TPAC Meeting

Telephonic Public Meeting Agenda
September 2009 - November 2009

TPAC will have public meetings via telephone conference on the following dates at the following times.

September 23, 2009, at 11 a.m. eastern time

October 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. eastern time

November 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. eastern time

It is anticipated that each telephone conference will last about an hour.

The public is invited to listen to the telephone conferences. You may do so by dialing this telephone number - 1-888-282-0172 and entering the passcode 9173022. Due to the short nature of these monthly calls, TPAC will not be receiving public comments or questions on them. TPAC invites public comments and questions at the meetings it holds approximately four times per year at the USPTO. Presently, TPAC anticipates having its next public meeting at the USPTO on Friday, November 20, 2009. An agenda will be published later for that meeting.

At each of these telephone conferences, the agenda will be:

  1. Review of the status of issues assigned to individual TPAC members, in order to check the progress of that member in monitoring those issues with the USPTO.
  2. Review of each TPAC member's progress in preparing that member's contribution to the TPAC annual report.
After each telephonic public meeting, TPAC anticipates voting to have a TPAC-only executive session via telephone conference to discuss any personnel, privileged, or other confidential matters that are before TPAC.