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Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, CA

    SVIPLA June 2018 Program

    "Post Grant Proceedings Before the European Patent Office and the USPTO - Differences and Similarities Between the Proceedings"

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Online registration closed.

    Crowne Plaza Hotel
    4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (just north of San Antonio Road)

    6:00 p.m. – Registration, Networking and Cocktails
    6:30 p.m. – Buffet Dinner
    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Program

    Thank you to our sponsor:

    PROGRAM:
    Please join us for a panel discussion on European opposition proceedings and their differences with inter partes reviews. During the seminar the post grant proceedings of two of the main worldwide recognized patent systems, the opposition/appeal proceedings and the Post Grant Proceeding (PGR) and Inter Parties Proceedings (IPR) will be discussed and compared.The panelists will focus on the strategic use of such procedures as tools for managing the relations with the competitors.

    Discussion to include:

    • EP patentability, including novelty, inventive step, and problem-solution approach
    • Grounds for opposition
    • Burden of proof
    • Procedure
    • Strategy
    • Appeal

    SPEAKERS:
    Andrea Tiburzi, Barzanò & Zanardo
    Andrea is an electronic engineer and a European patent attorney with particular expertise in patent prosecution, multinational client counseling, and IP litigation before the European Patent Office as well as Italian courts, with an emphasis on electronics, AI and software patent protection. Andrea also deals with financial valuation of intellectual property rights and with counseling multinational clients on the matters.

    About Barzanò & Zanardo: the firm was established in 1878. It is one of the oldest European IP firms.The group has two head offices, located in Roma and Milan, and five branch offices in Turin, Vicenza, Biella, Rimini and Pordenone, with 190 employees, including 65 IP consultants. the firm takes care of the intellectual property rights of multinational European and extra-EU companies, and it is therefore assisted worldwide by carefully selected local agents in order to cope with any kind of IP issues, whether it is legal, technical, financial, tax or corporate related.

    Andy Piatnicia, Founder, Piatnicia Legal
    Andy is a patent litigator and a registered patent attorney, who also conducts inter partes reviews and counsels on patents, including patent portfolios. A former design engineer and registered professional engineer, he has Bachelor and Masters degrees in electrical engineering and handles a variety of technologies. Andy started his firm Piatnicia Legal in 2011. Before that, Andy was a partner at Howrey LLP.

    About Piatnicia Legal: the firm handles matters of various sizes and complexities, and on particular matters with client consent, Piatnicia Legal associates works with legal personnel including independent and experienced lawyers.

    Moderator: Nathan Frederick, Cardinal Intellectual Property, Director, IP Services
    Nathan manages Cardinal’s corporate and law firm accounts, concentrating on IP Search, E-Discovery, Valuation, Patent Monetization, and Competitive Monitoring products and services. He is the author and editor of various CLE presentations, most notably “Post Grant Review Strategy – Choose Wisely” which he has presented at various recent events. Prior to joining Cardinal, Nathan’s industry experience includes both litigation and prosecution work at two major international law firms and software programming at a Fortune 500 company.

    About Cardinal Intellectual Property: as the leading IP services company in the United States, the USPTO selected Cardinal Intellectual Property to conduct their PCT searches and prepare preliminary opinions across all subject categories. For patent searching, Cardinal offers an experienced team of over 150 U.S.-based research professionals, more than half holding Masters, Ph.D.s, and/or J.D.s. Cardinal also provides expertise and customized solutions for 91 of the AM Law 100 firms including: patent and trademark searching, competitive monitoring, managed docketing, paralegal services, e-discovery, and professional services.

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

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, June 19, 2018. 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: An application requesting MCLE ethics credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California.

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