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PPAC Quarterly Meeting - November 21, 2013

600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Madison Auditorium South

 

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Public Session (11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Time

Topic

Principal(s)

11:30 - 11:35

Call To Order
Session Opening

  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

11:35 - 11:45

Opening Remarks

Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents

11:45 - 12:05

Finance / Budget Update / Sequestration

Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer

12:05 - 12:25

PTAB Update

James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB

12:25 - 1:30

>>> Lunch <<<

Guest Speaker - William Smith

1:30 - 2:00

Patent Quality and Real-Party-in-Interest Update

Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

2:00 - 2:15 Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) Update Rob Clarke, Editor of the MPEP

2:15 - 2:30

>>> Break <<<

2:30 - 2:50

Patent Operations Update

Jackie Stone, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations

2:50 - 3:05

Central Re-Exam Unit (CRU) Update

Remy Yucel, Director, Central Re-Exam Unit

3:05 - 3:20

Legislative Update

Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs

3:20 - 3:35

OCIO/PE2E Update

John Owens III, Chief Information Officer

David Landrith, Portfolio Manager

3:35 - 3:50

>>> Break <<<

3:50 - 4:20

International - PPH and Other Updates

Mark Powell, Special Advisor to the Commissioner for Patents

4:20 - 4:30

Discussion/Wrap-Up

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 13, 2014

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