Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

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 designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching.

If you do not already have a UPWS login account which are valid for one year, please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the workshop to register for one. This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public.

Most of the class will be lecture; however, you will have the opportunity to practice on our Universal Public Workstations during the last 30-45 minutes. Please note, you may have to share a workstation due to limited availability. Priority to use the workstations will be given to those who pre-registered and in the order of their arrival. You may want to allow extra time after class to use a workstation.

This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register by May 29, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call (408)918-9900.

Patent Application Filing Basics

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 Lunch and Learn sessions prior to this event. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session, lunch is not provided. Space is limited. Please register by May 23, 2018.

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 Lunch and Learn sessions prior to this event. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session, lunch is not provided. Space is limited. Please register by May 23, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call (408)918-9900.

Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

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 designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching.

If you do not already have a UPWS login account which are valid for one year, please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the workshop to register for one. This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public.

Most of the class will be lecture; however, you will have the opportunity to practice on our Universal Public Workstations during the last 30-45 minutes. Please note, you may have to share a workstation due to limited availability. Priority to use the workstations will be given to those who pre-registered and in the order of their arrival. You may want to allow extra time after class to use a workstation.

This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register by May 21, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call (408)918-9900.

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 designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching.

If you do not already have a UPWS login account which are valid for one year, please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the workshop to register for one. This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public.

Most of the class will be lecture; however, you will have the opportunity to practice on our Universal Public Workstations during the last 30-45 minutes. Please note, you may have to share a workstation due to limited availability. Priority to use the workstations will be given to those who pre-registered and in the order of their arrival. You may want to allow extra time after class to use a workstation.

This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register by May 21, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call (408)918-9900.

Introduction to Patents

Introduction to Patents

The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly Introduction to Patents 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 system. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session, lunch is not provided. Space is limited. Please register by May 16, 2018.

Introduction to Patents

The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts a monthly Introduction to Patents 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 system. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session, lunch is not provided. Space is limited. Please register by May 16, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call (408)918-9900.

Multi-Layered, International Patent and Design Protection for Cloud-Enabled Consumer Products

Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch

REGISTER

Online registration ends Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

EARLY BIRD:
Prior to May 10:
LES Member: 
$40.00
Non-Member: $45.00
LES Student Member: $25.00
After May 10:
LES Member: 
$50.00
Non-Member: $55.00
LES Student Member: $35.00

 

Program:
Using a case study, the panelists will explore IP protection strategies adopted by Google/Nest to protect key aspects of a well-known Google/Nest smart home product with an eye to preventing copying and enabling licensing opportunities.

Panel:
Bradley, Riel, IP Counsel, Google
Brad, as IP counsel, manages patent prosecution,licensing, acquisition and other related activities for Google. He was patent counsel previously at Nest Labs, a Google/Alphabet company.where he managed its patent prosecution, licensing ad acquisition for Nest’s preeminent Internet-of-Thigs patent portfolio, including integrating and coordinating the Nest IP program with broader Google/Alphabet initiatives.  He has held law firm positions in the U.S., Japan and England, where he performed IP prosecution and litigation support for a wide variety of companies.

Douglas Crisman, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLC
Doug brings the perspective of a software designer and intellectual property director for a leading computer hardware company to his patent law practice at Morgan Lewis, which includes patent preparation, licensing, and prelitigation opinions, as well as IP transactions, due diligence, and counseling. He routinely works with standards-setting bodies and consortia on IP issues, and provides advice on strategic IP management and open source legal issues ranging from software development to code review and licensing.
 

Generously sponsored by: Morgan Lewis


MCLE: An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California.

Registration:
The SV Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members.  Members should login to the LES website to access their account.

Cancellations:
A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after May 10. Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES for assistance: (703) 234-4058 (8:00-4:00 ET).

Disability/Dietary Needs:
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page.

Photography Consent:
By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising and web content.

World IP Day Event – International IP Strategies for Life Science Companies

Join us to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2018 (link is external)with John Cabeca, Director, West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as he discusses intellectual property (IP) strategies for innovation companies with a special focus on issues relating to medical devices and biotechnology.  World IP Day is an annual event that highlights the role intellectual property rights play in our everyday lives.  Learn from local women business leaders share their career experiences powering change through innovation and creativity, this year’s World IP Day theme. 

Event Flyer: International Intellectual Property Strategies for Life Science Companies (3.59 MB)

Agenda

2:00 p.m. PT – Registration & Networking

2:30 p.m. PT – Welcome & Introductions

2:35 p.m. PT – West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director John Cabeca Keynote

3:45 p.m. PT – Powering Change through Women in Creativity and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

4:30 p.m. PT – Closing remarks

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  Please RSVP before May 14, 2018.

  RSVP Now(link is external)

For more information, please contact Julie Bennion, julie.bennion@commerce.ca.gov(link sends e-mail).

Co-hosts
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
American Intellectual Property Law Association
U.S. Commercial Services
Washington State Department of Commerce
Perkins Coie LLP