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Events/Meetings

Upcoming events

    • 04 Dec 2014
    • 05 Dec 2014
    • Intel Corporation, Santa Clara

    AIPLA's Trade Secret Law Committee is excited to announce that it is taking this year's Trade Secret Summit on the road to Intel Corporation’s Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA on December 4 and 5, 2014.

    Don't miss this practical and comprehensive CLE program designed to educate new and seasoned practitioners alike.  Enhance your practice by learning from leading practitioners and experts regarding:

    • Developing and implementing best practices in trade secret protection
    • The emerging standard of care for cybersecurity under federal and state law
    • Ethical concerns for lawyers regarding data protection and lawyer mobility
    • Hot topics in trade secret litigation, a comparison of international regimes’ trade secret protections and a judicial panel’s “view from the bench” on trade secret litigation

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    registration information

    (including a special AIPLA hotel rate)

     

    • 18 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

    SVIPLA DECEMBER HOLIDAY DINNER
    HONORS DR. ROBERT L. SHOWEN

    INVENTOR OF THE YEAR

     Thursday, December 18, 2014
      Hyatt Regency Hotel 
    5151 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
    6:00 p.m. - Registration and Cocktails
    7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Program

    SVIPLA is pleased to announce its Inventor of the Year, Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Showen.  He is the founder, chief scientist, and inventor for almost all of ShotSpotter’s (SST, Inc.) patents.  He has been a (maybe “the”) pioneer in  the field of urban gunshot locations systems, and he and his inventions have literally saved countless lives.  With over three decades of acoustic and geophysics research experience, it was his initial vision of helping police curb gunfire and urban crime that caused him first to conceive of ShotSpotter.  He has been instrumental in making SST the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis available today. He has been issued at least nine patents and has numerous patents pending.

    Engineer, scientist, and teacher, he attended San Jose State University, University of California at Berkeley and Rice University. He obtained degrees in electrical engineering and space physics and won a fellowship to the Max Planck Institute. He has taught astronomy and physics at the University of Puerto Rico, performed experiments to heat the ionosphere at the world’s largest RADAR, participated in the development of over-the-horizon RADAR at SRI International, and studied the effects of lightning on the ionosphere. 

    If you have problems registering for the December dinner and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at caseymj10@hotmail.com.

    DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, December 16, 2014.  Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

    SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

    MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

    SVIPLA MEMBERSHIP YEAR RENEWAL DUE - 2014-2015

    REMINDER: Renewal or new SVIPLA memberships are now due - the membership year is September 2014 - June 2015.  Please renew your membership at time of registering for the September dinner meeting or separately at www.svipla.org.

Past events

20 Nov 2014 SVIPLA - Nov. 20 Postponed - IP Pro Bono - How You Can Help
20 Nov 2014 IP Pro Bono - How You Can Help
14 Nov 2014 USPTO's First Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting
10 Nov 2014 What's New in IP in China?
29 Oct 2014 CPA Global Presents High-Level IP Forum
23 Oct 2014 SVIPLA Oct. 23 - ITC - Complaints, Investigations, Determinations, Remedies
14 Oct 2014 SCU - Engineer & Patent Professionals Event
07 Oct 2014 USPTO 2014 FITF Fall Roadshow Invitation
02 Oct 2014 Latest Developments in IP Law & Enforcement in China - Free Seminar
25 Sep 2014 SVIPLA Sept. 25 -"The EPO – A Young Patent System Meets an Old Patent System"
10 Sep 2014 USPTO's Byrnes Keynotes Stanford Reception on Tech Revolution
15 Aug 2014 Opening Reception - AIPLA New Lawyers Committee Summer Retreat-Plan to attend
26 Jun 2014 Michelle Lee, USPTO, Speaks at Stanford Law School - You are invited!
09 Jun 2014 SVIPLA June 9 Dinner-USPTO Patents Commissioner + Panelists Discuss NPEs/PAEs/Trolls Initiatives
15 May 2014 SVIPLA May 15 Dinner-E.D. Texas-Helping You with Patent Prep & Prosecution
29 Apr 2014 SVIPLA April 29–Reception Hosted after USPTO AIA Trial Roundtable
27 Mar 2014 SVIPLA March 27 - Meet New USPTO-SV Director John Cabeca
18 Mar 2014 USC Gould School of Law 2014 Intellectual Property Institute – March 18
20 Feb 2014 SVIPLA Feb. 20 Dinner-A View from In-House IP Counsel
23 Jan 2014 SVIPLA Jan. 23 Dinner - Elimination of Bias - Get Your CLE
19 Dec 2013 SVIPLA Dec. 19 - Holiday Dinner Honoring Stephen Quake, Inventor of the Year
21 Nov 2013 SVIPLA Nov. 21-Synchronizing Global Patent Prosecution
24 Oct 2013 Hong Kong Trade Development Council Luncheon - Palo Alto
22 Oct 2013 SVIPLA October 22 - Is this technical enough? Understanding the EPO’s Approach to Computer Implemented Inventions
25 Sep 2013 WLAC Alameda County Annual Judges Dinner
19 Sep 2013 SVIPLA Sept. 19 - European and Asian IP Update Straight from London!
13 Aug 2013 SVIPLA Announces Patent Monetization Complimentary Seminar by Epicenter
09 Jul 2013 SVIPLA Inventor of the Year - July 22 Nominations Deadline
20 Jun 2013 SVIPLA June 20 - Strategies on Post-Grant Review Proceedings
16 May 2013 SVIPLA May 16 Dinner Meeting Cancelled
06 May 2013 SVIPLA Luncheon May 6-Meet New Silicon Valley USPTO Director
03 May 2013 Santa Clara HTLI Hosts Federal Circuit Bar Litigation Series
26 Apr 2013 Silicon Valley World IP Day - Plan to Attend
25 Apr 2013 SVIPLA April 25 Dinner Hosts University Professors
28 Mar 2013 SVIPLA March 28 Dinner-America Invents Act
21 Mar 2013 2nd Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum
15 Mar 2013 Santa Clara Law HTLI - DMCA Retrospective
26 Feb 2013 USPTO COMES TO CALIFORNIA - Presentations February 26-28
22 Feb 2013 HTLI's Mobile Revolution Symposium
21 Feb 2013 SVIPLA-Feb. 21 Dinner-AIA and Start-Ups-Protecting IP & Patent Prosecution
20 Feb 2013 USPTO Offers RCE Filings Roundtable/Focus Session
24 Jan 2013 SVIPLA - Jan. 24 - Ethics for IP Lawyers - 1 hour Ethics Credit
24 Jan 2013 PTAB Hiring Administrative Patent Judges - Interested?
20 Dec 2012 SVIPLA HOLIDAY DINNER & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
15 Nov 2012 SVIPLA NOVEMBER 15, 2012 DINNER MEETING
26 Oct 2012 UC BERKELEYLAW CONFERENCE: RAND Revisited: Current Developments in the Law of Standards-Essential Patents
25 Oct 2012 SVIPLA OCTOBER 25, 2012 DINNER MEETING
23 Oct 2012 CALIFORNIA USPTO PRO BONO PROGRAM
27 Sep 2012 SVIPLA Presents Inventor of the Year - Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D.
28 Jun 2012 “The Juror’s Perspective on Patents and Patent Trials”
17 May 2012 "Insights Into the PTO from an Ex-Examiner and Patent Prosecution Practitioners"
29 Mar 2012 Patent Strategies in China
28 Feb 2012 Optimizing Patents for Licensing and Enforcement: Common Pitfalls and Best Practices

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