, BakerHostetler

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 – 1:00pm (EDT)

BREAK

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:002:00pm (EDT)

Range Analysis

Jean Witz, SPE, CRU, USPTO

 

 

 

2:00 – 2:40pm (EDT)

 

37 CFR ¡±1.132 Practice, Unexpected Results

Scarlett Goon, QAS, TC1600, USPTO

 

 

 

2:40 – 2:50pm (EDT)

 

BREAK

 

 

 

 

2:50 – 3:50pm (EDT)

Interviews (From the Startup Perspective)

Charles Andres, Associate, Patent and Innovation, WSGR

 

 

 

 

3:50 – 4:30pm (EDT)

Interview Training (USPTO)

Frederick Krass, SPE, TC1600, USPTO

 

 

 

 

4:30 – 4:40pm (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

 

March 16 (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

 

Prior Meetings

Meeting, October 19, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, June 30, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 26, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 14, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 7, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 17, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 16, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, December 9, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 10, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  January 29, 2013  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 5, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 1, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 13, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 8, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 1, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 9, 2009  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 3, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 3, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 9, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 4, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 12, 2008  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  December 4,  2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 12, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 5, 2006  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting  September 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  March 7, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting November 10, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting June 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting March 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting December 8, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Extra AIPLA Oct. 2004 -  Power Point slides are here 

Meeting August 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting April 27, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting February 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting April 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting January 14, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 8, 2002 - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 9, 2002  - PTO site here has Agenda, but no links to the presentations

Meeting March 19, 2002  - PTO site here has a notice for meeting, but no Agenda

Meeting November 15, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides 

Meeting August 7, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides

Meeting April 17, 2001  - Power Point slides are here

 

 

September 28
BCP Meeting - October 19, 2016

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

 

Sreeni Padmanabhan, SPE, TC1600, USPTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 – 11:45am (EDT)

Claim Interpretation

Jeffrey Lundgren, SPE, TC1600, USPTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:45am – 12:55pm (EDT)

BREAK

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:551:45pm (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)

 

BREAK

 

 

 

 

2:40 – 3:25pm (EDT)

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

Kathleen Fonda, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent 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

 

Prior Meetings

Meeting, June 30, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 26, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 14, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 7, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 17, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 16, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, December 9, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 10, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  January 29, 2013  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 5, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 1, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 13, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 8, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 1, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 9, 2009  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 3, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 3, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 9, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 4, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 12, 2008  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  December 4,  2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 12, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 5, 2006  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting  September 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  March 7, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting November 10, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting June 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting March 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting December 8, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Extra AIPLA Oct. 2004 -  Power Point slides are here 

Meeting August 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting April 27, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting February 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting April 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting January 14, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 8, 2002 - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 9, 2002  - PTO site here has Agenda, but no links to the presentations

Meeting March 19, 2002  - PTO site here has a notice for meeting, but no Agenda

Meeting November 15, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides 

Meeting August 7, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides

Meeting April 17, 2001  - Power Point slides are here

 

 

September 28
BCP Meeting - October 19, 2016

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

 

Sreeni Padmanabhan, SPE, TC1600, USPTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 – 11:45am (EDT)

Claim Interpretation

Jeffrey Lundgren, SPE, TC1600, USPTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:45am – 12:55pm (EDT)

BREAK

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:551:45pm (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)

 

BREAK

 

 

 

 

2:40 – 3:25pm (EDT)

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

Kathleen Fonda, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent 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

 

Prior Meetings

Meeting, June 30, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 26, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 14, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 7, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 17, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 16, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, December 9, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 10, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  January 29, 2013  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 5, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 1, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 13, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 8, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 1, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 9, 2009  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 3, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 3, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 9, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 4, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 12, 2008  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  December 4,  2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 12, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 5, 2006  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting  September 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  March 7, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting November 10, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting June 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting March 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting December 8, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Extra AIPLA Oct. 2004 -  Power Point slides are here 

Meeting August 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting April 27, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting February 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting April 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting January 14, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 8, 2002 - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 9, 2002  - PTO site here has Agenda, but no links to the presentations

Meeting March 19, 2002  - PTO site here has a notice for meeting, but no Agenda

Meeting November 15, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides 

Meeting August 7, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides

Meeting April 17, 2001  - Power Point slides are here

 

 

June 21
BCP Meeting - June 30, 2016

Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership

 

 

 

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016

United States Patent and Trademark Office

USPTO Main Campus (Alexandria), Madison Auditorium

Texas Regional Office (Dallas), Conference Room 5150

 

 

10:00 – 10:10am (EDT)

09:00 – 09:10am (CDT)

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

Hope Shimabuku, Director, Dallas Regional Office, USPTO

(Dallas)

 

Jerry Lorengo

Director, TC1600, USPTO

(Dallas)

 

Daniel Sullivan

Director, TC1600, USPTO (Alexandria)

 

Wanda Walker

Director, TC1600, USPTO (Alexandria)

 

 

10:10 – 11:00am (EDT)

09:10 – 10:00am (CDT)

Stakeholders¡¦ Perspective On Patent Quality Initiative

Frank P. Grassler,

VP for Technology Development, Office of Technology Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)

 

 

 

 

11:00 – 11:50am (EDT)

10:00 – 10:50am (CDT)

Inter Partes Review/Post Grant Review: Status Report and Overview of the New Rules

Lora Green, Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB, USPTO (Alexandria)

 

 

 

11:50am – 12:00pm (EDT)

10:50 – 11:00am (CDT)

 

BREAK

 

BREAK

 

12:00 – 12:40pm (EDT)

11:00 – 11:40am (CDT)

Biological Deposit

 

Gary Benzion, SPE, TC1600

(Alexandria)

 

 

 

12:40 – 1:00pm (EDT)

11:40am – 12:00pm (CDT)

TC Pendency

Brandon Fetterolf, SME/SPE, TC1600 (Alexandria)

 

 

 

1:001:45pm (EDT)

12:0012:45pm (CDT)

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

1:45 – 3:15pm (EDT)

12:45 – 2:15pm (CDT)

 

101 New Examples; Workshop

Marjorie Moran, SME/SPE, TC1600 (Dallas)

Zachariah Lucas, QAS, TC1600

(Alexandria)

 

 

 

3:15 – 3:35pm (EDT)

2:15 – 2:35pm (CDT)

 

Subject Matter Eligibility, A Stakeholder¡¦s Perspective

Leslie Fischer, Senior Patent Attorney, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

(Alexandria)

 

 

 

3:35 – 3:50pm (EDT)

2:35 – 2:50pm (CDT)

 

BREAK

 

BREAK

 

3:50 – 4:50pm (EDT)

2:50 – 3:50pm (CDT)

 

Subject Matter Eligibility,

Panel Discussion

Leslie Fischer, Senior Patent Attorney, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

(Alexandria)

 

Robert Bahr, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, USPTO (Alexandria)

 

TC1600 Directors

 

 

 

4:50 – 5:00pm (EDT)

3:50 – 4:00pm (CDT)

 

Closing Remarks

TC1600 and Dallas Regional Office Directors

We are pleased to announce the USPTO¡¦s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. This BCP meeting expands our long-standing partnership in these industry sectors to customers across the country. The BCP Meeting will be held on June 30, 2016 and will be simultaneously available at locations in the USPTO Headquarters (Alexandria, VA) and the Texas Regional Office (Dallas, TX). During this BCP, participants will be able to interact with Office personnel in person at both locations, or alternatively, via webcast. Please see below for RSVP information on how you can participate.

Date and Location: The Partnership Meeting will be held on

 

June 30th (Thursday) from 10:00am – 5:00pm (EDT) at Alexandria, VA and, at the same time (9:00am – 4:00pm CDT), at Dallas, TX.

 

Headquarters Location:

USPTO Headquarters

Madison Auditorium

400 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Texas Regional Office Location:

USPTO Texas Regional Office

207 South Houston St., Suite 159

Dallas, Texas 75202

 

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 by April, 20th. 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

 

Dallas location: 207 South Houston St., Suite 159, Dallas, TX 75202 • Parking Options and Building Access:

http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/dallas-texas

 

 

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

 

Prior Meetings

Meeting, April 26, 2016_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 14, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 7, 2015_ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 17, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, April 16, 2014 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, December 9, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting, September 10, 2013 _ PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  January 29, 2013  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 5, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2012  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 1, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 13, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 8, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2011  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 8, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  June 1, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  March 2, 2010  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  December 9, 2009  - PowerPoint slides are here

Meeting  September 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 2, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 3, 2009  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 3, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 9, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 4, 2008  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 12, 2008  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  December 4,  2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  September 12, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  March 6, 2007  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  December 5, 2006  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting  September 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting  June 13, 2006  - Power Point slides are here    

Meeting  March 7, 2006  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting November 10, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting June 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting March 15, 2005  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting December 8, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Extra AIPLA Oct. 2004 -  Power Point slides are here 

Meeting August 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting April 27, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting February 3, 2004  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here
Meeting April 29, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting January 14, 2003  - Power Point slides are here

Meeting October 8, 2002 - Power Point slides are here

Meeting July 9, 2002  - PTO site here has Agenda, but no links to the presentations

Meeting March 19, 2002  - PTO site here has a notice for meeting, but no Agenda

Meeting November 15, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides 

Meeting August 7, 2001  - PTO site here (link hidden to public) has Power Point slides

Meeting April 17, 2001  - Power Point slides are here

 

 

April 14
BCP Meeting - April 26, 2016
 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office

Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP)

Partnership Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm (EST)

We are pleased to announce the USPTO’s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. This BCP meeting expands our long-standing partnership in these industry sectors to customers across the country. The next BCP Meeting will be held on April 26, 2016 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 April 26th (Tuesday) from 10:00am – 4:00pm at 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:

• International Patent Cooperation Featuring Global Dossier
• Enhancing Patent Claims Quality in Biologics
• Supplemental Examination
• Antibody Written Description

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 FACA compliant committee.

Registration Information

Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by April, 20th. 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

August 13
BCP Meeting - September 14, 2015

The United States Patent and Trademark Office

Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP)

Partnership Meeting 

Monday, September 14, 2015

9:00am to 5:00pm (EDT)

 

We are pleased to announce the USPTO’s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. This upcoming BCP meeting will be jointly hosted by Technology Centers 1600 (Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry) and 1700 (Chemical and Materials Engineering). This BCP meeting expands our long-standing partnership in these industry sectors to customers across the country. The BCP Meeting will be held on September 14th and will be simultaneously available at locations in the USPTO Headquarters (Alexandria, VA) and the Midwest Regional Office (Detroit, MI). During this BCP, participants will be able to interact with Office personnel in person at both locations, or alternatively, via webcast. Please see below for Registration information on how you can participate.

 Date and Location:  The Partnership Meeting will be held on September 14th(Monday) from 9:00am – 5:00pm at Alexandria, VA and, at the same time, at Detroit, MI.


Headquarters Location: 

USPTO Headquarters

Remsen Conference Center 

400 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Midwest Regional Office  Location:

Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office

300 River Place South, 

Suite 2900

Detroit, MI 48207


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.  


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

·      Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) Overview

·      Trends in Subject Matter Eligibility for Biotechnology Inventions (A Customer Perspective)

·      Practitioner's Perspective on 101 as Applied to Biotech Applications

·      Third Party Submission

·      AIA 130 Declaration

·      PCT National Stage Filing Tips

·      Double Patenting 

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 FACA compliant committee.  

 ​Registration Information

 Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to RSVP by September, 9th. 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 (Alexandria, Detroit, 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

 

Detroit location: 300 River Place South, Suite 2900, Detroit, MI

·      Parking Options and Building Access: 

http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/detroit-michigan

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

 

March 16
BCP Meeting - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

USPTO.jpg

The United States Patent and Trademark Office

Chemical and Pharmaceutical (BCP)
Partnership Meeting


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

9:00am to 3:00pm (MDT)

11:00am to 5:00pm (EDT)

 

We are pleased to announce the USPTO’s next Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership (BCP) Meeting. This BCP meeting expands our long-standing partnership in this industry sector to customers across the country. The next BCP Meeting will be held on April 7th and will be simultaneously available at locations in the USPTO Headquarters (Alexandria, VA) and the Rocky Mountain Regional Office (Denver Satellite Office). During this BCP, participants will be able to interact with Office personnel in person at both locations, or alternatively, via webcast. Please see below for registration information on how you can participate.

 

Date and Location:  The Partnership Meeting will be held on April 7th from 11:00am – 5:00pm at Alexandria, VA and, at the same time, from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Denver, CO.

 


Headquarters Location:

USPTO Headquarters

Madison Auditorium

600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Rocky Mountain Regional Office  Location:

Longs Peak A Conf. Room (2nd Floor)

Byron G. Rogers Federal Building

1961 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80294


The Biotechnology, and 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. 


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

·      Patent Quality Initiatives

·      Patent Term Adjustment and Extension

·      Sequence Filings

·      Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (101)

 

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 FACA compliant committee. 

                                                           

 

Registration Information

 

Please email USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV to register by April, 3rd. Please include “BCP Registration” 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 (Alexandria, Denver, 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

 

Denver location: Byron G. Rogers Federal Building, 1961 Stout Street, Denver

·      Parking Options and Building Access:

http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/denver-colorado

 

 

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

 
February 15
April 7, 2015

​The next BCP Meeting will be April 7, 2015.  It will be held at both the Denver Satellite Office and the Alexandria Campus.  Stay tuned for more information.

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