The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is hosting a Medical Tech Fair & Medical Device Partnership Meeting on June 2-3, 2015. According to the USPTO, the event, which is sponsored by Technology Center 3700, brings “industry stakeholders and patent examiners and directors from Technology Center 3700 (TC 3700) together to share ideas, experiences, and insights on best practices in advancing prosecution and provide a forum for discussion on how the agency can improve and expand its relationship with the medical device technology community.” The agenda for the program includes an open forum discussion on topics such as compact prosecution, after final practice, the America Invents Act, and new quality initiatives at the USPTO. There will also be a presentation on 35 U.S.C. § 101 and its effects in the medical technology area. The last event of this kind was held in January 2013.
Participation in the event can be in person or via WebEx. Registration information can be found here.