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The Patent Examination Process Including Different Approaches to Searching at the USPTO

  • 21 Feb 2019
  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, MA
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The Patent Examination Process Including Different Approaches to Searching at the USPTO

Abstract for 1st Part

The medical device industry has grown quickly over the years, the devices becoming more sophisticated and encompassing technologies from different areas. In this presentation a brief discussion of how this growth has impacted examiners at the USPTO and how they search.
(Speaker: Jackie Cheng)

Abstract for 2nd Part

Learn a bit about the patent examination process at the USPTO. In this presentation we will discuss what a USPTO examiners looks at when considering a patent application. We will also show different search approaches taken by examiners based on art area.
(Speaker: Jackie Cheng and Sue Liu)

Jackie’s Bio

Jackie Cheng is currently a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the biomedical area at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her Art Unit examines applications in a variety of medical diagnostics including cardiovascular monitoring, respiratory monitoring, and analyte sensing. She started her career at the USPTO as a Patent Examiner examining applications in the field of medical imaging. She obtained her dual degree BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Sue’s Bio

Sue Liu is currently a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the biotechnology area at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her Art Unit examines applications in pharmaceutical formulations, biocides, cosmetics, and related areas. She joined USPTO as a patent examiner in the Combinatorial Chemistry Art Unit. Before joining the USPTO, Sue was a postdoctoral fellow at FDA. Sue studied transcriptional regulation in vaccinia virus for her Ph.D. thesis and graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University. She obtained her BS degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from Arizona State University (ASU) and graduated from ASU’s Honors College.

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