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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office BCP Meeting
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When: September 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place South
Suite 2900
Detroit, Michigan  48207
United States
Presenter: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical (BCP) Partnership Meeting

This BCP meeting will be jointly hosted by Technology Centers 1600 (Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry) and 1700 (Chemical and Materials Engineering), expanding this long-standing industry sector partnership.


This September 14 meeting will be simultaneously available at locations in the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA and the Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, MI. During this BCP, participants can interact with office personnel in person at both locations, or alternatively, via webcast. Please see below for registration information and how to can participate.


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 

View the final agenda here. (Agenda coming soon)


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


RSVP by September 9 by emailing USPTOBCP1600@USPTO.GOV with “BCP RSVP” in the email subject line.


In the email body, please include the following information:

  • Name, title and organization
  • Contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Attending location (Alexandria, Detroit, or online)


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