Knobbe Martens Attorneys To Co-Chair And Speak At LAIPLA Washington In The West Conference, January 27

| David WeissJosué A. Villalta

David Weiss and Josué Villalta, partners in the Los Angeles office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, will co-chair the 14th Annual Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) Washington in the West conference on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Luxe Hotel located at 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

Bill Bunker, partner in Knobbe Martens’ Orange County office, will take part in a panel discussion on accelerated patent examination.

The conference will also feature officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) including: David Kappos, Director of the USPTO; Raymond Chen, Deputy General Counsel for IP Law and Solicitor, USPTO; and Matthew Bryan, Director of PCT Legal Division, WIPO.

For additional information, contact the LAIPLA or visit The LAIPLA is an organization of approximately 600 intellectual property attorneys. Founded in 1934, the LAIPLA provides the local intellectual property community with speakers from industry, government, and private practice on various intellectual property related topics.

With over 275 lawyers and scientists nationwide, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property law including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C, and enjoys an international reputation for excellence.

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