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PPAC (Patent Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - July 8, 2010

USPTO Headquarters
Madison North Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA  22314


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Public Meeting Agenda  

Time Activity Speaker
8:00am- 8:05am  Call To Order: Public Session Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
8:05am - 8:15am

Session Opening

  • Introductions
  • PPAC Remarks
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
8:15am - 8:30am USPTO Opening Remarks Robert Stoll, Commissioner for Patents
8:30am - 9:10am Strategy: Overview of USPTO Strategy Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
9:10am - 9:30am Finance: Update & Fee Project Mark Olechowski, Deputy Chief Financial Officer
9:30am - 9:40am >>>  Break  <<<  
9:40am - 9:55am Legislative:  General Update
  • Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs
  • Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
9:55am - 10:15am Bilski -v- Kappos:  SCOTUS Opinion Update & Implementation
  • Scott Weidenfeller, Office of the Solicitor
  • Bob Bahr, Acting Associate Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy


10:15am - 10:35am

Operations: Patent Operations Update Peggy Focarino, Deputy Commissioner for Patents
10:35am - 10:45am Process: Patent Process Re-engineering Effort
  • Steve Pinkos, PPAC Member
  • James Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Patent Commissioner for Patent Operations
10:45am - 10:55am >>> Break  <<<   
10:55am - 11:25am Three Track Examination: Process & Implications
  • Steve Miller, PPAC Member/Louis Foreman, PPAC Member/Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
  • Rob Clarke, USPTO
11:25am - 11:45pm OCIO: Update & Architecture
  • Ben Borson, PPAC Member & Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
  • John Owens, Chief Information Officer
  • Marti Hearst, Chief IT Strategist
11:45pm - 12:15pm >>>  Lunch Break  <<<  
12:15pm - 12:45pm Annual Report: Anticipating the PPAC Annual Report - Topic & Work-Plan

Damon C. Matteo, Chairman

  • PPAC Members
  • USPTO Participants
12:45pm - 1:00pm Follow-Ups/Catch-Up: Ad Hoc Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
1:00pm - 1:10pm Open Discussion & Public Questions Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
1:10pm - 1:25pm

Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

  • Agenda Topic Follow-Ups
  • New Topics
  • Next Steps
Damon C. Matteo, Chairman
1:25pm - 1:30pm Adjourn:  Public Session Damon C. Matteo, Chairman


1:30pm - 2:45pm - Executive Session for PPAC

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