2013 AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit

Mark your calendars.  The 2013 AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit will be taking place this year on August 27, 2013 in San Jose, CA.  I hope you can join us.

The Summit will include another blockbuster lineup of speakers, as in years past.  Michelle Lee will be providing an update on the Silicon Valley branch of the USPTO.  Professor Mark Lemley will be addressing the increasingly hot issue of functional claiming.  Aaron Brodsky, Wayne Sobon, Sandy Godsey, and Steve Shumaker will be conducting a panel discussion on issues related to the AIA.  Ray Hom and Trip McIntosh will be discussing foreign filing licenses and export control.  Reggie Davis will address the protection of software.  Michael Dunnam will be leading Allen Lo, Krishna Pathiyal, Andre Marais, and Brian Batzli in a panel discussion of how to build and enforce an international portfolio.  The Honorable Ronald Whyte will be speaking on “Patents and Innovation.”  And, Ernie Beffel will be hosting a panel discussion of the value of patents to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists with Erik Oliver, Matt Ocko, Richard Ogawa, and Jan Blaustein Scholes.

The Summit will be taking place at the San Jose Hilton.  The cost of the Summit (without hotel) is $195 for AIPLA members and $345 for non-members.  This is really a great deal when you consider, for example, that a one day ticket to the Federal Circuit Bench and Bar conference is $875.

You can download the brochure for the Summit here:  [Brochure].

The planning committee for the Summit this year was Michael Drapkin, James Hallenbeck, Michael Dunnam, Ernie Beffel, Tim Christman, Robert O’Connell, John Salazar, and myself.  See you on August 27th!

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