Dear PIUG colleagues,

I have some exciting news to share.

About six weeks ago, the USPTO approached PIUG about the possibility of holding the USPTO-EPO CPC Annual Meeting with Industry Users in conjunction with the PIUG 2015 Annual Conference. We considered this quite an honor for PIUG, a wonderful opportunity for PIUG Conference attendees, and, after several weeks of negotiations over logistics, I am pleased to announce that the CPC Annual Meeting will be held on Friday 1 May at the PIUG Annual Conference hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Please find attached the signed invitation letter from the USPTO Commissioner for Patents and a draft agenda for the meeting.

There is no cost to attend CPC Annual Meeting, but the USPTO requests that those interested in attending please register by contacting Christopher Kim ( Questions regarding the CPC Annual Meeting should also be addressed to Chris.

Please note that the CPC Annual Meeting will take place in addition to the CPC workshop scheduled for Thursday 7 May at the PIUG Annual Conference.

The CPC Annual Meeting and the PIUG Annual Conference are independent events; attendance at one is not a prerequisite for attendance at the other.

We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend both the CPC Annual Meeting and the PIUG Annual Conference.

Kind regards,


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