Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Executive Session 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Activity Speaker
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ethics Briefing Arthur Warren, Senior Counsel for Ethics, Department of Commerce
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TPAC is planning to have deliberative discussions on potential recommendations as to further budget planning related to Trademark fees and USPTO operations, and an analysis of the impact on Trademark reserves. Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, TPAC Chair

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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Time Activity
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction and Welcome (Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:15 - 9:25

 OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

9:25 - 9:35

 Legislative Update (Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs)

9:35 - 10:10

 Trademark Operations Update (Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks)

10:10 - 10:25 Policy and International Update (Sharon Marsh / Amy Cotton)
                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
10:35 - 11:10

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Judge)

11:10 - 11:35

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

11:35 - 11:45

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting

Speakers:

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee
Michelle K. Lee
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)