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November 2014

Money2020: BitCoin World

November 2, 2014 - November 5, 2014
Aria, Las Vegas, CA United States + Google Map

"(Bit)coinWorld at Money20/20 will provide face to face interaction for two currently disconnected sectors of our industry: the distributed payment protocol/crypto-currencies sector and mainstream payments/financial services. By uniting key stakeholders from both sides in an environment conducive to learning and forging partnerships, (Bit)coinWorld at Money20/20 will serve as an important industry catalyst. To help accomplish this objective, we’re: - Creating a dedicated agenda track to include extensive coverage of distributed payment protocols and crypto-currencies, featuring the pioneers and leaders in…

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What’s New in Intellectual Property in China?

November 10, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Unnamed Venue, San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map

"As the world’s fastest growing consumer market, China continues to be a priority country for companies looking for growth. Yet hand in hand with the opportunities the China market offers comes a uniquely complicated and challenging environment for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property. This year alone has seen numerous changes to the IP landscape in China, including a completely revised Trademark Law, proposed changes to the Copyright Law and Patent Law, ground-breaking decisions in the trade secrets space,…

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$55

Is the Patent Monetization Party Over?

November 12, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mariani’s Inn, 2500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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"The Federal Circuit and District Courts have now begun to interpret and apply the recent U.S. Supreme Court patent decisions (Alice, Nautilus, Octane, etc) in a way which increases invalidity risk, narrows claims scope, and makes enforcement litigation less financially attractive. At the same time, it is now easier (and less expensive) to challenge validity of issued patents in the USPTO using the AIA's Inter-Parties Review, Post-Grant Review and Covered Business Method procedures. Finally, previously accepted methodologies for calculating reasonable…

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USPTO’s First Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting

November 14, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
U.S. Geological Survey Campus, 345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA United States
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"The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to announce its first Partnership meeting with the cybersecurity and network security community. The Cybersecurity Partnership meeting creates a collaborative forum for USPTO stakeholders seeking patent protection in the cybersecurity and network security sector to share ideas, experiences, and insights with USPTO staff. Members from the public are invited to attend. For this inaugural event, the USPTO has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who will…

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December 2014

AIPLA: Trade Secret Summit

December 4, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Intel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA United States
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"AIPLA's Trade Secret Law Committee is excited to announce that it is taking this year's Trade Secret Summit on the road to Intel Corporation’s Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA on December 4 and 5, 2014. Don't miss this practical and comprehensive CLE program designed to educate new and seasoned practitioners alike. Enhance your practice by learning from leading practitioners and experts regarding: Developing and implementing best practices in trade secret protection The emerging standard of care for cybersecurity under federal…

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International Women’s Leadership Forum

December 9, 2014
Unnamed Venue, San Jose, CA United States + Google Map

Find out the latest in licensing and litigation, look at the current challenges in biotechnology, debate how to deal with non-practising entities, engage in an update on global IP developments, consider the trademark and copyright issues, discover changes and key issues in post-grant proceedings, hear from leading general and IP counsel about how they progressed their careers, and discuss the importance of leadership and building your network.

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European Patent Reform Forum USA 2014

December 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 6:10 pm
Fairmont Hotel San Jose, 170 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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"WHAT YOU WILL LEARN • Get to know the European Unified Patent Court in great detail • Discuss split proceedings and bifurcation • Learn how to win opposition proceedings without discovery • Join analysis on litigation planning and forum shopping in the European Unified Patent Court • Find out about the status of fees • Listen to cost saving alternative dispute resolution options in Europe • Debate how the UPC will impact on your global litigation strategy WHO YOU WILL…

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$55

IP Year in Review

December 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

"Join Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter as their prestigious panel of Intellectual Property experts highlight the significant issues of 2014 and beyond."

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$35

Northern California Chapter in the Silicon Valley: Maria Pallante

December 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA United States
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An Evening of Substantive Copyright Discussion, Art and Wine in Downtown Palo Alto. Presentation will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

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$85

SVIPLA DECEMBER HOLIDAY DINNER: HONORS DR. ROBERT L. SHOWEN INVENTOR OF THE YEAR

December 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5151 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara, CA United States
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"SVIPLA is pleased to announce its Inventor of the Year, Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Showen. He is SST’s founder and patent holder on its innovative ShotSpotter technology. With over three decades of acoustic and geophysics research experience, it was Dr. Showen’s initial vision of helping police curb gunfire and urban crime that caused him to conceive of ShotSpotter. He and several co-patent holders have had insights allowing this technology to assist law enforcement agencies in reducing gun violence. Dr. Showen has…

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January 2015

PLI’s Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015

January 28, 2015 @ 8:30 am - January 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
PLI California Center, 685 Market Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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"This program is designed to address the more complex and practical issues that arise in drafting and negotiating IP licenses, as well as tips for specific industries. This program will feature updates on current legal developments, present case studies highlighting best practices, provide tactical guidance for negotiating frequently contested issues, and provide a framework for identifying and avoiding common pitfalls, keeping the relationship on track, litigation planning and avoidance, and addressing ethics concerns. The speakers will illustrate both outside counsel…

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$795

IP MONETIZATION: Silicon Valley 2015

January 28, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Four Seasons Palo Alto, 2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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"Conference Overview Intellectual property has now become one of an organization’s most valuable business assets – with heavy pressure for IP leaders to create strong ROI from patent portfolios. IP owners are also facing broader challenges such as new federal legislation, increased threats from NPEs, and educating and collaborating across their organization. The IP Monetization: Silicon Valley Summit 2015 brings together IP thought leaders from a wide range of industries to benchmark and develop successful monetization strategies for valuating, accounting…

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$55

Future Patent Wars – Beyond the Smartphone Battles and Bloodbath

January 28, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road
Pal Alto, CA 94301 United States
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"DESCRIPTION With the latest truce between Apple and Google, the smartphone patent wars appear to have come to an end. This conflagration was expensive and left many of the players bruised. It also fundamentally seems to have changed the laws of the land. What technologies are next in line, and what are the warning signs for the start of the *next* patent war? Join experts from Google, Samsung, Lenovo and IAM Magazine for an open examination of which technologies are…

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Peak Performance: Addressing the Stress of Practice

January 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real
Pal Alto, CA United States
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"The practice of law is demanding. SVIPLA is pleased to have Michelle Galloway, Partner, Cooley, returns to discuss current research regarding the impact of chronic stress and how it can negatively impact how you practice law. How can you identify practice-related stressors and what can you do about them? Specific strategies will be discussed for increasing your capacity to handle stress, including competence, habits, listening, and focus. By addressing chronic stress in practice, you can be healthier mentally and physically,…

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February 2015
$15

Fair Use in Fiction Works

February 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brinks Gilson & Lione NBC Tower, Suite 3600, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, CA 60611 United States
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"The Copyright Society of the USA's Midwest Chapter and the Copyright Practice Group of Brinks Gilson & Lione are pleased to present a program on: Fair Use in Fiction Works with Michael Donaldson of Donaldson & Callif, LLP, Beverly Hills, California Lunch will be served. Cost: CSUSA Members: FREE Please sign in to receive the member rate. Nonmembers: $15 Student Members: FREE Sign in if you are a member. Students who are not members may use the code MWStudentFeb2015. Valid student ID…

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$45 - $55

Patent Values and Litigation: The New Normal?

February 18, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mariani’s Inn, 2500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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"DESCRIPTION Patent litigation case law has been evolving rapidly over the last few years. Damages experts have been evolving their methodology, in response. Patent values, royalties and settlement strategies are changing as well. Join us as our panel of experts delves in-depth into how these issues are affecting patent value. MODERATOR Chris Bakewell, Global Practice Leader – Intellectual Property, Duff & Phelps, LLC PANELISTS Marta Beckwith, Vice President Legal, Aruba Networks, Inc. Bruce Beron, Ph.D., President, Litigation Risk Management Institute…

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$15

Lawyers Who Write

February 26, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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"Lawyers Who Write Featuring Don Passman, Michael Donaldson, Alexandra Darraby and Corey Field This panel of leading lawyers who are also legal writers will discuss their books, guides, treatises, and crime novels. A must-attend for anyone who writes about the law or who is a lawyer who writes novels, screenplays, blogs. Additional details to come. MCLE credit will be provided. Breakfast included. Cost: Members: $30 Nonmembers: $40 Student Members: $20 Valid student ID required at check-in. To register, sign in…

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The Road Ahead: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law

February 26, 2015 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Morrison Foerster, 755 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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"3D Printing has emerged as one of the most disruptive technologies and its impact on our commercial and personal lives has yet to be measured. On the one hand, personalization will improve technology across industries, from automotive to medical to recreational. On the other hand, moving mass produced products under personal control will greatly challenge what properties businesses and innovators will be able to develop and control. Can protecting IP rights be balanced with the ability to innovate? Will IP still act as…

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March 2015
$1,695

2015 IP100 Executive Forum

March 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - March 10, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, CA United States + Google Map

"PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSIONS & NETWORKING The IP100 Executive Forum is a unique and exclusive gathering of senior executives charged with the IP decision-making responsibilities within their organizations. The IP100 focuses on strategic issues related to IP business, including IP valuation, best practices in deal structure, IP strategy and organizational alignment. Held annually, the event explores the business dynamics of IP and organizational strategy through panel and small, facilitated group discussions, where the focus is on peer-to-peer interactions, thought-provoking engagement and valuable…

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The IP Enforcement Summit

March 19, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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"IP Enforcement: Silicon Valley explores, benchmarks and challenges the enforcement strategies that Operating Companies are implementing, how they can be improved and where current trends are heading. Most importantly, the conference looks at how these Enforcement strategies can fit into your organization’s goals and larger IP strategy."

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US Patent Forum 2015

March 25, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Palo Alto, El Camino Real
Pal Alto, CA 94301 United States
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"The fourth annual MIP US Patent Forum is coming to Silicon Valley in March 2015. Following a year of heated debate about patent reform, trolls, antitrust considerations in Hatch-Waxman litigation and the Supreme Court killing software patents, IP managers across different sectors are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty.  As former Chieve Judge Rader bluntly says: 'the law doesn't make sense anymore'."

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April 2015
$895

New IP Business Models: Innovation or Commoditization?

April 23, 2015 @ 8:45 am - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Palo Alto, El Camino Real
Pal Alto, CA 94301 United States
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"Enforceable patents fuel American innovation and economic growth. But the innovation cycle in the United States has deteriorated with the erosion of legal patent rights and remedies and the rule set for US patents has changed. The sum of the risks and uncertainty is daunting to innovators, business owners, and investors. New IP Business Models: Innovation or Commoditization? is the only practical patent conference offering business practices effective today. You will learn what works and what doesn’t and how to allocate…

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$85

SVIPLA APRIL DINNER “California Patent Pro Bono Program – Your Involvement Needed”

April 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5151 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara, CA United States
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"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."

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$110

Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter 15th Annual Conference

April 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hewlett Packard, 3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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"Meet the minds behind the licensing of such mega-hits and teams as Star Trek, Star Wars, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the media & technology companies that fuel them, including Technicolor, Dolby Laboratories, TiVo, and Starz!"

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May 2015

German Copyright and Trademark Law – What Silicon Valley Companies Need to Know

May 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Reed Smith LLP’s Silicon Valley Office, 1510 Page Mill Rd, Suite 110
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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"With the largest economy in Europe and the fourth-largest GDP in the world, Germany is one of the first destinations for Silicon Valley technology companies going global.  The intellectual property laws in Germany differ significantly from those in the United States.  Pitfalls face companies that ignore the differences, and there are interesting opportunities for those who are prepared. Featured Presenter: Dr. Alexander R. Klett, LL.M. RSVP to Lynn Fraher at lfraher@reedsmith.com by May 1, 2015"

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$295

IP Business Basics 101

May 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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"This new, one-day, deal-centric course has been designed by experienced LES executives for business and licensing (newer to the field) professionals in USA & Canada. Whether it is a trademark, international brand, copyright, patent, knowhow, trade secrets or a combination of some/all of these, recent transactions and auctions have confirmed the value of IP in business. This course is interactive and built around real-world examples and small group hands-on exercises."

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IP STRATEGY SUMMIT: Chicago 2015

May 12, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel, 200 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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"The AIA has transformed the landscape: IP owners are finding it harder to monetize and enforce their patent portfolio and face growing hostility when they do. Yet IP leaders are being asked internally to deliver onrevenue targets by proactively monetizing, licensing, selling and enforcing their IP assets. This surge in IP commercialization means that companies now have to defend against infringement claims from rivals, corporate trolls, as well as NPEs. IP leaders need to build a coherent offense/defense strategy on solid processes…

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IP Finance 2015

May 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022 United States
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"Following a successful inception in 2014, Premier Cercle™ is teaming up with Institutional Investor Magazine and Managing Intellectual Property to organize a sequel of the IP Finance that will showcase and discuss the best practices from patent holders, entitled, investors, bankers, financiers, PE, firms, regulators, plaintiffs and defendants which make the most of their immaterial assets and intangible capital. This initiative led to the observation that, in today’s “knowledge economy” – after a century-long industrial revolution and a 30 year-long…

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$95

Copyright at the Edge

May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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"What are the outer limits of copyright protection? Which cases push those boundaries, establishing the very edge of protectability? Courts have sometimes struggled with where to draw the line in terms of copyright protection, handing down decisions in outlier cases that establish the limits of copyright for works ranging from jewelry design, costumes, and fonts to gardens and conceptual art. Join us at the Princeton Club on May 21st for discussion of these cases and concepts, led by a distinguished panel of experts. …

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$35

Intellectual Property Strategies in the Wake of Alice

May 28, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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"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…

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June 2015

International Women’s Leadership Forum

June 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Convene Times Square, 810 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019 United States
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"The second annual Managing Intellectual Property International Women's Leadership Forum returns to New York on June 4 2015. It will focus on US and global IP developments, and will provide an opportunity for women in IP to hear the latest thoughts from senior leaders on subjects such as: litigation; protecting your patents; challenges in the IP industry; copyright; and trademarks.  As the intellectual property landscape is changing with significant legal developments across the globe, many questions have been raised which…

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IP in Asia Forum 2015

June 9, 2015
Unnamed Venue, London, United Kingdom + Google Map

"Despite growth rates in Asia making negative headlines in recent times, they still leave their European peers far behind. With 7.7% growth China takes the lead, making East Asia one of the most attractive investment opportunities for European companies. However, Asia’s IP protection and enforcement often prove difficult for European companies, and a bias of local judges in favour of local manufacturers is often highlighted. Interestingly, our data has proven that perception and rumours on the state of IP in…

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Trade Mark Conference 2015

June 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0AN United Kingdom
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"This year’s Trade Mark Conference will offer an overview of key case law and proposed trade mark and community trade mark legislative reform  as well as practical solutions for handling online infringement and anti-counterfeiting. The Conference will provide IP professionals with a comprehensive and practical assessment of the trade mark landscape and arm you with the tools to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks this year and beyond. •    Gain insight into the latest case law and legislative changes…

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$850

Patent Conference 2015

June 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0AN United Kingdom
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"Developing, managing and protecting your patents forms part of the strategy of your business. Technology and competition continue to affect the nature of patents, presenting new risks and opportunities, while the introduction of the UPC and its implications for the UK Courts still unclear. In today’s market you can be confident on ways you can deliver more for less by familiarising yourself with the knowledge, best practice and techniques for maximising your portfolio. What are the ways of mitigating risks…

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$595

IP DEFENSE: Silicon Valley 2015

June 18, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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"For today’s intellectual property executive, all roads converge toward Defense and Litigation: NPEs, corporate trolls, and the AIA have multiplied the number of IP lawsuits. In this environment, an effective, up-to-date Defense Strategy is a must-have for operating companies. This conference examines IP Defense from soup to nuts, including best and latest defense strategies, preparing for litigation, protecting trade secrets, defending against NPEs, and navigating post-issuance proceedings."

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$595 - $1495

IP DEFENSE: New York 2015

June 23, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Affinia Manhattan Hotel, 371 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001 United States
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"For today’s intellectual property executive, all roads converge toward Defense and Litigation: NPEs, corporate trolls, and the AIA have multiplied the number of IP lawsuits. In this environment, an effective, up-to-date Defense Strategy is a must-have for operating companies. This conference examines IP Defense from soup to nuts, including best and latest defense strategies, preparing for litigation, protecting trade secrets, defending against NPEs, and navigating post-issuance proceedings."

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August 2015
$20.00

RIP-OFF OR FAIR USE? COPYRIGHT LAW, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE VISUAL ARTS

August 6, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Logan Square At 18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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From the CSUSA Website: "Join the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA in a joint event welcoming Nancy Wolff, law partner at Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams, & Sheppard, LLP, artist David Graham, and Philly Photo Arts Center’s Director Sarah Stolfa for this conversation on the newest developments in fair use and copyright law in the realm of photography. When is appropriation of someone else’s work of art allowed under copyright law, and…

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$995

MIP Global Intellectual Property Briefing 2015

August 26, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore, 018956 Singapore
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From the Managing IP Website: "The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and IP Academy Singapore organise IP Week @ SG as an annual platform for business and IP professionals to meet, network and share ideas on trends, developments and challenges in IP.Now in its fourth year, IP Week @ SG will take place at Marina Bay Sands Hotel from August 24 to 28, 2015. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and IP Academy Singapore have invited Managing IP…

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September 2015
$1295.00

Global IP & Innovation Summit 2015

September 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, No. 1018 Changning Road
Shanghai, 200042 China
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From the Managing IP Website: "The smooth introduction of China’s new specialised IP courts means the strength of patent protection in China is greater than ever and the high value of intellectual property remains at the top of the agenda. In addition, technology and increasing competition continue to affect the nature of patents, presenting new risks and opportunities across the globe. Therefore, the fourth annual MIP Global IP & Innovation Summit in Shanghai takes an in-depth look at the most…

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€995

European Patent Reform Forum 2015 – Munich

September 8, 2015
The Charles Hotel, Sophienstraße 28
Munich, Bavaria 80333 Germany
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From the Managing IP Website: "With final decisions of the European Patent Reform and the Unified Patent Court imminent, it is essential that the specifics are understood and analysed in order to adapt your strategy. The MIP European Patent Reform Forum will examine the new court and financial considerations of the unitary patent in detail. Recent developments will be evaluated, such as: the confirmed costs and fees; the selection of judges; and the impact of the UPC on the technology…

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€995.00

European Patent Reform 2015 – Paris

September 10, 2015 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Paris Marriott Champs Élysées Hotel, 70 Avenue des Champs Élyées
Paris, 75008 France
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From the Managing IP Website: "With final decisions of the European Patent Reform and the Unified Patent Court imminent, it is essential that the specifics are understood and analysed in order to adapt your strategy. The MIP European Patent Reform Forum will examine the new court and financial considerations of the unitary patent in detail. Recent developments will be evaluated, such as: the confirmed costs and fees; the selection of judges; and the impact of the UPC on the technology…

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Free

First Pan-American YMC Event

September 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
TechNexus, 20 N. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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From the Event Page: "The Future of Innovation and Licensing in the Americas Hear from Experts – Learn & Network – Dinner & Pub Event"

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$20

“The Blurred Lines between Theft and Homage”

September 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
K&L Gates, 925 4th Avenue, Floor 29
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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"Using court documents and dozens of audio examples, this presentation will provide a detailed discussion of the expert musicology testimony and the jury instructions in the recent "Blurred Lines" music copyright case. It will also situate the case in the context of other well-known music infringement cases and unchallenged examples of musical homage and allusion past and present. Robert Clarida is a Partner at Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC. He is widely recognized for his intellectual property expertise and has…

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MIP Luxury Brand & Retail Forum 2015

September 23, 2015
Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, 21 Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BH United Kingdom
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From the Managing IP Website: "With the world becoming more connected and customers spending a significant amount of their time online, it is crucial to be able to navigate this new landscape to protect and manage your brand in the right way. With the rise of social media and online marketplaces, marketing infringing goods and passing off established brands has never been so easy. Therefore, it is imperative to know every trick to protect your brand and connect traditional brand…

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$595.00 - $1495.00

IP MONETIZATION: New York 2015

September 24, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Affinia Manhattan Hotel, 371 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001 United States
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"Intellectual property has now become one of an organization’s most valuable business assets – with heavy pressure for IP leaders to create strong ROI from patent portfolios. IP owners are also facing broader challenges such as new federal legislation, increased threats from NPEs, and educating and collaborating across their organization. The IP Monetization: New York 2015 brings together IP thought leaders from a wide range of industries to benchmark and develop successful monetization strategies for valuating, accounting for and commercializing…

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October 2015

IP DEFENSE: Seattle 2015

October 1, 2015 @ 8:15 am - 6:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, 99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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"For today’s intellectual property executive, all roads converge toward Defense and Litigation: NPEs, corporate trolls, and the AIA have multiplied the number of IP lawsuits. In this environment, an effective, up-to-date Defense Strategy is a must-have for operating companies. This conference examines IP Defense from soup to nuts, including best and latest defense strategies, preparing for litigation, protecting trade secrets, defending against NPEs, and navigating post-issuance proceedings."

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IP STRATEGY: Boston 2015

October 6, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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"The AIA has transformed the landscape: IP owners are finding it harder to monetize and enforce their patent portfolio and face growing hostility when they do. Yet IP leaders are being asked internally to deliver on revenue targets by proactively monetizing, licensing, selling and enforcing their IP assets. This surge in IP commercialization means that companies now have to defend against infringement claims from rivals, corporate trolls, as well as NPEs. IP leaders need to build a coherent offense/defense strategy…

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Free

Opening Celebration of the USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Office

October 15, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
San Jose Mineta International Airport, 1701 Airport Blvd
San Jose, CA 95110 United States
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"Join us for the Opening Celebration of the USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Office, presented by Silicon Valley Leadership Group in partnership with local community partners. This once-in-a-lifetime event marks the fruition of seven years of advocacy lead by the City of San Jose in partnership with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and others in the business and Intellectual Property community to open a regional USPTO branch in the Silicon Valley, an epicenter of innovation. On the evening of October 15,…

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Trademark & Copyright: Chicago 2015

October 15, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown, 733 West Madison St
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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"A company’s trademarks and copyrights are some of its most important – and public-facing – assets. While the digital age of e-commerce, mobile advertising and social media can connect a brand or product directly to consumers – it also breeds piracy and counterfeiting. This means lost sales and eroded brand equity. Today’s trademark and copyright professional needs to constantly stay one step ahead with a strong brand and content protection strategy. How to fight back and mitigate counterfeiting? What are…

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November 2015
$20

MAYBE NOT FAIR USE? MAYBE NOT A PROBLEM: THE MANY (OTHER) DEFENSES AGAINST COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

November 19, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
CSUSA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street, Lobby Level
New York, NY 10022 United States
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"The fair use defense has received a lot of press and attention in recent years, but there are many other significant legal defenses available to those accused of infringement. Put together by the CSUSA New York Chapter, this panel features Nick Bartelt, Richard Dannay and Nancy J. Mertzel who will discuss both the basic fundamentals and latest developments of defenses such as laches, abandonment, statute of limitations, lack of standing, and pre-emption. Bring your lunch and join us as the…

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