SVIPLA MARCH DINNER MEETING
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Meet John Cabeca
New USPTO Silicon Valley Director
6:00-7:00 p.m.-Registration/hosted cocktails and appetizers 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program
Please join SVIPLA, CPA Global and DLA Piper
as co-sponsors for our March dinner meeting.
SVIPLA is pleased to host John Cabeca for our March dinner meeting. John recently became the new Director for the Silicon Valley USPTO. The dinner will be an excellent opportunity to meet John and to learn first-hand about the local office. Plan to bring plenty of questions.
As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), he carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO and is responsible for establishing and leading the Silicon Valley satellite office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, John ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to Silicon Valley’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he most recently served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. In this role he oversaw the staff of the Office of the Under Secretary and worked closely with fellow members of USPTO’s Executive Committee to implement policies and priorities for the Agency. He began his career at the USPTO as a patent examiner after graduating from Widener University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
If you have problems registering for the March dinner meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, March 25, 2014. 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.
SVIPLA MEMBERSHIP YEAR
Sept. 2013 - June 2014
The new membership year for SVIPLA ($70) is effective September 1. Please renew your membership or join for the first time by clicking: Join SVIPLA.
SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2013 through June 2014. 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 $60 rather than the $85 non-member dinner fee. We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.