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PPAC Quarterly Meeting - August 15, 2013

 

600 Dulany Street (Madison Building)
Alexandria, VA 22314
(Madison Auditorium North)

 

WebEx Information: 
Event Link: PPAC Quarterly Meeting
Event Number:  990 719 914
Event Password: 123456

Public Session (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Time

Topic

Principal(s)

9:30 – 9:35

Call To Order
Session Opening

  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

9:35 - 9:45

Opening Remarks

Teresa Stanek Rea, Acting Under Secretary and Acting Director of the USPTO

9:45 – 10:05

Patent Operations Update

Jim Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations

10:05 – 10:25

PTAB Update

James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB

10:25 – 10:40

>>> Break <<<

10:40 – 11:20

RCE Outreach

Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations

11:20 - 11:50 Patent Quality / AIA Training Update

Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

Janet Gongola, Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

11:50 – 12:50

>>> Lunch <<<

  UPSTO and Smithsonian Institution Collaboration Update: Smithsonian Innovation Space at the Arts & Industries Building

12:50 - 1:15

Finance / Budget Update / Sequestration

Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer

1:15 – 1:40

Legislative Update

Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs

1:40 - 2:05 OCIO / PE2E

John Owens III, Chief Information Officer

David Landrith, Portfolio Manager

Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management

2:05 – 2:20

>>> Break <<<

2:20 – 2:50

International (Harmonization)

Mark Guetlich, Director, International Patent Policy, Office of Policy and External Affairs

2:50 – 3:05

Call Centers

Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management

3:05 – 3:15

Closing Remarks

Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents

3:15 – 3:30

Discussion/Wrap-Up

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

     3:30

Adjourn

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

 

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