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.

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9:00-9:10 a.m.Call To Order -- Session opening,
new members sworn in, and introduction
Marylee Jenkins, PPAC Chair
Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
9:10-9:30 a.m.Opening RemarksLaura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
9:30-10:30 a.m.Revised Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility

Bob Bahr, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

10:30-11:30 a.m.International Update
International Subject Matters Eligibility Dialogue
•China Update: patent law amendments, appellate IP tribunal, and TIER
•ID5 Industrial Design Forum
•USPTO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference
Status of PCT CS&E

Mary Critharis, Senior Patent Counsel, OPIA
Elaine Wu, Senior Counsel for China, OPIA
David Gerk, Patent Attorney, OPIA
Chris Hannon, Patent Attorney, OPIA
Michael Neas, Deputy Director, International Patent Legal Administration

11:30-12 p.m.

IT Update
•Milestone Updates on PE2E:
  - DAV
  - OC
  - Search (EAST)
  - and CMS
•Patent Center Update & Communication Plan on Authentication Migration
•Global Dossier and CPC
•Legacy Systems

David Chiles, Acting Chief Information Officer
Thomas Beach, PE2E Portfolio Manager of PE2E and Chief Data Strategist
William Stryjewski, Acting Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management

<< Lunch >>
Executive Session – PPAC Members’ Annual Ethics BriefingEthics Law and Programs Division
Office of the General Counsel, Department of Commerce
1:15-2:15 p.m.PTAB Update
•PTAB Statistics
•Precedential Opinion Panel
•Motion to Amend Practice

Scott Boalick, Acting Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Jackie Bonilla, Acting Deputy Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

2:15-2:35 p.m.Legislative Update

Dana Colarulli, Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs

2:35-2:55 p.m.Finance/Budget Update
•FY 2019 Status
•FY 2020 Budget
•Strategic Planning
•Fee Rulemaking/Biennial Fee Review
Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
2:55-3 p.m.Closing Remarks/Public Meeting AdjournMarylee Jenkins, PPAC Chair
This event is part of a series: PPAC