PPAC Quarterly Meeting - October 15, 2009

Public Session 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Time Activity Speaker
8:00 - 8:05 Call To Order Damon C. Matteo, Acting Chair
8:05 - 8:15 Introductions Damon C. Matteo, Acting Chair
8:15 - 8:30 New Commissioner For Patents Remarks Robert Stoll, Commissioner For Patents
8:30 - 8:40 Legislative Update Paul Salmon, Acting Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
8:40 - 9:00 Nationwide Workforce Fred Schmidt, Patent Group Director
Steve Smith, Chief Administrative Officer
9:00- 9:30 Financial Update & Fee Project Mark Olechowski, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
9:30 - 9:45 OCIO Roadmap Update John Owens II, Chief Information Officer
9:45 - 10:00 >>> Break <<<  
10:00 – 10:30 New Under Secretary Introductory Remarks David Kappos, Under Secretary Of Commerce For Intellectual Property & Director  Of The United States Patent & Trademark Office
10:30 - 10:45 Definition Of Quality Marc Adler, PPAC Member
Andrew Hirshfeld, Acting Associate Commissioner  for Patent Examination Policy
10:45 - 11:00 Quality: Update & Initiatives Peggy Focarino, Deputy Commissioner for Patents
11:00 - 11:15 Pendency: Update & Initiatives Peggy Focarino, Deputy Commissioner for Patents
11:15 – 11:30 PTO 101 Training Andrew Hirshfeld, Acting Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
11:30 - 11:50 International Work-Sharing Update & Status of Foundation Projects Dave Talbot, Director Of SIRA
Mark Powell, Patent Group Director
11:50 - 12:35 >>>  Lunch Break  <<<  
12:35 - 1:15 Count System/Goal Study: Internal Re-Engineering Peggy Focarino, DeputyCommissioner for Patents
Robert Budens, President, POPA
1:15 - 1:45 Ad Hoc Follow-Ups/Catch-Up  
1:45 - 1:55

Next Steps Discussion:

  1. Agenda Topic Follow-Ups
  2. New Topics
  3. Teaming Discussion
Damon C. Matteo, Acting Chair
1:55 - 2:00   Damon C. Matteo, Acting Chair

Executive Session

Time Activity Speaker
2:00 - 2:05 Call To Order Damon C. Matteo, Acting Chair
2:05 - 2:35 Financial Update (DOC/OMB) Mark Olechowski, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
2:35 - 3:05 Ad Hoc Follow-Ups/Catch-Up  
3:05 - 3:15 Closing Comments & Adjourn Damon C. Matteo, Acting Chair