Bridging the Frontier
Bob Smith, Executive Director
Robert (Bob) Smith is Executive Director of the EDA Consortium. He is responsible for the management and operations of EDAC, an industry group that provides services, market awareness and a common voice for EDA and IP suppliers to the global semiconductor industry. Previously, Bob was senior vice … More »
An Evening on Patents
October 6th, 2015 by Bob Smith, Executive Director
Talking about patents at a cocktail party is no way to make friends and a near-perfect way to clear the room!
Nonetheless, the EDA Consortium is about to take that risk as we kick off our new Legal Series with a panel, “Patents and Patent Litigation –– Develop, Strengthen, and Protect Your Intellectual Property.”
Please join us Thursday evening, October 29, for an informative exchange. Come meet San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo, who will offer opening remarks, and Trademark Office and John Cabeca, newly named director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office. The event will start at 6 p.m. with networking and refreshments at the EDA Consortium/SEMI Global Headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
Patents, an important part of every EDA and IP companies’ assets, protect inventions and innovations and may define the company’s value, investments and technology. Moderated by Salumeh Loesch, an associate with Klarquist Sparkman, panelists will discuss how to protect this innovation and invention through patent procurement and enforcement. They will address how to get highly technical patents through the Patent Office, and offer ways to protect patents or potential inventions in the current legal landscape. Finally, they will offer ways to prepare against potential patent litigation.
We hope you will attend and come armed with questions. The evening is open to all EDAC member companies free of charge. Non-EDAC members are welcome to attend based on space availability. To register, go to: http://conta.cc/1JyX0O3
We have Steve Pollock, the tireless chair of EDAC’s Emerging Companies Committee, to thank for organizing this panel, the first in a series on legal issues. Thanks, too, to its other sponsors Klarquist Sparkman and Mod Marketing.
This event will be followed two weeks later by the 2015 Phil Kaufman Award Presentation and Dinner, sponsored by EDAC and the IEEE Counsel on EDA, honoring Dr. Walden C. Rhines of Mentor Graphics. The dinner will be held Thursday, November 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 4th Street Summit Center in San Jose, Calif. I’ll have more details in my next blog post. Meanwhile, visit the EDAC website to register: http://bit.ly/1OONdLI