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2013 Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit Session Materials

​8:30 - 8:45 am        Opening Remarks


8:45 - 9:15 am   Update and Role of Silicon Valley Patent Office

Michelle Lee, Director, Silicon Valley US Patent & Trademark Office, San Jose, CA (invited) ( Bio)

9:15 - 9:45 am   Software Patents and Functional Claiming

Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA (Bio)

9:45 - 10:00 am  Panel Discussion

Michelle Lee (Paper) and Mark Lemley (Paper)

10:00 - 10:15 am     Break


10:15 - 11:15 am America Invents Act (AIA)—Panel Discussion

Moderator—Steve Shumaker, Partner, Shumaker & Sieffert, St. Paul, MN (Bio )
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Aaron Brodsky, Chief IP Counsel, Trimble Navigation Limited, Westminster, CO ( Bio)

Wayne Sobon, Vice President & General Counsel, Inventergy, Cupertino, CA (Bio)

Sandy Godsey, Senior Director, Patents, eBay, Inc. Headquarters, San Jose, CA (Bio)

Siddhartha Venkatesan, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, San Franisco, CA (Bio)

11:15 am - 12:00 pm FF Licenses/Export Control

Ray Hom, Vice President, QUALCOMM, Inc., San Diego, CA (Bio) (Slides) (Slides)

Trip Mackintosh, Partner, Holland & Hart, Denver, CO (Bio) (Slides)

12:00 - 12:45 pm      Luncheon


12:45 - 1:30 pm   Protecting Software— Reggie Davis, General Counsel, Zynga, San Francisco, CA (Bio)


1:30 - 2:45 pm   How to Enforce/Build International Portfolio—Panel Discussion

Moderator—Michael Dunnam, Partner, Woodcock Washburn, Philadelphia, PA (Bio)

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Jeremiah Chan, Senior Patent Counsel, Patents and Patent Litigation, Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA(Bio)(Slides)

Krishna Pathiyal, Senior Director, Patent Development and Strategy, Cisco Systems, Inc, San Jose, CA (Bio)

Andre Marais, Shareholder, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, San Jose, CA (Bio)

Brian Batzli, Managing Director, Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, MN (Bio)

2:45 - 3:15 pm    Patents and Innovation

Honorable Ronald Whyte, Senior Disctrict Judge, Northern District of California, US District Court, San Jose, CA (invited) (Bio) (Paper) (Paper)

3:15 - 3:30 pm    Break

3:30 - 5:00 pm           Entrepreuneur/Venture Capitalist—The Value of Patents—Panel Discussion

Moderator—Ernie Beffel, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, San Francisco, CA (Bio)

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Erik Oliver, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group, LLP, Mountain View, CA (Bio)

Matt Ocko, Data Collective Venture Capital, San Francisco, CA

Richard Ogawa, General Counsel, Inphi Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (Bio)

Jan Blaustein Scholes, Director, GoldenSeeds and, Palo Alto, CA (Bio)