Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - May 2015

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

TimeTopicPrincipal(s)
9:00 - 9:05Call To Order Session Opening
•Introductions
•PPAC Remarks
Marylee Jenkins, PPAC Vice Chair
9:05 - 9:10Opening RemarksMichelle Lee, Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO
9:10 - 10:10Quality Initiative Update and DiscussionValencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
10:10 - 10:30Patent Examination Policy UpdateDrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:30 - 10:45>>> Break <<<
10:45 - 11:05OCIO/Patent-End-to-End Update

John Owens, Chief Information Officer

Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management

David Landrith, PE2E Portfolio Manager

11:05 - 11:35Operations Update Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:35 - 12:10International UpdateMark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation
12:10 - 12:30>>> Lunch <<<
12:30 - 1:15Luncheon Speaker: The Clearing House's Patent Quality InitiativeSean M. Reilly, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Clearing House Payments Company
1:15 - 1:30>>> Break <<<
1:30 - 2:00PTAB UpdateJames Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
2:00 - 2:20Finance/Budget UpdateTony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
2:20 - 2:40Legislative UpdateDana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
2:40 - 2:50Closing RemarksRussell Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO
2:50 - 3:00Discussion/Wrap-UpMarylee Jenkins, PPAC Vice Chair

Next Meeting: August 20, 2015 

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