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Protecting Inventions When Patent Protection Can No Longer Be Relied Upon

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Santa Clara Valley / San Francisco / Oakland-East Bay Joint Chapter

http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/

AMD Commons Building Directions

 

AGENDA
6:00 PM: Registration & Informal Networking
6:30 PM: Management Forum / Guided Networking
7:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: After Dinner Presentation
8:45 PM: Adjourn

 

PDU Info for PMI PMPs: 1.5 PDU in Education (OLD CCRS: Category "General Education")

CEU Info for Agilists & Scrum Masters: apply 1.5 hour toward appropriate category

  

Management Forum / Guided Networking:  

Bring your Management Challenge and arrive by 6:30 PM to join this lively Management Forum.  Following the informal networking we have our small group discussions, related to the topic of the dinner talk, or to another topic of interest to each small group.


Light Dinner: 
This month we’re continuing with our light dinner format - typically sandwiches, salad, drinks, and cookie or similar light dinner.

 

After Dinner Presentation

Protecting Inventions When Patent Protection Can No Longer Be Relied Upon  

Inventions can only really be protected in two ways — either as a trade secret, or by filing a patent application.  Patent applications were the default choice for invention protection for decades, until the anti-patent bias of the US federal courts really kicked into high gear in June 2014 with the Alice decision.  The Alice decision was then mutated in 2015 and 2016 into even more patent-hostile rationalizations to invalidate patents, even patents that would have been considered valid by any rational person with a technical education.  Now patent enforcement and patent protection of an invention is very chancy in US federal courts, especially for individual inventors and small companies.  The time and expense of patent applications is now not very cost effective in view of this anti-patent hysteria at every level in the US federal court system.

Fortunately, many inventions can be protected as trade secrets.  The advantages and disadvantages of trade secrets will be discussed, as well as trade secret cross-licensing. Kevin and Phil collaborated on an article for Chip Scale Review magazine which was released this month.

Speakers: Kevin Roe and Phil Marcoux  (link-to-speaker-bios)


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AMD Commons Building (West end of campus)
Intersection of Stewart Dr & Santa Trinita Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

IEEE TEMS Santa Clara Valley / San Francisco / Oakland-East Bay Chapter

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