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)

TimeTopicPrincipal(s)
11:30 - 11:35Call To Order
Session Opening
  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
Louis Foreman, PPAC Chairman
11:35 - 11:45Opening RemarksPeggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
11:45 - 12:05Finance / Budget Update / SequestrationTony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
12:05 - 12:25PTAB UpdateJames Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
12:25 - 1:30>>> Lunch <<< Guest Speaker - William Smith
1:30 - 2:00Patent Quality and Real-Party-in-Interest UpdateDrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
2:00 - 2:15Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) UpdateRob Clarke, Editor of the MPEP
2:15 - 2:30>>> Break <<<
2:30 - 2:50Patent Operations UpdateJackie Stone, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
2:50 - 3:05Central Re-Exam Unit (CRU) UpdateRemy Yucel, Director, Central Re-Exam Unit
3:05 - 3:20Legislative UpdateDana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
3:20 - 3:35OCIO/PE2E UpdateJohn Owens III, Chief Information Officer David Landrith, Portfolio Manager
3:35 - 3:50>>> Break <<<
3:50 - 4:20International - PPH and Other UpdatesMark Powell, Special Advisor to the Commissioner for Patents
4:20 - 4:30Discussion/Wrap-UpLouis Foreman, PPAC Chairman

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 13, 2014