Patent Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - February 2015

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Time Topic Principal(s)
9:00 - 9:05 Call To Order Session Opening
•Introductions
•PPAC Remarks
Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Chair
9:05 - 9:10 Opening Remarks Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents
9:10 - 9:35 Quality Initiatives Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality
9:35 - 10:05 101 Update Drew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy
10:05 - 10:35 Operations Update and Discussion Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:35 - 10:50 >>> Break <<<
10:50 - 11:05 International Update and Discussion

Charles Pearson, Director, International Patent Legal Administration

Mary Critharis, Deputy Chief Policy Officer

11:05 - 11:25 Human Capital - Telework Andrew Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations
11:25 - 12:25 PTAB Update and Discussion James Smith, Chief Judge, PTAB
12:25 - 12:45 >>> Lunch <<<
12:45 - 1:30 Executive Session: Ethics Briefing Arthur Warren, Senior Counsel for Ethics, Department of Commerce
1:30 - 2:10 Demonstration of PE2E: Docket and Application Viewer Tool Nadia Khoshnoodi, Patent Examiner, TC 2400
2:10 - 2:25 OCIO/Patent-End-to-End Update

John Owens, Chief Information Officer

Debbie Stephens, Associate Commissioner for Patent Information Management

David Landrith, PE2E Portfolio Manager

2:25 - 2:40 >>> Break <<<
2:40 - 2:55 Finance/Budget Update Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer
2:55 - 3:10 Legislative Update Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
3:10 - 3:20 Closing Remarks Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO
3:20 - 3:30 Discussion/Wrap-Up Esther Kepplinger, PPAC Chair

 Next Meeting: May 14, 2015

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