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.

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Agenda (all times are ET)

PPAC public meeting slides

10-10:30 a.m.

Call to order

Welcome and introduction

PPAC Chair, Suzanne Harrison
Opening remarks and Q&AsUnder Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal
10:30-12 p.m.

2023 PPAC Annual Report and Q&As

  • Introduction
  • What is PPAC
  • Rulemaking
  • Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Working with other government agencies
    • FDA
    • USDA
  • PTAB
  • Impacting GDP

PPAC Chair, Suzanne Harrison

PPAC member, Judge Susan Braden

PPAC member, Olivia Tsai

PPAC member, Charles Duan

PPAC member, Dan Brown

PPAC member, Loletta Darden

PPAC member, Henry Hadad

PPAC member, Heidi Nebel

PPAC member and 2022 PPAC Chair, Steve Caltrider

12 p.m.Meeting adjournPPAC Chair, Suzanne Harrison

Accessibility accommodation


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