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(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.
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Registration: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (lunch provided), Program 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, @ Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301) Noah Floods Prometheus: Whither the Value of Pricey Patent Portfolios? Co-Sponsors: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, and LES. This panel features discussion of the impact of current legal interpretations on the valuation of patent portfolios and what this means to businesses. Moderator: Frank Bernstein, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Panelists: Eric Janofsky, Vice President General Legal Affairs, Lam Research Corporation; Ron Laurie, Managing Director, Inflexion Point Strategy LLC; and Nader Mousavi, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. You must register to attend this event. Deadline for online registration: Monday, July 23, 2012. For registration after July 23, contact: James House – email@example.com. For online registration and questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information:
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds San Francisco Chapter Meeting, Thursday, August 2, 2012, Registration: 11:30 AM (lunch provided), Program: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, @ PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Three Embarcadero Center, 20th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111) What You Need to Know about Biosimilars—Products, Recent Deals, IP and Licensing. Sponsor: LES. Host: PwC LLP. Featured Speakers: Peter Bluford, Lamorinda Life Science Consulting; Madison Jellins, Helix IP; and Aaron Schuchart, Coherus Biosciences. This panel provides a discussion of “biosimilars,” as well as the related business opportunities, intellectual property concerns, and licensing issues that arise with biosimilar treatments. You must register to attend this event. Deadline for online registration: Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 12:00 PM. For online registration and questions, contact: email@example.com. For more information: http://lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/san-francisco-chapter/august-2-2012....
(Friday, August 24, 2012, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, @ Santa Clara University School of Law, Bannan 135, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95053) Complying with the EU Cookie Directive – How Not to Get Left Holding the Bag. Sponsor: The High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law. The 2009 amendments to the European Union’s (EU) E-Privacy Directive have created challenges for US companies operating abroad. These amendments, aka the “Cookie Directive,” require acquiring informed consent from users before storage of tracking files on users’ computers is authorized. The resulting challenges that face US companies stem from the non-uniform consent standards adopted by EU member states. This panel features expert explanation of the E-Privacy Directive and top methods for compliance with the Cookie Directive. Featured Panelists: Marcus Morissette, Privacy Counsel & Marketplaces Privacy Leader, eBay; and Saira Nayak, Director of Policy, TRUSTe. This event qualifies for one hour of CLE credit in California. You must register to attend this event. For registration and more information, contact: http://law.scu.edu/hightech/events.cfm. Questions: High Tech Law Institute – firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 551-1868.
(Thursday, September 20, 2012, Check-in (continental breakfast provided): 8:45 AM, Program: 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM, @ Santa Clara University School of Law, Benson Center, Williman Room, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95053) State of the Net West Town Hall - FTC Commissioner Julie Brill. Co-Sponsors: The High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus. This State of the Net West Town Hall features Julie Brill, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill focuses on consumer issues in areas such as privacy protection, financial fraud protection, fraudulent advertising, and competition. You must register to attend this event. For registration and more information, contact: http://law.scu.edu/hightech/events.cfm or http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2012/sotnwest/. Questions: High Tech Law Institute – email@example.com or (408) 551-1868.
(Friday, November 16, 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, @ Santa Clara University School of Law, Benson Center, California Mission Room, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95053) Santa Clara Law High Tech Law Institute Fall Conference: Solutions to the Software Patent Problem. Co-Sponsors: The High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, and the IEEE Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley. This conference is premised on the notion that reform is necessary for software patents. Presenters will focus on an area of software patents that they view as problematic, propose a solution, and explain how the solution works. Presentations will be evaluated by “key stakeholders.” You must register to attend this event. For registration and more information, contact: http://law.scu.edu/hightech/events.cfm or http://law.scu.edu/hightech/2012-solutions-to-the-software-patent-proble.... Questions: High Tech Law Institute – firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 551-1868.
(Licensing Executives Society (LES) Holds Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Registration: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Buffet lunch provided), Program: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, @ DLA Piper LLP (US), Board Room, Conference Room 102, 2000 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303) Practical Approaches and Perspectives in International Transactions: Transcending Legal & Cultural Differences. Sponsors: LES SV Chapter, Soody Tronson Law Group. Host: DLA Piper. This event features discussion by a panel of eminent international practitioners on how knowledge of international law is critical to the successful expansion of businesses overseas and will emphasize culture, as well as contractual agreements. Moderator: Soody Tronson, Founder and Principal of STLG. Panelists: Paulo Lilla, Professor of International Business Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Business School, on "Legal Aspects of Distributor Agreements and IP Licensing in Brazil"; Bruce Scott, CEO/Principal of ILG, on "Practical's of Outsourcing and Doing Business in China"; Dr. Marek Salamonowicz, Adjunct Chair of Commercial Law in Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland), on "Current Trends in EU Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation"; and Steve Wilson, Head of the Silicon Valley office of Osborne Clarke, on "Legal Issues to Consider When Doing Business in Europe." You must register to attend this event. Deadline for online registration: Monday, June 18 @ 12:00 PM. For registration, contact: email@example.com or http://lesusacanada.org/docs/registration-form/svcjune2012reg.pdf. For more information: http://lesusacanada.org/chapters/usa/silicon-valley-chapter/june-20-2012.... Questions: James House – firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Thursday, June 28, 2012, Registration: 6:00 PM, Program 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Dinner provided), @ Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California, USA 95054) June SVIPLA Dinner Meeting: The Juror’s Perspective on Patents and Patent Trials. Sponsor: Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA). This event will discuss how jurors determine verdicts in patent litigation and will present advice for patent prosecutors and patent litigators. Speaker: Dr. Eric Rudich, Senior Litigation Consultant at Magna Legal Services. This event is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit in California. You must register to attend this event. Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 26 @ 12:00 PM. For registration, contact: http://svipla.org/meetings_programs?eventId=502270&EventViewMode=EventRe... or email@example.com. For more information: http://svipla.org/meetings_programs?eventId=502270&EventViewMode=EventDe.... Questions: Martha Casey – firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Breakfast: 8:30 AM, Program: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (lunch will be served), @ Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105). The Power and Potential of the Unlicensed Economy. Co-Hosts: the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, Engine Advocacy and GigaOM. This one-day event features discussion of recent developments and future potential for the unlicensed spectrum ecosystem. Panels: “Using Unlicensed Spectrum to Expand the Reach and Decrease the Cost of Broadband”; “Unlicensed Spectrum as a Technology Innovation Platform”; and “Opportunities and Activity in the Global Marketplace.” Also featuring the first “Unlicensed Technology Meet-Up” hosted by Engine Advocacy. You must register to attend this event. Please register by: July 3, 2012. For registration, please email: email@example.com. For questions and more information, contact: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/power-and-potential-unlicensed-economy.
(Monday, July 16, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, @ Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111) SFIPLA Monthly Programs: Riding the Rollercoaster of New gTLDs – Enforcing and Policing a Brand in the New World. Cosponsors: the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA). Discussion will cover trademark enforcement issues in relation to gTLD developments. Moderator: Mary L. Shapiro, Mary L. Shapiro Law PC. Featured panelists: Steve K. Andersen, Vice President, International Development, International Centre for Dispute Resolution; Jefferson Scher, Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLP; Alica Del Valle, Trademark Counsel, Salesforce.com, Inc. Topics of discussion include: “Update on status of new gTLD Program”; “Nuts and bolts of new gTLDs and how they affect brand protection”; “Understanding how and when to make objections”; “Best practices for enforcement”; “What should I tell my clients”. This event has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit in California. You must register to attend this event. For registration, contact: SFIPLA Administrator – firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name, firm/company, state bar number, telephone number and e-mail address). For more information: http://www.sfipla.com/programs.html. Questions: email@example.com, or Monthly Program Chairs: Richard Nebb – firstname.lastname@example.org or David Tollen – email@example.com.
(Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, @ 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105) Without My Consent Panel and Fundraiser. Sponsor: Without My Consent. Without My Consent is a 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for the rights of those injured through harassment online, as well as through violations of privacy. For $15 to a charitable cause, enjoy a drink and the panel discussion with the technology, social justice, and advocacy communities for an evening of engaging conversation in San Francisco. You must register to attend this event. For registration, contact: http://withoutmyconsent.eventbrite.com/. For questions and more information, contact: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a9a4740f161101c7c82c4e545&id=68c904a... or http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/without-my-consent-panel-and-fundraiser.