PPAC Quarterly Meeting - March 14, 2013

Public Session (9:00 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.)

Recorded Webcast of Public Session

TimeTopicPrincipal(s)
9:00 - 9:05Call To Order
Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
Louis Foreman, PPAC Member
9:05 - 9:15Opening RemarksTeresa Stanek Rea, Acting Under Secretary and Acting Director of the USPTO
9:15 - 9:35Patent Operations UpdateValencia Martin-Wallace, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
9:35 - 9:55AIA UpdateJanet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator
9:55 - 10:15Legislative UpdateDana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
10:15 - 10:30>>> Break <<<
10:30 - 11:00RCE OutreachAndy Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:00 - 11:10Software Roundtable UpdateDrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
11:10 - 11:40Quality Composite MatrixMarty Rater, Statistician, Office of Patent Quality Assurance
11:40 - 12:40>>> Lunch <<<
12:40 - 1:10Open Discussion on Patent QualityPeter Thurlow, PPAC Member
1:10 - 1:25Open Discussion on PTABJames Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
1:25 - 1:40Finance/Budget Update/SequestrationTony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:40 - 2:00Discussion/Wrap-UpLouis Foreman, PPAC Member
2:00 - 2:10Closing RemarksPeggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
2:10AdjournLouis Foreman, PPAC Member

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 16, 2013