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OVERVIEW

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications
  • 06.27.2012
    Comparing the New Inter Partes Challenge Procedures of the America Invents Act
    Updates

    The America Invents Act (AIA) changed the landscape in the United States for those seeking to challenge the validity of an issued patent outside of litigation.  On September 16, 2012 Inter Partes review (IPR) will replace the current Inter Partes reexamination (IPX) procedures.

    Final Rules relating to these and other AIA procedures will be issued by the USPTO by August 16, 2012 and thus although planning should start now, flexibility will be important during the transition.

    A comparison of each procedure and a detailed comparison of the impending changes is included in this update.

    Click Here for Inter Partes Comparison

Presentations
  • 05.02.2016
    Speaking Engagements
    Spring 2016's IEOR 185 / Berkeley, CA
  • 04.26.2016
    Speaking Engagements
    Spain Tech Center / San Francisco, CA
  • 10.02.2014
    Speaking Engagements
    Gaolulin Foundation’s U.S. and China Intellectual Property Dialogue / Santa Clara, CA
  • 09.18.2014
    Back to Patent Basics: From What is a Patent to Avoiding Patent License Pitfalls
    Seminars
    Boulevard Restaurant / San Francisco, CA
    Perkins Coie / Palo Alto, CA
    A company is often defined in the global marketplace by its success in procuring, managing and enforcing its intellectual property. But do you really understand your company’s patents?
  • 10.23.2012
    California USPTO Pro Bono Program
    Sponsorships
    Silicon Valley Center / Mountain View, CA
    The America Invents Act mandated that the USPTO encourage pro bono efforts to help small inventors obtain patent protection.  As we launch the California USPTO pro bono program, we will take a bit of time to explain the nature of the program, the underlying AIA mandate for it and the goals we hope it will achieve for inventors of modest means.
  • 02.02.2012
    What In-House Counsel Should Be Doing Now to Get Ready for the AIA
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist - Perkins Coie LLP
    Many provisions of the AIA are scheduled to take effect on the 12 or 18 month anniversary of the AIA enactment, including first-to-file and post-grant review. Other provisions took effect immediately, e.g., provisions related to joinder. This program will feature and in-depth examination of what in-house counsel can do to get ready for the first-to-file and post-grant review changes as well as a look at the immediate effect of the joinder provisions on cases already filed.
  • 02.01.2012
    What In-House Counsel Should Be Doing Now to Get Ready for the AIA
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist - Perkins Coie LLP
    Many provisions of the AIA are scheduled to take effect on the 12 or 18 month anniversary of the AIA enactment, including first-to-file and post-grant review. Other provisions took effect immediately, e.g., provisions related to joinder. This program will feature and in-depth examination of what in-house counsel can do to get ready for the first-to-file and post-grant review changes as well as a look at the immediate effect of the joinder provisions on cases already filed.
  • 02.03.2011
    General Events
    Moderator
    The McCarthy Institute - Microsoft Symposium
  • 07.28.2010
    Speaking Engagements
    Silicon Valley IP Law Association
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RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of California, San Diego, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1991
  • University of California, San Diego, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1990