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.

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9:00 - 9:05Call To Order
Session Opening

• Introductions
• PPAC Remarks
Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Chair
9:05 - 9:10Opening RemarksMichelle 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
• 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 - 12:30PTAB Update
• Statistics, Substantive Rules and Initiatives

Nathan Kelley, Acting Chief Judge, PTAB

12:30 - 1:00>>> Lunch <<<
1:00 - 2:30Executive Session: Ethics BriefingArthur Warren, Senior Counsel for Ethics, Department of Commerce
2:30- 2:35>>> Break <<<
2:35 - 2:55OCIO 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 - 3:15Finance/Budget Update
•Revenues and Fee Revisions
Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
3:15 - 3:30Legislative Update
•Patent Reform Legislation
Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
3:30 - 3:40Discussion/Wrap-UpEsther Kepplinger, PPAC Chair
This event is part of a series: PPAC