Apr 29 Tue
USPTO – PTAB Roadshow
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The High Tech Law Institute is pleased to present

The USPTO AIA Trial Roundtable

View the PTAB AIA Trial Invitation

Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) to host a Complimentary Reception
immediately following the Roundtable

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office is hosting roundtables to share information about the new AIA trials (i.e., inter partes reviews, post grant reviews, covered business method reviews, and derivations) including statistics, lessons learned, and techniques for successful motions practice.  The Board is interested in receiving feedback about the trials and will feature a panel discussion to elicit public input.

The Roundtable is a free event and open to all with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.  No registration is required.

Registration is required for the reception.  Please register online for the reception.

For more information, visit the PTAB AIA Trial Roundtables microsite

Parking on Campus:  The on-campus parking fee is $6.  Guests have two parking options.  You can enter campus through the main entrance at 500 El Camino Real, and proceed to the security kiosk where you will be instructed on where to park.  The other option is a self-pay parking structure located on the corner of Alviso St. and Benton St. (closest option to Nobili Hall).  View a campus map here.






  • Overview of trials, statistics, and lessons learned


Mock Conference Calls

  • Motion to amend
  • Motion for additional discovery




Panel Discussion

  • 2 administrative patent judges
  • local practitioners on behalf of petitioners
  • local practitioners on behalf of patent owners


Closing Remarks

Audience questions and participation is welcomed throughout the program

May 21 Wed
Eyewitness Identification Best Practices Symposium
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Eyewitness Identification Best Practices Symposium Flyer - NCIP Website

The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law and the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at University of San Francisco invite you to attend the Eyewitness Identification Best Practices Symposium.

The symposium will bring together police chiefs, district attorneys, social scientists and criminal justice reform advocates to discuss best practices for eyewitness identification procedures in California. The symposium will feature San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, Los Gatos Police Chief Scott Seaman, El Cerrito Police Chief Silvia Moir, San Francisco DA George Gascon, Alameda DA Nancy O’Malley, Santa Clara DA Jeff Rosen, victim and criminal justice reform advocate Jennifer Thompson, and Professor Jennifer Dysart.

The symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the McLaren Conference Center on the University of San Francisco campus. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m.

There is no charge to attend the symposium and MCLE and POST credits will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Fries at or 408-551-3251.

Space is limited.  To register, please visit

In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to:
Todd Fries, 408-551-3251. Or call TTY-California Relay, 800-735-2929
at least 72 hours prior to the event.

May 24 Sat
Law Commencement Ceremony
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Human Rights Attorney Almudena Bernabeu will be the 2014 commencement speaker.

For more details about the commencement ceremony and other commencement activities go to