UPCOMING EVENTS


APABA Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Committee Social Event
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

APABA Silicon Valley 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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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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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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APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Annual Awards Gala
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Annual Awards Gala

**SAVE THE DATE**
Please join us for an evening of networking and entertainment to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary! We will be recognizing recipients of our Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Awards, 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. The Gala is our annual signature event and attracts over 400 attendees each year, including judges, in-house counsel, attorneys and law students.

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Make a Wish Celebration (replacing Canceled Walk)
Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

Make a Wish Celebration (replacing Canceled Walk)

  • Dave & Buster’s at the Great Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As you know, Walk for Wishes South Bay at Google in Mountain View was cancelled due a planned demonstration at the campus. As part of their thanks to those who were planning on joining the walk, the walk organizers have put together this replacement celebration event to celebrate everyone's efforts to make local wishes come true!

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IP and In-House Committees' Joint Networking Mixer
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

IP and In-House Committees' Joint Networking Mixer

Please join the Intellectual Property and In-House Committees for a joint networking mixer at Alston & Bird, 1950 University Ave., 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA. 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.

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CLE Event: Avoiding State Bar Trouble: Mistakes Leading to State Bar Discipline
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

CLE Event: Avoiding State Bar Trouble: Mistakes Leading to State Bar Discipline

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attorneys disciplined by the State Bar often make the same, repeated mistakes to set off the discipline process.  Richard Schramm, managing attorney for Employment Rights Attorneys, will evaluate actual disciplinary State Bar files, including his own file, and detail what mistakes produce discipline for California attorneys.  Whether you have two, twelve, or twenty-two years of experience as a practicing attorney, this presentation will cover the numerous mistakes that put attorneys in front of the State Bar disciplinary system.

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CANCELED: 2017 Walk for Wishes
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

CANCELED: 2017 Walk for Wishes

UPDATE: This “Walk for Wishes” event is canceled due to planned protest

Please join the APABA Silicon Valley Mentoring Committee and Simpson Thacher in our summer charity event, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation by participating in the 2017 5K “Walk for Wishes.”  Catch up with your old friends, meet some new ones, get some exercise, and support a terrific organization all at once! 

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Triple Treat Social
Jun
22
5:30 PM17:30

Triple Treat Social

Start the Summer off right with CalCPA, Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley and APABA Silicon Valley.  Join us Thursday, June 22, at Kingfish 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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Panel Discussion: Top Legal Issues & Career Experiences
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Panel Discussion: Top Legal Issues & Career Experiences

If you wonder about what people who are put in charge of corporate IP departments concern themselves about, then come to what should be an engaging evening of conversation with our notable panelists. They will discuss topics ranging from their top legal issues to their personal experiences from within the corporate legal world. It’s sure to be an enriching evening, especially for those who are in or who are interested in-house counsel careers.

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CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest
May
24
5:30 PM17:30

CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest

This panel addresses a case going up to the California Supreme Court regarding the validity of conflict waivers.  The case features a payment dispute between a company and its outside counsel with respect to tens of thousands of hours worked in a case where the law firm was ultimately disqualified.  An arbitration panel and a trial court side with the law firm to the tune of $1.1M. An appeals court sides with the client. 

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