PPAC Quarterly Meeting - May 22, 2014

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 - 10:05 Patent Quality Composite Measure Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:05 - 10:55 Optimal Pendency Levels Bruce Kisliuk, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration
10:55 - 11:10 >>> Break <<<
11:10 - 11:40 International Update and Discussion
Overview of USPTO’s IP Attaché Program
Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation Dominic Keating, Director, IP Attaché Program
11:40 - 12:10 PTAB Update and Discussion James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
12:10 - 1:40 >>> Lunch <<< Luncheon Speaker: Tom Krause, Deputy Solicitor
1:40 - 2:00 Finance/Budget Update Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
2:00 - 2:25 Legislative Update and Discussion Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
2:25 - 2:45 OCIO Update/PE2E John Owens II, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, Portfolio Manager
2:45 - 2:55 Call Centers Update Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
2:55 - 3:00 Discussion/Wrap-Up Louis Foreman, PPAC Chair

Executive Session (3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Time

Topic

Principal(s)

 3:05 - 3:30 Discussion of personnel matters (travel by individual PPAC members and applicable travel procedures). Maria Sullivan, Office of Finance

Next Meeting: Thursday August 14, 2014