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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

Nearly everyone thinks they have some idea what a patent is and what it's good for, but do you really know how to use patents effectively for your business? This talk will explore the patent world from the inventor's point of view: who, what, why, how, and when.


Jonathan J. Sweet, Esq., Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Jonathan J. Sweet, a Los Gatos attorney, reviews contract language and clauses for your consulting agreements and those you are asked to sign. He will discuss applicable California law and factual circumstances of which you should be aware to help ensure that you get paid when you work as a consultant.


Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) has become a part of everyday life in recent years. This talk will provide an overview of RFID, from its origins up through the current state-of-the-art. It will also provide insight into how RFID's newest capabilities will enable an inter-connectivity of everyday objects that will change our world even more.


Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

While the current job market is hopefully improving, last year found many talented and motivated people looking for opportunities. This talk will describe how one group of people came together, found an opportunity with a low cost of entry, formed a company and -- despite greatly underestimating the task -- brought a product to market.


Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

As a way of describing the historic increase in density of integrated circuits, Moore's Law has contributed dramatically to the growth of electronics in the world today. Several of the contributing factors during 1960-2000 will be described in this talk, along with how these factors are just as important today.


Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will give perspective on the current status and outlook for all key mass storage technologies: Solid State, Magnetic and Optical Storage, as well as integrated storage systems.


Friday, Nov 19, 2010 - 9:00 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. Attorney and CNSV member Jonathan J. Sweet will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the law pertaining to copyright and trademark.


Kendall R. Waters, Ph.D., Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc.
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will examine the many and varied roles of consultants at one medical device start-up commercializing a minimally invasive imaging system and catheter. The types of consultants employed have a variety of engineering backgrounds, including hardware, software, mechanical, process, and quality. A critical factor in making the match between the consultant and the company is the professional network.


Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm          

Judith Finell will discuss ways in which contemporary technology poses challenges and risks for composers and producers in film, TV, recording, advertising, toy, machine, media and video game businesses. She will also discuss the issues arising from the blurring of lines between musical creators, performers, and producers, as well as some of the legal, forensic, and business strategies that have evolved to address this new reality. Musical examples from copyright cases and other musical matters will be played.


Friday, Oct 15, 2010 - 8:30 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. A panel of six CNSV members will discuss what they have done to continue finding consulting work in recent times.


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