Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - May 2015

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:00 - 9:05 Call To Order Session Opening
•Introductions
•PPAC Remarks
Marylee Jenkins, PPAC Vice Chair
9:05 - 9:10 Opening Remarks Michelle Lee, Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO
9:10 - 10:10 Quality Initiative Update and Discussion Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
10:10 - 10:30 Patent Examination Policy Update Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:30 - 10:45 >>> Break <<<
10:45 - 11:05 OCIO/Patent-End-to-End Update

John Owens, Chief Information Officer

Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management

David Landrith, PE2E Portfolio Manager

11:05 - 11:35 Operations Update Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:35 - 12:10 International Update Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation
12:10 - 12:30 >>> Lunch <<<
12:30 - 1:15 Luncheon Speaker: The Clearing House's Patent Quality Initiative Sean M. Reilly, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Clearing House Payments Company
1:15 - 1:30 >>> Break <<<
1:30 - 2:00 PTAB Update James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
2:00 - 2:20 Finance/Budget Update Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
2:20 - 2:40 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
2:40 - 2:50 Closing Remarks Russell Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO
2:50 - 3:00 Discussion/Wrap-Up Marylee Jenkins, PPAC Vice Chair

Next Meeting: August 20, 2015 

Speakers:

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee
Michelle K. Lee
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Portrait of Russell Slifer
Russell Slifer
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)