The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a November 19, 2014, roundtable in Alexandria, Virginia, on the international harmonization of substantive patent law to secure stakeholder input on matters such as “the definition and scope of prior art; the grace period; and standards for assessing novelty and obviousness/inventive step.” USPTO’s focus is on “the successful reutilization of the examination work of one intellectual property office by another, or work sharing.” Attendees may register at the door, and the program will be Webcast. Those wishing to serve as roundtable panelists must register and provide a few brief comments on the topics by October 24. See Federal Register, September 18, 2014.