Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Announcing Keynote Speaker John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley Office, USPTO
As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for establishing and leading the Silicon Valley satellite office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Mr. Cabeca ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to Silicon Valley's unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. Click here to read Mr. Cabeca's Full Biography.
The morning will begin with a session on “IP News You Need To Know,” featuring a discussion of significant recent court decisions and the latest trends from the U.S. Patent Office involving inter partes review (IPR) proceedings and other proceedings.
A panel presentation will follow discussing the patent litigation story of Santa Clara-based Access Closure and its recent victory against St. Jude Medical. Principals from Access Closure will share the perspective of management of a young but growing company, and how it navigated through potentially devastating patent infringement litigation to a successful exit.
Attendees will then be given the option of attending one of two breakout sessions. The first breakout session will focus on recent medical device litigation and lessons to be learned. The second breakout session will be directed to attendees in the information technology (IT) and biotechnology sectors, with discussion to include the recent Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision.
John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO, will provide the keynote lunch presentation and will answer questions from the audience.
Following lunch, an additional session will address how design patents can be effectively utilized to strengthen a company’s IP portfolio.
Who Should Attend?
- C-Level Executives
- Venture Capitalists
- IP Managers
- In-House Counsel
- Licensing Executives
Ready to RSVP?
Contact: Stephanie Vadas