February – October 2014
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
The 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.
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 Nicole.Shanahan@htlj.org or call 415-624-7671.
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.
The High Tech Law Institute is pleased to present
The USPTO AIA Trial Roundtable
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
Mock Conference Calls
Audience questions and participation is welcomed throughout the program
High Tech Law Institute
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 firstname.lastname@example.org of the High Tech Law Institute.
HIGH TECH TUESDAY
September 9, 2014, 12:00pm
“Patent Prosecution v. Patent Litigation”
Learn from experienced alumni about the different practices of patent prosecution and litigation. Areas that will be covered include:
- How to decide which patent practice may be right for you
- Can you only practice one of the other?
- How to best position yourself for a patent law career in law school (classes, internships, extra-curricular activities
Jacob T. Aikin, Esq., Partner, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zaffman, is a member of the Patent Practice Group in BSTZ’s Sunnyvale office. He is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property protection in the semiconductor, display, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and medical device industries.
Eric Lancaster, Esq., Associate, White & Case, is an associate in White & Case’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Palo Alto. His practice focuses on patent litigation across the country as well as before the United States International Trade Commission, covering a variety of technologies including software, social networking, mobile devices, semiconductor, LCDs, and computer hardware.
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. and the High Tech Law Institute
Navigating the Software Patent Landscape in the European Patent Office:
An Examiner’s View
“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.
Four hours of California MCLE is offered upon completion.
Dr. 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.
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.
Moderator: Alex Turnbull, UK and European Patent Attorney, TLIP Ltd
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 email@example.com 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
Santa Clara University Executive Education
“Pathways to Impact Investing”
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.
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.
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)
General Registration US $2990.00
Partner Members US $2490.00
SCU Board and Alumni $2490.00
For program information, please contact Joerg Geier, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-408-551-6043.
For questions concerning program logistics and reservation, please contact Dorice Kunis, email@example.com, 1-408-551-1868.