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January 2018

Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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$1,595

AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

January 24 @ 8:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm
La Quinta Resort and Club, 49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253 United States
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The AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, organized by the American Intellectual Property Law Association will take place January 24-27, 2018 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, CA. The conference represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals from law firms, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting an intellectual property. The AIPLA member rate for the conference…

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Finding the Right Funding – Part 3

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Save the date for the sixth installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series, "Finding the Right Funding - Part 3."  In this session you will learn more about funding from a panel of various regional service providers that support start-ups and small businesses.  More information will be coming soon. This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please register here by January 23, 2018. More about the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to…

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Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works (Second Public Meeting) – Webcast

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force. It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013, April 2015, and December 2016. Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content marketplace, with a focus on standards, interoperability, and digital registries and database initiatives to track ownership and usage rights and facilitate licensing; (2) innovative technologies (e.g. blockchain, artificial intelligence) designed to improve the ways consumers access and…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent Lunch and Learn sessions…

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$89

To Tell the Truth: IP Ethics Is No Game Show

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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Michelle Greer Galloway, Of Counsel, Cooley, returns to discuss recent cases in the Courts, USPTO, and state disciplinary bodies regarding ethics and professional responsibility including: duty of loyalty (conflicts and disqualification); duty of candor; confidential information in IP cases; communication with clients; responsibilities of supervising and supervised attorneys; and privilege. Michelle has been an associate, partner and is currently Of Counsel to the Cooley Litigation department and its IP group. Her practice focuses on patent litigation and she also advises…

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February 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO will host an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here by February 1, 2018(link is external). Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to show a valid form of…

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Trademark Tuesday

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we…

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Leveling the Playing Field?

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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Defensive Aggregation, IPRs and Patent Enforcement Entities Panel Discussion and Networking  Lunch REGISTER Our panel will speak to patent aggregation for both defense and enforcement, and the use of IPRs as an alternative to litigation (including predictions as to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Oil States case). Panel: Shawn Ambwani, COO & SVP-Legal, Unified Patents Jim Skippen, Executive Chairman, Wi-LAN Alex Poltorak, CEO, General Patent Bob Heath, Chief Strategy Officer, RPX Corporation Moderator: Gene Quinn, IP Watchdog Watch for program…

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Introduction to Design Patents

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly Introduction to Design Patents lunch and learn session in its San Jose office from noon to 1:00 PM.  A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the design patent system and answer general design patent questions during a live information session.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about the patent system and have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the patent system.  This event is free and open…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent Lunch and Learn sessions…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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March 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO will host an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here by March 1, 2018(link is external). Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to show a valid form of government-issued…

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$395

Venture Summit

March 13 - May 14
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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SVIPLA is pleased to be an industry partner with youngStartUp Ventures for Venture Summit | West 2018 being held on March 13-14, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. This exclusive venture summit brings together over 500 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies, features more than 50 leading VCs on interactive panel discussions, and presentations from more than 50 top innovators and high-level networking opportunities. A…

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Venture Summit | West

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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LES-SVC is pleased to be an industry partner with youngStartUp Ventures for Venture Summit | West 2018 being held on March 13-14, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. This exclusive venture summit brings together over 500 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies, features more than 50 leading VCs on interactive panel discussions, and presentations from more than 50 top innovators and high-level networking opportunities. For…

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Trademark Tuesday

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we…

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Introduction to Patents

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly Introduction to Patents lunch and learn session in its San Jose office from noon to 1:00 PM.  A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the patent system and answer general patent questions during a live information session.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about the patent system and have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the patent system.  This event is free and open to…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Association, P.O. Box 50308
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent Lunch and Learn sessions…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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April 2018

LES-SVC 18th Annual Meeting

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise World Headquarters, 3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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Thursday, April 25, 2018 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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