USPTO Medical Device Technology Fair
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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.
Christie Matthaei is an associate in our Seattle office.
Ms. Matthaei represents various clients in all aspects of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation. Ms. Matthaei also counsels clients on pre-litigation matters, including analyzing patent infringement and validity.
Ms. Matthaei earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Journal. During her time in law school, Ms. Matthaei interned for the White House, working in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to law school, Ms. Matthaei worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a chemical engineer on projects related to alternative energy and green chemicals. Ms. Matthaei obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Ms. Matthaei was a summer associate in 2010 and joined the firm as an associate in 2011.
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