Silicom Ventures cordially invite you to a seminar given by Joseph Bach on the topic "Patent Pending - what is all the fuss about?"

Practically every start-up presenting at SilicomVentures states that they have either issued patents, or pending patent applications. Some even highlight the fact that they have provisional patent applications pending. What does it mean? What is the value of these patents and applications? Is it a barrier to entry? Joseph will discuss these issues and will be available to answer other questions relating to intellectual property protection and litigation.

Please note: Dinner buffet will be served.

When: November 10th, 7PM
Where: Silicom's Main office
Who: Silicom Ventures members only, limited space, based on availability. Reservations only — by November 1st, 2005 to [email protected].

Speaker: Joseph Bach , Partner, Sughrue
Mr. Bach is the senior partner at Sughrue's Silicon Valley office. He has more than a decade of legal experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution and litigation. Mr. Bach has developed methodologies for, and counseled clients on, efficiently building and managing effective patent portfolios. Mr. Bach has successfully handled and managed cases in a broad range of technologies and has litigation experience before the ITC and federal courts. Mr. Bach was formerly Senior Director of Intellectual Property for Applied Materials. Mr. Bach hold a law degree from the Duke University School of Law (J.D. 1994) and a B.S. Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology (1991)


Joseph Bach