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October 2017

Trademark Tuesday

October 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Trademark Tuesday The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this…

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Patent Quality Chat – Webcast

October 12, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - October 17, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Patent Application Filing Basics Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent…

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November 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

November 3, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Trademark Tuesday The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this…

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Design Patent Brown Bag “Lunch and Learn”

November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Design Patent Brown Bag "Lunch and Learn" Join us for a Design Patent Brown Bag Lunch and Learn session in the San Jose office.  A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the design patent system and answer general design patent questions during a live information session.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about the patent system and have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the patent system.  This event is free and…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

November 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is…

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Finding the Right Funding – Part 2

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

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Patent Application Filing Basics

November 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Patent Application Filing Basics Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent…

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December 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO will host an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here by December 1, 2017(link is external). Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to show a valid form of…

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Trademark Tuesday

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we…

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Global Patent Software Summit

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

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

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

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IP Year in Review

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

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

December 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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Holiday Dinner – CLE Program & Inventor the Year Presentation

December 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Crowne Plaza Hotel 4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
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SVIPLA December 2017 Program: “Section 101 - Before and After Alice and Prometheus” Holiday Gathering | Inventor of the Year Presentation Special Guest: John Cabeca, Director, USPTO-Silicon Valley Thursday, December 14, 2017 Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto 6:00 p.m. – Registration, Networking and Cocktails 6:45 p.m. – Holiday Dinner 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Program & Inventor of the Year Presentation Please join SVIPLA at its annual Holiday gathering for a timely program and Inventor of the Year presentation. (Door prizes too.)…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

December 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent Lunch and Learn sessions…

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January 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO will host an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here by January 4, 2018(link is external). Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to show a valid form of…

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Trademark Tuesday

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we…

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Trademark Tuesday

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we…

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Open Source Licensing – Risks & Benefits

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

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Technology Center 2600 Customer Partnership Meeting – Webcast

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

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

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

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Introduction to Patents

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly Introduction to Patent lunch and learn session in its San Jose office from noon to 1:00 PM.  A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the patent system and answer general patent questions during a live information session.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about the patent system and have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the patent system.  This event is free and open to…

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

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

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

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

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AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

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

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Finding the Right Funding – Part 3

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

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

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

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Patent Application Filing Basics

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

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To Tell the Truth: IP Ethics Is No Game Show

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

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February 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

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

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Trademark Tuesday

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

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Leveling the Playing Field?

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

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Introduction to Design Patents

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

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Patent Application Filing Basics

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

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