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Upcoming events

    • 23 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Perkins Coie, Palo Alto

    "Role of ITC - Complaints, Investigations, Determinations, Remedies"

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The SVIPLA is pleased to host ITC Commissioner David S. Johanson and Director of the Unfair Import Investigations Office Margaret Macdonald at this month’s meeting.   

    Register early as space is limited.

    Commissioner Johanson and Director Macdonald will focus their presentations on:

    • Draft complaint review process and pre-institution filings
    • Role and interaction of the 337 offices
    • Practice tips for interacting with OUII and the ALJs, including  recent changes to ITC processes and procedures
    • Behind the scenes of the decision making process at the Commission level after issuance of an initial determination
    • Remedy considerations and the public interest
      Practice tips for submissions to the Commission

    Perkins Coie
    3150 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Appetizers & Beverages
    6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Presentation

    COST: $10

    (1.5 Hours CLE credit available) 

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

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday noon, October 21, 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.

     SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

    MCLE: This event will qualify for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


    REMINDER: Renewal or new SVIPLA memberships are now due - the membership year is September 2014 - June 2015.  Please renew your membership at www.svipla.org.

    • 29 Oct 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Four Seasons, Palo Alto

    CPA Global and SVIPLA Join Forces
    to Present High-Level IP Forum

    DATE:  October 29

    LOCATION:  Four Seasons, Palo Alto

    TIME: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    COST: Complimentary (includes lunch) 

    Silicon Valley USPTO Director John Cabeca to deliver keynote address.

    Panelists include experts from Microsoft, Aruba Networks, Square Inc. and Procopio,
    leading California law firm.

    CPA Global, the world’s leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management services and software, will host the Silicon Valley IP Forum:  Faster, Smarter and Leaner in partnership with SVIPLA. 

    IP professionals are invited to register

    free of charge for this event. 

    The Forum brings together senior IP industry figures to discuss how, by devising a leaner, more efficient and cost-effective approach to IP management, organizations can gain competitive advantage while, at the same time, reducing risk.

    Guest Panelists:
    Melanie Carmosino, Manager of Patent Operations in the IP Group, Microsoft Corporation, and Varun A. Shah, Global Head of IP Development, Aruba Networks, will outline strategies for optimizing an IP portfolio in line with ’cost versus return’ considerations.

    Kirupa Pushparaj, Head IP Counsel, Square Inc., and Miku Mehta, IP Partner in the Silicon Valley Office, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP will focus on how to manage risk in a changing IP landscape.

    Keynote address: “IP Outlook” by John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), who will provide an overview of the Agency’s recent initiatives, including the establishment of the Silicon Valley satellite office.

Past events

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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