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June 2017

Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

June 20
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…

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Updates on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) from WIPO

June 20 @ 10:00 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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Join us for a presentation and discussion on current and future developments of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).  Matthew Bryan, Director of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Legal Division at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will present and lead a discussion aimed at experienced PCT users. He will provide an update on the current status of the system, its recent developments, and future directions. About the presenter: Matthew Bryan has served as Director of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Legal Division at the World…

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$55

With Millions of Dollars at Stake – A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective on Litigating and Trying IP License Disputes to Juries and Arbitrators

June 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sheraton Palo Alto 625 El Camino Real, 625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Panel Discussion and Networking  Lunch CLICK HERE TO REGISTER On-line registration ends June 20, 2017 Panelists: Patrick Arenz, Partner, Robins Kaplan Christopher Seidl, Partner, Robins Kaplan Bonnie Goldsmith, CPA, LitiNomics Trials over IP License Disputes often turn on issues that may not have been the focal point of negotiation. For instance, parties naturally spend significant time negotiating royalty rates of any given deal. But when there is a dispute and the parties head to trial with millions of dollars on the…

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$89

Patent Enforcement in China: Litigation Trends and Practice Tips

June 28 @ 6:00 am - 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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6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking, cocktails  6:30 p.m. - Buffet Supper 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program PROGRAM: The presentation will focus on the emerging trends in patent enforcement, with detailed case law updates and an in-depth analysis of the proposed amendments to Chinese Patent Law. To improve efficiency in IP enforcement, Mr. Wang will further discuss tested practice tips that are unique to the Chinese IP environment. The presentation will lead to formulating an optimized IP strategy in…

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July 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

July 7 @ 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 serving the West Coast region will host an informational public tour from noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the services and resources it provides to the public, famous inventors from the region, and basic patent and trademark information and the role they play in innovation and the economy.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please register here for the tour.…

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Trademark Tuesday

July 11 @ 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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Navigating Through the Invention Process – From Idea to Product to Market

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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LES Silicon Valley Chapter & California Invention Center Educational Series – Part Three – Finding the Right Funding Got an idea but don’t know where to start? This third in a three-part series will guide you through turning ideas into new ventures. From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you need for a successful product launch. LOCATION: COST: Complimentary Part Three: “Finding the Right Funding” Join us for the third installment of…

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Design Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

July 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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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 open to the public.  Please bring…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

July 25 @ 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…

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Fraudulent Solicitations to Trademark Owners – Simulcast

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 at the Silicon Valley USPTO Office in San Jose to view a simulcast from USPTO headquarters on "Fraudulent Solicitations to Trademark Owners". The USPTO and its Trademark Public Advisory Committee are co-hosting a roundtable discussion concerning the many fraudulent trademark notices that owners of federal-registered trademarks receive. Members of the public are invited to speak from both headquarters and the Silicon Valley Regional Office to share their experiences and discuss how to address the problem. (More information available here.) The event…

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August 2017

Trademark Basics – What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Central Libary San Diego, 330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101, CA 920101 United States
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San Diego Intellectual Property Series 2017: Trademark Basics Trademark Basics - What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later Join Fab Lab San Diego, San Diego Public Library and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for the second installment of the 2017 Intellectual Property Series. Jason Lott, USPTO Attorney Advisor for Trademark Education Outreach, will present the basics of trademarks, how they differ from patents, copyrights, domain and business names,  and answer your questions. You'll also learn how to select…

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Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

August 4 @ 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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Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour The Silicon Valley USPTO serving the West Coast region will host an informational public tour from noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the services and resources it provides to the public, famous inventors from the region, and basic patent and trademark information and the role they play in innovation and the economy.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please register…

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Patent Quality Chat – Webcast

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 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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Patent Quality Chat - Webcast Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO office in San Jose to view the Patent Quality Chat Webcast from USPTO headquarters.  This month's chat will be on ePetitions, presented by the Office of Petitions.  You will have an opportunity to ask our speakers questions about our patent quality metrics as well as give us your feedback. (via patentquality@uspto.gov(link sends e-mail)). Join the chat to discuss your experiences. Enhancing the quality of our work products is a part of USPTO’s continuous quality improvement efforts in…

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Trademark Tuesday

August 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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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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Trademark Tuesday

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

August 22 @ 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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Patent Application Filing Basics and EFS-Web

August 24 @ 12:30 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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DESCRIPTION Join us for a workshop on the basics of filing a patent application using EFS-Web in the San Jose office.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a non-provisional patent application and using the Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web).  This event is free and open to the public.  Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session, lunch is not provided.  Space is limited.  Please register here by August 23, 2017 Please note that…

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TechLAB Innovation Center Presents: TRENDING MULTI-CLOUD SOLUTIONS

August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tech LAB Innovation center, 2040 Martin Avenue
Santa Clara, 95050 United States
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Public Cloud adoption is growing rapidly!! Industry influencers VMWare, vXchnge, OneStepCloud and TechLAB Innovation Center are hosting a panel discussion to help businesses better understand what it means for them to streamline their processes and take advantage of the various potential benefits of working in the Cloud, from public to private cloud to having a multi-cloud strategy. It’s all about scaling fast, remaining agile in your cost structure from staffing to conveniences. Topics include: 1. Advantages and disadvantaged in cloud…

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September 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

September 1 @ 12:30 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 serving the West Coast region will host an informational public tour from noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the services and resources it provides to the public, famous inventors from the region, and basic patent and trademark information and the role they play in innovation and the economy.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please register here for the tour(link is…

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$175 - $780

AIPF 2017 Annual Meeting Coming to San Francisco

September 13 - September 15
Mariott Fisherherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA, 1250 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, California 94133 United States
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Association of Intellectual Property Firms Presents 2017 Annual Meeting: An Age of Uncertainty How Do Boutique IP Firms Respond? September 13-15, 2017 Marriott Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA Recent developments in the US, the UK and other countries have overturned long established approaches on a range of issues, including potentially the approach to countries seeking international harmonization on IP laws and procedures. Whether the current period represents merely a pause or the beginning of a retreat in that approach is unclear.…

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An Age of Uncertainty – How Do Boutique IP Firms Respond?

September 13 - September 15
Mariot Fisherman’s Wharf, 1250 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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 Recent developments in the US, the UK and other countries have overturned long established approaches on a range of issues, including potentially the approach to countries seeking international harmonization on IP laws and procedures. Whether the current period represents merely a pause or the beginning of a retreat in that approach is unclear. Either way, IP Law and Patent Attorney firms remain tasked with serving a client base that demands greater value at a lower cost and in shorter time…

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2017 Business Methods Partnership Meeting – Webcast

September 20 @ 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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Interested in learning about the latest trends and initiatives underway in the Business Methods examination area?  Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO Office in San Jose to view a simulcast from USPTO Headquarters of the 2017 Business Methods Partnership Meeting (BMPM) to be hosted by the director and managers of Technology Center 3600.  This meeting will bring together USPTO internal and external stakeholders from across the nation to share ideas, experiences, insights, and discuss topics specific to the Business Methods area.…

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Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

September 21 @ 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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Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn" The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly patent brown bag 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…

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Trademark Tuesday

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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DESCRIPTION The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the USPTO Trademark Assistance Center. During this virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance Center, 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 at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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DESCRIPTION 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,…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

September 26 @ 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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Protecting Your Trade Secrets

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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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USPTO Attorney Advisor Jenny Blank will provide an overview of trade secrets and the laws that govern them, with an emphasis on the needs and concerns of businesses.  The program will address considerations in deciding the best form of protection for your intellectual property, to ensure your trade secret is properly established, and actions necessary to protect your trade secret, including issues related to employee mobility and business growth. This session is designed for entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and anyone with an…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

September 28 @ 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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October 2017

Licensing vs. New Venture

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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DESCRIPTION Join us for the fourth installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Series, "Licensing vs. New Venture." This session explores the anatomy of a start-up and covers several decades of famous inventors that have gone through the process. Larry Udell, Chairman, California Invention Center and Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter, will present and share his expertise in guiding inventors through this process. More about the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to…

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October 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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DESCRIPTION The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an informational public tour of its new 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. Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.Visitors are required to show a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening to gain access. DATE AND…

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Trademark Tuesday

October 10 @ 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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Patent Quality Chat – Webcast

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Patent Quality Chat - Webcast Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO office in San Jose to view the Patent Quality Chat webinar simulcast from USPTO headquarters.  This month's chat will discuss a survey where “Examiners Provide Their Views on Prepared Applications.”  USPTO has recently completed an application readiness survey by polling examiners to investigate attributes, which are integral to a patent application, that enhance the ability of examiners to efficiently and effectively do their job.  Particular features in filed specifications, claims and IDS…

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We’re Hiring! Patent Examiner Information Session – Webcast

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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We’re Hiring! Patent Examiner Information Session - Webcast Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hiring patent examiners!  Join us for a Webinar on Thursday, October 12 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM to learn more about the patent examiner position and why USPTO is ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is looking for talented individuals to work as utility patent examiners at our regional office in San Jose, CA.…

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The 2017 Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit

October 16 - October 17
The Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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The 2017 Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit October 16-17, 2017 The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA The fourth annual Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit will take place October 16-17, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. Join Duff & Phelps as they bring together corporate executives, attorneys, investors and other experts to discuss intellectual property best practices, case studies, challenges and opportunities. Attendees can customize their agenda by selecting sessions from the following topics: Valuation and M&A, Tax…

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Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Shows – Webcast

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Shows - Webcast Trade shows can provide opportunities for both the willful and unintentional infringement of intellectual property (IP) rights. The transient nature of these events presents challenges for rights holders to discover the infringement, take action against it, or, in some cases, even determine against whom to assert their legal rights. Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO office in San Jose to view a webcast from USPTO headquarters of a public roundtable to discuss…

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How to Run a Patent Prosecution Practice to Maximize Global Revenue from Licensing

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sheraton Palo Alto 625 El Camino Real, 625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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LES: (USA&Canada) Silicon Valley Chapter How to Run a Patent Prosecution Practice to Maximize Global Revenue from Licensing:  A Perspective from Three Industries Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch Meeting Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Sheraton Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Complimentary validated parking) 11:30 a.m. - Registration and Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Program REGISTER Online Registration ends Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Program: Please join our panel of former in-house counsel and licensing executives to discuss how a…

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Inventor Info Chat: Patents Overview in Spanish – Webcast

October 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: Patents Overview in Spanish - Webcast Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose to view the Inventor Info Chat series October topic: Patents Overview - In Spanish (En Español). 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. Inventor Info Chats occur on the 3rd Thursday of each…

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Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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DESCRIPTION A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the patent system and answer general patent questions during this live information session. This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about the patent system with a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session. Space is limited. Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal…

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Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn" The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly patent brown bag 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…

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IP Strategy is a Business Strategy

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hawaii State Public Library, First Floor Reading Room, 478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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IP Strategy is a Business Strategy Do you have questions about patents, trademarks, and other ways to protect intellectual property?  Come and meet West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director John Cabeca as he leads a discussion on intellectual property (IP) strategies and why startups should consider them: Overview of intellectual property types:  patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets Why should innovators and entrepreneurs consider protecting their IP? Understanding the risks of early disclosure What types of resources and…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

October 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 REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED Thank you for registering for this event. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation, as this event is often sold out, and we maintain a wait list. The Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. You will be required to show your government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening. As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on…

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Obtaining Unitary Patents – Effects of UPC Ratification & Creation of New Pan-European Patent System

October 26 @ 7:00 am - 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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"Obtaining Unitary Patents - Effects of UPC Ratification & Creation of New Pan-European Patent System" Thursday, October 26, 2017 Online Registration Ends Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (just north of San Antonio Road) 6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking, cocktails 6:30 p.m. - Buffet Supper 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program Program: Learn the procedures for obtaining a Unitary Patent, the benefits and the costs, and also learn the structure and responsibilities…

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Patent Application Filing Basics – October

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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DESCRIPTION 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…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

October 26 @ 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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November 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour 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 November 2, 2017.(link is external) Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to…

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Spanish Language Intellectual Property Seminar

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 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 presents a Spanish Language Intellectual Property Seminar at the King Library SJPL Works. Join us for an evening of intellectual property basics, focusing on patents and trademarks, and also featuring a panel of IP startups and business professionals. Technology Center 2400 Director Nestor Ramirez and Managing Attorney Hellen Bryan-Johnson will present on patents and trademarks as it relates your small business. This seminar will be conducted completely in Spanish. The program is free and open to…

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IP Fundamentals for Startups and SMEs: Optimize Protection and Grow Corporate Value

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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IP Fundamentals for Startups and SMEs: Optimize Protection and Grow Corporate Value Want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? Wondering if you have the right IP protection for your startup? Want to become a unicorn but not sure how your IP portfolio can support your valuation and growth? Intellectual property assets are frequently the most valuable assets for high-tech startups and other small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Companies often struggle with how best to manage…

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Strategies for Protection/Enforcing IP in China: What Silicon Valley Companies Need to Know

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Strategies for Protection/Enforcing IP in China: What Silicon Valley Companies Need to Know The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Silicon Valley, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local business people and IP experts—to share insights that will benefit U.S. IP rights holders. The program is one of a series of China IP Road Shows that the USPTO is conducting across…

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Trademark Tuesday

November 14 @ 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 @ 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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