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Date(s) - Fri 09/16/2016 - Sun 09/18/2016
All Day

The Lodge at Sonoma

SFIPLA Annual Seminar at the Lodge in Sonoma

September 16-18, 2016

The SFIPLA annual seminar provides three days of networking, learning and relaxation for IP professionals and their families.

This year, the seminar will move to the beautiful Lodge at Sonoma, and will be held in September.

Register now

The cost of registration includes your seminar attendance fee, lodging Friday and Saturday night at the hotel, networking receptions Friday and Saturday night, a banquet dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and coffee/tea breaks on Saturday and Sunday. The “Newly Admitted Attorneys” registration price includes seminar attendance on Saturday and Sunday only.  Please take note that Friday dinner and Saturday/Sunday lunch will not be included. CLE provided for all educational sessions.


Hon. Jim Donato, District Judge, Northern District of California

Hon. Paul Grewal, former Magistrate Judge, Northern District of California, and current Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Worldwide Litigation at Facebook

Hon. Beverly O’Connell, District Judge, Central District of California

John Cabeca, Director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Office

Bob Stoll, former USPTO Commissioner of Patents; Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Sally M. Abel, Partner and Chair of the Trademark Group at Fenwick & West LLP

Michelle Galloway, Of Counsel at Cooley LLP and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara Law School

Prof. Marc Greenberg, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the IP Law Program at Golden Gate University School of Law

Michael Carlson, Assistant General Counsel & Director, Litigation at VMware

Alica Del Valle, Senior IP & Marketing Counsel at Airbnb

Kevin Mack, Senior Legal Director & Assistant Chief Patent Counsel at Dolby

Simone Katz-O’Neill, Senior Staff Attorney at Delicato Family Vineyards

Kirupa Pushparaj, Director, Intellectual Property at Square

2016 Agenda

2016 Attendees


Sponsoring the annual seminar provides an opportunity to connect with leading intellectual property law professionals over three enjoyable days. Email us at info@sfipla.com for details.