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.
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.
Come network with Justice Martin Jenkins, the Governor's new judicial appointments secretary and learn about the administration's priorities and plans for judicial appointments.
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.
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.
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity cordially invites you to a lunch discussion with Dean Chemerinsky on Monday, December 17, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.
Please mark your calendars for APABA Silicon Valley’s 2018 Holiday party at Pampas in Palo Alto! Join us to celebrate the holidays and network with Asian Pacific American legal professionals from Silicon Valley.
Please join the Women in Law Committee on November 27, 2018 for an informative and engaging conversation with trailblazing female APA attorneys who have established themselves as respected pioneers in their areas of practice. A reception will follow the panel.
Come join for an evening of lively panel discussion with in-house counsels to gain insight into this past year’s learnings, best practices, and practical tips for privacy compliance. Learn how to prepare for future privacy developments on the horizon and managing privacy compliance across jurisdictions.
The APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee invites you to come celebrate with your fellow attorneys at our fall mixer. Please come and enjoy refreshments and snacks while you meet and reconnect with colleagues. This event is generously sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP and will be hosted at their office in Palo Alto.
Would you like to be your own boss someday and hang your own shingle or build your own team? Are you at a large firm and wondering if a small firm or solo practice is right for you? Or are you an attorney at a small firm, hoping to make the leap to a larger firm in the future? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join the Solo/Small Firm and Women in Law Committees on October 18th for this fun, informative event where four female attorneys will share their perspectives on solo/small firm practice, benefits of having this type of practice, challenges faced, and advice for making these very transitions.
Please join us at APABA Silicon Valley's 33rd Annual Gala for an evening of networking and entertainment! The Gala will begin at 7 PM and feature a dinner buffet and much more! We will also be recognizing our Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Award recipients, as well as our scholarship recipients who served the Asian Pacific American community during their summers in law school and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the Asian Pacific American community.
Please join the Intellectual Property and In-House Committees for a joint networking mixer at Alston & Bird’s Silicon Valley Office. Both members and non-members from all practice areas are welcome, so please come enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you reconnect and meet new contacts.
Hot Topic: Comparing Worldwide Perspectives on Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing/Litigation
This panel will provide practical advice to licensing and/or litigation attorneys needing to negotiate and/or litigate RAND royalty rates under standard-essential patents. We will summarize, compare and contrast the major U.S, European and Asian RAND court decisions to date, including guidance for negotiation behavior, license structure, royalty rates, essentiality determinations, reasonableness, and (non-)discrimination. We will conclude with thoughts on SEP/RAND implications for current and emerging industries.
APABA Silicon Valley in-house members are invited to the third event of our 2018 In-House Lunch Series, hosted by Facebook. Lunch is generously provided by Facebook. Attendance is limited to 30 persons.