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SVIPLA April 25 Dinner Hosts University Professors

  • 25 Apr 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA

6:00-7:00 p.m. - Registration/cocktails
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and program

“UC Berkeley, Stanford and Santa Clara Professors Provide Insights
on Current Patent Issues"


We are pleased to offer an esteemed panel of law school professors from UC Berkeley, Robert Barr, Stanford University, Jacob Sherkow, and Santa Clara University, Brian Love, for our April dinner meeting. They plan to provide their current insights on relevant topics to our SVIPLA audience. 


Among topics for discussion: recent developments in the law of injunctions and damages in patent cases, including the irreparable harm requirement for injunctions, the entire market value rule for damages, and the evolving rules for standards-essential patents, and attempt to explain how these developments affect patent strategy and prosecution.  In addition, AMP v. Myriad, widely known as the gene patenting case, presents a host of scientific, legal, and policy issues.  Some of the legal issues surrounding this litigation will be discussed including a recap of the recent oral argument at the Supreme Court, as well as a perspective on the impact of the Court's ruling to the biotechnology industry. 


Be sure to bring your questions on hot IP issues.


Robert Barr is Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at UC-Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.  He was previously the first Vice President of Intellectual Property and Worldwide Patent Counsel for Cisco Systems. He started Cisco's patent program in 1994 and was responsible for all patent prosecution, patent licensing and intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining Cisco, he was a partner at Weil Gotshal and Manges, Brobeck Phleger and Harrison, and Townsend and Townsend, where he specialized in patent strategy counseling for clients in the computer, telecommunications, and semiconductor industries.


Jacob Sherkow is a Fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Law and the Biosciences. His current research focuses on the intersection of patent law, biotechnology, and agency regulation.  Prior to joining CLB, he was a patent litigation associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York where he, and a team of attorneys, won the Frank Wheat Memorial Award for pro bono service.  In addition to his legal training, he has several years of experience as a research scientist in molecular biology. He has held scientific research positions at Columbia University, the University of Edinburgh, McGill University, the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute, and Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Brian Love's research focuses on patent law, intellectual property, and other issues at the intersection of law and technology policy. He is a recognized expert in the area of patent damages, patterns of patent enforcement across industries, and university patent ownership and licensing.  His work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission, Congressional Research Service, and Department of Justice.  Prior to joining Santa Clara University School of Law, he was a Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School, where he ran the LLM Program in Law, Science & Technology, and he previously practiced law as a Special Counsel with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and as a litigation Associate with Fish & Richardson.


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


DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday, noon, April 23, 2013.  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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