PPAC Quarterly Meeting - August 15, 2013

Public Session 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Recorded WebCast of Public Session

Opening Remarks

Patent Operations Update

PTAB Update

RCE Outreach

Patent Quality

Finance / Budget Update / Sequestration

Legislative Update

OCIO / PE2E

International

Call Center

Closing Remarks

TimeTopicPrincipal(s)
9:30 - 9:35Call To Order
Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks

Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

9:35 - 9:45Opening RemarksTeresa Stanek Rea, Acting Under Secretary and Acting Director of the USPTO
9:45 - 10:05Patent Operations UpdateJim Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:05 - 10:25PTAB UpdateJames Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
10:25 - 10:40>>> Break <<<
10:40 - 11:20RCE OutreachAndrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:20 - 11:50Patent Quality / AIA Training UpdateDrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Janet Gongola, Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
11:50 - 12:50>>> Lunch <<<
 UPSTO and Smithsonian Institution Collaboration Update: Smithsonian Innovation Space at the Arts & Industries Building
12:50 - 1:15Finance / Budget Update / SequestrationTony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:15 - 1:40Legislative UpdateDana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
1:40 - 2:05OCIO / PE2EJohn Owens III, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, Portfolio Manager Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
2:05 - 2:20>>> Break <<<
2:20 - 2:50International (Harmonization)Mark Guetlich, Director, International Patent Policy, Office of Policy and External Affairs
2:50 - 3:05Call CentersDebbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
3:05 - 3:15Closing RemarksPeggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
3:15 - 3:30Discussion/Wrap-UpLouis Foreman, PPAC Chairman
3:30AdjournLouis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 21, 2013