Lunch Seminar with the USPTO

Join Dennemeyer's lunch seminar with John Cabeca, Director of the West Coast USPTO

What’s in store for the USPTO in 2019? What should you and your portfolio be prepared for? Get answers to these questions and more from John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as he joins Dennemeyer for a discussion on November 14th.

A veteran of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for over 29 years, Mr. Cabeca will provide insights on key actions from the USPTO in 2018 and possible implications that will help you to better manage your portfolios next year.

Join in on a conversation about successful portfolio management in 2019 and beyond. Space is limited – secure your place and register today!

John Cabeca Director of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Kimpton Alexis Hotel
                 1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104



Time Session
12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. Lunch and networking                                                         
12:30 p.m.- 01:30 p.m. Discussion with John Cabeca
01:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Closing and networking


About John Cabeca
As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. He established and leads the USPTO's west coast regional office in San Jose - a region covering California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and Alaska. Focusing on actively engaging with communities across his region, John ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region's unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

A veteran of the USPTO for over 29 years, Mr. Cabeca previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. In this role, he worked closely across Agency leadership to implement the policies and priorities of the USPTO. He began his career at the USPTO as a patent examiner after graduating from Widener University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Cabeca became a Supervisory Patent Examiner in 1997 and joined the Senior Executive Service in 2008 serving as a Patent Technology Center Director over the semiconductor and electrical systems technologies.

Mr. Cabeca has dedicated much of his career to the USPTO's outreach and education programs focusing on small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Over the years, he served in the Office of Petitions, the Office of Patent Legal Administration, the Office of Governmental Affairs and the Office of the Under Secretary. In 2006, Mr. Cabeca was appointed a Department of Commerce Science and Technology Fellow and was on special assignment to the Executive Office of the President in the United States Trade Representative's Office. At USTR, he worked with multiple agencies on a variety of international intellectual property rights issues and played an integral role in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the Republic of Korea.