Wednesday, November 5, 2014

USPTO - First Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting at Silicon Valley USPTO on Nov. 14, 2014

The USPTO first partnership meeting with the cybersecurity and network security community will be held at the temporary location of the Silicon Valley USPTO satellite office, that is, the US Geological Survey Campus, Building 3, second floor, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA from 8:30 am to 3 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014.

As stated in the USPTO notice: "The Cybersecurity Partnership meeting creates a collaborative forum for USPTO stakeholders seeking patent protection in the cybersecurity and network security sector to share ideas, experiences, and insights with USPTO staff. Members from the public are invited to attend. For this inaugural event, the USPTO has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who will present information on their voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. USPTO staff will also discuss cybersecurity patent initiatives, key computer security patent application statistics, and examination guidelines for patent eligible subject matter following the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision. In addition to the presentations from NIST and the USPTO, several key stakeholders will present their views on topics focusing on the intersection of Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity." 

Confirmed speakers appear below:
  • Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University and member of the Department of Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council
  • Angela Ziegenhorn, Senior Director for Intellectual Property at Symantec Corporation
  • David Kinsinger, Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel at L-3
  • John Vandenberg, Partner at Klarquist Sparkman
It's free but you must request to attend by email to by November 10, 2014. In the request, include "Cyber Registration" in the subject line, and the attendee name, affiliation, title, mailing address, and telephone number in the body. The USPTO says it will let you know if you are in November 11.

For the live webcast click HERE

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