PPAC Quarterly Meeting - May 22, 2014

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 - 10:05Patent Quality Composite MeasureDrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:05 - 10:55Optimal Pendency LevelsBruce Kisliuk, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration
10:55 - 11:10>>> Break <<<
11:10 - 11:40International 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 - 12:10PTAB Update and DiscussionJames Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
12:10 - 1:40>>> Lunch <<< Luncheon Speaker: Tom Krause, Deputy Solicitor
1:40 - 2:00Finance/Budget UpdateTony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
2:00 - 2:25Legislative Update and DiscussionDana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
2:25 - 2:45OCIO Update/PE2EJohn Owens II, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, Portfolio Manager
2:45 - 2:55Call Centers UpdateDebbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management
2:55 - 3:00Discussion/Wrap-UpLouis Foreman, PPAC Chair

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

Time

Topic

Principal(s)

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

Next Meeting: Thursday August 14, 2014