PPAC Quarterly Meeting - August 14, 2014

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

TimeTopicPrincipal(s)
9:00 - 9:05Call To Order Session Opening
*Introductions
*PPAC Remarks
Louis Foreman, PPAC Chair
9:05 - 9:15Opening RemarksMichelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO
9:15 - 9:45Quality InitiativesPeggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
9:45 - 10:00CLS Bank/Myriad GuidelinesDrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:00 - 10:30RCE UpdateAndrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:30 - 10:45>>> Break <<<
10:45 - 11:00International Update and DiscussionMichael Neas, Deputy Director, International Patent Legal Administration
11:00 - 11:15Patent Examiner Technical Training Programs UpdateAlexa Neckel, PETTP Lead, Office of Patent Training
11:15 - 11:35PTAB Update and DiscussionJames 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 - 1:20Finance/Budget UpdateTony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:20 - 1:40Legislative UpdateDana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
1:40 - 2:00OCIO/PE2E UpdateJohn Owens II, Chief Information Officer Kat Wyrozebski, PE2E Portfolio Manager
2:00 - 2:15Discussion/Wrap-UpLouis Foreman, PPAC Chair

Next Meeting: November 20, 2014