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 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.

PPAC quarterly meeting video

Questions or comments related to the agenda below can be submitted in advance to ppac@uspto.gov.

Agenda (all times are ET):

Time
Topic
Principal(s)

11-11:30 a.m.

Call to order - introduction
  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola
Opening remarks
  • Performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Drew Hirshfeld
11:30 a.m.-noonPatent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • Arthrex
  • 325(d) case study
  • Inventor outreach efforts
  • Training for APJs
  • Improving the process-data sharing with Patents
  • PPAC PTAB Subcommittee Chair Steve Caltrider
  • Chief Judge Scott Boalick
  • Deputy Chief Judge Jacqueline Bonilla
  • Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola
  • Vice Chief Judge Scott Weidenfeller
  • Vice Chief Judge Michael Kim
  • Senior Lead Judge Kalyan Deshpande
  • Senior Advisor and Judge Linda Horner
Noon-12:40 p.m.Patent pendency and quality
  • PPAC Pendency and Quality Subcommittee Chair Jeff Sears
  • Acting Commissioner for Patents Andrew Faile
  • Deputy Commissioner Robin Evans
  • Deputy Commissioner Robert Bahr
  • Director, Technology Center 2900 Karen Young
  • Deputy Director, Office of Petitions Fenn Mathew
  • Acting Deputy Director, Office of Petitions Kristen Matter
Break
12:50-1:10 p.m.Finance/budget 
  • FY 2021 financial status
  • Next steps for the budget
  • PPAC Finance Subcommittee Chair Barney Cassidy
  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer Sean Mildrew
1:10-1:45 p.m.Artificial intelligence (AI)/information technology (IT)
  • PPAC AI and IT Subcommittee Chair Jeremiah Chan
  • Performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Coke Stewart
  • Chief Economist Andrew Toole
  • Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents Richard Seidel
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer Debbie Stephens
  • Chief Information Security Officer Don Watson
  • Director of Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Bob Simms
  • Director, Technology Center 2800 Matthew Such
1:45-2:30 p.m.Outreach: International 
  • PPAC Outreach Subcommittee Chair Tracy Durkin
  • Deputy Commissioner Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Chief Policy Officer and Director of International Affairs Mary Critharis
  • Senior Advisor, International Patent Business Solutions Nelson Yang
2:30-2:45 p.m.Legislative update
  • PPAC Legislative Subcommittee Co-chairs Susan Braden and Dan Brown
  • Attorney Advisor, Office of Governmental Affairs Tamara Foley
2:45-2:50 p.m.Innovation expansion update
  • PPAC Innovation Expansion Subcommittee Chair Jennifer Camacho
  • Deputy Commissioner Valencia Martin Wallace
2:50-3:05 p.m.Director's initiatives: Sustainability
  • Performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Coke Stewart
  • Senior Advisor for Operations Sarah Brown
3:05 p.m.

Meeting adjourns

  • PPAC Chair Julie Mar-Spinola

 

This event is part of a series: PPAC