Upcoming Events

    • September 26, 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar


    Dr. Weili Ma, Partner, Patent Attorney at Chofn Intellectual Property 

    China has risen to become the United States’ second largest trading partner, and the largest outside of the North American Free Trade Agreement area, providing new business opportunities for U.S. companies. In 2010, the United States exported nearly $113 billion of goods and services to China, up nearly 33% from 2009.1 As U.S. companies look to take advantage of the growing U.S.-China commercial relationship, U.S. rights holders are increasingly seeking to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights (IPR) in China. Ensuring that China’s IPR regime works in a fair, transparent, and timely manner for U.S. rights holders is a top priority for the U.S. Government.

    Biography:

    Mrs. Ma Weili began to work in the patent area as an IPR manager at Siemens China in 2005 and received IP training from Siemens CT IP (Munich) in the same year. Before joining Chofn in 2014, she worked for eight years at two other renowned IP firms, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Limited and Panawell & Partners, LLC. Mrs. Ma Weili is experienced in representing local and international clients in respect of patent drafting, prosecution and post-grant proceedings. Having an intimate knowledge of substantive matters and procedures related to US and European patent laws, Mrs. Ma readily provides details of patent portfolios in Europe and US. In addition, Mrs. Ma was invited to lecture at a conference on World Intellectual Property Day in Germany for patent protection in China.

    • October 31, 2016
    • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Jose, CA

    Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Jose, CA

    Date: Monday, October 31, 2016

    Location: City Hall of San Jose, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

    In coorperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association Joint Program, and Association of Intellectual Property Firms


    Program Agenda

    8:45AM - 9:00AM  Registration
    9:00AM - 9:10AM  Opening Session
    9:10AM - 9:40AM Introduction to WIPO Development of the International Legal Framework Major Intellectual Property Economic Studies 
    9:40AM - 10:40AM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The International Registration of Trademarks, Using the Madrid System 
    10:40AM - 10:55AM Refreshment Break 
    10:55AM - 12:25PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 
    12:25PM - 1:05PM Lunch 
    1:05PM - 2:35PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The Hague System; A Simplified Application Process for Obtaining "Registered Designs" (or, "Design Patents"), for the Protection of Industrial Designs in Many International Jurisdictions 
    2:35PM - 2:50PM Refreshment Break 
    2:50PM - 3:50PM How WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services (Which Provide Alternatives to Conventional Court Actions) May Be Used to More Efficiently Settle IP Disputes 
    3:50PM - 4:50PM How WIPO Databases and Tools May be Used to Support the Knowledge Economy 
    4:50PM - 5:00PM  Closing Session 

    • November 02, 2016
    • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Diego, CA

    Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Location: Knobbe Martens, 12790 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

    In coorperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association Joint Program, and Association of Intellectual Property Firms


    Program Agenda

    8:45AM - 9:00AM  Registration
    9:00AM - 9:10AM  Opening Session
    9:10AM - 9:40AM Introduction to WIPO Development of the International Legal Framework Major Intellectual Property Economic Studies 
    9:40AM - 10:40AM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The International Registration of Trademarks, Using the Madrid System 
    10:40AM - 10:55AM Refreshment Break 
    10:55AM - 12:25PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 
    12:25PM - 1:05PM Lunch 
    1:05PM - 2:35PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The Hague System; A Simplified Application Process for Obtaining "Registered Designs" (or, "Design Patents"), for the Protection of Industrial Designs in Many International Jurisdictions 
    2:35PM - 2:50PM Refreshment Break 
    2:50PM - 3:50PM How WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services (Which Provide Alternatives to Conventional Court Actions) May Be Used to More Efficiently Settle IP Disputes 
    3:50PM - 4:50PM How WIPO Databases and Tools May be Used to Support the Knowledge Economy 
    4:50PM - 5:00PM  Closing Session 


    • November 04, 2016
    • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives at San Jose, CA

    Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

    Location: Utah State Bar, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    In coorperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association Joint Program, and Association of Intellectual Property Firms


    Program Agenda

    8:45AM - 9:00AM  Registration
    9:00AM - 9:10AM  Opening Session
    9:10AM - 9:40AM Introduction to WIPO Development of the International Legal Framework Major Intellectual Property Economic Studies 
    9:40AM - 10:40AM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The International Registration of Trademarks, Using the Madrid System 
    10:40AM - 10:55AM Refreshment Break 
    10:55AM - 12:25PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 
    12:25PM - 1:05PM Lunch 
    1:05PM - 2:35PM Global Intellectual Property Systems: The Hague System; A Simplified Application Process for Obtaining "Registered Designs" (or, "Design Patents"), for the Protection of Industrial Designs in Many International Jurisdictions 
    2:35PM - 2:50PM Refreshment Break 
    2:50PM - 3:50PM How WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services (Which Provide Alternatives to Conventional Court Actions) May Be Used to More Efficiently Settle IP Disputes 
    3:50PM - 4:50PM How WIPO Databases and Tools May be Used to Support the Knowledge Economy 
    4:50PM - 5:00PM  Closing Session 


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September 11, 2016 2016 IPO Annual Meeting
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July 21, 2016 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
July 14, 2016 Trademark Committee Virtual Roundtable
May 05, 2016 Technology Risk Management and Cyber Liability for Law Firms and Their Clients
April 19, 2016 Best IP Protection Strategies for Wearable Tech Development
February 23, 2016 Patent Issue-Spotting for Trademark Lawyers
January 13, 2016 Navigating Influence: The Key to Sustaining Your Legal Practice
November 19, 2015 Lessons Learned from Recent Data Breaches, and Ten Critical Steps to Reduce Your Risks of Becoming the Next Target
October 28, 2015 Ensuring Your Partner Pay Plan Works: Evaluating Contributions of Originators and Producers of Legal work and Consequential Non-revenue Producing Activities
September 30, 2015 2015 AIPF Annual Meeting
September 27, 2015 2015 IPO Annual Meeting
August 19, 2015 Innovating with Universities
July 14, 2015 Effective Office Action Responses & Discovery Conferences in TTAB Proceedings
June 17, 2015 Overview of Patent Quality with the USPTO
June 09, 2015 USPTO's Future of Urban Innovation Summit - June 9th in NYC
May 20, 2015 Trial Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Part II
May 04, 2015 AIPF Breakfast at the INTA Annual Meeting
October 22, 2014 WebIP Hour: The Streisand Effect: IP Litigation in the Wild West of Social Media
September 28, 2014 AIPF 2014 Annual Meeting