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Upcoming events

    • 15 Dec 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Palo Alto

    Celebrate the Holiday Season
    with SVIPLA at the
    2016 Inventor of the Year
    Holiday Dinner

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Crowne Plaza Hotel
     4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    (just north of San Antonio Road)
    6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking, hosted cocktails and appetizers
                      7:00 p.m. - Buffet Supper
                     7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Program
                     (Door prizes too!)

    Special Holiday Dinner Fee: $50
    (Students: $30)

    Please join SVIPLA for its 2016 presentation of the Inventor of the Year Award to Conor Madigan, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer of Kateeva, Inc.

    Kateeva is a pioneer of a new inkjet printing manufacturing equipment solution that enables making of flexible and large-scale OLEDs.

    Conor co-founded Kateeva in 2008. Beyond leading the company’s technology development and commercialization initiatives, Conor has helped grow Kateeva from a team of less than 10 to nearly 100 global employees, while helping to secure several financing rounds to support the growth. Before Kateeva, Conor was a post-doctoral Research Scientist at MIT and has worked on organic electronic device technology for more than a decade. He has authored numerous publications on the topic and holds patents in fields spanning physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, and software engineering.

    In 2015, Conor was named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Northern California. In 2010, he appeared on the prestigious TR35 list. Published annually by MIT Technology Review Magazine, the list names top technology innovators under the age of 35. Conor earned a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton and a Ph.D. from MIT. Both degrees are in Electrical Engineering.

    From Carlos Rosario, SVIPLA President: “Given the immense talent in Silicon Valley, selecting a winner was no easy task, Conor is an obvious choice, however. Not just because his inventions helped set the display industry on a game-changing technology transition, or that he’s perpetually contemplating ways to enable new display breakthroughs. But also because he combined technical ingenuity with practical execution. That’s the difficult part. Pretty soon, when consumers can fold their laptops into a wallet-size square, or unfurl their smartphones to form a sturdy notebook, they’ll owe much of that innovation to Kateeva. We admire how Conor has built a strong company to commercialize Kateeva IP, and we’re thrilled to name him “Inventor of the Year”.

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

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, December 13, 2016. 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. 

    • 18 Dec 2016
    • Online Survey

    "Shared Ownership of Patents" Online Survey
    Please complete survey by December 18.

    Christian Helmers, assistant professor, Santa Clara University in California, is currently working on an article for the Journal of Legal Studies (with colleagues at Bocconi University and the University of Basel) on the shared ownership of patents.

    The key argument of the paper is that co-ownership of patents in the U.S. is problematic because co-owners of a patent can license it without the consent of the other co-owners. We argue that one of the consequences of this rule is that firms avoid co-patenting in the U.S., especially when they are close market competitors.

    He has asked that SVIPLA circulate a 7-question online survey to provide qualitative information from practitioners in this area. You are welcome to contact Christian at chelmers@scu.edu.

    Please click here to complete the survey...thank you.

    • 09 Feb 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sheraton Palo Alto

    Japan Patent Attorneys Association Complimentary Seminar
    "Discover IP Japan Conference 2017" 

    The Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will present its 2017 seminar,"Discover IP Japan Conference 2017," on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Palo Alto. 

    SVIPLA is pleased to sponsor this seminar, which has been designed for U.S. attorneys to learn more about the patent prosecution and litigation practices and trademark and design rights in Japan.

    DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017

    LOCATION: Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real
    (just south of University Avenue)
    Complimentary validated parking

    TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    2.5 hours of CLE credit available.

    Registration is free and space is limited.
    Registration Deadline: Tuesday Noon, February 2, 2017


    8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks

    9:20 a.m. - “Benefit of the Japanese Patent Law System Over the U.S. Patent System in the Pharmaceutical Area”

    10:00 a.m. - Break

    10:15 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

    Session One: “Patent Prosecution Practice in Japan – Tips for Obtaining a Patent in Japan” 

    Session Two: “Strategic Enforcement of Patent Rights in Japan and Its Merits - What US Patentees Should Know When Enforcing Japanese Patents”

    11:15 a.m. - Break

    11:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

    Session 3: “Latest Developments in Patent Litigation in Japan - Important Court Decisions for Exercising Patent Rights in Japan”  

    Session 4: “Additional Approaches: Using Design Rights to Protect Your Technology in Japan”

    12:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch

    For more information on JPAA,click here.

Past events

01 Dec 2016 CPA Global 3rd Annual IP Forum
17 Nov 2016 SVIPLA-LES/SVC Nov. 17-Preserving Patent Rights in an Open Source Environment
27 Oct 2016 SVIPLA October 27-All Attorneys-"Inventor Rewards & Incentives"
22 Sep 2016 SVIPLA Sept. 22- Managing Patent Litigation Threats
07 Jun 2016 SVIPLA June 7 - USPTO Year in Review
26 May 2016 SVIPLA May 26 - Economic Perspectives on Recent Patent Damages Rulings
28 Apr 2016 WIPLA April 28 - The Art of Rainmaking: Maximizing Your Strengths
20 Apr 2016 LES Presents 16th Annual Conference April 20
12 Apr 2016 USPTO - Patent Quality Webinar
01 Apr 2016 USPTO Silicon Valley Public Tour
30 Mar 2016 WIPLA March 30 Meeting: The DMCA in 2016
24 Mar 2016 SVIPLA - March 24 Mtg. - Design Patents-Global Considerations
15 Mar 2016 MIP U.S. Patent Forum - Silicon Valley
25 Feb 2016 SVIPLA February 25 - Europe's New Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court
10 Feb 2016 USPTO Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting - Feb. 10
26 Jan 2016 SVIPLA Jan. 26 - Offers Hard to Get CLE Competence Credit Program
21 Jan 2016 WIPLA Presents Bias CLE program-January 21, 2016
15 Dec 2015 SVIPLA - Dec. 15 - Inventor of the Year Dinner-Register today
19 Nov 2015 SVIPLA Nov. 19 Meeting: "Overcoming Alice One Year After"
12 Nov 2015 WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop
09 Nov 2015 USPTO Webinar - Patent Quality Chat
29 Oct 2015 SVIPLA October Meeting: "Provocative Insights Into Current Patent Issues"
28 Oct 2015 CPA Global Presents IP Forum-Transforming IP Management
15 Oct 2015 Silicon Valley USPTO Office Opening
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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