SVIPLA MAY DINNER MEETING
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
E.D.Tex.: Litigation Informing Patent Preparation and Prosecution
6:00-7:00 p.m.-Registration/no-host cocktails
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program
The Eastern District of Texas is a frequent patent litigation venue. Looking at how patent cases decided in that judicial district can help patent solicitors in preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
We are pleased to have as our speakers Matthew Blackburn and Daniel Nguyen from Locke Lord LLP. The firm has offices throughout the U.S., and Hong Kong and London. They will discuss various decisions from the E.D. Tex., and draw from them lessons that patent solicitors can apply in their own practices. For example, when will courts in the E.D. Tex. specifically construe or not construe claim terms? How do you define (or avoid defining) terms in your patent application? When are courts likely to find specification disclaimer or prosecution disclaimer?
Matthew Blackburn, Managing Partner, Locke Lord LLP San Francisco office, advises the medical products industry regarding all aspects of intellectual property (litigation representation, client counseling, patent procurement). Mr. Blackburn has served as a lead attorney and trial counsel in patent infringement litigation, counseled clients concerning intellectual property portfolio development and rendered opinions on validity, infringement, and freedom to operate on a wide array of technologies, including vascular grafts, stent-grafts, endovascular delivery systems, catheters, pharmaceuticals, polymeric compositions, and more.
Daniel Nguyen, Senior Counsel, Locke Lord Houston, focuses his intellectual property practice on patents, trademarks, litigation and licensing. A Licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. Nguyen has worked with clients to protect numerous innovations in telecommunications, financial services, information technology, oilfield services, gaming, power conversion, solid-state storage and other high-tech industries.
If you have problems registering for the May dinner meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, May 13, 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.
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Sept. 2013 - June 2014
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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.