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September 29, 2015 Newsletter


September 29, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee Presents CLE Event: "Inter Partes Review Best Practices"
  2. APABA Silicon Valley Event: Going Directly In-House: Finding and Succeeding in Alternative Career Paths
  3. Solo and Small Firm Autumn Networking Mixer
  4. APABA Silicon Valley Thanks Newest Lifetime Member Sanjeet Dutta
  5. Save the Date: APABA Silicon Valley 30th Annual Gala
  6. Deadline Extended to Submit 2015 Corporate Diversity Award Applications
  7. 2015 NAPABA Convention Public Interest Scholarship (by the Jung Foundation)
  8. Job Opportunities
APABA Silicon Valley Thanks Newest Lifetime Member Sanjeet Dutta

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley wishes to express its profound appreciation for Sanjeet Dutta, APABA's newest lifetime member!

Sanjeet Dutta is a partner in Steptoe & Johnson’s Palo Alto office. Mr. Dutta’s practice focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, licensing agreements, and IP diligence and audits. Mr. Dutta has litigated in state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Dutta’s technology areas of particular expertise include, processor architecture, semiconductor memories, semiconductor verification/emulation, semiconductor processing and manufacturing, network routing, caching, cable modem termination systems (CMTS), Cable and Satellite Interactive Programming Guides, Bluetooth protocol, mobile platforms, compiler design, video signal processing, enterprise software integration and storage area networks.

Mr. Dutta was also APABA Silicon Valley President in 2008.

Save the Date: APABA Silicon Valley 30th Annual Gala

Friday, October 16, 2015
6:00PM VIP Reception
7:00PM Dinner Reception

® Stadium - 501 Club Lounge
4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054

To register, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Gala Co-Chairs, Allison Mizushima and Isabella Shin, at apabasv@gmail.com.

APABA Silicon Valley 2015 Corporate Diversity Award Applications

Deadline: October 6, 2015

APABA Silicon Valley is extending the deadline for applications for its 2015 corporate legal diversity awards. Each year, the bar recognizes applicants who demonstrate exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and in the greater legal community.

Applications will be accepted until October 6, 2015. For more information and to download an application, please visit: http://www.apabasv.com/awards-scholarships/

The awards will be presented at APABA-SV's 30th Anniversary Gala on October 16, 2015 at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Questions? Email us at: apabasv.diversity@gmail.com

2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans: 2 Public Interest Scholarships Offered by the Jung Foundation

Application Deadline: Oct. 9, 2015

The Charles & Melita Jung Foundation (Jung Foundation) is sponsoring two public interest attorney scholarships to the 2015 NAPABA Convention.  The scholarships are intended to encourage and make it easier for public interest attorneys to participate in NAPABA.

The award consists of the following: (1) Flight: the Jung Foundation will purchase for each recipients a round trip ticket from California to New Orleans, LA on Southwest Airlines; (2) Conference Registration: conference registration fee reimbursement at the NAPABA member public interest member rate (register by October 26, 2015); and for one of the two recipients (3) Hotel Stay: reimbursement for a 3-night stay at the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

All California-based public interest attorneys are invited to apply, using this short 1-page form: http://njfirm.com/napaba/.  The application deadline is October 9, 2015 (the scholarships will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 8/21/15, so the earlier the better).  (If you have any questions, contact Charles Jung at aaba@njfirm.com.)





IP Committee CLE Event: "Inter Partes Review Best Practices"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Registration begins at 11:30AM; Program starts at 12PM

Sidley Austin LLP
1001 Page Mill Rd., Building 1
Palo Alto, CA 94304

APABA-SV IP Committee invites you to a panel discussion on best practices for inter partes review ("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.


  • Tina E. Hulse, Administrative Patent Judge, Silicon Valley U.S.P.T.O.
  • Wendy Anna Herby, Associate General Counsel, Coursera
  • EunHae Park, Senior Corporate Counsel, Oracle
  • Jill J. Schmidt, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Steven Baik, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP - Moderator

Registration required. RSVP to ip@apabasv.com before September 28.

This event is sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP.

Sidley Austin LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, as well as a New York accredited provider of NY CLE credit, an Illinois Accredited provider of IL CLE credit, and an approved sponsor of Texas CLE credit. CLE credit is pending for this program.

Going Directly In-House: Finding and Succeeding in Alternative Career Paths

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration and Networking Reception begins at 6PM
Program starts at 6:30PM

Fenwick & West LLP - Silicon Valley Center
801 California St.
Mountain View, CA 94041

Join us for an evening of networking and learn from our distinguished panel of in-house counsel who have been there, done it (and are still doing it), and will share what they've learned so far in their journeys.


  • Edward Lee, Associate Corporate Counsel, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
  • Sandy Liu, Associate Legal Counsel, YapStone, Inc.
  • Marie Ma, Corporate Counsel and Director, Global Equity Administration, Gap, Inc.

Moderated by:
Alex Smith, Co-Founder, FLEX by Fenwick

Cost: FREE. Register HERE.

Please click here for the flyer.

Solo and Small Firm Autumn Networking Mixer

Thursday, October 29, 2015
5:30PM - 8:00PM

305 California Drive,
Burlingame, CA 94010

Please join the Solo and Small Firm Committees of AABA and APABA Silicon Valley for an autumn networking mixer at Barrelhouse, 305 California Dr., Burlingame, California 94010. Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys from all practice areas are invited to network, mingle, and share business cards. The first 25 attendees will also receive a complimentary drink ticket.

This event is open to paid members of API bars. Please RSVP on or before Wednesday, October 28, 2015, to Mark Punzalan by email at markp@punzalanlaw.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Job Opportunities

Corporate Counsel - Lyft



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

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
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