USPTO Welcomes Sterne Kessler and Facebook to PPAC

Written January 28, 2020

The US Patent and Trademark Office welcomes two new members to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC): Jeremiah Chan and Tracy-Gene Durkin. Mr. Chan is the Associate General Counsel and Director, Head of Patents at Facebook. Ms. Durkin is the practice leader of the Mechanical & Design Practice Group at the law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Julie Mar-Spinola, the former Vice Chair, will serve as PPAC Chair, and Jennifer Camacho will serve as PPAC Vice Chair. There are five other returning PPAC members: Steven Caltrider, Bernard Cassidy, Mark Goodson, Dan Lang, and Jeff Sears. PPAC public sessions for 2020 have been scheduled for February 6, May 7, August 13, and November 19.

You can view the PPAC member biographies on the PPAC members biographical page of the USPTO website.