SEC meets at the Flightline Restaurant (formerly High Sierra Grill), 521 Firestone Road
See meal choices below. Please reserve now, choose your meal, and pay now by credit card,
or pay at the door with cash or check.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Flightline Restaurant (former High Sierra)
521 Firestone Road
Goleta, CA 93117

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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6-12-19 Patents – So Much is New in the Law of Innovation

Our June Presentation: If your last patent filing was more than 2 years ago, your assumptions about patents are probably out of date. Technology evolves, and so do the laws protecting technology. Our speaker will cover hot topics including: current best practices in patent drafting, Track One expedited examinations, patentability of software and business methods, and post-grant validity attacks through IPR, CBM, and PGR.

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Our Speaker: Steve Sereboff is the founder of the region's leading and largest intellectual property law firm, SoCal IP Law Group LLP. Steve is recognized as a premiere intellectual property strategist. Clients depend on Steve's economic and business acumen to guide their decisions on what to patent and where. He regularly advises clients on how to leverage their IP rights, and how to avoid claims of infringing others’ IP rights.

Please reserve by the Monday before the meeting: A reservation allows SEC to provide the restaurant an accurate guarantee of meal amounts and results in faster service. When reserving, make a meal choice. You can pay in advance by credit card or at the door with check or cash. Remember you are always welcome as a walk-in member or guest without a reservation.

Meal Choices: All meals are the same price. Please choose one when you reserve, to provide a count for the restaurant. Pay when you reserve, or walk-in and pay at the door.

  • Tri-Tip Sandwich
  • Smoked Turkey-Bacon Sandwich
  • High Sierra Chicken-Apple-Pecan Salad
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion
Drinks: Diet soda, iced tea, lemonade and water are available.

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as an individual or corporate member!

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Our Sponsors: This meeting is sponsored in part by
Community West Bank
Bengal Engineering

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From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz: 

All members and guests are encouraged to contribute 
to the SEC scholarship program!

Contact a board member at an SEC meeting, send email to the SEC,
or simply visit our new web page and use the direct donation button. However you do it, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara handles the actual fund and awards.
Donations may be tax-deductible.

Plan now for upcoming SEC meetings:

July 10: Technical Employment in Santa Barbara

Aug. 14: Raphaële Clément, UCSB Materials, future battery chemistries

Sept. 11:
Craig Lewis, Clean Coalition, "Community Microgrids"