TechInsights' Inaugural Intellectual Property Symposium Commences in San Jose; Features Top U.S. Experts on IP Law

U.S. Patent & Trademark Director, Boston University law professor and former Intel Intellectual Property Director to discuss the importance of protecting intellectual property in today's world

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Apr 15, 2008

TechInsights ( today kicked off the first Intellectual Property Symposium(, a joint effort of EE Times, Semiconductor Insights and Portelligent, taking place today and tomorrow at the San Jose Fairmont.

The Intellectual Property Symposium is co-located with ESC Silicon Valley(, which is taking place this week at the McEnery Convention Center, is the first event to offer a forum for professionals to get in-depth tutorials and information on ways to properly protect, manage and leverage intellectual property. Attendees can receive up to 13.5 continuing legal education hours.

Today's Schedule includes:

8:45 a.m. -- Opening Keynote -- The Evolution of the Intellectual Property Marketplace

  --  Presented by Peter Detkin
      Co-founder, Managing Director, Intellectual
      Ventures, and former Director, Intellectual Property, Intel, and
      Mike Meurer
      Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law and noted
      author on the problems of the patent system.
  --  The presentation will include an overview of the intellectual property
      market with a special focus on technology, and a discussion on the
      inefficiencies and imbalances that have led to opportunities for a
      variety of new players.

Expanding on the high-quality keynote conversations, attendees will learn from panel discussions and drill-down sessions throughout the day including:

  --  "Issues in Silicon Intellectual Property"
      -  Featuring top technologists from Intel and Texas Instruments
  --  "Intellectual property practices in China"
      -  With Hands-On Experience from TSMC and UTStarcom, Inc.
  --  "How to Read and Write Patents Effectively"
      -  From noted author David Pressman

  Tomorrow's Schedule includes:

8:30 a.m. - Today's Trends and Tomorrow's Realities in the Intellectual Property Marketplace

  --  Presented by Jon Dudas
      Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual
      Property and Director, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  --  He will provide a rare perspective on recent Supreme Court decisions
      regarding intellectual property, proposed patent modernization
      legislation, and trends in intellectual property protection and
      enforcement around the world, including in China.

Expanding on the high-quality keynote conversations, attendees will learn from panel discussions and drill-down sessions throughout the day including:

  --  "IP Goes to Hollywood"
      -  Featuring dialog with executives from Toshiba, TiVo, Electronic
         Frontier Foundation and MPAA
  --  "IP Risks in Open Source Software"
      -  With executives from Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and MontaVista
  --  "The Role of IP in the Standards Process"
      -  From leading executives at Intel, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard

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