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Events/Meetings

Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

    SVIPLA APRIL DINNER
    "California Patent Pro Bono Program - Your Involvement Needed"

    TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
      Hyatt Regency
     5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
    6:00 p.m. - Registration and Cocktails
    7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Program

    PROGRAM: A provision in the America Invents Act (AIA) mandates that the USPTO “work with and support intellectual property law associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses.” To this end, the largest patent pro bono program in the U.S., called the California Inventors Assistance Program (CIAP), was established in California in 2012. 

     

    PRESENTERS: 
    Matt Clements, Lead Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO
    Erik Meztger, Intel Processor Architecture Patent Portfolio Manager
    Dan Ovanezian, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
    Ben Kimes, Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
    Bob Pimm, Director of Legal Services, California Lawyers for the Arts

     

    Along with the lead administrative patent judge from the USPTO, attorneys from the non-profit California Lawyers for The Arts (CLA), which administers the CIAP, as well as attorneys who helped to establish and run the CIAP will talk about their experiences helping out low income inventors, and will discuss practices that the CIAP has put in place to ameliorate concerns of conflicts, malpractice insurance and possible extended engagements with patent pro bono clients.  The attorneys will also discuss how firms, private practitioners and corporations can get involved in this exciting program.

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

    DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Friday noon, April 24, 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.

     

    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.

    • 28 May 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Hanson Bridgett LLP

    Intellectual Property Strategies
    in the Wake of Alice

    DATE: Thursday, May 28, 2015

    TIME: 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM

    LOCATION: Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Following the Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank, software remains eligible for patent protection. However, many existing patents have been invalidated as unpatentable “abstract ideas” under the Alice framework and experience shows that it is now much more difficult to obtain software patents from the USPTO.

    This panel discussion will address Alice’s impacts in its first year and strategies for filing and defending patent claims in its wake. The panel will include Mel Chan, Aka Chan LLP; Dana Rao, VP of IP and Litigation, Adobe Systems; and Robert McFarlane, Partner, Hanson Bridgett; and moderated by Professor David Franklyn, Director of the McCarthy Institute, University of San Francisco, School of Law.

    For more information or to register, click here.

    • 28 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Santa Clara University

    SAVE THE DATE!
    SVIPLA May Dinner Meeting:
    "Protecting Your IP Assets"

    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Adobe Lodge, Santa Clara University

    Two moderated panel sessions:
    Panel 1
    Realistic IP Protection: Maximize a Limited IP Budget

    Panelists include:
    John Cabeca
    , Director, Silicon Valley USPTO
    Kevin Jakel
    , Founder and CEO, Unified Patents Inc.
    Meredith McKenzie, Deputy GC of IP, Juniper Networks

    Panel 2
    Leveraging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Programs:
    IPR, CBM, PGR

    Panelists include:
    Scott Boalick, Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB
    Paul Simboli, VP and Chief Patent Counsel, Depomed

    Thank you to our co-sponsor:

Past events

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?
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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