PPAC Quarterly Meeting - June 14, 2012

Executive Session (closed to the public 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:00 - 10:00 Confidential - 2014 Budget Formulation
Confidential - Policy and Personnel Discussion
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman

Public Session (10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Time Topic Principal(s)
10:00 - 10:05 Call To Order Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
10:05 - 10:10 Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
10:10 - 10:20 USPTO Opening Remarks David Kappos, Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO
10:20 - 10:30 Patent Remarks Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
10:30 - 10:50 Finance: Update
  • Fee-Setting: Hearings, Comments & Report
  • CPI Adjustment
  • End of Year Projections
Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
Frank Murphy, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
10:50 - 11:00 Legislative: Update Michelle Lee, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
11:00 - 11:20 America Invents Act: Implementation Updates
  • Technical Amendments
  • Final AIA Rule Making
Michelle Lee, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator
11:20 -11:50 Operations: Patent Operations Update Ben Borson, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
Andy Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:50 - 12:35 >>>Lunch<<< 12:10 - 12:30: Text2PTO Demo Terri Raines, eCommerce Division Manager, Office of Patent Information Management
12:35 - 12:55 Process: Patent Process Re-Engineering Effort Ben Borson, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
Jim Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations &
Christian Chace, Project Director for Patent Process Reengineering
12:55 - 1:15 OCIO & IT Infrastructure Updates Wayne Sobon, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
David Landrith, Portfolio Manager
1:15 - 1:45 International: International Initiatives Update Steve Miller, PPAC Sub-Committee Lead
Bruce Kisliuk, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration &
Charlie Pearson, Director, Office of PCT Legal Administration
1:45 - 2:00 Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences: Update Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
James Smith, Chief Judge, BPAI
2:00 - 2:15 Follow-Ups/Catch-Up: Ad Hoc Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
2:15 - 2:25 Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks
  • Agenda Topic Follow-Ups
  • New Topics
  • New Steps
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
2:25 - 2:30 Adjourn Damon C. Matteo, Chairman