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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.