UPCOMING EVENTS


Save the Date!  Training for Citizenship Day 2019
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Save the Date! Training for Citizenship Day 2019

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.  More information will be announced closer to the date.

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Panel Discussion: Recent Developments in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Practice
May
1
3:45 PM15:45

Panel Discussion: Recent Developments in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Practice

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (map)
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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.

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In-House Mixer & Fingerprinting Event
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

In-House Mixer & Fingerprinting Event

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.

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BAAPALSA Conference 2019
Feb
9
8:00 AM08:00

BAAPALSA Conference 2019

  • Santa Clara University School of Law - Charney Hall (map)
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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.

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Korematsu Day at the Santa Clara County Superior Court
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Korematsu Day at the Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • Family Justice Center Courthouse - Judicial Conference Room, 8th Floor (map)
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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.

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Meet & Greet Event: Japan Patent Office Delegation
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Meet & Greet Event: Japan Patent Office Delegation

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.

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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Movie Screening - On the Basis of Sex
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Movie Screening - On the Basis of Sex

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.

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A Whirlwind Year in Privacy Compliance: Retrospective and Future Look into Privacy Preparedness
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

A Whirlwind Year in Privacy Compliance: Retrospective and Future Look into Privacy Preparedness

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.

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Mixer and Fingerprinting Event (Free for In-House)
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Mixer and Fingerprinting Event (Free for In-House)

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. 

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Women Leaders Panel: Paths to Solo & Small Firm Practices
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Women Leaders Panel: Paths to Solo & Small Firm Practices

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.

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APABA Silicon Valley 33rd Annual Gala @ Levi's® Stadium
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

APABA Silicon Valley 33rd Annual Gala @ Levi's® Stadium

  • Levi's® Stadium - 501 Club Lounge (map)
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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.

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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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