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USPTO Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting

June 1, 2011

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,

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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

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