PPAC (Patent Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - April 29, 2010

USPTO Headquarters
Madison South Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Meeting Agenda - Public Session 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (EST)

Time Activity Speaker
8:00 - 8:05 Call to Order Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
8:05 - 8:15

Introductions:

  • New PPAC Members
  • Returning PPAC Members
  • Commissioner For Patents
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
8:15 - 8:30 General Remarks & Impressions Robert Stoll, Commissioner for Patents
8:30 - 8:45 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
8:45 - 9:15 Financial Update & Fee Project Mark Olechowski, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
9:15 - 9:25 >>>Break<<<
9:25 - 9:40 International: Work-Sharing Update & Status of Foundation Projects Bruce Kisliuk, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patents
9:40 - 9:55 Patent Operations Update Peggy Focarino, Deputy Commissioner for Patents
9:55 - 10:15 Quality: Update & Initiatives Including Federal Register Notice Marc Adler, PPAC Member
Bob Bahr, Acting Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:15 - 10:45 OCIO Update John Owens, Chief Information Officer
Erin-Michael Gill, Advisor to the Under Secretary
10:45 - 11:00 CPIO Update & Plan Steve Pinkos, PPAC Member
11:00 - 11:15 Peer-To-Patent: PPAC Initiative Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Member
Jack Harvey, Director TC 2400
11:15 - 11:30 Open Field & Public Questions Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
11:30 - 11:45 Ad Hoc Follow-Ups/Catch-Up Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
11:45 - 11:55 Wrap-Up
€š§ Agenda Topic Follow-Ups
€š§ New Topics
€š§ Next Steps
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
11:55 - 12:40 >>>Lunch Break<<<
  Lunch Speaker Craig P. Opperman
12:40 - 12:45 Closing Remarks & Adjourn Damon C. Matteo, Chairman