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November 10, 2015 Newsletter

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November 10, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA Silicon Valley Congratulates 2015 MBC Unity Award Winner Chester Te
  2. APABA-SV Post-NAPABA Networking Mixer
  3. APABA-SV Women In Law Committee: Annual Holiday Brunch
  4. APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee Presents: "Patent Infringement Reasonable Royalty Damages: Apportion the Increment?"
  5. APABA Silicon Valley July 2015 Bar Exam Happy Hour
  6. Empire International Mock Trial - Volunteers Needed
  7. Baker Botts California MCLE Event
  8. Job Opportunities

APABA Silicon Valley Congratulates 2015 MBC Unity Award Winner Chester Te

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM

UC Hastings College of the Law
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley proudly congratulates Chester Te for receiving the Minority Bar Coalition's 2015 Unity Award for his dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  Chester will be recognized at the upcoming MBC Unity Awards Reception on Wednesday, November 18th in San Francisco.  All are invited to attend, and event information can be found here

Chester is Assistant General Counsel at SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, and was nominated by APABA Silicon Valley for his longstanding dedication to the APA legal community.  Chester has been actively involved with APABA-SV in numerous capacities over the years, serving on its Judiciary and Endorsements Committee, In-House Committee, as a mentor, board member, VP and President.  Chester has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and on its Judiciary and Diversity Committees as well.  Chester is also a past President of the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (Northern California chapter).  He is currently a board member of APABA Silicon Valley, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and continues to serve as a board member of the Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services, which raises funds for legal services for the needy.

Please join APABA Silicon Valley to celebrate Chester at the upcoming MBC Unity Awards Reception.

Empire International Mock Trial - Volunteers Needed

November 21-23, 2015

U.S. District Court, N.D.CA
450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

You are invited to take part in an exciting event hosted by Empire Mock Trial, a nonprofit that helps high school students learn about our legal system. Over the past nine years, we have impacted nearly 3,500 students from 7 nations and 31 states through international mock trial events.

We invite you to join us as a presiding judge or scoring juror at our second annual international west coast competition, Empire San Francisco: Battle By The Bay. Students will be arguing a complex and timely civil case involving the shooting of a young African-American male by an off-duty police officer near the site of an alleged armed robbery.

Trials will take place at U.S. District Court, N.D.CA., on November 21-23, 2015, when more than 250 students from five countries and eight states will be vying for the championship. Seven teams hail from California, including Lowell High School and Bishop O'Dowd from the Bay area.

By evaluating the students on their trial advocacy skills, you can make a meaningful impact on these young leaders' lives. We provide complimentary refreshments to show our appreciation. If you invite a friend to join you, you can be placed in the same trial round upon request.

Registering takes less than a minute -- simply visit our website here.

Attached is a flyer with more information. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Johnson at SJohnson@empiremocktrial.org.


Baker Botts California MCLE Event

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Baker Botts LLP, Palo Alto
1001 Page Mill Road
Building One, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304

With the January MCLE compliance deadline1 looming, please join Baker Botts for a day of hard-to-get MCLE credits on various issues including elimination of bias, competence/ substance abuse, and legal ethics. Speakers will include in-house counsel, industry experts, and Baker Botts attorneys. The day will consist of four different MCLE sessions broken up by a networking lunch. The day ends with a panel discussion of the latest development in IPR and CBM proceedings.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Session 1) - Ethical Issues in the Intellectual Property World

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Session 2) - California Required Elimination of Bias Continuing Education

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM - Lunch hosted by Baker Botts

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM (Session 3) - California Required Competence/Substance Abuse Continuing Education

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM (Session 4) - IPR/CBM Reality Check: Balancing the Benefits/Downside of Post-Grant Proceedings (Panel Discussion)

Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the session to register. Registration will open at 9:45 AM.

If you have any question, please contact Nicholas Latham (+1.650.739.7553).

Please click here to RSVP.

California MCLE credit is pending approval.

1 California minimum continuing education reporting deadline for Group 1 (A-G) is February 1, 2016, available here.


APABA-SV Post-NAPABA Networking Mixer

Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:30AM - 1:30PM

950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

If you are interested in reconnecting with friends and acquaintances, miss your chance to connect at NAPABA, or are not able to make it to NAPABA, you will get your chance on November 12th. Come share beverages and hors d’oeuvres with new and old friends and colleagues before everyone disappears for the holidays.

Hosting coordinated by the Women in Law Committee of APABA-SV and WilmerHale.

Please RSVP here no later than November 10, 2015.


APABA-SV Women In Law Committee: Annual Holiday Brunch

Saturday, November 14, 2015
11:30AM - 1:30PM

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, registration for the WIL Annual Holiday Brunch is closed.  The venue has also moved from Mayfield Bakery & Cafe to The Cheesecake Factory, Palo Alto.  As a courtesy to everyone, please email Valerie Li at hsuan713@gmail.com if you no longer plan to attend.  The restaurant requires everyone to arrive before the party may be seated.  Thanks!

The Cheesecake Factory
375 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Come join us for some holiday fun and informal discussion about building and maintaining a successful career as a female attorney. Please bring cash/card for your own meal. Dessert is sponsored by APABA-SV!

Free parking is available.


APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee Presents: "Patent Infringement Reasonable Royalty Damages: Apportion the Increment?"

Monday, November 23, 2015
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Registration begins at 11:30AM; Program starts at 12PM.

Gibson Dunn
1881 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

The APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee is proud to present the event "Patent Infringement Reasonable Royalty Damages: Apportion the Increment?"

In any patent infringement matter, one of the first questions that must be addressed is: “What is our exposure?” Over the years, this seemingly simple question has proven difficult to answer in view of how differently patent infringement plaintiffs and defendants have approached damages calculations. Although a number of recent Federal Circuit decisions have addressed patent damages calculation methodologies, some significant areas remain unresolved. One such area is highlighted by a recent decision in Good Technology Corp. v. MobileIron Inc. , in which the Court addressed the propriety of a reasonable royalty theory that allocated 100 percent of an accused infringer’s incremental profits to the patentee. The Court’s decision sparked a series of articles on both sides of the issue, and in our presentation, you will hear debate from the articles’ authors and commentary from the expert whose opinion who sparked the debate.

A single paragraph in Judge Grewal’s July 10 Order denying a Daubert motion directed at excluding damages expert Richard Eichmann’s, NERA Economic Consulting, testimony in Good Technology Corp. v. MobileIron Inc. led to a pitched battle over patent infringement reasonable royalty damages analysis in the normally staid pages of online IP news service IP360. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s William Rooklidge and law student Andrew Brown decried the Court’s ruling in an article arguing that a methodology that awards the patentee 100% of the accused infringer’s expected profits as reasonable royalty damages violates a fundamental premise of the hypothetical negotiation analysis, constitutes an impermissible rule of thumb, and should have been excluded. Economists Michael Chapman and John Jarosz responded in a Law360 article of their own, arguing that the Good decision allowing a reasonable royalty equal to all of the incremental contributions that the patent owner made to a product’s success is not a rule of thumb, but is instead good economics. In a little over a month, the authors fired back and forth in a series of five articles citing scholarly articles and Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and district court opinions, and revealing a deep divide over fundamental issues in patent infringement damages. Authors Chapman, Jarosz and Rooklidge, as well as the expert whose testimony ignited the debate, Eichmann, will engage in a panel discussion of this cutting-edge debate moderated by Gibson Dunn attorney and APABA member Frank Cote.


  • Michael J. Chapman, Vice President, Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Richard Eichmann, Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting
  • John C. Jarosz, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.
  • William Rooklidge, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


  • Frank Cote, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Registration required.  RSVP to ip@apabasv.com before November 19.

1 hour of MCLE credit for California is available, pending approval.

Generously sponsored by Gibson Dunn.


APABA Silicon Valley July 2015 Bar Exam Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
5:30PM - 9:30PM

INDO Restaurant & Lounge
3295 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Please join us on November 24th for a happy hour to celebrate the release of the July Bar Exam results. Many thanks to our generous sponsor, Parr Law Group, who helped make it possible for us to have a hosted bar from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM (cash bar thereafter). Appetizers to be provided as well.

Please RSVP here.


Job Opportunities


For current job postings, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the APABA-SV site.


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 1741 | Fremont | California 94538 | apabasv@gmail.com