PPAC Quarterly Meeting - August 15, 2013

Public Session 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Recorded WebCast of Public Session

Opening Remarks

Patent Operations Update

PTAB Update

RCE Outreach

Patent Quality

Finance / Budget Update / Sequestration

Legislative Update

OCIO / PE2E

International

Call Center

Closing Remarks

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:30 - 9:35 Call To Order
Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

9:35 - 9:45 Opening Remarks Teresa Stanek Rea, Acting Under Secretary and Acting Director of the USPTO
9:45 - 10:05 Patent Operations Update Jim Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:05 - 10:25 PTAB Update James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
10:25 - 10:40 >>> Break <<<
10:40 - 11:20 RCE Outreach Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:20 - 11:50 Patent Quality / AIA Training Update Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Janet Gongola, Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
11:50 - 12:50 >>> Lunch <<<
  UPSTO and Smithsonian Institution Collaboration Update: Smithsonian Innovation Space at the Arts & Industries Building
12:50 - 1:15 Finance / Budget Update / Sequestration Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:15 - 1:40 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
1:40 - 2:05 OCIO / PE2E John Owens III, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, Portfolio Manager Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
2:05 - 2:20 >>> Break <<<
2:20 - 2:50 International (Harmonization) Mark Guetlich, Director, International Patent Policy, Office of Policy and External Affairs
2:50 - 3:05 Call Centers Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
3:05 - 3:15 Closing Remarks Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
3:15 - 3:30 Discussion/Wrap-Up Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman
3:30 Adjourn Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 21, 2013