PPAC Quarterly Meeting - March 3, 2010

Public Session 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Time Activity Speaker
11:00 – 11:05 Call to Order Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
11:05 – 11:10

Introductions:

  • New PPAC Members
  • Returning PPAC Members
  • USPTO Attendees (TBD)
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
11:10 – 11:40 USPTO Draft Strategic Plan 
2010-2015
Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of USPTO
11:40 – 12:10 Policy:  Wyeth-v-Kappos Implications Bob Bahr, Acting Associate Commissioner  for Patent Examination Policy
Ray Chen, Solicitor
PPAC Wyeth Sub-Committee: Esther Kepplinger, Lead
12:10 – 12:15 Quality: PPAC Quality Sub-Committee Brief Update Marc Adler, PPAC Quality Sub-Committee Lead
Bob Bahr, Acting Associate Commissioner  for Patent Examination Policy
12:15 – 1:00 Efficiency Gain Plan & Operations Update Peggy Focarino, Deputy Commissioner for Patents
1:00 –1:30 >>>Break<<< 
1:30 – 2:00 Financial Update & 2011 President's Budget   Karen Strohecker, Acting Chief Financial Officer

 

2:00 – 2:30

"Intersection" Discussion: Finance & Strategy Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of USPTO
Robert Stoll, Commissioner for Patents
Karen Strohecker, Acting Chief Financial Officer
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
2:30 – 2:45 Ad Hoc Follow-Ups/Catch-Up TBD
2:45 – 2:55

Next Steps Discussion:

  • Agenda Follow-Up
  • New Topics
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
2:55 – 3:00 Closing Remarks & Adjourn  Damon C. Matteo, Chairman