IP Impact – Silicon Valley 2014 | Important Developments in Intellectual Property

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto

November 06 - 6, 2014

Palo Alto, CA

Thursday November 6, 2014
8:00am – 3:00pm PST

Announcing Keynote Speaker John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley Office, USPTO

Director John Cabeca, USPTO Silicon Valley Office

As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for establishing and leading the Silicon Valley satellite office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Mr. Cabeca ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to Silicon Valley’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. Click here to read Mr. Cabeca’s Full Biography.


IP News You Need To Know

The morning will begin with a session on “IP News You Need To Know,” featuring a discussion of significant recent court decisions and the latest trends from the U.S. Patent Office involving inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and other proceedings.

The Access Closure Patent Litigation Story: Success was the ONLY option

A panel presentation will follow discussing the patent litigation story of Santa Clara-based Access Closure and its recent victory against St. Jude Medical. Principals from Access Closure will share the perspective of management of a young but growing company, and how it navigated through potentially devastating patent infringement litigation to a successful exit.

Choice between one of two breakout session: (1) Medical Device or (2) Information Technology (IT) and Biotechnology

Attendees will then be given the option of attending one of two breakout sessions.  The first breakout session will focus on recent medical device litigation and lessons to be learned.  The second breakout session will be directed to attendees in the information technology (IT) and biotechnology sectors, with discussion to include the recent Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision.

Lunch with keynote address by Director Cabeca

John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO, will provide the keynote lunch presentation and will answer questions from the audience.

Design Patents Session

Following lunch, an addition session will address how design patents can be effectively utilized to strengthen a company’s IP portfolio.

Who Should Attend?

  • C-Level Executives
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • IP Managers
  • In-House Counsel
  • Licensing Executives

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