Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep 17 Wed
Constitution Day Supreme Court 2013-14 Term Review @ Bannan 127
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Facilitators: Professor B. Joondeph and Professor M. Armstrong.

Sep 25 Thu
Fall 2014 Social Justice Visiting Practitioner @ Bannan Hall Room 135
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Paul Henderson

PAUL HENDERSON
(Mayor’s Office, City of San Francisco)

“Public Interest Law is a Life Choice; Not Just a Career Choice
Frontline Reflections from a Public Servant and Political Analyst

Food will be provided.

Wine and cheese reception at 5:00 p.m., Bergin Hall Strong Common

Paul Henderson was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director by the Mayor of the City of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, in March, 2011. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Henderson serves as a principal advisor to the Mayor and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic policy and administration among various cabinet and supervisory officials of the local government. The City of San Francisco has over 27,000 employees, and Mr. Henderson is responsible for managing the various city departments that provide direct support to the Mayor on major issues affecting the city with an emphasis on the criminal justice system and local, state and federal partners.

Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Mr. Henderson served as Chief of Administration and prosecutor for the District Attorney of San Francisco.  As a trial attorney with nearly two decades of courtroom experience, Mr. Henderson successfully handled all types of cases in the criminal justice system. As a leader and innovator, Mr. Henderson is recognized for introducing numerous cutting-edge programs of national consequence including, a modified approach to 3 strikes, juvenile drug court, juvenile domestic violence court, drug possession court, community justice court and a neighborhood DA program.  Over the years these programs have served as model initiatives of national recognition that have contributed to the reform of the criminal justice system. Mr. Henderson’s service as Chief Administrator constituted the highest ranking position in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office ever held by either a LGBT or an African-American male attorney. Mr. Henderson has developed curricula and conducted trainings for legal professionals, public agencies and elected officials across the country. Most notably, Mr. Henderson serves on the national faculty for the Department of Justice where he trains other attorneys and municipalities on how to develop and implement innovative criminal justice models.

A native of San Francisco, Paul worked his way through his undergraduate studies at UCLA before venturing off to earn his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.   As a speaker and attorney, Paul Henderson has made over 400 televised appearances and he regularly contributes to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets.  He is currently the on-air legal analyst for CBS News. California Magazine recently identified Mr. Henderson as “one of the most astute legal minds in the state.”

Wine and cheese reception for Fall 2014 Visiting Practitioner @ Bergin Hall Strong Common
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Paul Henderson

PAUL HENDERSON
(Mayor’s Office, City of San Francisco)

Paul Henderson was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director by the Mayor of the City of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, in March, 2011. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Henderson serves as a principal advisor to the Mayor and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic policy and administration among various cabinet and supervisory officials of the local government. The City of San Francisco has over 27,000 employees, and Mr. Henderson is responsible for managing the various city departments that provide direct support to the Mayor on major issues affecting the city with an emphasis on the criminal justice system and local, state and federal partners.

Prior to joining the Mayor’s office, Mr. Henderson served as Chief of Administration and prosecutor for the District Attorney of San Francisco.  As a trial attorney with nearly two decades of courtroom experience, Mr. Henderson successfully handled all types of cases in the criminal justice system. As a leader and innovator, Mr. Henderson is recognized for introducing numerous cutting-edge programs of national consequence including, a modified approach to 3 strikes, juvenile drug court, juvenile domestic violence court, drug possession court, community justice court and a neighborhood DA program.  Over the years these programs have served as model initiatives of national recognition that have contributed to the reform of the criminal justice system. Mr. Henderson’s service as Chief Administrator constituted the highest ranking position in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office ever held by either a LGBT or an African-American male attorney. Mr. Henderson has developed curricula and conducted trainings for legal professionals, public agencies and elected officials across the country. Most notably, Mr. Henderson serves on the national faculty for the Department of Justice where he trains other attorneys and municipalities on how to develop and implement innovative criminal justice models.

A native of San Francisco, Paul worked his way through his undergraduate studies at UCLA before venturing off to earn his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.   As a speaker and attorney, Paul Henderson has made over 400 televised appearances and he regularly contributes to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many other media outlets.  He is currently the on-air legal analyst for CBS News. California Magazine recently identified Mr. Henderson as “one of the most astute legal minds in the state.”

Sep 26 Fri
Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office: An Examiner’s View @ Bannan Hall
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and the High Tech Law Institute

present

Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office:
An Examiner’s View

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“Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office:  An Examiner’s View” aims to explain the EPO approach to software patents, and its history. The format  of the conference will begin with an overview of the current EPO approach to software patents by current EPO examiners. The presentation will be followed by interactive workshops moderated by EPO patent practitioners. The workshops will focus on the identification of patentable subject matter and how to develop arguments for patentability.

This conference is ideal for patent attorneys, agents and other legal professionals that advise on intellectual property protection of software and related technologies.

The event is complimentary, but you must register in advance.

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Four hours of California MCLE is offered upon completion.

Speakers:

John-CollinsDr. John Collins, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, P.A., graduated with an honours degree in Medical Physics from London University and went on to obtain his doctorate in Physics from London University. After a couple of years post-doctoral research, he entered the patent profession in 1990. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the European Physical Society. His practice has covered a wide range of technical fields including logic design, medical equipment, telecommunications, Internet related technology, neural networks, genetic algorithms, speech recognition, active noise control, encryption, software and business methods. He has considerable experience of proceedings before the European Patent Office, including oppositions and appeals and also has experience in litigation both in the UK and the USA.


Cristina-Margarido Christina Margarido, EPO Examiner, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Porto University, Portugal, as well as a post-graduation in management. After a couple of years in Research, she became a Patent Examiner at the EPO in 2002. Her field of work ranges from electronic business, electronic payment, and devices for supporting learning. She has worked in search, examination and opposition of European Patent and Patent Applications.

 


Luca Falo, EPO Examiner, graduated magna cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in February 2000, with a dissertation in Artifical Intelligence. After graduation, he joined the Italian Air Force as Engineering Officer (Lieutenant). Since 2002 he has been a Patent Examiner at the EPO, first in the Telecommunication cluster and then in Directorate 1958 (Business Methods/Computer implemented inventions). He took further studies in International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Trento, Italy, and he has passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) in 2010.


Alex-TurnbullModerator:  Alex Turnbull, UK and European Patent Attorney, TLIP Ltd

Oct 14 Tue
Engineer and Patent Professional Networking and Career Event @ Nobili Hall, Santa Clara University
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a networking reception that will bring engineers and patent professionals together, hosted by Santa Clara Law, SCU School of Engineering, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, IEEE and CASPA.

John Cabeca, Director of the USPTO Silicon Valley Satellite Office, and a panel of patent law practitioners will discuss how to leverage your engineering experience into a successful career as a patent professional.

The event is complimentary, but registration is required.  Email htli@scu.edu to register.

Featured Speakers and Panelists:

John Cabeca Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent And Trademark Office

Laura Lee Norris, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, Santa Clara Law

Joseph Wang, Esq., Associate, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

James Yoon, Esq., Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

 

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Oct 23 Thu
Fall 2014 Social Justice Diversity Lecture @ Arts & Sciences Building, Wiegand Room
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fall 2014 Social Justice Diversity Lecture

Ian Haney-Lopez

PROFESSOR IAN F. HANEY-LÓPEZ (Berkeley Law)

“Dog Whistle Politics: Race and Surging Wealth Inequality for All”

Talk at 4:00 p.m., followed by Wine and Cheese Reception

MCLE Credits Available

Ian Haney López is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. His current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality in the United States. His most recent book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, lays bare how conservative politicians exploit racial pandering to convince many voters to support policies that ultimately favor the very rich and hurt everyone else.

Ian is also the author of White by Law as well as Racism on Trial, books that explore the legal construction of race. A constitutional law scholar, he has written extensively on how once-promising legal responses to racism have been turned into restrictions on efforts to promote integration. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, New York University, and Harvard, where he served as the Ralph E. Shikes Visiting Fellow in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He holds a master’s in history from Washington University, a master’s in public policy from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard. In 2011, Ian received an Alphonse Fletcher Fellowship, awarded to scholars whose work furthers the integration goals ofBrown v. Board of Education, and he currently serves as a Senior Fellow at Demos.

Oct 27 Mon
Pathways to Impact Investing @ Santa Clara University
9:00 am – October 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

 

Santa Clara University Executive Education

“Pathways to Impact Investing”

 

Program Description

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Overview:

There is a growing interest to combine personal investment choices with meaningful social and environmental impact. Coined in 2007, Impact Investing now encompasses a broad array of investment choices. Pathways to Impact Investing will help you understand the sector landscape, plan your impact strategy, and learn from other impact investors how they make direct and indirect investments. This case-led 3 day course is hosted by Santa Clara University in collaboration with Toniic, SV2 and TPW – The Philanthropy Workshop – and presents a practical guide for investors. It is oriented toward asset owners and advisors who are serious about including impact in their investment choices. Participants will come away with a better understanding of investment choices and impact measures, techniques for assembling a portfolio, and a personalized action plan for making impact investments.

The Impact Sector:

Explore the ‘theory of change’ that drives the sector and its work to use money and market building to affect positive social and environmental outcomes both domestically and abroad. Learn about the people and organizations that have built the sector to date and examine the results earned so far. Gain an understanding of terms used by investors in the field and resources available to sector participants.

Portfolio Assembly:

Take a deep look at examples and results from active portfolios in the impact sector. Learn about the broad asset choices that are now available to investors – from passive placement of funding to very active direct investments. An understanding of impact metrics will also be included. Filled with personal and professional examples, the course leaders will take you through how they have made investments and the tools they use to consider and ultimately choose an investment. This lively interaction will look at finding and screening investment opportunities, understanding terms of investments and structures used, and convey anecdotes on post-investment experience.

Taking Action:

Impact investing is deeply rooted in a values-centered approach. During Pathways to Impact Investing, you will have a chance to form your own impact strategy and work on aligning your interests with your actions. Pathways to Impact Investing will also provide you materials to help structure your impact investing plan, create a personalized investment policies statement, and identify the ‘next steps’ surfaced during the course.

Join us for an immersive, values-centric 3 day session on impact investing.

Dates & Fees

Dates: October 27 to 29, 2014
Duration: 3 full days (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Fees

General Registration  US $2990.00
Partner Members US $2490.00

For program information, please contact Joerg Geier, jgeier@scu.edu, 1-408-551-6043.

For questions concerning program logistics and reservation, please contact Dorice Kunis, dkunis@scu.edu, 1-408-551-1868.

Content Partners:

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