May 12, 2015 Newsletter
In this Issue...
APABA-SV Congratulates Judge Erica Yew for being honored by the Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association's "John D. Foley Judge of the Year Award"! Judge Yew, along with the Honorable Justice Franklin D. Elia, Hon. Raymond J. Davila, and Hon. Susan R. Bernardini, will be honored at this year's Judge's Night.
Judge Yew has been a longtime supporter of APABA-SV and other minority bar associations, and is an inspiration to aspiring APA attorneys everywhere.
The Judge's Night event will be on May 13, 2015, from 5:00-8:30PM at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel.
For information on how to attend, please visit this link.
Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015
The State Bar seeks active members of the State Bar, former members of the judiciary, and members of the public who are interested in volunteering to serve on the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE Commission). The application deadline is June 1, 2015. The application form and information on the commission are available from the State Bar’s website at the link below or from the State Bar's Appointments Office: 415/538-2370.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Entitled “Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics,” this year’s Stanford China Law & Policy Conference will feature discussions related to the various legal implications of a rising China. Specific topic areas include: a comparative discussion over understanding of rules of laws in the US and China; the corporate, regulatory and IP issues facing cross-border transactions by US and Chinese business. The conference is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Update on the Patentability of Software – Approaching the Anniversary of Alice
When the Supreme Court invalidated the software claims at issue in the Alice case almost one year ago, many considered it to be the death-knell for software-related inventions. Since then, applicants have encountered increased difficulty obtaining patents on software-related inventions, and patentees have faced many more subject matter eligibility challenges at the District Courts and at the PTAB. After the initial wave of patents invalidated under Alice, however, the impact of Alice is proving to be far more nuanced.
This CLE seminar will feature Administrative Patent Judge Peter Chen in the Silicon Valley USPTO, Travis Thomas, Department Chair of the IP Group in Baker Botts Palo Alto, and Hogene Choi, Senior Associate in the IP Group in Baker Botts Palo Alto. 1.0 hour of California MCLE credit is being approved.
Networking Reception with John Cabeca, the Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Join us to hear Director Cabeca speak about current affairs at the USPTO, performance metrics, and progress on setting up the Silicon Valley Office.
This event is sponsored by and hosted at Baker Botts, 1001 Page Mill Road, Building One, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event (deadline to RSVP is May 20, 2015). If you have any questions, please contact Nicholas Latham, +1.650.739.7553.
Minority Bar Coalition Mixer
Wednesday, May 14, 2015
Come out and mingle with your colleagues at other local minority bar associations while you enjoy great barbeque, sides, and drinks. MBC has reserved a room with a full bar at Everett & Jones in Oakland.
APABA-SV is co-sponsoring this event, which means that admission is free for our members. Other co-sponsors currently include AABA, BWLNC, CHBA, EBLRLA, SFLRLA, CMCP, and WLAC.
Click here to RSVP and/or view more details.
Please click here for the flyer.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Please join the APABA-SV Women In Law Committee (along with the SCCBA Women Lawyers' Section and the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California) for a free networking mixer hosted by JAMS. This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with colleagues, members of APABA-SV, and members of fellow bar associations.
To RSVP and for more details, please visit this link.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
AABA’s Employment Committee invites everyone to the AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception, to be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Hotel Nikko (25th Floor, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco).
The Reception is one of AABA’s most popular events and provides an ideal setting for Bay Area students, summer associates, and law clerks to mingle and connect with API partners! During the Reception, AABA will recognize this year’s summer grant recipient for their dedication to community service and client advocacy.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For current job postings, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the APABA-SV site.
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