2018 was an interesting year for PTAB practitioners. The Supreme Court has considered some PTAB trial practices, the Federal Circuit has issued several notable decisions, and the USPTO has promulgated rule changes and revised its trial practice guide.
Are computers and big data the answer to unconscious bias? Or does machine learning have its own inherent, or even inevitable, risk of bias? How can tech companies that rely on artificial intelligence alleviate these risks? Come join us for an evening of lively panel discussion with in-house counsel who will be exploring these questions and more.
Make new connections and reconnect with others at the Spring Mentorship Mixer! Great opportunity for students and attorneys of all experience levels who are looking for a mentorship opportunity. We will be pairing families at the event, so attendance is highly encouraged.
Join us to help hundreds of immigrants become U.S. Citizens! We are recruiting volunteers to help immigrants apply for naturalization at Citizenship Day on Saturday, April 13th. Volunteers will need to attend a 1.5 to 2 hour training on Wednesday, April 10th. If you have attended a training in the past 12 months, are an immigration attorney, or are under 18 years of age, training is optional.
Apple is hosting a networking event for bar associations across the Bay Area to focus on supporting the advancement and inclusion of women in the legal profession. All are welcome. Please join us for refreshments while you network with colleagues.
The APABA Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Committee and In-House Committee invite you to attend its Spring Happy Hour on April 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm. Join us for a refreshing spring evening catching up with fellow members and making new connections.
The APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee invites you to come celebrate with your fellow attorneys at our first mixer of 2019. Please come and enjoy refreshments and snacks while you meet and reconnect with colleagues. This event is generously sponsored by White & Case and will be hosted at their office in Palo Alto.
Feeling stressed from work? Join us for a morning of yoga taught by our very own APABA Silicon Valley member and certified yoga instructor, Lindsey Pho. Jiaren Yoga Studio in Santa Clara has generously offered to host this event.
Come join a presentation by a panel of senior patent, licensing (there was an unprecedented number of licensing cases last year!) and litigation attorneys for a detailed recap of the most significant IP cases from the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit during calendar year 2018.
Santa Clara University School of Law is proud to host the 18th annual BAAPALSA Conference. Each year, the Asian Pacific American (APA) law students of the leading Bay Area law schools have come together to organize the BAAPALSA Conference. BAAPALSA has grown to become the largest West Coast forum for Asian American law students and practitioners with over 250 attendees each year. The BAAPALSA Conference aims to foster a community of support among the APA lawyers and law students in addition to cultivating a tradition of socially-conscious APA lawyers.
Prof. Margaret Russell, a noted Constitutional Law Professor at SCU Law will be speaking to judges, attorneys and law students about the history and legacy of the Korematsu Decisions, especially including the “disaffirmance” of Korematsu v. United States in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision relating to the travel ban.
The In-House Committee of APABA Silicon Valley is glad to announce that a delegation from the Japan Patent Office has found time in their busy schedule to meet with APABA members. The delegation will present information about patent law and patent prosecution in Japan, followed by a Q&A session. The delegation will be generously hosted by Wilson Sonsini, but attendance is limited to 20 people. Afterwards, there will be a short reception where attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with JPO Examiners.
Karen Korematsu of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and Zahra Billoo of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will lead a panel discussion of what "Speaking Up!" means for students and citizens in today's world.
APABA Silicon Valley members are invited to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for a movie screening of On the Basis of Sex, a film that follows Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.