United States Patent & Trademark Office Genetic Diagnostic Testing Hearing

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Date and Time

  • Friday, March 9, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




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The University of San Diego School of Law and the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USTPO) invite you to public hearing and information-gathering session on genetic testing. Findings from this hearing will be used to prepare a report for Congress, as required by the American Invents Act (AIA).

The USPTO welcomes the public to participate in this hearing by providing either testimony at the hearing or submitting written comments. The deadline to provide scheduled testimony has been extended. Those wishing to give oral testimony at the hearing are welcome to do so by either scheduling testimony prior to the event or offering unscheduled testimony on the day of the hearing.

Scheduled Speakers*

Scheduled Testimony*

  • Mercedes Meyer, Member, Board of Directors, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Richard Marsh, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Myriad Genetics
  • Christopher Holman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Carlos Candeloro, Patent Attorney (biotechnology)

Panelists will hear testimony from scheduled speakers and testifiers until 11:00 After that time, members of the public will be able to present unscheduled testimony.

Schedule Testimony

Details on how to schedule oral testimony at the hearing or provide written testimony can be found in the associated Federal Register Notice and the AIA section of the USPTO website, or by contacting Saurabh Vishnubhak at the USPTO.

Register to Attend

This hearing is open to all members of the public, registration is requested for planning purposes.

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*Speakers and scheduled testimony subject to change.

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