Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - September 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015 Executive Session 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Activity Speaker
TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss confidential deliberative process information related to the draft FY2017 budget, and potential recommendations as to future budget planning related to TM and USPTO opeations. 

Maury Tepper, Chair
Trademark Public Advisory Committee

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

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

Comments from the Director (Michelle Lee, Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO) 

9:15 - 9:50

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Judge)
• Performance statistics
• Ongoing initiatives
• Outreach and presentations
• Future initiatives 

9:50 - 10:00

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

10:00 - 10:10

 OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)
• Current financial performance and projections
• Close of 2015 Budget
• Access to funding and reserve 

10:10 - 10:45

 Trademark Operations Update (Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks)
• Performance Statistics
• Examiner Headcount and training
• Ongoing Issues (Review of Options for Preserving a Use-Based Register, Changes to
   IDs Due to Technology, others)
• Outreach and Events

                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
10:55 - 11:10

 Policy and International Update (Shira Perlmutter, Amy Cotton, Sharon Marsh) 

11:10 - 11:35

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

  • Upcoming enhancements (internal and external)
  • TMNG progress update and timeline
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)