USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee Meeting on February 4, 2016

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
February 3, 2016

The USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 9 am to 3:40 pm at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will also be available by webcast.

Agenda items include:

  • Patent reform legislation
  • Patent quality and policy update
  • Subject matter eligibility update
  • International harmonization
  • IT projects
  • Update of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) activities and initiatives

The USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce and the USPTO Director on “the management of patent and trademark operations including goals, performance, budget, and user fees.” The committee also prepares an annual report, which is sent to the President, the Secretary of Commerce, and the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

For additional information, read the meeting agenda for the PPAC Quarterly Meeting on February 4, 2016.