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PPAC Quarterly Meeting - June 14, 2012

USPTO Headquarters
Madison South Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

 

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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

 

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