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April 2016
Free

Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

April 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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From the USPTO Website: "The Silicon Valley USPTO is hosting its monthly patent brown bag lunch and learn session in its San Jose office, from noon to 1:00 p.m. 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…

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$30 - $90

“Patent Exhaustion – Plan Ahead for Potential Changes in Law”

April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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From the SVIPLA Website: "PROGRAM In February 2016, the en banc Federal Circuit decided Lexmark v. Impression Products, which may result in a landmark Supreme Court decision later this year or in early 2017, regarding the common law patent exhaustion doctrine. The disputes relate to core issues facing many patent owners: when does the patent owner's ability to enforce its patent end, and how may a patent owner impose restrictions that continue after the sale of patented goods. This presentation…

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Free

World IP Day 2016 – Bay Area

April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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From the USPTO Website: "The Bay Area intellectual property community is invited to attend a cocktail reception and hear remarks from local leaders in intellectual property as we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 21, 2016 at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. World IP Day is celebrated around the world to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. Speakers: John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Honorable…

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Free

WIPO Match: IP Support for Developing Economies – Silicon Valley

April 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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From the USPTO Website: "Robust intellectual property (IP) systems help promote innovation, creativity, and economic growth. But parts of the developing world lack the infrastructure, resources, or expertise to unlock the full potential of their IP systems and assets. Voluntary private and public sector assistance can help these regions make IP systems easier to use and more widely available. These efforts benefit local communities and foreign supporters alike. WIPO’s new Match platform aims to amplify the impact of such efforts…

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Supreme Court Series: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC v. Lee Post-Argument Discussion

April 25, 2016 @ 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
American University Washington College of Law – NT01 Ceremonial Classroom | Warren Building, 4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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From the CSUSA Website: "The DC Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA is pleased to join the the Federal Circuit Bar Association in cosponsoring the next program in the American University Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property's ongoing Supreme Court Series. A panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court. Issue in Kirtsaeng: What is the appropriate standard for awarding attorneys' fees to a prevailing…

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$40

World IP Day 2016, “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined”

April 28, 2016 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Entrance on Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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From the LES website: "Celebrate World IP Day 2016, the theme of which is "Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined," by joining us for an hour long docent tour of the Film, Video, New Media and other Modern Art galleries at Art Institute of Chicago. A networking reception will follow. LES Chicago Chapter is co-hosting this event with 2112, Chicago’s first business incubator focused on the development of entrepreneurs in music, film/video and creative-focused technology. LES Members of the Chicago Chapter, and…

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$50 - $60

Copyright Conversation with Marty Singer

April 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center, 11301 Olympic Boulevard, #204
Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States
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From the CSUSA Website: "Join the CSUSA Los Angeles Chapter for a discussion with attorney Martin Singer, who has represented dozens of celebrities in connection with online hacks, invasion of privacy, and misappropriation of protected content."

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$295

IP Business Basics 101

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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From the LES Website: "Introduction This one-day, deal-centric course has been designed by experienced License Executives Society (LES) (U.S.A. & Canada) executives for business and licensing professionals who are newer to the field in the United States and Canada. Whether it is a trademark, international brand, copyright, patent, knowhow, trade secrets, or a combination of some/all of these, recent transactions and auctions have confirmed the value of IP in business. This course is interactive and built around real-world examples and…

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May 2016
Free

Blurred Lines and Pretty Woman: Substantial Similarity and Fair Use in Music Infringement Cases

May 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Troutman Sanders LLP–Bank of America Plaza, 600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308 United States
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From the CSUSA Website: "Music cases have been making headlines recently. The lines of copyright infringement have been blurred (pun intended) as courts struggle with applying differing and ill-defined tests for substantial similarity. And as the substantial similarity doctrine has struggled to keep up, many have wondered if fair use should play a larger role in the way music infringement cases are decided. This panel will highlight some recent decisions and discuss the state of substantial similarity and fair use…

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$25 - $65

Around the World with LES – A Celebration of World IP Day

May 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fox Rothschild, 101 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017 United States
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From the LES website: "New York City is home to a vibrant innovation ecosystem. From incubators to academic research centers to established private biotech companies and top pharmaceutical companies, innovation is thriving. Even with a wealth of talent and resources, the urban environment presents challenges in bringing innovative ideas to market. Join a discussion with our expert panel to hear how innovation is driven and fostered in New York City, and how initiatives and partnerships are overcoming the challenges of…

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$40 - $89

Economic Perspectives on Recent Patent Damages Rulings

May 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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From the SVIPLA Website: "John C. Jarosz and Michael J. Chapman, economists with Analysis Group, Inc., will present an overview of the types of relief that are available in patent cases, and then discuss a host of Federal Circuit decisions that have been handed down over the last 6 years that have dramatically altered the damages landscape going forward. Finally, John and Michael will present their thoughts on how recent damages law has, and perhaps should, impact claim drafting. John…

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June 2016
$595 - $795

The IP Strategy Summit: Orange County 2016

June 1, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 5:15 pm

From the CenterForce Website: "The IP Landscape Has Changed: But Has Your Strategy? The IP environment has been turned upside-down over the last 24 months: ALICE v CLS cast uncertainty on the very nature of what's patentable Octane & Highmark ​decisions loosened up fee shifting standards Post issuance proceedings can create ​risky outcomes USPTO's 2nd round of AIA changes proposed in August... How Does All This Impact Your Portfolio Strategy? Come join thought leaders for a full day of learning,…

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$50 - $55

Patent Licensing Today 2016

June 22, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mariani’s Inn, 2500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051 United States
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September 2016
Free

Silicon Valley Institute on Government and Technology

September 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dentons, 1530 Page Mill Road Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA , 94304 United States
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Protecting your intellectual property: A series of monthly programs presented by our Government Contracts team Please join us for the first installment of a new series of programs on intellectual property (IP) and the federal contracting process. These 90-minute lunch programs will provide practical information on how companies that provide products or services to the government, as well as their investors, can best manage IP rights, from the bidding stage to project closeout, and with regard to the full range…

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October 2016
$150

WIPO Services & Initiatives San Jose Seminar

October 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
City Hall of San Jose, 200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose , CA 95113 United States
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SAN JOSE SEMINAR "PROTECTING YOUR IP OVERSEAS: WIPO SERVICES & INITIATIVES" Monday, October 31, 2016 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM City Hall of San Jose, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose In cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Association of Intellectual Property Firms SVIPLA is pleased to be a sponsor of the WIPO Services and Initiatives Seminar, October 31, in…

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November 2016
$695

The IP Strategy Summit: Silicon Valley 2016

November 15, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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http://cf-conferences.com/conferences/the-ip-strategy-summit-silicon-valley-2016/overview The IP Landscape Has Changed: But Has Your Strategy? The IP environment has been turned upside-down over the last 24 months: ALICE v CLS cast uncertainty on the very nature of what's patentable Octane & Highmark decisions loosened up fee shifting standards Post issuance proceedings can create risky outcomes USPTO's 2nd round of AIA changes proposed in August... How Does All This Impact Your Portfolio Strategy? Come join thought leaders for a full day of learning, benchmarking and networking…

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$55

PRESERVING PATENT RIGHTS IN AN OPEN SOURCE ENVIRONMENT

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheraton Palo Alto, El Camino Real
Pal Alto, CA 94301 United States
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http://les-svc.org/event/les-silicon-valley-presents-preserving-patent-rights-in-an-open-source-environment/ DESCRIPTION:  For over two decades, software developers and licensing professionals have argued about whether patent protection had any place in an open source development and distribution model. A couple of Silicon Valley IP veterans will address this question at a joint SVIPLA and the Licensing Executives Society-Silicon Valley Chapter dinner program. Mark Radcliffe, Global Chair of DLA Piper’s Open Source Software Practice, will be interviewed by Ron Laurie, Managing Director of Inflexion Point Strategy, with the opportunity for lots…

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$1537

MIP INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM 2016

November 29, 2016 @ 8:20 am - 5:35 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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http://www.managingip.com/stub.aspx?stubid=32819 Registration is free of charge for in-house IP counsel, in-house patent / trade mark counsel, heads of legal Private practice save over $300 on membership to the Global Women in IP Network before Friday, 7 October REGISTRATION INCLUDES: - A single delegate place at the MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum 2016 in Palo Alto - Documentation material, breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch - Bronze level membership to the MIP Women in IP Global Network. All delegates are responsible for their own…

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$995

MIP EUROPEAN PATENT REFORM FORUM 2016

November 30, 2016 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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http://www.managingip.com/stub.aspx?stubid=32741 http://www.managingip.com/pdfs/MIPEUPatentUSA2016/EUPatent16PA.pdf Academics, in-house IP counsel, in-house patent counsel and R&D professionals attend for FREE PAYMENT: All registration fees and invoices (where applicable) must be settled 14 days from the invoice issue date or the event date, whichever is sooner.  

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January 2017
$549 - $2599

18th Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Winter Agenda

January 23 @ 8:00 am - January 25 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco,

https://www.anticounterfeitingsummitwest.com/ Actionable Strategies to Reduce Product Counterfeiting & Strengthen Your Brand Protection Initiatives Despite all your efforts to reduce trademark infringement and counterfeiting upon your brand, the fight continues. In today’s price-competitive and technology savvy marketplace, it’s imperative to develop a multi-disciplined approach to fighting the AC&BP uphill battle.  Although no brand is exempt from being victimized by counterfeiting activity; there are numerous AC&BP strategies that can empower your trademark positioning against such illicit activity. This is the event that…

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February 2017

Delivering Regenerative Medicine

February 15 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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The Next Frontier in Health Care   An in-depth look at why and how you and your body repair injury Protecting the IP medical miracles of tomorrow When “living medicines” will change the field of medical care The program will show and cover the ground-breaking research taking place at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento by: Dr. Jan Nolta, Director UC Davis Stem Cell Program UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/stemcellresearch Dr. Gerhard Bauer, Director Good Manufacturing Practice…

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Intellectual Property (IP) Essentials for Emerging Businesses

February 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Abbott, Stringham & Lynch, 1550 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125 United States
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Intellectual Property (IP) Essentials for Emerging Businesses In this seminar you will learn: How to identify your business’ IP How and why to protect your IP with an eye to obtaining financing, IPO, acquisition or becoming a market leader Why it’s important to include international planning when you plan your IP strategy How your written agreements impact your IP IP and valuation Successes and mishaps related to IP and emerging businesses Speakers: Dana Brody-Brown Counsel Hoge Fenton Attorneys Dana Brody-Brown…

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The 3rd Annual IP Strategy Summit: Orange County

February 23 @ 7:30 am - 6:15 pm
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA , 92626 United States
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The IP Landscape Has Changed: But Has Your Strategy? The IP environment has been turned upside-down over the last 24 months: ALICE vs CLS cast uncertainty on the very nature of what's patentable  Octane & Highmark  decisions loosened up fee shifting standards Post issuance proceedings can create  risky outcomes How Does All This Impact Your Portfolio Strategy? Come join thought leaders for a full day of learning, benchmarking and networking on the issues facing every in-house counsel. CLE: Approved for 5hrs. CA state CLE Will you need a hotel room? Please…

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“National Security & International Trade: What IP Lawyers Need to Know”

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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"National Security & International Trade: What IP Lawyers Need to Know” Thursday, February 23, 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 From industrial espionage and cybersecurity to trade wars and immigration, changes in U.S. foreign policy have broad-reaching implications for high-tech companies that collaborate, recruit, and operate internationally. Christopher Swift, Ph.D., will discuss…

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March 2017
$ 25

The Elusive Disruptor: Differentiating on the Experience

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1400 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto , CA 94304 United States
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In this presentation, Jim Nieters reveals lessons from the outliers— from experience-led companies that have become #1 in their marketplaces by differentiating on the experience. These elusive disruptors function differently from other companies. Jim reveals how the each of the most successful companies today defines and works collaboratively to produce differentiated experience outcomes and propels itself to a position as a top market performer. Jim Nieters Bio As a leader of Design teams for 17 years, Jim loves helping companies…

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$ 55

Webinar: Green Business: Advising Clients on Protecting and Enforcing Cannabis Brands

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation will address two precedential decisions handed down by the TTAB in 2016, In re Morgan Brown, 119 USPQ2d 1350 (TTAB 2016) and In re JJ206, LLC, dba JuJu Joints, 120 USPQ2d 1568 (TTAB 2016).In Morgan Brown, the TTAB upheld the refusal of an application for HERBAL ACCESS for “retail store services featuring herbs” based on evidence on Applicant’s website and in Applicant’s specimen of use that the herbs in question were, as stated in Applicant’s advertising “Marijuana for…

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$ 699

2017 USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute

March 21
FAIRMONT MIRAMAR HOTEL & BUNGALOWS, 101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica , California 90401 United States
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The 2017 USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute will be held on March 21, 2017 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California. Register now for this must-see conference that will feature the following list of national speakers presenting on cutting edge patent, copyright and trademark issues.  Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group Chairman Tom Rothman in a luncheon fireside chat. Judge McKeown (9th Cir.) on Pushing the Limits of Intellectual Property Law. Judges Raymond Chen (Fed. Cir.), Dalton (M.D. Fla.),…

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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Presents Patent Arbitration Program – Streamed and Live! –

March 22
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Association, P.O. Box 50308
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Presents Patent Arbitration Program - Streamed and Live! -  The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' North American, New York, and European Branches will collectively conducting a three-hour multi-city Patent Arbitration Program that will be streamed live on March 22, 2017. There will be four live locations: Morrison and Foerster's offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and New York, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. SVIPLA is pleased…

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“Patenting for the Smaller Company: Getting the Mouse a Lion’s Share”

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheraton Palo Alto, El Camino Real
Pal Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Program:  A patent portfolio is the intersection of technology, law, and business. A smaller company, especially, needs a deft practitioner to set up processes and execute strategies to maximize the conversion of an IP budget into IP value, and the practitioner must do so in the context of the business of the particular company. This interactive discussion will focus on best practices for patent portfolio development in small and fast-growing high-tech companies. Presenter: Jonah Probell manages the IP portfolio for SoundHound,…

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May 2017

The 3rd Annual IP Strategy Summit: Seattle

May 3 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The IP Landscape Has Changed: But Has Your Strategy? The IP environment has been turned upside-down over the last 24 months: ALICE vs CLS cast uncertainty on the very nature of what's patentable Octane & Hoghmark decisions loosened up fee shifting standards Post Issuance Proceedings can create risky outcomes USPTO's 2nd round of AIA changes proposed in August... How Does All This Impact Your Portfiolio Strategy? Come join thought leaders for a day of learning, benchmarking & networking on the…

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June 2017

Patent Quality Chat Webinar – Simulcast

June 13 @ 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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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 be on Patent Quality Metrics.  Greg Vidovich, Associate Commissioner for Patent Quality, and Jim Dwyer, Director, Office of Patent Quality Assurance, will be the speakers.  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…

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Trademark Tuesday

June 13 @ 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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Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

June 15 @ 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 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 event is free and open to…

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Global TEC Forum: Empowering Change in Technology, Education & Careers

June 19 - June 20
InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco, 888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Minority Corporate Counsel Association Presents: Global TEC The Global Tec Forum will feature tech-focused CLEs, Sources of Success™ professional development sessions (for junior to mid-career attorneys), the In-House Counsel Summit, C-Suite Leadership Initiative, and networking opportunities. Over 100 GCs and Deputy GCs will be in attendance, and MCCA’s 2017 Rainmakers will be honored at the kickoff plenary luncheon. G-TEC HOT TOPICS INCLUDE: Age of AI: How is Artificial Intelligence Transforming and Disrupting the Practice of Law–What is the impact of…

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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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