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SVIPLA Sept. 19 - European and Asian IP Update Straight from London!

  • 19 Sep 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Trellis Restaurant, Menlo Park, CA


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Trellis Restaurant
1077 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA

European and Asian IP Update
Straight from London!


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


SVIPLA is pleased to co-sponsor our September dinner meeting with Marks & Clerk, a UK-based, full-service IP boutique firm and one of the largest IP firms in Europe.  They have 18 offices around the world with an extensive Asian presence and a North American footprint in Canada.

AND to begin our new membership year (September 2013-June 2014), we are offering a special dinner rate for members and non-members for the September event: 

$30 - members and $70 - non-members

The special dinner rates include: hosted cocktails from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., dinner, wine with dinner, and a first-rate program all the way from London!

AND if you renew your annual SVIPLA membership or join for the first time at $70 when registering for the September meeting at the discounted dinner fee, you will save money!


With business moving at an ever-increasing pace, and across diverse geographies, IP attorneys increasingly need to be aware of case law and IP law changes outside of their own jurisdiction. 

Are you asking yourself:

  • What is this Unitary Patent I keep hearing about?
  • Who is going to use it? 
    What about Compulsory Licensing in India? 
    What’s raising the bar?
  • UPC/UP and European issues
  • Unified Patent Court, Unitary Patent, Asian IP legal changes and trends


Michael Lin

was such a terrible lab chemist that he had to become a lawyer.  After 13+ years at Procter & Gamble handling pan-Asia patent law matters, Michael left P&G to join Marks & Clerk as the head of their Chem-BioSciences group in Hong Kong.  He handles patent preparation & prosecution, opinion work and client counseling and has an expertise in holistic IP strategies and Asian patent matters.  He has a B.A. Biochemistry from U.C Berkeley; and J.D. from Boston University.

Paul Chapman advises a number of Scottish universities with regards to their IP rights and handles a wide variety of patent work.  He has experience in European opposition procedures, in particular, in the areas of biotechnology, molecular biology and chemistry.   Paul is a regular speaker at bioscience conferences and has given a number of presentations to universities and other clients.  He obtained an honors degree in microbiology from the University of Glasgow, followed by a doctorate in molecular biology.


Will Cook is an IP lawyer with a focus on the litigation and licensing of patents, engineering designs and copyright.  He advises major corporations and technology companies in the TMT sector, in particular relating to patents covering electronics, semiconductors, telecoms, software and related fields, and also advises clients in the mechanical, chemical engineering and life sciences sectors.  Will handles litigation in the Patents Court (High Court), Patents County Court and Court of Appeal, and various arbitration procedures. His most recent Patents Court and Court of Appeal cases include the high-profile Gemstar v Virgin Media electronic program guide (EPG) litigation.  He regularly advises clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes with parallel proceedings in the USA and/or the key other European jurisdictions.

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


DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday, noon, September 17, 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.

Sept. 2013 - June 2014

The new membership year for SVIPLA is effective September 1.  Please renew your membership or join for the first time ($70) by clicking: Join SVIPLA.

SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2013through June 2014.  As a SVIPLA member you will be able to enter the Members Only site for information on current job postings and the membership directory. In addition, you will receive a discounted dinner fee of $60 rather than the $85 non-member dinner fee. We hope you will join SVIPLA and attend the monthly dinner meetings.





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