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Protecting IP in the Age of the Collaborative Economy
Thursday June 3rd from 8:30 am to 1 pm Bloomberg, 140 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
(Registration will open in April 2015. To receive an invitation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Panel discussions with entrepreneurs, the business community and legal practitioners on intellectual property in the innovation capital of the world.
Featured speaker – John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for establishing and leading the Silicon Valley satellite office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Mr. Cabeca ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the Silicon Valley’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.