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SVIPLA Nov. 21-Synchronizing Global Patent Prosecution

  • 21 Nov 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, CA


  • Special price for members

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

 "Synchronizing Global Patent Prosecution" 

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


SVIPLA is pleased to welcome DLA Piper U.S. as co-sponsor for our November dinner meeting.  They will host cocktails and appetizers from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Thank you DLA Piper!

Coordinating global prosecution raises complex issues of procedure and substance, which differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. What works for one applicant, for one patent, in one set of countries or even a single country, may not be a suitable strategy or cost point for other prosecution of that IP.  This panel will explore various underlying considerations and take a deep dive into some basic strategies that apply in numerous instances.  Open audience participation will be highly encouraged and the panelists look forward to addressing various adjustments of the basic strategies to suit other fact patterns that applicants often encounter.   


Since founding RYUKA IP Law Firm in Tokyo, Japan, Akihiro Ryuka has spoken extensively in Japan and abroad on IP topics, has published numerous articles including recently detailing RYUKA’s invention consulting services (Patent Visualization), and visits clients and attends conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He lectures regularly on coordinating global patent prosecution and has developed a series of written materials on the subject. Recent work includes representing a large US client in nullity trials before the Japan IP High Court and Supreme Court, and representing a large Korean client in infringement and nullity trials in cooperation with Anderson Mori & Tomotsune. 


Kevin Mack currently serves as Assistant Chief Patent Counsel at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco where he manages worldwide patent prosecution strategy for Dolby’s audio patent portfolio. Before joining Dolby, Kevin was a patent litigator at the Palo Alto office of Skadden Arps and a member of the patent asset development group at Yahoo! Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Kevin was an engineer at Oracle, BMW, and Deloitte. Kevin holds a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley and dual Master’s degrees from Stanford in Electrical Engineering and Management Science. He also is a fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Andrew Schwaab is a second-generation patent attorney in DLA Piper's Silicon Valley office. He has over 20 years of intellectual property experience and focuses on strategic intellectual property matters, including counseling, sophisticated patent prosecution, patent litigation, licensing, validity and infringement analyses/opinions, due diligence and freedom-to-operate issues. Among other things, his practice includes managing all aspects of extensive U.S. and foreign patent portfolios for a range of clients, from startups to Fortune 50 companies as well as providing strategic advice and developing patent portfolios for start-ups with global counseling needs in the software, Web, mobile and other high-tech fields.

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

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, November 19, 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 ($70)  is effective September 1.  Please renew your membership or join for the first time by clicking: Join SVIPLA. 

SVIPLA's membership year is from September 2013 through 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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