The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has scheduled a November 29, 2011, meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, to bring together industry stakeholders and patent examiners and directors “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.” USPTO advises that space is limited, and registration “will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.”