Start-Up Nation Comes to Silicon Valley

Comparing the U.S. and Israel Patent Systems and Start-up Cultures
 

Join leaders from across the innovation ecosystem in a comparative U.S. - Israel discussion on promoting start-up activity and fostering economic growth.  Panelists will highlight trends in entrepreneurial activity taking place in both countries and will share their experiences with patent practices and address questions of patent subject eligibility and patentability across emerging technologies. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP here by February 15, 2018.

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Peter Menell, Koret Professor of Law and Co-Founder/Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkeley Law
  • Asa Kling, former Director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks, and Designs (2011 - 2017) and Gilbert Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Berkeley Institute of Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law
  • John Cabeca, Regional Director, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Dan Lang, Vice President, Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel, Cisco Systems
  • Yasmin Lukatz, Executive Director, ICON - Israel Collaboration Network

Asa Kling is the former Director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs (2011 – 2017).  During his tenure Asa led several reforms in Israeli intellectual property laws and in the management and structure of the ILPO, its policies and practices. Prior to entering government service Asa was a partner in one of Israel's leading intellectual property firms providing legal counsel to local and international clients. Asa holds an LL.M. in commercial law (Cum Laude) from the Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley joint program, an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. (Aerospace) from the Technion – Israel Institute for Technology, Haifa.

Program Co-Hosts:
United States Patent and Trademark Office, West Coast Regional Office in San Jose, CA
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

A light lunch will be provided by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law. 

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Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening to gain access.

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