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Upcoming events

    • 15 Oct 2015
    • Mineta San Jose International Airport

    Celebrate the opening of the new
    Silicon Valley Regional USPTO Office

    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Location: Mineta San José International Airport, San Jose

    5:30pm to 6:30pm – Cocktail Hour and Innovators’ Showcase
    6:30pm to 8:00pm – On-stage program with business and community leaders
    8:00pm to 10:00pm – Dessert, Cocktail Hour and Innovators’ Showcase

    Hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

    Click here for details and registration.


    • 28 Oct 2015
    • Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto

    Silicon Valley IP Forum:
    Transforming IP Management

    Featuring John Cabeca,
    Regional Director, Silicon Valley USPTO

    Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto

    Join CPA Global, SVIPLA and the USPTO for the Silicon Valley Forum, Transforming IP Management. This forum will bring together senior IP industry professionals in discussing discuss how a leaner, more efficient and cost-effective approach to IP management can create competitive advantage while reducing risk. John Cabeca, Regional Director of the Silicon Valley USPTO will deliver the keynote address. This event is free of charge and CLE credits will be available.

    Panelists include:
    Pete Tennet, IP Counsel, IBM
    Kevin B. Laurence, Partner, Renaissance IP Law Group
    Romi Akpala, Patent Counsel, eBay
    Jeff Valley, VP of Analytics & Consulting Solutions, Landon IP

    Moderators include:
    David Shofi, VP, IP Strategy Solutions
    Jayne Durden, VP, Solutions Consultants

    Click here for additional information and to register.

    • 29 Oct 2015
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto



    DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2015


    TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Registration, Buffet/Heavy Appetizers & Cash Bar
      Please note that a Buffet/Heavy Appetizers
    will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program
    LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
    4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

    SVIPLA is pleased to announce its October program – Jim Pooley, recently returned from managing the PCT in Geneva for WIPO. In addition to his special insights on patent issues, he will share some provocative observations drawn from his new book, Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage (www.veruspress.com).

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

    Current Meeting Fees:
    $65 - SVIPLA Member
    $40 - In-house Counsel
      $89 - Non-member
    $30 - Student

    DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, October 27, 2015.  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.   




    September 2015 - June 2016


    SVIPLA's new membership year begins September 1.  You can renew your membership or join as a new member when registering for a SVIPLA meeting or by clicking: Join SVIPLA


    SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2015 through June 2016. For $70, as a SVIPLA member you will be able to enter the Members Only site for information on current job postings and the membership directory. In addition, you will receive a discounted dinner fee of $65 rather than the $89 non-member dinner fee.  We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.  

    • 12 Nov 2015
    • 13 Nov 2015
    • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

    WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop
    Dates: November 12-13, 2015
    Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses, technology transfer agreements and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

    The purpose of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in mediation and arbitration and for mediators and arbitrators. The training will focus on the mediation process and on the main principles of international commercial arbitration law and practice, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in intellectual property and technology disputes.

    The Workshop is designed for lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the international mediation and arbitration processes and to receive training as mediators, arbitrators or party representatives. 

    All participants who complete the program will be awarded a certificate of participation. An effort will be made to secure CLE credit. Participants are requested to indicate their preferred CLE or CPD jurisdiction(s) when registering.

    Click here for additional information and registration.


Past events

26 Sep 2015 USF Law School Symposium on Trademark Law
24 Sep 2015 SVIPLA September Meeting - "Global Patent Update"
10 Sep 2015 SJ Downtown Association Presents Insider's View of SV USPTO
24 Aug 2015 AIPLA/USPTO Road Show in Santa Clara
05 Aug 2015 Seeking SVIPLA Inventor of the Year Nominations due by Sept. 15
30 Jul 2015 Churchill Club Presents Evening with Michelle K. Lee, USPTO Director
22 Jul 2015 SVIPLA July 22 - Register for "The Internet of Things: Critical Considerations for IP Law"
20 Jul 2015 AIPLA Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar in San Francisco
25 Jun 2015 Latest Developments in Patent Law - 2015 Patent Act + PTAB Rules
28 May 2015 SVIPLA May 28 - Protecting IP Assets - Two Panel Discussions
28 May 2015 Intellectual Property Strategies in the Wake of Alice
28 Apr 2015 SVIPLA April 28-USPTO Admin Patent Judge Panelist for IP Pro Bono Program
31 Mar 2015 SVIPLA March 31 Dinner-note change in times for Alice Corp. Case Update
19 Feb 2015 SVIPLA Feb. 19, 2015 Dinner - Japanese IP Law-Post Grant Opposition++
29 Jan 2015 SVIPLA January 29, 2015 Dinner - Hard to Get CLE-Professional Competence
28 Jan 2015 PLI's Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015
18 Dec 2014 SVIPLA-Holiday Dinner Honors Dr. Robert Showen Inventor of the Year
12 Dec 2014 USPTO Legal Roundtable with IP Attaches
04 Dec 2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Summit Comes to Santa Clara
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?
26 Oct 2012 UC BERKELEYLAW CONFERENCE: RAND Revisited: Current Developments in the Law of Standards-Essential Patents
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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