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 and watch the public session virtually at the following WebEx link. 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)

 

10:30-11 a.m.

Call to order - introduction
  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola
Opening remarks
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu
11-12 p.m.Pendency and Quality
  • Pendency data and continuation practice data
  • Update on quality initiatives
    • Search Immersion
    • Peer Search Collaboration Pilot updates
  • PPAC Quality and Pendency Subcommittee Chair Steve Caltrider
  • Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Robin Evans
  • Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance Stefanos Karmis
  • Director, TC 2800 Matt Such
12-12:30 p.m.PTAB
  • Ex Parte Appeals
  • PTAB Fast-Track Program
  • PTAB Updates
  • PPAC PTAB Subcommittee Chair Jeff Sears
  • Chief Judge, Patent and Trial Appeal Board Scott Boalick
  • Deputy Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Jackie Bonilla
  • Acting Vice Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Michael Kim
    Lead Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Kalyan Deshpande
Break
12:45-1:15 p.m.Innovation Expansion
  • National Council for Expanding American Innovation  Update
  • Affinity groups at the USPTO
  • PPAC Innovation Expansion Subcommittee Chair Jennifer Camacho
  • Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Director of the Office of EEO & Diversity Bismarck Myrick
1:15-1:45 p.m.Legislative Update
  • Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act
  • Telework for U.S. Innovation Act
  • IDEA Act
  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola
  • Director, Office of Governmental Affairs and Oversight Branden Ritchie
  • Deputy Director, Office of Governmental Affairs and Oversight Kimberley Alton
1:45-2 p.m.IT update
  • Update on search rollout
  • Update on Patent Center
  • Update on alternate processing site(s) and failover
  • Update on PTAB system
  • PPAC IT Subcommittee Chair Mark Goodson
  • Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer Debbie Stephens
  • Patent Senior Information Technology Expert William Stryjewski
  • Portfolio Manager, PE2E Raman Sarna
2-2:20 p.m.Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Developments in AI patent policy
  • Update on AI technologies at the USPTO

 

  • PPAC AI Subcommittee Co-Chairs Jeremiah Chan | Bernard Cassidy
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter
  • Senior Counsel to the Director, Office of the Under Secretary and Director Coke Stewart
  • Director, TC 2800 Matt Such
2:20-2:40 p.m.International
  • July 21 IP5 heads meeting
  • Repository for Common Access to Data Elements (R-CADE)
  • IP attaché program – what they do, how they can help
  • Patents 4 Partnerships

 

  • PPAC International Subcommittee Co-Chairs Tracy Durkin | Jeff Sears
  • Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Senior Advisor, International Patent Business Solutions Nelson Yang
  • Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs Shira Perlmutter
2:40-3 p.m.Finance/Budget
  • FY 2020 status
  • FY 2021 status
  • FY 2022 budget
  • Fee rulemaking
  • PPAC Finance Subcommittee Chair Dan Lang
  • Chief Financial Officer Jay Hoffman
3 p.m.

Meeting 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
This event is part of a series: PPAC