UPCOMING EVENTS


2018 APABA Silicon Valley Judges' Reception
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

2018 APABA Silicon Valley Judges' Reception

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (map)
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Please join us for an evening where APABA Silicon Valley members will have the unique opportunity to meet and get to know our local judges over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  

Honored Guests: 

  • The Hon. Sallie Kim, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco Division)

  • The Hon. Sunil R. Kulkarni, Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • The Hon. Daniel T. Nishigaya, Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • The Hon. Jemin Ryu, District Judge, South Korea

We will update our list of honored guests as judges confirm their availability.

To RSVP, please visit this link.

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In-House Luncheon Series - Google
Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

In-House Luncheon Series - Google

Location:
Google Sunnyvale - TBD*
*Precise meeting location to be e-mailed to confirmed attendees prior to event

APABA Silicon Valley in-house members are invited to the fourth event of our 2018 In-House Lunch Series, hosted by Google. Lunch is generously provided by Google.  Attendance is limited to 20 persons.  
 
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here by Wednesday, September 12 , 2018. Priority will be given to current APABA Silicon Valley In-House members. You must receive an email confirming your spot to attend.  
 
If you have any questions, please email Sue Xia at sxia0@walmart.com.

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APABA Silicon Valley IP and In-House Committee Joint Networking Mixer
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

APABA Silicon Valley IP and In-House Committee Joint Networking Mixer

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.

Please RSVP here on or before Thursday, September 20, 2018.
 
Generously sponsored by Alston & Bird.
 
If you have any questions about the event, please email Cindy Chang at cindy.chang@alston.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Hot Topic: Comparing Worldwide Perspectives on Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing/Litigation
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

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.

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4th Annual Triple Treat Social with  CalCPA and FPA
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

4th Annual Triple Treat Social with CalCPA and FPA

Start the Summer off right with CalCPA, Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley and APABA Silicon Valley.  Join us Thursday, June 21, at Vault 164 Restaurant and Bar in San Mateo for a joint-trio networking social mixer with industry professionals. Score a triple by networking with three organizations at once.  Event attendees will each receive one drink ticket for a complimentary drink, and additional beverages will be no host bar.  Appetizers will be served.

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APABA Silicon Valley and AABA Solo & Small Firm Joint Mixer
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

APABA Silicon Valley and AABA Solo & Small Firm Joint Mixer

The APABA Silicon Valley and AABA Solo and Small Firm Committees are hosting a joint mixer on Thursday, June 14th.  Whether you are currently a solo or small firm practitioner, thinking of becoming one, or just interested in checking it out, come mix and mingle with other solo and small firm attorneys from around the Bay Area!

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IP Committee: A Panel Discussion About In-House Careers in IP
May
24
5:30 PM17:30

IP Committee: A Panel Discussion About In-House Careers in IP

The APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee invites you to a panel discussion on in-house careers in intellectual property followed by a networking mixer. Hear from in-house attorneys about their career paths and how they landed their current roles as well as the skills and experiences that have mattered most. Learn about best practices for dealing with implicit biases and other issues faced by women and minorities, especially Asian-American attorneys.

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In-House Counsel May Event: Lunch @ Dishdash - Sunnyvale
May
16
11:30 AM11:30

In-House Counsel May Event: Lunch @ Dishdash - Sunnyvale

APABA Silicon Valley in-house members are invited to grab lunch at Dishdash – Sunnyvale at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  Attendance is limited to 10 persons.  This event is open to all in-house counsel, but priority will be given to current APABA Silicon Valley in-house members who are in legal departments of 10 or fewer attorneys.  This lunch event is a great opportunity for in-house counsel at smaller companies to meet and grab lunch with others who are in similarly smaller companies.

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4th Annual 2018 Bay Area Women Attorneys Mixer
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

4th Annual 2018 Bay Area Women Attorneys Mixer

APABA Silicon Valley’s Women in Law Committee, in conjunction with other bar associations across the Bay Area, has put together an initiative to start cross-bar Lean In Circles.  A Lean In circle is a small group that meets regularly to explore professional topics and personal experiences in a place of confidentiality and trust.  These are groups that help women discuss how to successfully negotiate the complex minefield that is their careers. We hope to start Lean In circles for women attorneys across the Bay Area.

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In-House Committee: Spring Mixer + Headshots
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

In-House Committee: Spring Mixer + Headshots

Back by popular demand, the In-House Committee and Baker Botts LLP are teaming up to provide free professional headshot services for current members of APABA Silicon Valley at the In-House Committee’s annual Spring mixer. We all know how important a great headshot can be for LinkedIn profiles and your career generally. Please come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, reconnect with fellow members, and get your headshot taken. A sign-up sheet listing the headshots time slots will be available at the check-in table. The timeslots in the first hour will be reserved for in-house members only. The remaining time slots will be open for all current APABA Silicon Valley members.

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IP Case Law Review: Year 2017 in Review
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

IP Case Law Review: Year 2017 in Review

Join a presentation by a panel of senior patent, licensing and litigation attorneys, recapping the most significant IP cases from the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit during calendar year 2017. It was a very busy year, with a mixture of new developments, evolution of existing case law, and some notable reversals. The cases reflect the longstanding tension between the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit (as well as slap-downs of the E.D.Tex.), much continuing litigation over the AIA, a major patent exhaustion case, new developments in the standards-essential patents/RAND area, and much more.

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In-House Committee CLE: Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

In-House Committee CLE: Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters

When confidential information crosses international borders, attorney-client privilege can be limited or lost altogether. This seminar, filled with real-world examples, will help you to avoid the pitfalls suffered by other in-house counsel (without a dawn raid by competition authorities or a discovery request by clever plaintiffs' lawyers)!
 

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Intellectual Property Committee Social Event
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Intellectual Property Committee Social Event

The APABA Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Committee invites you to attend its first Social Event of the year on March 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Sheraton Palo Alto.  Join us for a fun evening catching up with old colleagues and making new connections.  Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP is generously sponsoring this event.

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General Counsel in the Cross Hairs: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Government’s War to Punish the Lawyers
Mar
6
12:10 PM12:10

General Counsel in the Cross Hairs: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Government’s War to Punish the Lawyers

In recent years, prosecutors have grown determined in their efforts to include the conduct of general counsel in furtherance of their lawyerly roles within the scope of white collar investigations and prosecutions targeting companies. Of particular concern is that the criminal theory advanced in these matters increasingly is being based on prosecutors’ portrayal of counsel’s conduct as a mere failure of duty or care, thereby unfairly converting professional conduct standards into criminal ones. 

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DEPORTED Film Screening & Q&A
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

DEPORTED Film Screening & Q&A

The Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association and its sponsors invite you to join us for a film screening of "Deported," a five-part documentary series on NBC Asian American Presents.  Q&A with Director Sahra V. Nguyen and the Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus legal team, will follow.  The panel will discuss the recent targeting of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees by ICE and the struggles faced by this community.

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Santa Clara County Court Event Honoring Fred Korematsu
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Santa Clara County Court Event Honoring Fred Korematsu

  • Santa Clara County Family Justice Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (ret.) will be presenting an “Inside the Decision” perspective of her decision in Korematsu v. United States which overturned Fred Korematsu’s wartime conviction for violating the Japanese-American internment and how it relates to current events in politics and the courts.

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Fred T. Korematsu Day
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Fred T. Korematsu Day

  • Wesley United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presentation about the Fred T. Korematsu Story.

Keynote Address by Don Tamaki, Civil Rights attorney who represented Fred T. Korematsu in 1983 and also an attorney involved with the amicus brief filed by the children of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui opposing the Trump administration’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Panel Discussion to follow discussing both the 1983 Korematsu case and the amicus brief opposing the Muslim Travel Ban.

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Celebration of 100 Bay Area Asian American General Counsels
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Celebration of 100 Bay Area Asian American General Counsels

Save the date for a Celebration of 100 Bay Area Asian American General Counsels. This special reception will recognize the great strides that the approximately 100 Bay Area APA GCs have made in the legal profession, while raising awareness of the need to increase the number of Asian American GCs in Fortune 500/1000 companies.

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