SVIPLA OCTOBER MEETING
"PROVOCATIVE INSIGHTS INTO CURRENT PATENT ISSUES"
DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2015
CHANGE IN TIME FOR DINING!
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration, Buffet/Heavy Appetizers & Cash Bar
Please note that a Buffet/Heavy Appetizers
will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
It seems to many in the IP community that patents have been under serious attack from courts and Congress, while the AIA has made it safer to hold innovations as a trade secret. But is best mode really dead? And aren’t patents still the most valuable form of IP? Companies certainly should be re-examining the patenting/secrecy question, but what factors should they consider? How do these questions relate to their competitive strategy? Please join us for a lively presentation and discussion of these issues, led by Jim Pooley, former manager of the PCT and author of the new book Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage, and Chris Eide, patent prosecution and strategy partner from Morrison & Foerster.
If you have problems registering for the October meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Meeting Fees:
$65 - SVIPLA Member
$40 - In-house Counsel
$89 - Non-member
$30 - Student
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, October 27, 2015. 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.
SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659
MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
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SVIPLA MEMBERSHIP YEAR
September 2015 - June 2016
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SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2015 through June 2016. For $70, as a SVIPLA member you will be able to enter the Members Only site for information on current job postings and the membership directory. In addition, you will receive a discounted dinner fee of $65 rather than the $89 non-member dinner fee. We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.