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USPTO’s First Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting

November 14, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to announce its first Partnership meeting with the cybersecurity and network security community. The Cybersecurity Partnership meeting creates a collaborative forum for USPTO stakeholders seeking patent protection in the cybersecurity and network security sector to share ideas, experiences, and insights with USPTO staff. Members from the public are invited to attend.

For this inaugural event, the USPTO has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who will present information on their voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. USPTO staff will also discuss cybersecurity patent initiatives, key computer security patent application statistics, and examination guidelines for patent eligible subject matter following the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision. In addition to the presentations from NIST and the USPTO, several key stakeholders will present their views on topics focusing on the intersection of Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity. A confirmed list of speakers appears below and more are on the way:

Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University and member of the Department of Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council
Angela Ziegenhorn, Senior Director for Intellectual Property at Symantec Corporation
David Kinsinger, Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel at L-3
John Vandenberg, Partner at Klarquist Sparkman
The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on these topics, and share ideas during the interactive discussions.

Registration is required by email: CyberSecurityPartnership@uspto.gov

Requests for attendance to the Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting must be submitted via e- by November 10, 2014. Requests for attendance should include “Cyber Registration” in the e-mail subject line. In the body, the following information should be included: the attendee’s name, affiliation, title, mailing address, and telephone number.


November 14, 2014
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


U.S. Geological Survey Campus
345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA United States
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