Patent Public Advisory Committee public meeting

Attend the next public meeting of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) to learn more about patent-related policies, goals, performance, budgets, and user fees. You can watch the virtual public session via WebEx. The PPAC advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. The public meeting agenda will be available one week before the scheduled meeting.

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

Agenda (all times are Eastern Time (ET):

PPAC public meeting video

TimeTopicPrincipal(s)
9:00-9:20 a.m.

Call to order

  • Welcome and introduction

 

  • PPAC Chair, Steve Caltrider
  • Opening remarks and Q&As
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal
9:20-10:00 a.m.Strengthening robust and reliable patent rights: a conversation between Director Vidal and independent inventor and PPAC member Dan Brown
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal
  • PPAC Innovation Expansion and Outreach Subcommittee Chair, Dan Brown
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Patent Pendency, Quality, International, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (PQuIP)

  • PPAC Vice Chair and PPAC PQuIP Subcommittee Chair, Tracy Durkin
  • PPAC PQuIP Subcommittee Vice Chair, Charles Duan
  • Acting Commissioner for Patents, Andrew Faile
  • Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Scott Boalick
  • Senior Legal Advisor to the Director, Jacqueline Bonilla
  • Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge, Michael Tierney
  • Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge, Janet Gongola
  • Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge, Melissa Haapala
  • Acting Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge, Miriam Quinn
  • Acting Senior Lead Administrative Patent Judge, Amanda Wieker
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Robert Bahr
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Robin Evans
  • Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Remy Yucel
  • Assistant Commissioner for Patents, Gladys Corcoran
11:00-11:25 a.m.

Innovation Expansion and Outreach

  • PPAC Innovation Expansion and Outreach Subcommittee Chair, Dan Brown
  • PPAC Innovation Expansion and Outreach Subcommittee Vice Chair, Suzanne Harrison
  • Senior Director, Community Engagement, Paul Rosenthal
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Program Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary and Director, Janine Scianna
11:25-11:50 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)/information technology (IT)

  • Highlights of annual report
  • AI/IT update
    • Legacy to Modernization
    • Similarity Search
  • PPAC Legislative and Policy Subcommittee Vice Chair and AI/IT Subcommittee member, Heidi Nebel
  • Chief Information Officer, Jamie Holcombe
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Rick Seidel
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer, Debbie Stephens
  • Supervisory Patent IT Specialist, Jonathan Horner
-- Break --
12:35-1:00 p.m.

Legislative and AI/International Policy

  • PPAC Legislative and Policy Subcommittee Chair, Jeremiah Chan
  • PPAC Legislative and Policy Subcommittee Vice Chair, Heidi Nebel
  • Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, Mary Critharis
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Robert Bahr
  • Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Valencia Martin Wallace
  • Director, Office of Governmental Affairs, Ellen McLaren
  • Deputy Director, Office of Governmental Affairs, Kimberley Alton
  • Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, Matt Sked
1:00-1:25 p.m.

Finance/Budget

  • Highlights of annual report
  • Finance update
    • FY22 summary
    • FY23 projections
  • PPAC Finance Subcommittee Chair, Jeff Sears
  • Chief Financial Officer, Jay Hoffman
1:25-1:30 p.m.Meeting adjournPPAC Chair, Steve Caltrider

 

Accessibility

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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