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.
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.
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.
Calendar year 2016 was a very busy year for IP attorneys. We will present a summary of significant IP developments from the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and elsewhere, illustrating new developments, reversals, and how recent trends in the law are affecting the IP landscape. Based on the legal developments, we will also share practice tips from the perspectives of IP portfolio development/management, licensing, and litigation.
Once upon a time, it was understood that a party filing an inter partes review (IPR) would be subject to estoppel with respect to any prior art publication ground that it "raised or reasonably could have raised" in the IPR. Recent decisions in the Federal Circuit have, however, limited the application of IPR estoppel, and its precise contours are currently the subject of vigorous debate. How will (and should) courts resolve the scope of estoppel? What happens if a third-party (e.g., a co-defendant) files a related IPR? Will the change in law affect a party's ability to obtain a stay? Come join us for a discussion of these and other related issues.
The SCCBA Diversity Committee and APABA Silicon Valley present an MCLE Seminar: Unconscious Bias: Can We Talk? This 2-hour elimination of bias course will include an open, honest panel discussion about the unintended and innocent ways in which unconscious bias affects our decision-making process.
IP Committee & Perkins Coie LLP CLE Event: Privacy & Data Security in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT)
APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee and Perkins Coie LLP present an MCLE Seminar: Privacy and Data Security in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT). As the number of IoT devices and applications continues to grow at a remarkable rate, a multitude of privacy and data security issues has prompted numerous novel legal issues and challenges. In this 1-hour MCLE seminar, the panelists explore topics such as (subject to changes) the lawfulness and proper methods of data collection, the use of personal data for commercial purposes, data breaches and hacking, recent laws and regulations, and high-tech device security and vulnerability concerns. We will be joined by three distinguished panelists, Whitney Merrill (FTC), Matt Cagle (ACLU), with moderator James Snell (Perkins Coie LLP).
Join us to hear Director Cabeca speak about current affairs at the USPTO, performance metrics, job openings, and upcoming events at the Silicon Valley Office. Director Cabeca's presentation will be followed by a reception.
Most U.S. attorneys are familiar with the Attorney-Client Privilege and the situations where it applies in the U.S. but do you know how these rules are applied abroad? Silicon Valley in-house counsel regularly confront these issues, which are critical to future litigation or investigations. The trends underscore the importance of familiarizing yourself with the privilege rules abroad and structuring your global in-house communication and document sharing systems accordingly. This seminar is designed to help you do that.
The APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to a panel discussion on in-house careers in intellectual property followed by a networking mixer. Learn from in-house attorneys how they landed their current roles and the skills and experiences that matter most. Learn about the career paths and the differences and responsibilities of various in-house titles.
Are you an IP lawyer or litigator wondering if there’s something else you can do? Do you work at law firm and want to move to an in-house counsel role? Are you a government attorney looking to transition to the private sector? The panel will demystify commercial and product counsel roles, discuss how to sell yourself into these roles, and explore how to add value to the company.
The Palo Alto Area Bar Association (PAABA) and APABA Silicon Valley are co-hosting this seminar, which will explore how attorneys can create their career vision -- assessing their values, skills, interests, and financial needs – to map out a professional plan to develop the skills and relationships for a satisfying career. Then, the seminar will turn to some basic strategies for managing up, including improving relationships with supervisors and knowing when it is time to delegate or hire employees.
The APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee is proud to present the event "Patent Infringement Reasonable Royalty Damages: Apportion the Increment?"
APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to a panel discussion on best practices for inter partesreview ("IPR") proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The panel will discuss recent cases, the impact of proposed revisions to PTAB rules, and practical advice on how to successfully manage IPRs.
CLE Event: APABA-SV Women in Law's 2nd Annual Empowering & Advancing Female API Attorneys: The Trailblazer’s Perspective
Please join the APABA-SV Women in Law Committee for its annual informative and engaging conversation with trailblazing female APA attorneys who have established themselves as respected pioneers in their areas of practice.
APABA-SV & VABANC Presents: "One Client, Multiple Attorneys: The Ethical and Practical Considerations of Co-Counsel Arrangements"
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV) and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) are pleased to present a panel discussion on the ethical and practical considerations of co-counseling arrangements. The panel will discuss the practical benefits of legal representation by multiple firms, ethical considerations with such co-counsel arrangements, and practical advice on how to successfully manage the co-counsel relationship.
In House Committee CLE Lunch & Learn: "Training the Trainers: Conducting Effective In-House Compliance Trainings"
Attention In-House Counsel! The APABA SV In-House Committee and Baker & McKenzie LLP are pleased to present “Training the Trainers: Conducting Effective In-House Compliance Trainings.” This special CLE Lunch & Learn will cover in-house compliance training best practices and strategies to make such trainings more effective and impactful.
This high-profile panel will discuss topics of interest and relevance to both in-house attorneys and law firm attorneys: how GCs decide whether to give work to outside counsel, plus tips on developing business relationships and pitching for business; and how GCs hire supporting in-house counsel, plus tips on networking to get on the insider track for in-house positions.
APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to the presentation “2014-2015 IP Cases that Every IP Attorney Should Know”.
The IP Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley and Baker Botts present a CLE event and networking reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO. This free event is open to all.
IP CLE Event: "The Evolution of Reasonable & Non-Discriminatory Royalties: Lessons Learned & Best Practices"
APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to the presentation “The Evolution of Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Royalties: Lessons Learned and Best Practices.”
The speakers will cover the evolution of Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory breach of contract law – from an often pled, but rarely addressed defense to a crucial piece of patent litigation involving standard essential patents. They will also cover some of the recent damages awards for cases involving standard essential patents and discuss the likely ramifications in district courts and the ITC.
This event is sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP.
Registration begins at 5:30 PM. Program starts at 6 PM.
- Steven Baik, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
- Dave Giardina, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
- Brian Napper, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
MCLE Credit: 1.0 Hour General
Registration required. Please RSVP to email@example.com before December 2, 2014.
APABA-SV IP Committee Presents: "Winning a Reasonable Royalty Case after Apple v. Motorola: A Case Study, IV v. Xilinx"
**Free Lunchtime CLE Event**
APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to the presentation "Winning a Reasonable Royalty Case after Apple v. Motorola: A Case Study, IV v. Xilinx".
To effectively present or defend against royalty damages claims, attorneys must understand the recent court decisions and the issues that the decisions raise. In the last few years, the Federal Circuit has been closely examining the methodology and evidence used to prove reasonable royalty damages. In response, the district courts have begun looking more carefully and favorably at Daubert challenges to damages experts. The Federal Circuit's recent decision in Apple v. Motorola has, however, called into question the rigor with which courts have been performing the gatekeeping process.
Join APABA-SV and attorneys from Jones Day's Silicon Valley and Irvine offices as we discuss proven strategies for challenging patentees' damages expert reports. Having recently obtained the exclusion of Intellectual Ventures' damages expert report in IV v. Xilinx, the panelists will share lessons they learned in challenging patentees' damages claims through Daubert and summary judgment motions. They will also touch on established royalty, entire market value rule, smallest saleable patent practicing unit, book of wisdom, expert do-overs, presenting a damages case without an expert, and the tactics that secured victory.
This event is sponsored by Jones Day. Lunch will be provided.
Moderator: Frank Cote, Jones Day
● Patrick Michael, Jones Day
● Bill Rooklidge, Jones Day
● Justin Liu, Xilinx, Inc.
Registration begins at 11:30 AM. Program starts at noon.
MCLE Credit: 1.0 Hour General. Subject to approval.
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 21, 2014.
APABA-SV & Baker Botts Present: "Post-Grant Review CLE and Networking Reception for Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO"
UPDATE: We are excited to announce that the CLE panelists will include:
- Administrative Patent Judge Peter Chen of the Silicon Valley USPTO,
- Eliot Williams, a partner in the Palo Alto office of Baker Botts, and
- Sandra Lee, a partner in the New York office of Baker Botts.
- Luke Pedersen, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Botts, will moderate the panel.
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. - "Post Grant Review Proceedings - Changing the Face of Patent Litigation"
IPR and CBM proceedings have proven to be invaluable tools for invalidating patent claims in response to a claim of infringement. So successful, that the PTAB has been referred to as a "death squad" for patents, by some commentators. More recent statistics published by the USPTO challenge this label and suggest that there is hope for the patent holder. Regardless, IPR and CBM deserve a hard look by any company that is concerned about a claim of infringement.
This seminar will feature a diverse panel of experts discussing (i) up to date statistics and their implication with respect to likelihood of success; (ii) lessons learned as derived from published decisions of the PTAB; (iii) best practices for future IPR and CBM proceedings. 1.0 unit of General CLE credit has been applied for.
5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. - Networking Reception for John Cabeca, the Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO
Come listen to Director Cabeca speak about current affairs at the USPTO, including post-grant review procedures, progress on setting up the Silicon Valley Office, and the potential impact of proposed legislation. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres to be served at the reception.
This event is sponsored by and hosted at Baker Botts LLP.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to: Kristin Berry at email@example.com. Space is limited.
To develop the career you want, you need to constantly take stock of your marketability to future employers and choose a path that will lead to the opportunities you want. Every situation is different, so knowing what approach to take (and when) will help get you where you want to go.
Join us for a casual and candid Friday lunchtime conversation with in-house attorneys and experts on the in-house legal market, and learn what techniques you can use to propel your career forward.
- What keeps you marketable as you build your in-house career?
- How do you determine what is market compensation for your level?
- What’s the best way to position yourself to change jobs or groups?
- How (and when) should you seek a promotion?
- How does company culture as well as your own cultural background affect what approach you should take?
- Halimah DeLaine Prado, Director, Legal, Google
- Vineet Shahani, Lead Product/Commercial Counsel, Nest Labs
- Alexandra Smith, Co-Founder, FLEX by Fenwick
- Susan Tien, Founder and GC, Susan Tien Search
- Kate Kerr, Head of Attorney Development, FLEX by Fenwick (Moderator)
Friday, May 16, 2014
11:30am – 12:00pm (Registration & Lunch)
12:00pm – 1:00pm (Program)
Presented by APABA-SV In-House Committee and FLEX by Fenwick
CLE: 1 Hour Elimination of Bias Credit
The APABA-SV Civil Rights Committee cordially invites you to the keynote presentation on "The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Birth of Asian Americans".
Join APABA-SV and Perkins Coie as UC Hastings Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu revisits this famous hate crime and how it spurred the development and growth of what it means to be an "Asian American". CLE (elimination of bias) credit will be offered.
Dean Frank H. Wu is in his fourth year of service as Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of Law. He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, which was immediately reprinted in its hardcover edition, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, which received a major grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. Prior to his academic career, he held a clerkship with the late U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti in Cleveland and practiced law with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco – while there, he devoted a quarter of his time to pro bono work on behalf of indigent clients. He received a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
The event is generously sponsored by Perkins Coie. Food and drinks will be set up by 5:30 PM, so come early to mingle and get a bite to eat!
CLE Credit: 1.0 Hour Elimination of Bias
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP via this Google form before April 1, 2014.
MCLE CREDIT: This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour (1.0) towards elimination of Bias. The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Silicon Valley certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
China is the fastest growing nation in the world and a leading nation in its own right. As more U.S. business transactions occur in China, U.S. attorneys and companies will need to learn to navigate the legal system on a foreign ground. This program will examine current legal developments in China and important strategies for litigating in China. (MCLE Credit: 1.0 Hour General)
Join APABA-SV and Morrison & Foerster as we discuss litigation in China with a panel of experts: Richard Hung is the Deputy Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He has represented clients in dozens of complex technology matters in state and federal trial, and appellate courts since joining the firm in 2000. David Yang is a member of the Intellectual Property Group, resident in Morrison & Foerster’s Los Angeles office. In addition to representing clients here in the U.S., he also represents clients in China on IP-related matters.
Richard Hung - Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP
David Yang - Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP
Lunch will be provided.
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 31, 2014.
Sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP