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SVIPLA 3-21-19 - Online Reg Closed - Considerations for Building an International Patent Portfolio

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto


SVIPLA March 2019 Program

"Considerations for Building
an International Patent Portfolio"


DATE: Thursday, March 21, 2019

TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Registration, Networking,
Appetizers & Cocktails
6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. - Program
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

$40 - SVIPLA Members
$50 - SVIPLA Non-members
$25 - Corporate
$25 - Government
$20 - Student

Thank you to our sponsor:

Today an IP strategy needs to be global and taken into consideration even before first filings to ensure budget, quality as well as anticipate prosecution standards across jurisdictions.

The discussion will focus on considerations that can impact how an international patent portfolio can be efficiently built, including disruptive filing strategies, subject matter eligibility, patent drafting and prosecution recommendations for patent applications that will be filed in multiple countries.

Jonah Probell, IP Strategist, SoundHound Inc.
Freddy Thiel, VP San Francisco Office, Kilburn & Strode, former Patent Counsel in charge of Orange International Labs
Ben WangFormer VP and Chief IP Counsel, ZTE TX and Head of Patents, China for Unilever
Moderator: Andrew Schwaab, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jonah Probell, IP Strategist, SoundHound Inc.
Jonah manages the IP portfolio for SoundHound, a company that turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. He is a patent agent and veteran of six startups over the past 19 years. Jonah just completed the third edition of his book, Patenting for the Small Company.

Freddy Thiel, VP San Francisco Office, Kilburn & Strode, former Patent Counsel in charge of Orange International Labs
Freddy first joined the IP field as an in-house patent engineer in the connector industry where he was in charge of patent harvesting and profile for the company's European and Asian division. After qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 2005, he joined one of the major telecommunications operators in Europe to develop the patent portfolio for its international labs, harvesting inventions from various countries. He has managed a broad and diverse range of filing programs before the French Patent Office, EPO, USPTO and WIPO.

Ben Wang, former VP and chief IP counsel, ZTE
Ben was formerly vice president and chief IP counsel at ZTE in the United States, where he provided strategic and tactical guidance relating to IP licensing and litigation issues. Before ZTE, Mr. Wang established and led Unilever’s patent group in Shanghai for over five years, building patent portfolios, managing patent litigation, and counseling on legal and IP policy issues in China and globally. Before relocating to China, Mr. Wang practiced law in the United States for over 10 years.

Andrew Schwaab, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Andy focuses his practice on strategic intellectual property matters, including counseling, global patent prosecution, patent litigation, licensing, validity and infringement analyses/opinions, due diligence, and freedom-to-operate issues. With more than 20 years of experience, Andrew handles matters related to a wide range of electrical and computer technologies. He serves as Vice-Chair of the CNIPA (Chinese Patent & Trademark Office)/U.S. Bar Liaison Council and is involved in several other professional organizations, such as IEEE.

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

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, March 19,  2019. 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.

One hour MCLE credit available.
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