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  • 06/21/2017 6:15 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    United States Patent and Trademark Office

    -An Agency of the Department of Commerce

     

    The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. 

     

    This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we recommend participants view some of the informational videos regarding trademark registration (www.uspto.gov/trademark) before the session and prepare specific questions to ask the experts. 

     

    Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session. 

     

    The event is free and open to the public with limited space, please register here by July 10, 2017 (link is external).

     

    Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

     

     

    Event Summary:

     

    July 11, 2017

     

    12:00 PM PT - 1:00 PM PT

    Silicon Valley USPTO

    26 S. Fourth Street

    San Jose , CA 95113

     

    Silicon Valley Regional Office

  • 06/21/2017 6:13 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    United States Patent and Trademark Office

    -An Agency of the Department of Commerce 

     

    Join us for the third installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Series, "Finding the Right Funding."  Crowdfunding, investors, small business loans—this session explores raising the required funding to establish your new venture. More information coming...

     

    More about the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Series, presented by the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter (link is external) and the California Invention Center (link is external)--Got an idea but don’t know where to start?  This series will guide you through turning ideas into new ventures.  From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you should consider for a successful product launch. Series topics include the following:

    • What is the patentability of my invention and how do I apply for a patent?
    • How do I evaluate the market value of my invention?
    • Who are my competitors and what is the size of the market?
    • Should I consider going into business with my idea?
    • Should I consider licensing and collecting royalties?
    • Where do I find funding?

    Facilitators:


    Soody Tronson
    , Founder and Principal, STLGip Intellectual Property Law Firm


    Larry Udell, Chairman, California Invention Center and Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter

     

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Space is limited.  Please register here by July 14, 2017 (link is external).

     

    Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

     

    Event Summary:

    July 15, 2017

     

    10:00 AM PT - 12:00 PM PT

    Silicon Valley USPTO

    26 S. Fourth Street

    San Jose , CA 95113

    Silicon Valley Regional Office 

     

  • 06/21/2017 6:11 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    United States Patent and Trademark Office

    -An Agency of the Department of Commerce 

     

    Join us for a Design Patent Brown Bag Lunch and Learn session in the San Jose office.  A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the design patent system and answer general design patent questions during a live information session.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about the patent system and have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of the patent system.  

     

    This event is free and open to the public.  Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session, lunch is not provided.

     

    Space is limited.  Please register here by July 17, 2017 (link is external).

     

     

    Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

     

    Event Summary

    July 18, 2017

     

    12:00 PM PT - 1:00 PM PT

     

    Silicon Valley USPTO

    26 S. Fourth Street

    San Jose , CA 95113

    Silicon Valley Regional Office

      
  • 06/21/2017 6:09 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    United States Patent and Trademark Office

    -An Agency of the Department of Commerce

     

    As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following:

    • What are the benefits of searching?
    • Where can you search?
    • When should you search?
    • How do you search using USPTO search tools?

    This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching.

     

    If you do not already have a UPWS login account which are valid for one year, please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the workshop to register for one.  Most of the class will be lecture; however, you will have the opportunity to practice on our Universal Public Workstations during the last 30-45 minutes. We have limited availability for the workstations so you may want to allow extra time after class to use a workstation.

     

     This event and UPWS accounts are free and open to the public. Space is limited.  Please register here by July 24, 2017 (link is external).

    Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

     

     

    Event Summary:

    July 25, 2017

     

    12:00 PM PT - 2:00 PM PT

    Silicon Valley USPTO

    26 S. Fourth Street

    San Jose , CA 95113

     

    Silicon Valley Regional Office

  • 06/21/2017 6:08 PM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    ABA Journal

    The Modern Law Library

     

     Color of Law

     

    Posted Jun 21, 2017 08:30 am CDT

    By Lee Rawles

     

    Richard Rothstein spent years studying why schools remained de facto segregated after Brown v. Board of Education. He came to believe that the problem of segregated schools could not be solved until the problem of segregated neighborhoods was addressed—and that neighborhoods were de jure segregated, not de facto.


    In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks to Rothstein about his new book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

     

    Rothstein says that federal, state and local governments passed laws and created policies that promoted racial discrimination in housing and destroyed previously integrated neighborhoods. In this interview, Rothstein discusses his findings and proposes remedies to rectify the injustices experienced by generations of African-Americans.

     

     http://www.abajournal.com/books/article/podcast_episode_60

     

     

    In This Podcast:

    <p>Richard Rothstein</p>

    Richard Rothstein

     

    Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written multiple books, the most recent being The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

  • 06/21/2017 8:15 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    Legal Writing: Judge, Attorney, & Paralegal Viewpoints

     

    June 26, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    MCLE Credits - 1 H

     

     

     

     

    Register For Webcast Replay 

     

     

    Speakers


    Hon. Marjorie A. Slabach (Ret.)
    Private Judging

    David L. Blacker, Esq.
    Blacker, Sammis & Blacker

    Scott R. Herndon, Esq.
    Sinunu Bruni LLP

    Dennis Hanshew
    Blacker, Sammis & Blacker

    This will be a well-rounded presentation incorporating the thoughts and viewpoints of four seasoned legal professionals.

    Topics


    • Nuts and bolts, CRC Rule 2
    • Structure, Strategy and Persuasiveness
    • Judicial Considerations

    Location

    Online Only

    Schedule

    Program: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

     

    Event Code: R170059

     

    Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

  • 06/21/2017 8:14 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    LGBT Partners & Associates Summer Reception

     

    June 29, 2017: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

     

    Register for this Event

     

    Join your colleagues from the legal community as we celebrate San Francisco Pride during the annual LGBT Partners & Associates Summer Reception.  We will also be welcoming summer associates to our community.

     

    Thanks to co-sponsor BALIF

     

     

     

    Please register June by 21.

     

     

    Location

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
    Four Embarcadero Center
    22nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111


     

    Event Code: D177406

     

    Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

     

     

  • 06/21/2017 8:12 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    Navigating the Internet Highway and Legal Ethics

     

    June 30, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


    MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Legal Ethics

     

     

     

     

     

    Register For Live Webcast



    Speakers


    Drew Dilworth
    Partner, Cooper, White & Cooper LLP

    Alison Buchanan
    Shareholder, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel

    David Keller
    Speaker, Trainer and Instructor on Ethical Business Development Strategies;
    Founder, Keller Business Development Advisory Group

     

    Topics:


    • Confidentiality and Competence
    • Avoiding Unintended Attorney-Client Relationships
    • Advertising Ethically, Including the Use of Testimonials
    • To Blog, or Not to Blog
    • Other Current Developments In the Area of Ethics and the Internet
    • Contacts with Represented Parties
    • Supervisory Obligations
    • Ethically Operating a “VLO”

     

    Location:

    Online Only

    Schedule:

    Program: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

     

    Event Code: R170061

     

    Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

  • 06/21/2017 8:11 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Ethics Rules and Social Media

     

    July 3, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


    MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Legal Ethics and Specialization Credit.

     

     

     

     

    Register For Live Webcast

     

     

    Speaker:


    Mary K. deLeo
    Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation

    Topics:


    • Explore the ethical issues facing practitioners who utilize social media.
    • Focus on the ethical implications of posting on commonly-used social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as the ethical rules that apply when a practitioner writes a blog.
    • Practical tips on how to safely and ethically navigate the world of social media

     

    Location:

    Online Only

     

    Schedule

    Program: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

     

    Event Code: R170062

     

    Questions about our seminars and the registration process?

  • 06/21/2017 8:05 AM | Denise Bashline (Administrator)

    The Bar Association of San Francisco

     

    Elimination of LGBT Bias in the Legal Profession

     

    June 21, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


    MCLE Credits - 1.5 H, in Elimination of Bias.

     

    Register For Live Webcast

     

    Speakers
    Shay Aaron Gilmore
    NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company

    Kelly Dermody
    Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein

     

    Julius Turman
    Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

     

    Erica Worthington

     

    This program will address current best practices to ensure doorways are open to LGBT lawyers and that promotion and retention goals are embraced. We will discuss how best practices have changed since BASF last conducted a report on LGBT issues in 2007, what the landscape looks like today, and what further efforts need to be made to encourage promotion, retention and advancement of LGBT persons in the legal profession. Panelists will include law firm partners, in-house counsel, and employment law attorneys. Panelist will speak about their personal experiences as it relates to the hiring, promotion and advancement of LGBT attorneys. Panelists will also discuss internal biases within the LGBT legal community and ways to reduce those internal biases.

     

    Topics
    • Recent developments and an update since the 2007 BASF report on LGBT issues
    • How best practices for hiring, retention and advancement of LGBT attorneys have changed
    • What further efforts need to be made to encourage promotion, retention and advancement of LGBT persons in the legal profession

     

    Location

    Online Only

    Schedule

    Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

     

    Event Code: R170058

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