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SVIPLA June 7 - USPTO Year in Review

  • 07 Jun 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto



Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, CA
6:00 p.m. - Registration, networking, cocktails
6:30 p.m. - Light Supper
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program



Patterson + Sheridan has generously offered door prizes, including sets of SF Giants tickets and Bluetooth speakers.  Plan to attend and you could win a prize!

We are fortunate to have John Cabeca and Bob Bahr from the USPTO for our June meeting, speaking on the USPTO's New Quality Initiatives, 101 in light of Alice and Means-Plus-Function Claims.

John Cabeca, Director of the West Coast United States Patent and Trademark Office in Silicon Valley

A veteran of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for over 26 years, John 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 USPTO's west coast regional office located in Silicon Valley.

Robert W. (Bob) Bahr, Deputy Commissioner, Patent Examination Policy

Bob is currently the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, and has been involved in virtually every patents-related rule making since 1995, notably the changes to implement the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999.  Bob has been awarded two Department of Commerce Gold Medals and two Department of Commerce Bronze Medals. 

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

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Friday, noon, June 3, 2016. 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.   

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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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