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PPAC Quarterly Meeting - February 14, 2012

USPTO Headquarters
Global IP Academy (GIPA)
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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Executive Session 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Time Topic Principal(s)
 8:00 - 9:15  Briefing on Agency Pre-Decisional Matters  Damon C. Matteo, Chairman


Public Session 9:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Time Topic Principal(s)
 9:30 – 9:35  Call To Order  Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
 9:35 – 9:45

 Session Opening

  • Official Swearing-in
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
 Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
 9:45 – 9:55  Patent Remarks  Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
 9:55 – 10:05 >>>Break<<< 
 10:05 – 10:15  Legislative: Update  Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
 10:15 – 10:30  Finance: Update  Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
 10:30 – 11:00  Operations: Patent Operations Update  Andy Faile, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patents
 11:00 –11:20  Update on the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences  James Smith, Chief Judge, Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
 11:20 – 11:40

 OCIO Update


 Ben Borson, PPAC Member &
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
John Owens, Chief Information Officer
David Landrith, Portfolio Manager
 11:40 – 12:20 >>>Lunch<<< 
 12:20 –12:35  Demo on Patent Application Text Initiative (PATI)  Fred Schmidt, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management (OPIM)
Terrel Morris, Division Head of PE2E Development Division, OPIM
 12:35 –12:50  Humanitarian Pilot  Edward Elliott, Expert Advisor, Office of Policy and External Affairs
 12:50 –1:00 >>>Break<<< 
 1:00 –1:10  Nationwide Workforce  Azam Khan, Deputy Chief of Staff
 1:10 –1:20  Telework Enhancement Act Pilot Program  Patricia Richter, Chief Administrative Officer
Robert Oberleitner, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patents
 1:20 –1:35  Process Reviews  Brad Huther, Senior Advisor
 1:35 –1:45  USPTO Remarks  David Kappos, Under Secretary and Director of USPTO
 1:45 –2:05  America Invents Act  Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator
 2:05 –2:35  FSA Public Hearing De-Brief/Recap  Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Member &
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator
 2:35 – 2:50  Follow-Ups/Catch-Up: Ad Hoc  Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
 2:50 – 3:00

 Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

  • Agenda Topic Follow-Ups
  • New Topics
  • New Steps
 Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
 3:00 – 3:05  Adjourn  Damon C. Matteo, Chairman


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