Attend the 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.

Please submit questions to ppac@uspto.gov.

Agenda:

Time
Topic
Principal(s)
9-9:05 a.m.Call to order - introduction
  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola
9:05-9:25 a.m.New members swearing in and opening remarks
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu
9:25-9:40Arthrex
  • Senior Legal Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary and Director Nick Matich
9:40-10:45 a.m.

PTAB
• Motion to Amend NPRM and Pilot Program
• Precedential and Informative Case Update       
• Multiple challenges

  • PPAC PTAB Subcommittee Chair Jeff Sears
  • Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Scott Boalick
  • Deputy Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Jackie Bonilla
  • Vice Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Tim Fink
  • Lead Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Kal Deshpande
10:45-11:20 a.m.Pendency and Quality
Bridging the PTAB and Patents
  • PPAC Quality and Pendency and Quality Subcommittee Chair Steve Caltrider
  • Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Scott Boalick
  • Deputy Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Jackie Bonilla
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Director of the Office of Patent Quality Assurance Stefanos Karmis
11:20-11:50 a.m.

Innovation Expansion
• Introduction and Overview of National Council for Expanding American Innovation
• Outreach and Initiatives

  • PPAC Innovation Expansion Subcommittee Chair Jennifer Camacho
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Deputy Director, Office of Governmental Affairs Kimberley Alton
<< Lunch >>
Executive Session – PPAC Members’ Annual Ethics BriefingEthics Law and Programs Division
Office of the General Counsel, Department of Commerce
1:00-1:45 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI integration across the agency, pendency and quality, and IT/infrastructure
Policy

  • PPAC AI Subcommittee Co-Chairs Bernard Cassidy | Jeremiah Chan
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Commerece for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter
  • Director, TC 2800 Matt Such
  • Senior Policy Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary and Director Coke Stewart
1:45-2:15 p.m.

IT Update
• Stabilization of IT systems
• AI Integration
• Cybersecurity (IT systems and infrastructure)

  • PPAC IT Subcommittee Chair Mark Goodson
  • Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer Debbie Stephens
  • Portfolio Manager, PE2E Raman Sarna
  • Patent Senior Information Technology Expert William Stryjewski
2:15-2:35 p.m.

Finance / Budget Update
• Overall budget


 
  • PPAC Finance Subcommittee Chair Dan Lang
  • Chief Financial Officer Jay Hoffman
  • Senior Advisor for Financial Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer Michelle Picard
2:35-2:55 p.m.Legislative Update
• Update on status and pending issues
• Important deadlines for pending issues
  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola
  • Director, Office of Governmental Affairs and Oversight Branden Ritchie
  • Deputy Director, Office of Governmental Affairs Kimberley Alton
2:55-3:05 p.m.

Closing remarks adjourn

  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola
Speakers
Andrei Iancu
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Official portrait of Laura Peter
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO