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Archived updates for Wednesday, April 05, 2006

USPTO Semiconductor Partnership Meeting on April 25

A Semiconductor Customer Partnership meeting will be held on Tuesday April 25, 2006 from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM in the Jefferson Conference Center at the USPTO headquarters, 500 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

The agenda will include presentations on:
  • Training Program for New Examiners
  • State of the Semiconductor Workgroup
  • State of the Semiconductor Industry
  • Proposed new rules package
  • Working with Examiners in the Hoteling Environment
  • Prosecution issues in the Semiconductor Workgroup
  • Classification Harmonization with USPTO, EPO and JPO
The partnership meeting is open to anyone interested in the intellectual property issues facing the semiconductor industry. Presenters for this meeting include managers from the Semiconductor work group in Technology Center 2800. The semiconductor workgroup is one of the largest in the patent operation with 18 art units and over 300 examiners.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact Tom Thomas at 571-272-1664 or by e-mail to
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