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SVIPLA Nov. 19 Meeting: "Overcoming Alice One Year After"

  • 19 Nov 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel



“Overcoming Alice: One Look at Patent Prosecution a Year After the Supreme Court’s (In)Famous Ruling”

 DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2015


TIME: 6:00 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

Thank you to our sponsor:

Steven Studulski, Perkins Coie, will present “Overcoming Alice: One Look at Patent Prosecution a Year after the Supreme Court’s (In)Famous Ruling,” followed by a panel discussion.

Panelists include:
Sandy Godsey, Senior Director, Innovation and Patents, PayPal
Eric Sutton, Senior Patent Counsel, Oracle
Craig Shinners, Director of Patents, Synopsys, Inc.
Himanshu Singh, VP, Head IP Counsel, Xero

An analysis of what’s working at the USPTO for overcoming 101/Alice rejections.  The authors reviewed approximately 3600 Class 705 patent applications that issued since the Alice decision, and found approximately 270 that overcame a 101/Alice rejection during prosecution.  The Alice rejections and associated Applicant responses in about a quarter of these applications were reviewed, and the arguments were analyzed and categorized into a set of argument types.  The presentation discusses and provides examples of these argument types.

Steve is an Intellectual Property attorney with a practice that emphasizes patents and trademarks. His background includes over 28 years of experience in the engineering field, including senior management roles at venture capital-funded startups and FORTUNE 500 companies (most recently with Intel).  Steve represents clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs and startups to industry-leading multinational corporations in the legal areas of utility and design patent procurement, trademark procurement, technology transfer due diligence, IP portfolio management, venture capital and IP portfolio pitch deck drafting, strategic patent counseling (e.g., infringement and enforcement matters, shelf-ready analysis and patent portfolio analysis), and patent litigation support. 

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

Current Meeting Fees:
$65 - SVIPLA Member
$40 - In-house Counsel
$30 - Student
$89 - Non-member

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, November 17, 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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