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CPA Global and Silicon Valley IP Law Association Join Forces to Present High-Level IP Forum

Friday, October 03, 2014

Silicon Valley USPTO Director John Cabeca to deliver keynote address

Panelists include experts from Microsoft, Aruba Networks, Square Inc. and leading Californian law firm Procopio

CPA Global, the world’s leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management services and software, will host the Silicon Valley IP Forum: Faster, Smarter and Leaner on October 29 in partnership with the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA). IP professionals are invited to register free of charge for this event.

The Forum, to be held at the Silicon Valley Four Seasons, Palo Alto, brings together senior IP industry figures to discuss how, by devising a leaner, more efficient and cost-effective approach to IP management, organizations can gain competitive advantage while, at the same time, reducing risk.

Guest panelists Melanie Carmosino, Manager of Patent Operations in the IP Group at Microsoft Corporation, and Varun A. Shah, Global Head of IP Development atAruba Networks, will outline strategies for optimizing an IP portfolio in line with ’cost versus return’ considerations; while Kirupa Pushparaj, Head IP Counsel atSquare Inc., and Miku Mehta, IP Partner in the Silicon Valley Office at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP – a California-based law firm - will focus on how to manage risk in a changing IP landscape.

The keynote address “IP Outlook” will be delivered by Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) John Cabeca, who will provide an overview of the Agency’s recent initiatives, including the establishment of the Silicon Valley satellite office.

Commenting on the event, Joe Mischler, CPA Global’s Senior Vice President, Americas, said: “Silicon Valley is one of the world’s most prolific and dynamic sources of innovation. For many of the leading technology organizations based in the region, effective management of their intellectual property is intrinsic to their success. We are excited, therefore, to be joining forces with the Silicon Valley IP Law Association to present this high-level forum, where senior IP professionals will discuss key strategies to achieve competitive advantage - including improving workflow efficiency, maximizing limited resources, enhancing risk management and taking a more business-focused approach to IP management.”

Mark O'Boyle, President of SVIPLA, added: “We’re delighted to partner with CPA Global in developing the Silicon Valley IP Forum. ‘Faster, Smarter and Leaner’ brings together leading professionals, including Director Cabeca and our Past President, Kirupa Pushparaj, to share their insights on managing IP and associated risk efficiently and cost-effectively. We hope everyone involved in the Silicon Valley IP industry will join us for this important event, which will help put them at the forefront of thought leadership and cutting-edge practices in this field.”

Click here for more information and to register for the IP Forum.

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world’s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realize greater value for their businesses and IP assets.

CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximize value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions. CPA Global is also a leading player in the outsourced legal services sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as transaction support, contract management, anti-bribery and compliance, and legal research.

Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs more than 1,800 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. CPA Global’s diverse client list ranges from major global corporations, headquartered in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, to small and medium-sized enterprises and innovation start-ups; and from top international law firms to national and regional law and IP firms. For further information, please visit:

About Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association

Since 1977, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) has been an active professional association, serving members who work across the IP industry, covering areas such as patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, licensing, litigation and other related fields.

SVIPLA conducts monthly meetings at which in-house and law firm representatives discuss topics relevant to current IP issues. Membership is open to all those involved in IP, including in-house and law firm lawyers, paralegals, IP consultants, and law students. See more at:

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