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June 2018

Trademark Tuesday

June 12, 2018 @ 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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TC 2800 Circuits Customer Partnership Meeting – Webcast

June 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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TC 2800 Circuits Customer Partnership Meeting - Webcast Please join us for the TC 2800 Circuits Customer Partnership meeting. Meet with USPTO staff to share your ideas, experiences, and insights. We will discuss trends and initiatives in the circuits area, learn about WebEx interview capabilities, and brainstorm topics for future discussions. The circuits workgroup examines technology areas related to electrical power generation and transmission, protection systems, switches, connectors, motors, conductors and insulators, electrical device housings and mounting assemblies, electrical power…

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Approaching the Corporate World with Your Product(s)

June 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Approaching the Corporate World with Your Product(s) Approaching the Corporate World with Your Innovation, Product, or Patent This session covers best practices for successfully pitching your product(s) to corporations – plus, learn about patents and licensing from a corporate perspective. The core mission of most corporations is to generate superior investor returns through revenue growth. For large corporations to move the share price needle significantly requires huge increases in revenue from new products. Many corporations openly acknowledge that this level of innovation…

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$17M for a Patent

June 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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“$17M for a Patent “Franchise”? – IPRs and “Oil States” Impact on Patent Owners” Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch Online registration ends Monday, June 18, 2018. REGISTER EARLY BIRD: Prior to June 15: LES Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $45.00 LES Student Member: $25.00 After June 15: LES Member: $50.00 Non-Member: $55.00 LES Student Member: $35.00   Program: Josh Malone (Bunch of Balloons) has spent $17M on patent litigation now totaling six patents, five patent suits, five PTAB petitions/trials, four preliminary injunctions, and eight appeals at the Federal…

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Inventor Info Chat: Strategies for Filing Internationally – Webcast

June 21, 2018 @ 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: Strategies for Filing Internationally - Webcast Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose to view the Inventor Info Chat series June topic: Strategies for Filing Internationally: Including the PCT and the Hague System for Industrial. 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…

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Introduction to Design Patents

June 21, 2018 @ 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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Post Grant Proceedings

June 21, 2018 @ 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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SVIPLA 6-21-18 - "Post Grant Proceedings Before the European Patent Office and the USPTO" When 21 Jun 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, CA Registration Government – $40.00 In-House Counsel – $40.00 Student – $35.00 SVIPLA Member – $65.00 SVIPLA Non-Member – $89.00 SVIPLA June 2018 Program "Post Grant Proceedings Before the European Patent Office and the USPTO - Differences and Similarities Between the Proceedings" Thursday, June 21, 2018 Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

June 26, 2018 @ 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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July 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

July 6, 2018 @ 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 register by July 5, 2018. Register Now(link is external)

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Technology Center 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting – Webcast

July 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO and Technology Center 2600 invite you and your colleagues to join our next Customer Partnership Meeting (CPM) scheduled for Tuesday July 17, 2018 and hosted by the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.  The USPTO’s main headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as the USPTO’s other regional offices (Midwest Regional, Texas Regional, and Rocky Mountain Regional) will also be participating.  Attendees may attend in person at our USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, any one of our four Regional Offices, as well as virtually via…

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Trademark Tuesday

July 10, 2018 @ 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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Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course

July 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO will host the Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP)program from July 17 - July 19, 2018. Training delivered through STEPP is designed to provide external stakeholders with a better understanding of how and why an examiner makes decisions while examining a patent application. In-person courses are led by USPTO trainers and based on material developed for training employees of the USPTO. Training focuses on how our Examiners review patent applications according to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP).…

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WIPO ePCT Training Seminar Coming to San Jose

July 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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By filing one international patent application under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries. ePCT is WIPO’s online service that makes the filing and management of international applications easier and more efficient. This event highlights the benefits of using the ePCT system and demonstrates how to make the most of its main features, with a focus on the interests of US applicants using either USPTO or the International…

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Training Seminar on WIPO’s ePCT

July 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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ePCT – WIPO’s online service for filing and managing applications for international patent protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) By filing one international patent application under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries. ePCT is WIPO’s online service that makes the filing and management of international applications easier and more efficient. This event highlights the benefits of using the ePCT system and demonstrates how to make the…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

July 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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2018 PTAB Annual Judicial Conference in San Jose, California

July 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will host a 2018 PTAB Annual Judicial Conference at the Silicon Valley Regional Office in San Jose, California on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT on the 1st floor. The program will be the same at all locations and is intended to educate the public about aspects of Board practice as well as providing a forum to enhance the dialogue between the public and the Board. In particular, during the morning sessions,…

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August 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

August 3, 2018 @ 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 informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex. Participants tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives.

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Copyright Basics and Considerations for Entrepreneurs

August 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about copyrights. The discussion will involve an overview of copyrights as well as provide insight into things to consider regarding registration and enforcement. Through the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, the Office of Policy and International Affairs’ Copyright Team advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international copyright legal and policy issues and…

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Start-up Time

August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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William Seidel, President of America Invents, LLC, and author of "Licensing Myths & Mastery: Why Most Ideas Don’t Work and What To Do About It", will discuss his next book Inventrepreneurship where the entrepreneurial inventor does it all. Mr. Seidel is the principal of America Invents that develops, licenses, and markets products and is a consultancy for strategic development. He was an innovator in the solar energy industry in the 70s, the electronic toy industry in the 80s, the appliance, marketing, and…

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Trademark Tuesday

August 12, 2018 @ 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 Design Patents

August 16, 2018 @ 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 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 event is free and…

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Introduction to IP with Emphasis on Patents

August 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the intellectual property landscape, with a focus on the patent system, and answer general intellectual property questions during a live information session. This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn what types of intellectual property are available to protect their inventions and creations.  Attendees will have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the intellectual property system.

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

August 28, 2018 @ 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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(Deutsch) Trademark Tuesday

August 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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September 2018

(Deutsch) Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Trademarks Commissioners+USPTO-SV Director

September 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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Mary Boney Denison USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Sharon Marsh USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy John Cabeca USPTO Silicon Valley Director DATE: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Please note: day of week changed for September only. LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (just north of San Antonio Road) TIME: Note time change  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Registration, Networking, Appetizers and Cash Bar 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Program NEW REGISTRATION FEES: Member - $40 Non-Member -…

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(Deutsch) Post Grant Patent Challenges: Reexamination and AIA Trials

September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Business of Responsible Deal Making Presented by IAM Globe Business Media Group

September 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presidio Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA United States
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Future-proof your licensing strategy so that it thrives in an uncertain market.  As the licensing landscape remains uncertain in many of the world’s major markets, it has never been more important for licensors and licensees to stay up to speed on deal-making best practices and the changing legal and regulatory environments. Returning for the 4th year, IAM’s Patent Licensing 2018 will provide delegates with indispensable insight into the key domestic U.S. and global licensing trends. Hear the latest updates, insights,…

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Trade Secrets: Important Lessons for Management

September 19, 2018 @ 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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Program: Data in various forms, along with innovative business models and strategies, form the core assets of most business. Protecting this information from loss and contamination is a critical responsibility of management. This discussion, led by Silicon Valley veteran Jim Pooley, will draw lessons from recent cases like Waymo v. Uber and a $706 million verdict in Texas. Topics to include: Three factors affecting “reasonable efforts” to protect confidential information Major areas of information security risk and how to reduce them How…

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IP Strategy is a Business Strategy

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mira Mesa Library, 8405 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126 United States
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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 assistance are available through the USPTO?

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

September 24, 2018 @ 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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MIP Trade Secrets Forum

September 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel San Jose, 170 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Forum will feature interactive discussions on the emerging issues, opportunities and challenges in the advancing trade secrets landscape. To find out more information – View the agenda. FREE attendance for in-house IP counsel, general counsel. SVIPLA private practice email recipients receive 20% off the standard rate. Register here.

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October 2018

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

October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. SJPL Works, Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Geared toward business start-ups and new entrepreneurs, this program starts by identifying how trademarks, domain names, and business name registrations all differ. It explains why selecting a strong mark (one that is both federally registerable and legally protectable) is important. The program highlights why doing a complete search to avoid a likelihood of confusion is critical and whether an attorney should be used. You will learn about what may happen if another trademark owner believes they have stronger rights in a mark and sends a "cease-and-desist" letter.…

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Trademark and Copyright Basics for Graphic Designers

October 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. SJPL Works, Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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This program is specifically tailored for graphic designers and highlights the fundamentals of both trademarks and copyrights. It explains the potential pitfalls of infringement and how to help avoid possible problems by searching the USPTO database (with a practical demonstration of the necessary steps to conduct a search for pictorial elements rather than words). The overall program focuses on how success as a graphic designer has as much to do with legal and ethical considerations as it does about being creative.…

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IP Strategy is a Business Strategy

October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Los Gatos Public Library, 100 Villa Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030 United States
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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) Assistant Director Stephen Koziol 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 assistance are available through the…

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Diversity and Inclusion v. Implicit Bias in the Workplace

October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Bismarck Myrick, Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will join us to define implicit bias and discuss how to spot it and how to reduce its impact in the workplace. Mr. Myrick will also discuss the laws that prohibit employment discrimination, provide an overview of the American Bar Association (ABA) model rules related to prohibited employment discrimination in the practice of law and discuss cutting edge diversity and…

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Introduction to IP with Emphasis on Patents

October 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the intellectual property landscape, with a focus on the patent system, and answer general intellectual property questions during a live information session. This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn what types of intellectual property are available to protect their inventions and creations.  Attendees will have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the intellectual property system. This event is free and open to the public. Space…

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Introduction to Design Patents

October 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 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 event is free and…

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EPO Presents Seminar for U.S. Patent Professionals

October 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States
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Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The European Patent Office (EPO) is holding a seminar for U.S.‑based patent agents, paralegals and their administrative staff. The seminar provides attendees with a unique opportunity to meet EPO experts and become familiar with best practice in its administrative processes. Attendees will learn more about the advantages of using the EPO as the International Searching Authority and will be shown the available online services, including the benefits of using the EPO's electronic payment services,…

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Generating IP Value Through Corporate Spin-Outs and Other Creative Deal Structures

October 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rambus, Inc., 150 Enterprise Way, Suite 700
Sunnyvale, CA, CA 95017
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Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch REGISTRATION Online registration closes on Monday, October 29, 2018. EARLY BIRD: Prior to October 24: LES Member: $40.00 Non-Member: $45.00 LES Student Member: $25.00 After October 24: LES Member: $50.00 Non-Member: $55.00 LES Student Member: $35.00   Program: Corporations invest billions of dollars in R&D, but not all of the resulting innovation aligns with the corporate strategy. Licensing or selling the resulting IP rights are common ways to generate a return on the R&D investment. However, other creative deal structures such…

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November 2018

Japan Osaka Symposium

November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018
Osaka, Japan, 5-3-51, Nakanoshima
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 Japan
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The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) is pleased to announce its FICPI-Japan Osaka Symposium to be held in Osaka, Japan, November 1-3, 2018. Speakers for the symposium will include representatives from IP5, WIPO, Customs Officers and Court Judges from several countries. IP professionals from various countries will talk about interesting topics relating patents, designs and trademarks. Download complete brochure. To register, click here.

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

November 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

November 2, 2018 @ 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 informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex. Participants 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 November 1, 2018. Register Now(link is external)

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An Evening with Under Secretary Andrei Iancu, USPTO Director

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dolby Cinema, 1275 Market St
San Francisco, CA 95017 United States
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REGISTER Join us on November 8th, as we host Andrei Iancu, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for an evening with IP professionals in San Francisco at the Dolby Atrium/Cinema. Under Secretary Iancu will speak about his priorities and efforts to enhance the certainty, reliability and predictability of America’s patent system. A reception, hosted by Dolby will follow the program. We are pleased to present this event…

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Trademark Tuesday

November 13, 2018 @ 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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Patent Application Drafting Workshop

November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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A Supervisory Patent Examiner will lead a workshop explaining the various parts of a patent application. Attendees will learn about the formalities and requirements of drafting a patent application as well as common pitfalls. Attendees should have an intermediate knowledge of the intellectual property system, and patents specifically. It is recommended that attendees take the previous course “Introduction to IP with an Emphasis on Patents” before taking this workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Please register by November 15,…

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Claim Drafting Workshop

November 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Learn about the patent claim drafting process through an interactive workshop led by a Supervisory Patent Examiner.  Attendees will learn about the importance of drafting claims to the success of a patent application, and attendees will develop a better appreciation of how a patent examiner views a claim during the course of examination.  Attendees should have an intermediate knowledge of the intellectual property system, and patents specifically.  It is recommended that attendees take the previous course “Introduction to IP with…

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December 2018

Pursuing Patent Protection Abroad

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The two-hour seminar will review the considerations and options for filing foreign patent applications, including an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the use of the Paris Convention for non-PCT countries. This seminar is intended for paralegals, patent attorneys/agents, and anyone who requires a basic understanding of filing patent applications internationally, particularly under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The event is free and open to the public with limited space, please register by December 6, 2018.

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Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex. Participants 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 December 6, 2018.

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How to File a Patent Application Using EFS-Web

December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The presentation will focus on filing your patent application using the Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) and managing your patent application online using Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. The presentation will consist of an interactive tutorial, description of various assistance resources such as the Inventor’s Assistance Center (IAC), and the Patent Electronics Business Center (EBC). The event is free and open to the public. Please register by December 13, 2018.

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