TechInsights' Intellectual Property Symposium Announces the State Bar of California Has Approved 13.5 Hours of Continuing Legal Education Credits for Attendees

Attendees can apply event credits towards their legal licenses; Event to be held in San Jose, April 15-16

Apr 9, 2008

TechInsights ( announced today that the State Bar of California ( has approved the content of its Intellectual Property Symposium ( for 13.5 hours of continuing legal education credit.

The Intellectual Property Symposium, a joint effort of EE Times, Semiconductor Insights and Portelligent, is the first and only event to bring together the foremost legal, business and government minds to discuss the importance and logistics of properly protecting, managing and leveraging intellectual property.

The event will take place April 15-16 at the San Jose Fairmont and will be co-located with the Embedded Systems Conference (, the largest electronic systems design event in North America.

  Intellectual Property Symposium Highlights:
  The Intellectual Property Symposium will feature the following keynotes:

The Evolution of the Intellectual Property Marketplace will be 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.

Today's Trends and Tomorrow's Realities in the Intellectual Property Marketplace will be presented by Jon Dudas (, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, who provides 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 discussing:

  --  "Open source software" with executives from Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft
      and MontaVista
  --  "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

The event features attendees from both the technology and patent industries with executive titles such as: Chairman, President and CEO, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President/Director of Research and Development, Vice-President of Engineering, Vice-President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Vice-President of Intellectual Property and General Patent Counsel, and Vice-President Licensing.

Attendees representing companies include: Altera Corp., Cisco Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Honeywell, IBM, Intel Corp., Marvell Semiconductor, MIPS Technology, Qualcomm, Rambus, Seagate Technology, Verizon and more.

To register for the 2008 Intellectual Property Symposium, visit:

Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 9 at noon PT, attendees can also register onsite at the Fairmont Hotel.

  Rick Merritt, Editor-at-Large, EE Times

"We've found that there is a lack of comprehensive resources to educate technology and patent industry professionals on intellectual property, especially in embedded systems. With the Intellectual Property Symposium we are working to change that by offering a forum where professionals can go to learn about the key topics that influence their business. With the State Bar of California approving our content, our attendees will be able receive the continuing legal education credits they deserve for taking the initiative to come to the event and learn from experts on intellectual property law. This is a fantastic testament of the caliber of the event's content and speakers. We are thrilled to announce this approval."

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