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November 2017

Trademark Tuesday

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Trademark Tuesday 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…

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Design Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Design Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn" Join us for a Design Patent Brown Bag Lunch and Learn session in the San Jose office.  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…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

November 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop 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…

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Finding the Right Funding – Part 2

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Finding the Right Funding - Part 2 Join us for the fifth installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series, "Finding the Right Funding - Part 2."  This session covers inventor success stories and provides a primer on angel investors.  Curtis Landi, cofounder of Supracor, Inc., will share his insight as an inventor navigating through the process and cofounding Supracor, Inc. This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please register here by November 28, 2017(link is external). More about the Navigating…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

November 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Patent Application Filing Basics 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…

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December 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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 December 1, 2017(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

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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Global Patent Software Summit

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St
Palo Alto, CA CA 94301 United States
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Presented by Kilburn & Strode and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Are the differing patent office approaches to software patentability around the world finally aligning? Patent examiners, in-house counsel and leading academics come together to find the answer and propose practical approaches to managing software patents globally. Keynote Speaker: Mark Cohen, Berkeley Center For Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law "China's Emerging Role…

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LES Silicon Valley Chapter Luncheon Meeting – “Licensing Year in Review”

December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto, CA,, 2050 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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SAVE THE DATE: “Licensing Year in Review” Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto, CA Generously sponsored by: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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IP Year in Review

December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto, CA,, 2050 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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anel Discussion and Networking  Lunch REGISTER Online Registration ends Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Prior to December 7: LES Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $45.00 LES Student: $25.00 After December 7: LES Member:$50.00 Non-Member:$55.00 LES Student Member:$35.00 Program: Moderated by Nader Mousavi, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, our panel of Intellectual Property experts will review the key decisions of 2017 affecting licensing law and practice.  Panelists to be announced. Generously sponsored by:

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

December 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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Holiday Dinner – CLE Program & Inventor the Year Presentation

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 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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SVIPLA December 2017 Program: “Section 101 - Before and After Alice and Prometheus” Holiday Gathering | Inventor of the Year Presentation Special Guest: John Cabeca, Director, USPTO-Silicon Valley Thursday, December 14, 2017 Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto 6:00 p.m. – Registration, Networking and Cocktails 6:45 p.m. – Holiday Dinner 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Program & Inventor of the Year Presentation Please join SVIPLA at its annual Holiday gathering for a timely program and Inventor of the Year presentation. (Door prizes too.)…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

December 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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January 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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 January 4, 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

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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Trademark Tuesday

January 9 @ 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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Open Source Licensing – Risks & Benefits

January 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Oracle Redwood City, 350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, California 95065
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anel Discussion and Networking Lunch REGISTER Prior to January 4: LES Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $45.00 LES Student: $25.00 After January 4: LES Member:$50.00 Non-Member:$55.00 LES Student Member:$35.00

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Technology Center 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting – Webcast

January 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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We invite you to join us for the Technology Center (TC) 2600 Partnership Meeting webcast viewing session at the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose, CA.   The TC 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting provides you with an opportunity to:   •  Obtain insight into the training that examiners and supervisors receive. •  Share your ideas and experiences with attendees and TC 2600 management.     Tentative Schedule: 8:00 - 8:30 AM PT – Sign-in/registration and networking 8:30 - 9:00 AM PT – Introductions - TC Contacts for Procedural…

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Inventor Info Chat: Overview of the Patent Examination Process – Webcast

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose to view the Inventor Info Chat series October topic: Overview of the Patent Examination Process. The series is designed to provide inventors with relevant information on topics that assist with applying for a patent. Each Inventor Info Chat webinar includes speaker(s) presenting for approximately 30 minutes with the remaining time for questions and comments.  A Silicon Valley resource supervisory patent examiner will be available during and after the webinar to answer any questions. Inventor Info Chats…

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Introduction to Patents

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly Introduction to Patent 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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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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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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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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TC 1700 Partnership Meeting – Webcast

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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Please join us for the first Technology Center (TC) 1700 Customer Partnership meeting. Meet our management staff, learn what we do, and suggest topics for future exploration. Register to attend this 2018 TC1700 Customer Partnership Meeting by emailing TC1700Events@uspto.gov(link sends e-mail). The event is free, open to the public, and will be webcast to include viewing sessions at USPTO regional offices in Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and San Jose. Agenda Introduction to the TC 1700 management staff Overview of technology center programs and contacts…

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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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Patent Application Filing Basics

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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“Hot Topics in Patent Licensing & Litigation”

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 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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Panel Discussion and Networking  Lunch REGISTER Prior to March  21: LES Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $45.00 LES Student: $25.00 After March 21: LES Member:$50.00 Non-Member:$55.00 LES Student Member:$35.00 Online registration ends Monday, March 26, 2018. Program: The world of patent licensing and litigation continues to evolve, with significant impacts on the value – and the process of valuing and monetizing – patents. Come hear a distinguished panel of people in the business of licensing, acquiring, selling and litigating patents discuss the latest hot topics. Topics of discussion will…

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April 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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 register by April 5, 2018. Register Now(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

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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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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Inventor Info Chat: Understanding the ADS – Webcast

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Inventor Info Chat: Understanding the ADS - Webcast Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose to view the Inventor Info Chat series March topic: Understanding the Application Data Sheet (ADS). The series is designed to provide inventors with relevant information on topics that assist with applying for a patent. Each Inventor Info Chat webinar includes speaker(s) presenting for approximately 30 minutes with the remaining time for questions and comments. A Silicon Valley resource supervisory patent examiner will be available during and after the…

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World IP Day Event – Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rob Roy’s Innevation Center, 6795 S. Edmond Street
Las Vegas, NV 89118 United States
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This year University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Office of Economic Development will be celebrating World Intellectual Property (IP) Day on May 11, 2018. This year’s theme celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity, and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. With speakers from Ballard Spahr LLP, Avery Dennison, UNLV, and the USPTO, this year’s event will showcase the current landscape of intellectual property, and the role of women in shaping that landscape. This event…

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Introduction to Design Patents

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Introduction to Design Patents 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 p.m. PT. 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…

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K-12 Innovation Expo

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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K-12 Innovation Expo Come Immerse Yourself in Innovation and Creativity! Calling all educators, parents, and children! Join the National Inventors Hall of Fame®(NIHF(link is external)) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day(link is external)! Discover how NIHF's Inductees have changed the world with their big ideas and engage in hands-on fun at Innovation Stations. The expo will feature Superwomen Innovators in celebration of World Intellectual Property Day 2018: Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity!  Learn how to... Turn…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop 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…

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