February – October 2014

Feb 14 Fri
High Tech Law Journal 30th Anniversary Symposium @ Computer History Museum
9:00 am – 3:00 pm


30th Anniversary Symposium

February 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

at the Computer History Museum.

Breakfast, lunch and a 3PM wine reception included. 4 Hours of CLE Credit.

1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA


register-buttonThe Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal is a progressive legal publication that has continued to maintain a strong presence after 30 years. We are in a unique position to host this important colloquium on government policy towards sharing economy Internet companies, as we are in the position to dig deeply into specific legal issues. This keynote series will host representatives from the Public Utilities Commission of California, DOJ of California, San Francisco Mayors Office, Twitter, Uber and AngleList.

This is a CLE accredited event, and informative for lawyers and advisors interested in learning more about the trends in government policy towards social internet commerce, and to receive insight from policy writers and attorneys from the top companies in this emerging space. We also encourage academics, policy advocates, entrepreneurs and law students to attend.

Conference Schedule

The conference program consist of six keynote speakers. Three in the morning coming from government agencies and then three in the afternoon who are policy writers for leading internet companies. The entire event is designed is to teach the audience how to navigate regulatory structures and participate in the drafting of new government policy towards disruptive business such as car sharing, crowd funding and social media. While these business models will be featured, the day is more about discussing how internet industries are reshaping traditional regulatory norms, and doing so quickly.

Each speaker will provide 20 minutes of presentation (think Ted talk format) followed by a moderated 20 minutes of Q&A.

The speaker lineup is:

9:15 Commissioner Sandoval, CPUC
10:15 Jeffrey Rabkin, Special Assistant Attorney General for Law and Technology
11:15 Shannon Spanhake, Deputy Innovation Officer in SF Mayor’s Office

1:10 Corey Owens, Head of Global Public Policy at Uber
2:00 Kevin Laws, COO of AngelList
2:45 Laura Pirri, Legal Director for Products at Twitter

For inquiries and press contact or call 415-624-7671.

Apr 16 Wed
Biotechnology Law Annual Wine and Cheese Event @ Strong Commons, Bergin Hall
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Biotech Law Group and the High Tech Law Institute present

BLG Annual Wine & Cheese Event

The Biotech Law Group is hosting its annual Wine and Cheese Networking event for those interested in biotech and life science law. Students, alumni and practitioners please join us on April 16th from 5:30 to 8 in Strong Commons, Bergin Hall.

RSVP online now!

Apr 29 Tue
USPTO – PTAB Roadshow @ Nobili Hall
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

View the Video(#45)

View the presentation slides

View photos of the event

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.

For more information, visit the PTAB AIA Trial Roundtables microsite






  • 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 23 Fri
High Tech Law Graduation Brunch @ Mission Room, Benson Center
9:30 am – 11:00 am

High Tech Law Institute

Graduation Brunch

Friday, May 23, 2014
9:30am – 11:00am
Mission Room, Benson Center

If you are a graduating student involved in the high tech law student group or academic program such as:

Biotech Law Group
High Tech & Computer Law Journal
Sports & Entertainment Law Society
Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic
LL.M. in IP
High Tech related Moot Court Programs,

please join us for the high tech law graduation celebration.  Email invitations have been sent out via Paperless Post to.  If are a graduating student and were involved in one of the programs and did not receive your invitation, please contact Dorice Kunis at of the High Tech Law Institute.

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, USPTO, 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 to register.