Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2016

Public Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Please submit questions to ppac@uspto.gov.

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:00 - 9:05 Call To Order
Session Opening

• Introductions
• PPAC Remarks
Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Chair
9:05 - 9:10 Opening Remarks Michelle Lee, Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO
9:10 - 10:25      Quality and Policy Update
• Clarity of the Record Pilot
• Topic Submission for Case Studies
• Post Grant Outcomes
Subject Matter Eligibility Update
Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
Bob Bahr, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:25 - 10:40 >>> Break <<<
10:40 - 11:30

Operations Update
•Filing Rates and Statistics
Quality Metrics

Bob Oberleitner, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
Richard Seidel, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration
11:30 - 12:00

International Update
• ID5 Meeting Outcomes
Harmonization
• Launch of Brazil PPH Program
Global Dossier Task Force Meeting

Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs
Charles Pearson, Director, International Patent Legal Administration

12:00 - 12:30 PTAB Update
• Statistics, Substantive Rules and Initiatives

Nathan Kelley, Acting Chief Judge, PTAB

12:30 - 1:00 >>> Lunch <<<
1:00 - 2:30 Executive Session: Ethics Briefing Arthur Warren, Senior Counsel for Ethics, Department of Commerce
2:30- 2:35 >>> Break <<<
2:35 - 2:55 OCIO Update
• Current State of Systems
• Outlook for Future Fixes
John Owens, Chief Information Officer
Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
David Landrith, PE2E Portfolio Manager
2:55 - 3:15 Finance/Budget Update
•Revenues and Fee Revisions
Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
3:15 - 3:30 Legislative Update
•Patent Reform Legislation
Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
3:30 - 3:40 Discussion/Wrap-Up Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Chair

Speakers:

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee
Michelle K. Lee
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)