Trademark Tuesday

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 event, we recommend participants view some of the informational videos regarding trademark registration before the session and prepare specific questions to ask the experts.

Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session. The event is free and open to the public with limited space. Please register by May 7, 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.

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 event, we recommend participants view some of the informational videos regarding trademark registration before the session and prepare specific questions to ask the experts.

Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session. The event is free and open to the public with limited space. Please register by May 7, 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.

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

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 May 3, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

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

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.

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 May 3, 2018.

Register Now(link is external)

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

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.

World IP Day Event – An Afternoon at Thinkabit Lab

Join us for an afternoon celebration of  World Intellectual Property Day(link is external), an annual event highlighting the  role intellectual property (IP) rights play in our everyday lives. Local women business leaders will share their perspectives on powering change through innovation and creativity, this year’s World IP Day theme. Visitors will experience the “Q Chronicles” and observe the renowned Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab(link is external), “an exploration space that inspires students to become the next generation of STEM innovators.”

Event Flyer: World IP Day 2018 – San Diego (477.04 KB)

Speakers

Allison Andrews, Founder of Fashion Week San Diego® (FSWD), President of APA Business Consulting and Executive Director of FAB Authority

Tara Brown, Inventor of Sleep Styler® Hair Rollers and Founder of Sleep Styler, LLC.

John Cabeca, Director, West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Robin Ihnfeldt, President and CEO, General Engineering and Research

Jason Kenagy, Vice President, Product Management and Business Development, Qualcomm Inc.

Joseph Mallon, Ph.D., Partner, Knobbe Martens and representing the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Ketan Shah, Senior Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Inc.
Agenda
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT      Check-in/Networking/Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. PT      Welcome and Introduction to World IP Day
12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. PT      Opening Remarks and Intro to the “Q Chronicles”
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. PT        Panel Session, “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT           Explore “Q Chronicles” and Resource Tables/Networking

Cohosts:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab
American Intellectual Property Law Association

This event is free and open to the public. However, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This will be a 2-step registration process to accommodate visitor access on the Qualcomm campus.

Step 1: Pre-register by April 20, 2018. Pre-registrations after this date will not be accepted.

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Step 2: A follow-up registration survey will be sent directly to you by the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab. You must complete the Qualcomm survey by April 25, 2018 to attend the event. Thank you for your consideration in this 2-step process. Only visitors completing this registration process by the deadlines will be admitted to the event.

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.

 

 

 

 

Leveraging Automation to Improve Patent Management Efficiency

PROGRAM:
The presentation will focus on how automation software can streamline the patent management process through various stages with the client and patent office, dramatically improving the productivity and accuracy of the process. Jeff Cashen, AppColl, Inc., will present examples of how time consuming routines in managing IP portfolios can be transformed into automated processes, enabling collaboration, prompt decision-making, accurate reporting and transparency.

SPEAKER:
Jeff Cashen, co-founder and COO, AppColl, Inc.
As COO of AppColl, Jeff serves as the first point of contact for customers and leads the sales, marketing and finance functions for the company. Jeff has more than 25 years experience in sales and executive management. Beyond 16 years at Texas Instruments managing some of TI’s largest customers, Jeff has managed product and sales organizations at both mid-sized public and small venture-backed companies.

About AppColl
AppColl was founded in 2009, by Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs to make the intellectual property management process much more effective. As engineers in high technology, our founders were frustrated by how time-consuming, complicated and expensive the invention and patent process was. Because AppColl was created to address these issues, the product line streamlines and simplifies the patent process, helping customers create and file better patents more cost effectively. Hundreds of law firms, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies rely on AppColl solutions because they are affordable, simple to use, easy to implement, and highly configurable to integrate with an organization’s existing workflow and processes.

If you have problems registering for the April meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at caseymj10@hotmail.com.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, April 24, 2018. Online registration automatically closes at that time – please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

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 April 25, 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

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 April 25, 2018.

Register Now

Branding and Trademarking Your Product

The next installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series focuses on the next step in process, “Branding and Trademarking your Product.” In this session you will learn about developing a brand and bringing value to your product(s) by trademarking. In addition, best practices will be shared in continuing to protect your brand after your trademark is registered. Inventor and businessman Mark Publicover, co-founder of JumpSport (https://www.jumpsport.com/), shares his insight in developing a successful brand.

 

More about the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Series, presented by the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter and the California Invention Center–Got an idea but don’t know where to start?  This 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 should consider for a successful product launch. Series topics include the following:

  • What is the patentability of my invention and how do I apply for a patent?
  • How do I evaluate the market value of my invention?
  • Who are my competitors and what is the size of the market?
  • Should I consider going into business with my idea?
  • Should I consider licensing and collecting royalties?
  • Where do I find funding?

Facilitators:
Soody Tronson
, Founder and Principal, STLGip Intellectual Property Law Firm
Larry Udell, Chairman, California Invention Center and Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter

NEW LOCATION! The series has temporarily relocated to SJPL Works Career & Business Center on the Third Floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. The library is a block from the Silicon Valley USPTO. Parking in the 4th Street garage will be validated.