Patent Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

Attend the next quarterly meeting of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) for a review of policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees. You can attend the public session at the USPTO’s Alexandria campus or watch the meeting online.  The PPAC advises the under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the USPTO.


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9:00-9:05 a.m.Call to order - introductionPPAC Chair Marylee Jenkins
9:05-9:30 a.m.Opening remarksUnder Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu
9:30-11 a.m.Quality and Operations update
Role of the patent examiner
OPQA search feedback pilot
Peer search collaboration

Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace
Director, Technology Center 2800 Robin Evans
Director, Technology Center 3600 Wendy Garber
Acting Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance Patricia Bianco
Director, Technology Center 2800 Matthew Such

11-11:35 a.m.International update
• International Patent Operations
IP5 update

Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation Mark Powell
Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter
Patent Attorney, Office of Policy and International Affairs Courtney Stopp

12:20-1:20 p.m.

PTAB update
• POP cases
• Ratification decisions
• MTA pilot program status
• Updates

Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Scott Boalick
Deputy Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Jackie Bonilla

1:20-1:50 p.m.

IT update
• Authentication change for EFS-Web and PAIR
• Improve PALM Resiliency

Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe
Portfolio Manager, PE2E Raman Sarna
Patent Senior Information Technology Expert William Stryjewski

1:50-2:20 p.m.Legislative update

Deputy Director, Office of Governmental Affairs and Oversight Kimberley Alton

2:20-2:40 p.m.Finance/Budget update
• FY 2019 status
• FY 2020 budget
• FY 2021 budget
• Fee rulemaking and biennial fee review
Chief Financial Officer Sean Mildrew
2:40-2:45 p.m.

Closing remarks

PPAC Chair Marylee Jenkins
Drew Hirshfeld
Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Deputy Director of the USPTO
This event is part of a series: PPAC