TC3600/TC3700 Combined Customer Partnership Meeting

Announcement Description

The Patent Law Committee, through the hard work of our Mechanical Practice Subcommittee - chaired by Lisa Adams and Mitch Weinstein, is pleased to announce that AIPLA will co-host our third annual TC 3600 & 3700 Customer Partnership Meeting at the Madison Auditorium of the USPTO in Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) periodically hosts Customer Partnership Meetings to bring industry stakeholders, patent managers, and examiners together to share ideas, experiences, and insights on best practices in advancing prosecution. This year's partnership will be sponsored by Technology Centers 3600 and 3700 and in conjunction with AIPLA and will provide a forum for discussion on how the agency can improve and expand its relationship with members of all facets of the mechanical technologies community including medical devices, gaming, and transportation, to name just a few.

You have been recognized, by your interest or participation in previous events, for invitation for participation in this year's annual Customer Partnership Meeting.


The next TC3600/TC3700 Customer Partnership Meeting is scheduled for

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Madison Auditorium.

600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22313


While a formal agenda is forthcoming, focus for the Customer Partnership meeting will include:

Prosecuting Patents to Withstand Validity Challenges

  • Current Climate Driving Patent Prosecution Practices
  • How are patents invalidated?
  • Strategies in Identifying Prior Art with both USPTO and EPO Perspectives
  • Claim Interpretation
  • Anticipation/Obviousness
  • AIA Problems and Improvements


  You are cordially invited to register for this year's event by clicking the link below




The registration period for this event closes on April 20, 2018. 


For more information, please visit our website at https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/events/uspto-technology-centers-3600-and-3700-customer-partnership-meeting


Thank You!  We look forward to hearing from you.


The TC3600/TC3700 Customer Partnership Team




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