PPAC Quarterly Meeting - March 14, 2013

Public Session (9:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.)

Recorded Webcast of Public Session

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:00 - 9:05 Call To Order
Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
Louis Foreman, PPAC Member
9:05 - 9:15 Opening Remarks Teresa Stanek Rea, Acting Under Secretary and Acting Director of the USPTO
9:15 - 9:35 Patent Operations Update Valencia Martin-Wallace, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
9:35 - 9:55 AIA Update Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator
9:55 - 10:15 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
10:15 - 10:30 >>> Break <<<
10:30 - 11:00 RCE Outreach Andy Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:00 - 11:10 Software Roundtable Update Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
11:10 - 11:40 Quality Composite Matrix Marty Rater, Statistician, Office of Patent Quality Assurance
11:40 - 12:40 >>> Lunch <<<
12:40 - 1:10 Open Discussion on Patent Quality Peter Thurlow, PPAC Member
1:10 - 1:25 Open Discussion on PTAB James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
1:25 - 1:40 Finance/Budget Update/Sequestration Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:40 - 2:00 Discussion/Wrap-Up Louis Foreman, PPAC Member
2:00 - 2:10 Closing Remarks Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
2:10 Adjourn Louis Foreman, PPAC Member

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 16, 2013