PPAC Quarterly Meeting - November 21, 2013

Public Session 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Recorded WebCast of Public Session

Opening Remarks 
Budget Update
 
PTAB Update
 
Compact Prosecution
 
Patent Quality
 
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
 
Patent Operations
 
Central Re-Exam Unit (CRU)
 
Legislative Update 
OCIO/PE2E
 
International(PPH)

Time Topic Principal(s)
11:30 - 11:35 Call To Order
Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman
11:35 - 11:45 Opening Remarks Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
11:45 - 12:05 Finance / Budget Update / Sequestration Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
12:05 - 12:25 PTAB Update James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
12:25 - 1:30 >>> Lunch <<< Guest Speaker - William Smith
1:30 - 2:00 Patent Quality and Real-Party-in-Interest Update Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
2:00 - 2:15 Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) Update Rob Clarke, Editor of the MPEP
2:15 - 2:30 >>> Break <<<
2:30 - 2:50 Patent Operations Update Jackie Stone, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
2:50 - 3:05 Central Re-Exam Unit (CRU) Update Remy Yucel, Director, Central Re-Exam Unit
3:05 - 3:20 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
3:20 - 3:35 OCIO/PE2E Update John Owens III, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, Portfolio Manager
3:35 - 3:50 >>> Break <<<
3:50 - 4:20 International - PPH and Other Updates Mark Powell, Special Advisor to the Commissioner for Patents
4:20 - 4:30 Discussion/Wrap-Up Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 13, 2014