Attorneys: Learn how to protect your client’s IP abroad

A free event offered by the Silicon Valley USPTO.

Description:
“Did you know that patents offer country-by-country protection? Learn how to help your clients protect their intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions. Michael Neas, Deputy Director of International Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a two-hour seminar reviewing 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. The event is free and open to the public so register early.”

Seminar Speaker:
Michael Neas, Deputy Director of International Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Intellectual Property with Patrick Reilly, by TechRaising

IP lawyer Patrick Reilly shares his legal knowledge and how to protect your business no matter which industry you’re in.

Most tech start-ups have intellectual capital to protect. It may simply be know-how, a trademark, a novel product concept, an algorithm, or perhaps a business or IT process you created along the way. Whatever it is, learn what steps you might take to increase the appeal of your firm for investment and protect your creativity from being copied.

In This Clinic You Will Learn

  • An overview of trademark, patent, copyright and trade secret protection
  • Issues in implementing a budget-conscious intellectual property (IP) strategy

What To Bring

  • Examples of your secured intellectual capital
  • Questions about intellectual property you have yet to protect
  • General questions about IP law and strategy to increase your value

For more information, please visit the Eventbrite page.

SVIPLA 5-16-19: “Get Prepared! How to Anticipate, Preserve and Protect Your Company’s or Client’s Trade Secrets”

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Property Law Association is coming up, and the discussion topic for the evening is trade secrets!

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Registration, Networking, Hefty Appetizers & Cocktails
6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. – Program + Q&A (note extended time)

LOCATION: Greenberg Traurig, 1900 University Avenue, 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA

PROGRAM: “With continued rapid technological developments, employee mobility, growing uncertainty regarding patent protection, and the introduction of social media and cloud computing, the need to protect one’s trade secrets and trade secret issues are growing exponentially. In addition to understanding trade secret protection, companies need to be prepared for investigations and litigation involving trade secret across the world, but especially within the United States. In this presentation, we will discuss trade secrets in relation to restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements in the United States, including recent trends in litigation and the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act.”

PRESENTER: Kurt A. Kappes, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

More information regarding the event and cost to attend can be found on the SVIPLA website.

LES Leading Edge Series Presents: “Standards in Intellectual Capital Management”

The LES Silicon Valley chapter is pleased to host this inaugural event in the LES Leading Edge Series, which will bring together thought leaders in business and technology to explore a wide range of emerging Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) issues at the forefront of the innovation economy.

Keynote Address:
“Behavioral Issues in Licensing of SEPs and other IP — Defining Acceptable and Best Practices through Voluntary Standards”
Speaker: David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore; former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property

More information and event registration details may be found at the LES-SVC website.

How to File a Patent Application Using EFS-Web

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.

Pursuing Patent Protection Abroad

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.

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

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.

Claim Drafting Workshop

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 an Emphasis on Patents” as well as the previous “Patent Application Drafting Workshop” before taking this workshop.  This event is free and open to the public.

Please register by November 29, 2018.

Patent Application Drafting Workshop

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, 2018