February 7, 2014 (All Day)
Work-in-progress sessions will be held Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. You won't want to miss...
(SVIPLA SEPTEMBER DINNER MEETING, Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ Trellis Restaurant, 1077 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA) "European and Asian IP Update Straight from London!". SVIPLA is pleased to co-sponsor our September dinner meeting with Marks & Clerk, a UK-based, full-service IP boutique firm and one of the largest IP firms in Europe. They have 18 offices around the world with an extensive Asian presence and a North American footprint in Canada. For more information and to register: http://www.svipla.org/meetings_programs.
(WLAC Alameda County Annual Judges Dinner, Wednesday, September 25, at The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley, 6 p.m.) Women Lawyers of Alameda County will be holding their Annual Judges' Dinner and Silent Auction SVIPLA is pleased to be a sponsor of this dinner. Panelists include: Nancy O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney, Laura Stein, Senior Vice President - General Counsel, Clorox, Hon. Tara Desautels, Alameda County Superior Court Judge, Aundrea Brown, Assistant Alameda County Public Defender. The dinner will also honor Hon. Winifred Smith, Alameda County Superior Court - Assistant Presiding Judge and Hon. Carol Brosnahan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge. Attendees may receive 1 MCLE hour of Elimination of Bias. For more information and to register: http://www.wlaconline.org/judges_dinner.
(Licensing Executives Society 2013 Annual Meeting, September 22-25, 2013 @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA). Why you should attend:
Receive pre-eminent content covering today's issues and tomorrow's challenges
Learn from industry leaders, experts and business partners
Gain the tools, strategies and best practices to better manage your organization
Connect with your friends, colleagues and business partners
Exchange ideas and discuss your unique challenges with your peers
Earn CLE, CLP, and CPE credits
Preview the latest products, services and technologies at the Tech Fair
Register online at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/Login?ReturnUrl=/isgweb/meetings/annual-meet....
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, July 31, 20, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Visa Auditorium, 900 Metro Center Blvd., Foster City, CA). Innovation and Intellectual Property – Friend or Foe?. Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the global economy, but how does intellectual property promote or inhibit innovation? The US Department of Commerce recently released a study reporting that IP-intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs and contribute more than $5 trillion to our gross domestic product (GDP); however, the executive office of the president released a report stating “All told, the victims of patent trolls paid $29 billion in 2011.” Within organizations of all sizes, filing patents can spur innovation by both positively reinforcing inventors and by bringing the topic of solving problems to the forefront of the discussion. However, it also can have a negative impact by diverting internal capital, inventors’ time, and limiting the talk of innovation to only those things that are patentable. Join Visa and other IP industry thought leaders as they discuss the effects, both internally and externally, on innovation, intellectual property rights and overall economic growth. Register online at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/svc.
(Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada) 2013 Spring Meeting, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 08:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Seattle, Washington). West Coast: Hub of Innovation. This year’s Spring Meeting will take place for the very first time in Seattle—the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region. Often associated with high tech and Silicon Valley, the Pacific NW and West Coast is, in actuality, an amazingly diverse region. Clean energy, national labs, world-renowned foundations, biotech behemoths, startups, and more populate the area. Register online at: http://lesusacanada.org/isgweb/meetings/spring-meeting-2013-registration.
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA). Trade Secrets in Licensing. Patents are not the only technological assets that provide value to a company, whether in M&A or in licensing. Trade secrets can be a company’s most under-valued and under-protected assets. The America Invents Act (AIA), which many think of almost exclusively in a patent context, actually provides considerable by-play with trade secrets. We will discuss the implications of the AIA on a company's patent v. trade secret decisions. Recent court decisions also shed light on trade secret value. Appreciating the value of trade secrets, and understanding the relationship between patents and trade secrets, can contribute substantially to maximizing the value of your company’s intellectual property portfolio. Register online at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/svc.
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Ropes & Gray LLP, 1900 University Avenue, 6th Floor,East Palo Alto,CA 94303). "China, the Internet & Your Business: Navigating deals in the World’s Largest and Most Complicated Internet Market." Join LES Silicon Valley Chapter for an in depth look at the benefits and risks of operating in the rapidly expanding Chinese Markets. This panel discussion will examine these trends and offer practical tips for U.S. companies in different sectors to successfully navigate the issues. The panel will be led by James DeGraw, a partner in the San Francisco office of Ropes & Gray specializing in IP transactions, Paul Boltz, a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office who has been involved in the Chinese Internet industry since its inception, and Matt Levy, Managing Director of 55 Star Ventures, specializing in leveraging distribution systems within China to ramp sales quickly, while maintaining control of the sales organization. James and Paul have worked together on numerous cross-border transactions for leading U.S.- and China-based companies involving the Internet and mobile services, and Matt has operated in China for the past decade. Register online at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/svc.
(SVIPLA April 25 Dinner Hosts University Professors, Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA) "UC Berkeley, Stanford and Santa Clara Professors Provide Insights on Current Patent Issues". We are pleased to offer an esteemed panel of law school professors from UC Berkeley, Robert Barr, Stanford University, Jacob Sherkow, and Santa Clara University, Brian Love, for our April dinner meeting. They plan to provide their current insights on topics including the current state of patent remedies, Myriad and whether human genes are patentable, and other relevant topics to our SVIPLA audience. Be sure to bring your questions for the professors on hot IP issues. For more information and to register: http://www.svipla.org/meetings_programs.
(SFIPLA Luncheon, Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, 560 Mission Street, 27th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105) Please join Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and the SFIPLA in welcoming Jonathan Blavin for a presentation on: THE PROTECTION OF DESIGN UNDER TRADEMARK LAW-ENFORCEMENT OF NON-TRADITIONAL TRADEMARKS AND TRADE DRESS. From high technology to haute couture, design is increasingly at the forefront of cutting edge intellectual property litigation. At April’s monthly meeting, Jonathan Blavin will provide an overview of design protection under trademark law, recent high-profile cases, and trends for the future. For more information and to register: http://www.sfipla.com/calendar.html.
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds San Francisco Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 08:00 AM - 04:30 AM @ Hewlett Packard, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304) The changing face of innovation means global interactions are essential to business. Cyber communications deliver instant global access, making national borders less relevant. The increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process is putting new demands on global IP rights. Understanding this global IP landscape is critical to every company’s R&D, intellectual property, innovation and business strategy. Join us and participate as International Experts and Representatives discuss the Global IP and Innovation Landscape and the impacts and benefits to Silicon Valley Business. Register online at: http://www.les-svc.org/events. Online Registration Deadline: Monday, April 29, 12 PM. After April 29, 12 PM, contact James House at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(SFIPLA Luncheon, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Bingham McCutchen LLP, Three Embarcadero Center, Twenty-Eighth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111) Join Bingham McCutchen LLP, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association and the SFIPLA in welcoming Michelle Lee, Director, Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO. Ms. Lee will discuss her role as Director of the new Silicon Valley office of the USPTO, as well as opportunities for local companies to interact with the Silicon Valley office. Beginning in May 2013, the administrative law judges and support staff for the Silicon Valley office will be temporarily based out of a U.S. Geological Survey facility on Middlefield Road in Menlo Park. For more information and to register: http://www.sfipla.com/calendar.html.
(SVIPLA Luncheon, Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Perkins Coie LLP, 3150 Porter Drive, Palo Alto) Meet Michelle Lee New Silicon Valley USPTO Director. Join us on May 6 to meet Michelle Lee, who will be leading a conversation on such topics as: an update on the new office and role, and opportunities for local companies to interact. Ms. Lee is best known for her role as deputy general counsel and head of patents at Google. She joined the technology giant in 2003 and built the company’s patent legal team from scratch. She also spent time at Fenwick & West LLP, where she was a member of the IP and patent group where she represented clients including Cisco Systems Inc., Logitech, Apple, Sun Microsystems and others. For more information and to register: http://www.svipla.org/meetings_programs.