Santa Clara Law Office of Career Management and Law Alumni and Development present
The 5th Annual Solo Practice Seminar
Thursday, January 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Followed by a Reception with Dean Lisa Kloppenberg
Please RSVP by Friday, January 16, 2015. Seating is limited!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own law practice? Do you fear the unknown of what solo practice entails?
The Solo Practice Seminar will help you build the courage and confidence to succeed as a solo practitioner!
On Thursday, January 22, the Office of Career Management and Law Alumni and Development will host a seminar on how to build a solo practice. Whether you are a law student, just graduated, or you have been in practice for years and are thinking about transitioning out of a firm, this program is for you.
Don’t miss this 5th annual seminar! This year our topics include:
- The Big Decision: Should You Go Solo?
- The Logistics of Starting a Solo Practice
- Legal Ethics For Solo Practitioners
- Marketing and Getting Clients
- Fees: How to Get Paid, Arbitration, Upfront Collection
- and more!
Attendees are invited to attend a hosted Networking Reception immediately following this event. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!
Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win fantastic prizes from our many sponsors, including gift cards, free classes, and free MCLE offerings!
This is a FREE event for current law students. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Up to 6 hours of California MCLE credit will be available, including 1 hour of Ethics credit for Legal Ethics for Solo Practitioners.
Please direct questions to email@example.com or call (408) 554-4350. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, please call (408) 554-4350 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to the event.
*Attendance is on a first come, first served basis
SOLO AND SMALL FIRM LAW SECTION
The State Bar of California
Santa Clara Law Alumni and Development
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute will host “Advanced PCT Training,” featuring Carol Bidwell and David Reed, US Consultants to WIPO on PCT matters with extensive PCT experience. You can see the agenda (topics subject to change) of the seminar and bios of the speakers below.
There is no cost for the seminar or lunch.
We have applied for 6.0 CLE credits in California.
For more information and to register online, visit the site.
PCT Seminar Agenda for Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
Santa Clara, CA
February 11, 2015
Overview of the PCT System
- Brief Review of the PCT system including the timeline and major phases
- Requirements for being accorded an international filing date
- Naming the applicant
Choosing a Receiving Office for US Applicants
- Requirements for filing in RO/US and RO/IB
- Pros and Cons of using RO/US and RO/IB
- Discussion of “applicant of convenience”
Choice of International Authorities for US Applicants
- Review of ISAs and IPEAs available
- Things to consider when choosing an ISA
Claiming Priority under the Paris Convention and Furnishing Priority Documents
- Discussion of Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Paris Convention
- Possible legal consequences of EFS-Web filing in the USPTO
- Discussion of “restarting” the Paris Convention priority period
- Furnishing priority documents during the international phase
- Using WIPO’s Digital Access Service
- Transmittal to RO/IB under PCT Rule 19.4
- Incorporation by reference
- Restoration of the right of priority
- Fee safeguards
- Preventing and postponing international publication
- Recording changes in applicant, inventor and agents
- Rectification of obvious mistakes
- PCT resources available on the WIPO Internet site and new search tools
- Using the WIPO Internet site to view published international applications
Amendments under the PCT and Informal Comments
- Discussion of Article 19 amendments including where to submit, time limits for doing so and purpose
- Discussion of Article 34 amendments including where to submit, time limits for doing so and purpose
- Informal comments on the Written Opinion of the ISA
8 Recent and Upcoming Changes
- Review of 2013 changes to the PCT regulations
- July 2014 changes
- Information on ePCT
Strategies for Entering the National Phase
- Decisions that applicant must make
- Special requirements that may be made by Offices
- Reinstatements of rights when national phase time limits are missed
Entry into the US national phase and By-pass Continuation Practice in view of the America Invents Act
- Discussion of US national stage entry requirements
- Requesting early processing instead of waiting for 30 months
- New USPTO fee structure and a summary of national stage fees
- Inventor’s oath/declaration both pre-AIA and AIA
- How to make a domestic benefit claim in a national stage application
- Claiming priority to a foreign application
- Patent term adjustment for national stage applications
- Filing a by-pass continuation as an option
- Advantages and disadvantages of national stage entry and by-pass continuations
- Transition applications for first inventor to file provisions of AIA
PCT and the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
- Information on Global PPH and IP5 PPH pilots
- Using the PCT work products to get onto the PPH
- Requirements for PCT-PPH in the USPTO
Where to get help
- Contact information for US consultants to WIPO
- Where to get help at the USPTO
- Contact information for WIPO staff
Please RSVP by Thursday, January 22, 2015
Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 11th annual Diversity Gala on February 12th. Join us in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Diversity Gala was developed to inspire organization leaders and students to hold a meaningful conversation regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This year, we are proud to announce Dorian Daley, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Oracle Corporation, as the Chair of this event!
Event sponsors fund the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship, which is awarded to law students who demonstrate a commitment to equality, inclusion, and social justice for the most disadvantaged members of our society. As a result of the generous support of the sponsors of the 10th Annual Diversity Gala, we were able to raise more than $40,000 to support the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship Fund.
We invite you to support the Gala and increase your organization’s profile on the Santa Clara Law campus by becoming an event sponsor. To find more information about sponsorship opportunities click here. Please feel free to contact Vicki Huebner, Assistant Dean, Office of Career Management regarding sponsorships at (408) 551-1896 or email@example.com.
Save the date to help celebrate and increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Presenting the Diversity Gala Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeanette Leach, Assistant Dean for Diversity Programs.
The recipients of the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award and the Santa Clara University Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award will be announced shortly.
Each year two individuals are selected for the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award. Past honorees have included:
- Simao Avila ‘83
- Michelle Banks
- Elizabeth Birch ‘85
- Dorian Daley ‘86
- The Honorable Edward Davila
- The Honorable Phyllis Hamilton ‘76
- Victor Marquez ‘90
- The Honorable Carlos R. Moreno
- Leon Panetta ‘63
- Luis Rodriguez ‘92
- The Honorable Rise Jones Pichon ‘76,
- Andrew Vu ‘93
- Keith Wattley ‘99
Our inaugural Diversity Gala Organization of the Year Award was given in October 2011 and thus far the award has been presented to:
- Intel Corporation
- Google, Inc.
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Fifth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Event
Call for Papers
We invite your participation in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress conference at Santa Clara University School of Law on March 7, 2015. The conference series is co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Institute for Information Law and Policy at the New York Law School.
The work-in-progress event was created for Internet law scholars to receive feedback about their papers and projects from their academic peers. We take a broad view of the topics that fit under the Internet Law umbrella. The conference has three categories of participation:
* papers-in-progress. We might allocate additional presentation time to presentations that meet the following specifications: (1) a feedback-ready paper draft is submitted no later than February 20, 2015 at noon–no extensions!; and (2) as of March 7, 2015, the paper draft has not been circulated for publication or posted to SSRN or a similar site.
* projects-in-progress. This covers presentations on any other academic project, ranging from nearly finished papers to half-baked ideas.
* discussant. Space permitting, we welcome other scholars to join the conversation as active audience participants.
How to Participate
If you would like to participate, email Eric Goldman (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information by the initial deadline of November 10, 2014 at noon:
* your name, contact information and affiliation
* your preferred category of participation
* the title of your project
We expect to notify accepted participants by November 17, 2014. We will evaluate submissions after the initial deadline on a space-available basis.
There is no event participation fee, but all participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. We will provide further information about transportation and lodging soon. There are no publication obligations associated with presenting at the event.
Game nights have become legendary at this conference. Past events have included PowerPoint karaoke, Dungeons & Dragons and more. See, e.g.,https://secure.flickr.com/photos/81901130@N03/sets/72157633737216641/ Although the details haven’t finalized, we expect we’ll have another game night to remember on March 7. Plan your travel schedule accordingly!
Contact Eric Goldman at email@example.com with any questions or comments.
Celebration of Achievement Alumni Awards Evening
Saturday, March 14, 2015
at The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
The Celebration of Achievement honors lawyers who have made a difference for Santa Clara Law. The Community comes together to acknowledge the significant contributions of alumni and friends from far and wide.
6:30 pm – Reception
7:30 pm – Dinner
8:30 pm – Awards Program
9:30 pm – Program concludes
THE 2015 HONOREES :
The Alumni Special Achievement Award – Paul “Chip” Lion ’82L
The Santa Clara Law Amicus Award – The Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian
The Edwin J. Owens Lawyer of the Year Award – Professor Cynthia A. Mertens
The Young Alumni Rising Star Award – Kevin J. Albanese ’96U, ’08L
Digital Health CLE Event
McDermott, Will & Emery
More information to follow. Please check back.