Events


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Feb 2020

Osha Liang Sponsors First in Texas Tech Challenge Event

Osha Liang was delighted to sponsor the ‘Girls Are First In Texas Luncheon’ hosted at the 2020 First Tech Challenge Central Texas Regional Championship held in New Braunfels, Texas. Osha Liang Patent Agent, Dr. Michael Maldei, coaches the all-girl robotics group ‘Club Oreo’ which is comprised of middle-school students. They are regular participants at local competitions and events.  


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Feb 2020

Osha Liang Sponsors Compudopt’s ‘Women in Tech’ Event

On February 8th, non-profit Compudopt hosted their first ever ‘Women in Tech’ forum at their Houston headquarters. The event was attended by local students and a number of professional women who volunteered to assist. Students were able to participate in one-on-one discussions with mentors and enjoyed hands-on activities including a live demonstration of medical devices by Boston Scientific, and a visit to Compudopt’s refurb lab...

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06

Feb 2020

Women in IP: A Look Into Diversity & Inventorship

  On February 6th, Osha Liang Partner Carlyn Burton joined fellow panelists, Katherine Franco (partner at Blank Rome), Lydia Evans (owner of SW&G Essentials),  and moderator, Hope Shimabuku (Regional Director of Texas Regional USPTO) for a presentation on, “Women in IP Law: A Look into Diversity & Inventorship.” This was just one session of a 3-day event (33rd Annual Course: Advanced Intellectual Property Law) hosted...

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05

Feb 2020

Texas State Bar Hosting 33rd Annual Course on Advanced Intellectual Property Law.

Osha Liang Partner Carlyn Burton joins panelists, Katherine Franco (Blank Rome) and Lydia Evans (SW&G Essentials) for their presentation titled, “Women in IP Law: A Look into Diversity & Inventorship.” Ms. Burton looks forward to addressing how companies can move the needle in the number of woman inventing in the United States. Course Director Hope C. Shimabuku, (Regional Director Texas Regional USPTO) will moderate the...

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04

Jan 2019

Osha Liang and Shaanxi OEIC Successfully Hosted Salon Event “Strategy for International Patent Portfolio”

By Han-Mei Tso 简体中文 繁體中文   On December 6, 2018, the salon event “2018 Strategy for International Patent Portfolio” was held at the Shaanxi Institute of Advanced Optoelectronics Integrated Circuit Technology (“Shaanxi OEIC”). The event, co-hosted by Osha Liang and Shaanxi OEIC, was supported by Chiptronic Future Platform, Beijing Innotrack IP Law Firm, and Shaanxi Optoelectronic Integrated Industry and Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance.  In attendance...

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04

Jan 2019

Osha Liang Hangzhou Representative Office Joined the Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang) Intellectual Property Service Industry Alliance

By Han-Mei Tso   The inaugural meeting of the Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang) Intellectual Property Service Industry Alliance (the “Alliance”) was held on November 21, 2018, and chaired by Ms. Tang Yin, the director of the Science and Technology Bureau of Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang). Osha Liang’s Hangzhou Representative Office, was the only representative office of a U.S. intellectual property law firm in Zhejiang Province,...

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01

Oct 2018

Osha Liang Hosts “Strategy for International Patent Procurement” Seminar in Hangzhou

On August 31, 2018, Osha Liang’s Hangzhou Office co-hosted a seminar on “Strategy for International Patent Procurement” at the Overseas Talents Innovation Base of Binjiang District (the “Base”) in Hangzhou, China.  The seminar was aimed at helping start-up companies strategically plan overseas market development by enhancing their commercial competitiveness and expanding their international vision.  Ms. Han-Mei Tso, the chief partner in Osha Liang’s Hangzhou Office,...

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10

Sep 2018

11th Annual Comp-U-Dopt Oktoberfest Celebration on October 18, 2018

Osha Liang is proud to support Comp-U-Dopt and its 11th Anniversary Oktoberfest Celebration on October 18th from 6:30-10:00 p.m. at their warehouse located at 1602 Airline Drive in Houston.  Celebrate the achievements of Oktoberfest this year with good food, great beer, and all your friends while giving back to underserved kids in the Houston community.  Highlights for the event include live music by The Sundogs,...

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18

Jul 2018

2018 AIPLA Annual Meeting Sponsors

Osha Liang is sponsoring the 2018 American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 25-27, 2018. For more information, please visit the organization’s website here.


18

Jul 2018

Participation in the 2018 China Patent Annual Conference in Beijing

In his role as First Deputy Reporter General of AIPPI, Jonathan Osha is speaking in a breakout panel session at the China Patent Annual Conference (CPAC) 2018.  The event takes place on August 30-31, 2018 in Beijing, China.  The panel is titled, “Obtaining Strong Patents Internationally” and a brief description of the panel topic can be found below: In today’s environment, obtaining patents in foreign countries is vital...

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02

Jul 2018

PCT Working Group in Geneva on June 19

In his role as Deputy Reporter General of AIPPI, partner Jonathan Osha addressed the PCT Working Group at WIPO in Geneva on the issue of incomplete and erroneously filed parts of applications on June 19, 2018. Pictures from the event:


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Jun 2018

Industry Trilateral, Industry IP5, and IP5 Patent Office Heads Meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana

The Industry Trilateral, Industry IP5, and IP5 Patent Office Heads in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 11-14, 2018.  The series of meetings relating to international harmonization of patent law, developments in inter-Office cooperation, and improvements to the overall user experience.  Osha Liang partner Jonathan Osha participated in the meetings as part of the AIPLA delegation. Click here for the detailed summary on AIPLA’s website. The...

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01

Jun 2018

NanKang IC Design Incubation Center “Startup Series” Presentation on June 8

Partners Han-Mei Tso and Yuichi Watanabe will be presenting at the NanKang IC Design Incubation Center’s Startup Series#9: Business Secret Management That You Must Know.  The seminar will take place at the NanKang IC Design Incubation Center in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday, June 8 from 1:30-4:30pm. They will share their experience through practical cases while focusing on how to manage business secrets to reduce infringement,...

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16

May 2018

Introduction to Intellectual Property: What Every Business Owner, Consultant, and Non-IP Lawyer Needs to Know about Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets

Osha Liang is hosting a seminar on “Introduction to Intellectual Property: What Every Business Owner, Consultant, and Non-IP Lawyer Needs to Know about Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets”.  Managing Partner Jonathan Osha and Litigation Partner Tammy Dunn are covering the following topics in this one-hour informative seminar: What are the different types of intellectual property (IP)? How are these rights protected and what are the costs...

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30

Apr 2018

Meetings with WIPO, WTO and EPO

In his role as first deputy reporter general of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Jonathan Osha joined the bureau delegation that recently visited the WIPO and the WTO in Geneva and the EPO in Munich. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) The AIPPI delegation met with WIPO in Geneva on Monday, March 26, 2018.  After introductory remarks by Director General Francis...

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30

Apr 2018

Osha Liang Attended the Hangzhou High-Tech District Intellectual Property Service Symposium

By: Han-Mei Tso On April 18, 2018, Ms. Nan Bi, Director of the Department of Planning and Development of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C., visited Hangzhou High-Tech District (Binjiang) with her group who conducted a survey on the intellectual property (“IP”) service industry in the area. Accompanied by officials from Zhejiang Provincial Intellectual Property Office and Hangzhou High-Tech District (Binjiang) Government, Ms....

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17

Apr 2018

20th Anniversary Seminar and Reception in Paris

On April 12, 2018, Osha Liang celebrated the firm’s 20th Anniversary by hosting a Seminar and Reception at the Musée Rodin in Paris, France.   Partners Jonathan Osha, Carlyn Burton, and Seema Mehta presented on Maximizing IP Value and Minimizing Risk”.  To download a copy of the presentation, click here. Photos from the event:


10

Apr 2018

Osha Liang Sponsors USJC Japan-Texas Economic Summit

Osha Liang is sponsoring the 2018 Japan-Texas Economic Summit hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council.  The event will take place on May 7-9, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the Marriott Marquis.  The Japan-Texas Economic Summit will bring together business leaders, investors, state and local officials, and economic development organizations from across Texas and Japan. Texas is a leading destination for foreign direct investment from Japan, and...

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05

Apr 2018

Osha Liang Sponsors DCFemTech’s 4th Annual Awards

Osha Liang is once again a proud sponsor of DCFemTech, the coalition of women leaders aimed at lowering the barriers to entry for women in tech by amplifying the efforts of women in tech organizations. The DCFemTech Awards will recognize Power Women in Code, Design, and Data based in the Washington, DC region. Nominated by their community, these women are working in the trenches of tech to...

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30

Mar 2018

20th Anniversary Seminar and Reception in Tokyo, Japan

On March 2, 2018, Osha Liang celebrated the firm’s 20th Anniversary by hosting a Seminar and Reception at the Tokyo Station Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.  Approximately 100 people attended the event.  Seminar topics included: SEMINAR TOPICS Restriction Requirements Patent-Eligible Subject Matter US patent application process in the biotechnology and chemistry fields European patent prosecution US Patent Acts 101 and 112 Litigation risk management for Japanese...

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28

Mar 2018

Industry Trilateral and Trilateral Patent Office Meetings

The latest meeting of the Industry Trilateral was held in Tokyo, Japan on February 27 and 28, 2018.  The Industry Trilateral is made up of industry delegations from the United States, Europe and Japan and focuses on substantive patent law harmonization.  Key issues under consideration include grace period, prior user rights, conflicting applications, 18 month publication, and the definition of prior art.  Following the two...

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30

Jan 2018

Intellectual Property Policy Promotion & Intellectual Property Service Introduction Conference of Hi-tech District (Binjiang), Hangzhou

By: Han-Mei Tso The Intellectual Property Policy Promotion and Intellectual Property Service Introduction Conference of the Hi-tech District (Binjiang), Hangzhou (the “Conference”) was held on January 5, 2018 at “Intelligent e-Valley” in Binjiang District. More than 200 people from enterprises, as well as intellectual property service institutions and agencies in the Hi-tech District, attended the Conference. Mr. Chunmin Yang, the Associate Counsel of Science and...

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18

Jan 2018

2018 AIPLA IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting

Osha Liang is sponsoring the 2018 IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting during the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in La Quinta, CA. The Pre-Meeting begins with breakfast on Tuesday, January 23rd at 9:00 am and ends on Wednesday, January 24th at 12:00 pm.  Presentations will be provided by a number of organizations including the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property in Japan...

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10

Jan 2018

2018 Discover IP Japan Conference

Partners Yuichi Watanabe and Peter Schechter are speaking at the Discover IP Japan Conference organized by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) at The Houston Club on January 30, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  The conference is sponsored by the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) and is aimed at introducing the Japanese IP system to U.S. practitioners and companies.  Lunch will be provided, as well...

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27

Nov 2017

US Bar/JPO Liaison Council Meeting

On November 9, 2017, the US Bar/JPO Liaison Council delegates met with 18 judges of the Japanese IP High Court in Tokyo, Japan.  The Liaison Council gave presentations providing updates on U.S. law.  Osha Liang Associate Ko Nakamura, representing the Houston Bar Association, gave a detailed presentation on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding patent exhaustion in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc.   Judge...

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27

Nov 2017

Foreign Excellence Webinar: The Intelligent Attorney’s Guide to Patenting in Japan

Japanese Patent Attorney, Shigeki Takeuchi, is co-presenting a webinar titled, “Foreign Excellence Webinar #02: The Intelligent Attorney’s Guide to Patenting in Japan.”  In this advanced webinar, attendees will learn how to patent in Japan, Japanese country data, patent protection scope/cost, patent enforcement, the basic on how to file, and prosecution.  The webinar will take place on November 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST. To register...

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17

Nov 2017

Giles S. Rich Inn of Court Meeting

Attorneys Jeffery P. Langer and David S. Forman led a panel discussion at the Giles S. Rich Inn Court program titled, “IP and Vice” on November 16, 2017 at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. The program focused on how intellectual property law has evolved to address various “vice” products including cigarettes, pornography, adult sexual products, marijuana, and alcohol.  Panelists included...

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06

Nov 2017

IIPCC HKEX Innovation Commercialization Conference

Partner Jeffery P. Langer is moderating a panel on “Best Practices for Commercialization” in Hong Kong at the International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC) on December 11 from 2:00-5:30 PM. To support and achieve success in innovation requires an understanding both of how innovation and entrepreneurship truly operate, and why innovative companies can no longer afford to ignore Intellectual Property (IP).  This event provides an unprecedented opportunity...

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