Silicon Valley Chapter Conference
“DO PATENTS STILL MATTER?”
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join LES-SVC for its 17th Annual Conference “Do Patents Still Matter?”. The conference includes a full day of speakers, panel presentations, networking and lunch at Hewlett Packard Enterprise World Headquarters in Palo Alto. (CLE credit available.)
The morning session, moderated by Damon Matteo, Fulcrum Strategy, is “Angel Investors on Patents,” including panelists Steve Goldberg, Venrock, Andrew Gray, Morgan Lewis, Nola Masterson, Science Futures, Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures, and Ron Weisman, Band of Angels.
The panel will be followed by “Perspectives from the USPTO,” by John Cabeca, United States Patent and Trademark Office Silicon Valley.
Following lunch, our keyhote speaker, Jim Margggraff, serial entrepreneur, will address “IP: More than Meets the Eyes in M&A.” As a fitting conclusion to the conference, the afternoon panel, “Patent Litigation: Going, Going…Gone?” will be moderated by Joe Beyers, Inventergy, and include panelists Andrea Gothing, Robins Kaplan, Matt Powers, Tensegrity Law Group, and Bob Taylor, RPT Legal Strategies.