Silicon Valley

The CLUB Anniversary Event

I was one of the original members of The Women’s Club of Silicon Valley.  I am also one of the people whose career took a huge curve as a result of my membership.  My new law firm, HIPLegal was founded by three women, all of whom are CLUB members, and two of whom were on the founding Board.  So I am an avid supporter of the CLUB.

The Second Anniversary Event is coming up in just two short weeks, on October 21st at 6pm at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park.  The location has a gorgeous view, the programming is going to be awesome; I really encourage you to check it out.  If you are interested in supporting women becoming successful, in networking, and in having the amazing experience of being surrounded by brilliant driven women, you should come.  (And yes, men are allowed).

You can find the invitation here.

The CLUB has a Women in Technology Event on July 24th in Palo Alto

The CLUB is having an event for Women in Technology, and the lawyers who love them.  This is the invitation, open to women in tech in Silicon Valley is as follows:

Join us Thursday July 24th at VMware in Palo Alto, along with our five panelists to discuss Women in Technology! Hear their stories of how they got into tech, opinions on where the industry is going and more!


Laurie Hane: Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Deanna Slocum: Vice President, Ethics & Compliance
Maryam Zand: Senior Manager, Product management and marketing, AaaS for vCHS
Suchitha Chetia: Sr. Director, QE, Storage & Availability Product Engineering
Natasha Shevelyov: Program Manager, Security Strategist, Product Security Engineering

An annotated map of the VMware campus: palo-alto-campus-expansion-master-campus-map.pdf

Please come if you are interested.

Time: July 24, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: VMware in Palo Alto
Street: 3401 Hillview Ave
City/Town: Palo Alto
Event Type: tech, event
Organized By: Risa Beckwith and Laura Fechete

Actual location map:

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No RSVP is necessary.  If you are interested, please come by.  I hope to see you there.

Sneak Preview of the New Silicon Valley Satellite Patent Office

Sneak Preview of the New Silicon Valley Satellite Patent Office

When:     Saturday, June 21 at 3 p.m.
Where:   Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, in the Program Room
Who:        John Cabeca, Director of the upcoming US Patent and Trademark Silicon Valley Satellite Office
What:      Discussion on the strategic support to be provided to the local start-up community, his vision as Director of these efforts, as well as the more general services and programs which will be initiated. Director Cabeca will also discuss employment opportunities and any training resources for people interested in becoming an examiner.

This is an official USPTO event.

The Sunnyvale library is also a Patent and Trademark  Resource Center (PTRC), and worth checking out.