TPAC Quarterly Meeting - October 2013

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to trademarks, and will advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on these matters.

Thursday, October 17 Executive Session 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Activity Speaker
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss confidential FY 2015 budget matters. Maury Tepper, TPAC Chair

Friday, October 18 Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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Related Documents

2013 Trademark Performance Results FY13
FY2013 Trademark Performance Measures
TTAB Metrics
OGA Update
CFO Update
OCIO Update

Time Activity
9:00 - 9:05 Introduction and comments (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:05 - 9:15

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current financial performance and projections
  • Impact of budget externalities on projects
  • Budgeting process for FY2014, FY2015 and beyond
  • Upcoming Meetings and Outreach
9:15 - 9:25

Legislative Update (Judy Grundy, Policy and International Affairs)

  • Recent Legislation
  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Pending Bills
9:25 - 10:10

Trademark Operations Update (Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • New ID Tool - request for comments on technical ID amendments
  • EOG Update
  • Outreach and events
10:10 - 10:25

 International and Policy Update (Sharon Marsh / Amy Cotton)

                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
10:25 - 11:10

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB)

  • Update on staffing and integration of new judges
  • Performance Statistics (pending cases, timelines and projections)
  • ADR initiatives
  • Outreach and public meetings update
  • Proposals to address backlog/additional resources
11:10 - 11:35

OCIO Update (John Owens, Chief Information Officer & Raj Dolas, Portfolio Manager for Trademark Next Generation (TMNG))

  • Stabilization and separation status
  • Staffing and resources
  • Upcoming enhancements (internal and external)
  • TMNG progress update and timeline for completion
11:35 - 11:45

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: February 28, 2014