PPAC Quarterly Meeting - August 14, 2014

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:00 - 9:05 Call To Order Session Opening
*Introductions
*PPAC Remarks
Louis Foreman, PPAC Chair
9:05 - 9:15 Opening Remarks Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO
9:15 - 9:45 Quality Initiatives Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
9:45 - 10:00 CLS Bank/Myriad Guidelines Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:00 - 10:30 RCE Update Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:30 - 10:45 >>> Break <<<
10:45 - 11:00 International Update and Discussion Michael Neas, Deputy Director, International Patent Legal Administration
11:00 - 11:15 Patent Examiner Technical Training Programs Update Alexa Neckel, PETTP Lead, Office of Patent Training
11:15 - 11:35 PTAB Update and Discussion James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
11:35 - 1:00 >>> Lunch <<< Luncheon Speaker: Elizabeth Dougherty
Director of Inventor Education, Outreach & Recognition, Office of Innovation Development
1:00 - 1:20 Finance/Budget Update Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:20 - 1:40 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
1:40 - 2:00 OCIO/PE2E Update John Owens II, Chief Information Officer Kat Wyrozebski, PE2E Portfolio Manager
2:00 - 2:15 Discussion/Wrap-Up Louis Foreman, PPAC Chair

Next Meeting: November 20, 2014