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.
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.
The annual Planning Retreat for APABA Silicon Valley is open to all who are interested in getting more involved with APABA, and especially if you have submitted a self-nomination to serve on a committee. A list of committees can be found on our website, www.apabasv.com/committees.
The agenda for the Planning Retreat will include introductions and an overview of the mission and goals of APABA for 2019, committee reviews, and breakout committee planning sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the Planning Retreat is scheduled to conclude at 2:00 PM. After the retreat, we will hold our first board meeting of 2019 from 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm.
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.
Space is limited and registration is required.
(Note: APABA Silicon Valley is not involved in sponsoring or organizing this event.)
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.
Please join APABA Silicon Valley’s Social & Community Committee for an evening of board and card games! We’ll have some games on-hand (including poker chips, a mah-jong set, and a variety of board games) – but please feel free to bring your own favorites!
Come enjoy the long days of sunlight at the Stanford Dish with APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law! The Stanford Dish, a moderate 3.5 mile hike amid rolling hills and beautiful views, is the perfect way to exercise and mingle with fellow APABA members after work.
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.
Summer is here! The in-house committee invites you to come celebrate with your fellow in-house attorneys at our summer mixer. Please come and enjoy refreshments and snacks while you meet and reconnect with colleagues.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!