PPAC Quarterly Meeting - November 20, 2014

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 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 - 9:45 Quality Initiatives Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
9:45 - 10:00 101 Update Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:00 - 10:30 Operations Update and Discussion Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:30 - 10:45 >>> Break <<<
10:45 - 11:00 International Update and Discussion Don Levin, Director, International Patent Business Solutions, Office of International Patent Cooperation
11:00 - 11:15 First Inventor to File Roadshow Update Valencia Martin-Wallace, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:15 - 11:45 PTAB Update and Discussion James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
11:45 - 1:00 >>> Lunch <<< Luncheon Speaker: Sam Helfgott 
Director of Patents, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP International Patent Activities - A User Perspective 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 1:20 Finance/Budget Update Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
1:20 - 1:40 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
1:40 - 2:00 OCIO/PE2E Update John Owens II, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, PE2E Portfolio Manager
2:00 - 2:15 Discussion/Wrap-Up Louis Foreman, PPAC Chair

 Next Meeting: February 19, 2015