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SVIPLA Presents Inventor of the Year - Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D.

  • 27 Sep 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

September 27, 2012
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

6:00-7:00 p.m. - Registration/cocktails

7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program


SVIPLA is pleased to announce its Inventor of the Year Recipient, Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D., the inventor of the first bright blue LED from gallium nitride and the blue laser, and recently developed bright green and white LEDs and the green diode laser. This technology has revolutionized the lighting and semiconductor industries.  He is an inventor on over 200 patents.

The development of nitride based semiconductors, by Prof. Nakamura, represents one of the most important achievements in the materials science of semiconductors in the last 30 years.  Not stopping there, he is currently tackling the development of nonpolar and semipolar GaN LEDs as well as a green diode laser.

In 2006, he received the Millennium Prize for his work on LEDs and the blue laser.  He noted that the award of this prize helps people to understand that this invention makes it possible to improve the quality of life for millions of people.  Not only is it just a source of light for enormous energy savings, but an innovation in the sterilization of drinking water and for storing data in more efficient ways.  For additional information on Dr. Nakamura, click here.

If you have problems registering for the September meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at svipla@yahoo.com.


SVIPLA is pleased to have Esquire Solutions as our September sponsor for the Inventor of the Year program. Please meet their representatives during the cocktail hour and following the program. Complimentary beverage and appetizers.

Esquire Solutions is the nation’s leading privately-owned court reporting and litigation solutions company. Esquire offers expertise in court reporting, legal video, and trial services across its nationwide network of more than 50 offices. Esquire’s quality, technology and focus on delivering superior client service have driven its unparalleled growth. For more information, visit www.esquiresolutions.com.

Tuesday noon, September 25, 2012.  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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