June 14th PPAC Meeting Tracks USPTO Progress

The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) convened a week or so back at the USPTO for their quarterly meeting. During the meeting, the USPTO presented an update on office operations and AIA implementation status. Of note, the USPTO has announced another round of road shows for presenting the final rules (expected in August 2012). Stops include: Minneapolis 9/10; Alexandria 9/12; Los Angeles 9/14; Denver 9/17; Detroit 9/20; Atlanta 9/24; Houston 9/26; and New York 9/28.

The USPTO will also announce the locations of the last two satellite offices this summer.

Notable updates include:

Legislative Update (materials here)
America Invents Act, Implementation Update (materials here)
Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences Update: (materials here)