USPTO Announces PatentIn 3.3 Training

Posted by J Matthew Buchanan at January 24, 2006 08:46 AM

USPTO Announces PatentIn 3.3 Training

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to announce a free training session for PatentIn 3.3 on Friday, March 24, 2006. The session will run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with a one-hour lunch break from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Course Content:

The class will include:

  • Overview of molecular biology
  • Overview of the sequence rules
  • Hands-on authoring of several sequence listings varying in complexity

Questions are welcome throughout the training. In addition, the instructor is available after class to assist customers with their sequence listings.

Course Instructor:

The instructor is Robert Wax, a Primary Examiner in Art Unit 1653, the former Project Manager of PatentIn and one of the USPTO's sequence rule experts.

Course Location:

The class will be held at USPTO's new headquarters in the Madison West Building. The Madison Building is located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Participants will meet in the lobby and be escorted through Security to the training room. Please visit our website for directions to our office:

Registration Information:

To register for this class or for additional information, please send an email to or call (571) 272-0623.

This session has a maximum capacity of 16 participants. Attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the USPTO receives more requests than space permits, additional sessions will be scheduled at a future date.

Parking information:

Parking is available in the West Garage, located at 550 Elizabeth Lane or the East Garage, located at 551 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The daily rates are:

Garage Rates*:

* Rates apply to all vehicle types including motorcycles.
1 hour $3.00
2 hours $6.00
3 hours $9.00
Maximum $10.00

Directions from Metro:

  • Take the yellow or blue line to the King Street station in Alexandria;
  • Walk three (3) blocks SOUTH, across the parking lot, Diagonal Road, and Duke Street.
  • The George Washington Masonic Memorial will be to your RIGHT and behind you and the USPTO Headquarters will be in front of you.

    The Madison Building is the center building at the end of Dulany Street. Madison West Building is on your right when you enter the front of the building with the peaked glass ceiling.

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