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LES-SVC 4/26 Annual Conference-Do Patents Still Matter?

  • 26 Apr 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise World Headquarters

Licensing Executives Society
Silicon Valley Chapter

17th Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise World Headquarters
3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Join LES-SVC for its 17th Annual Conference "Do Patents Still Matter?". The conference includes a full day of speakers, panel presentations, networking and lunch at Hewlett Packard Enterprise World Headquarters in Palo Alto.

The morning session, moderated by Damon Matteo, Fulcrum Strategy, is "Angel Investors on Patents," including panelists Steve Millard, Pathfinder Partners, Manthi Nguyen, Sand Hill Angels, Carol Sands, Angels Forum. and Ron Weisman, Band of Angels.

The panel will be followed by "Perspectives from the USPTO," by John Cabeca, United States Patent and Trademark Office Silicon Valley.

Following lunch, our keyhote speaker, Jim Margggraff, serial entrepreneur, will address "IP: More than Meets the Eyes in M&A." As a fitting conclusion to the conference, the afternoon panel, "Patent Litigation: Going, Going...Gone?" will be moderated by Mark Holmes, Patent-Bridge, and include panelists Andrea Gothing, Robins Kaplan, Matt Powers, Tensegrity Law Group, and Bob Taylor, RPT Legal Strategies.


World IP Day 2017Join LES-SVC at its 17th Annual Conference in celebrating
World IP Day on April 26, 2017: Innovation – Improving Lives

In 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization member states designated April 26 - the day the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 - as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP.  Since then, World IP Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.


Sponsorships are still available for the LES-SVC Annual Conference, a one day event held every year and hosted by HP Enterprise World Headquarters. The conference is widely publicized, has 100+ attendees, and a full day of keynotes and panel presentations, plus networking opportunities. Here is your opportunity to gaining greater visibility with the Bay Area corporate community through partnership with LES-SVC at the annual conference. For sponsorship details, please email Martha Casey ("Casey") at caseymj10@hotmail.com.

MCLE CREDIT: This event qualifies for 4.5 hours of MCLE credit.

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