EDA Consortium Kicks-Off New Legal Series, Hosts San Jose Mayor, Silicon Valley Patent Office Director at "Patents and Patent Litigation" Panel October 29

Panelists Will Advise Audience on Developing, Strengthening, Protecting Intellectual Property

WHO: The international (EDAC), provider of services, market awareness and a common voice for EDA and suppliers to the global semiconductor industry, and its Emerging Companies Committee

WHAT: Will host a panel titled, "Patents and Patent Litigation -- Develop, Strengthen, and Protect Your Intellectual Property," featuring John Cabeca, newly named director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office. Opening remarks will be made by San Jose's Mayor Sam Liccardo.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

WHERE: EDA Consortium/SEMI Global Headquarters, 3081 Zanker Road, San Jose, Calif.

Moderated by Salumeh Loesch, an associate with Klarquist Sparkman, panelists will include John Cabeca, Karna Nisewaner, associate general counsel at Design Systems, Robert Sachs, partner with Fenwick & West, and John Vandenberg, partner at Klarquist Sparkman. They will address how to get highly technical patents through the Patent Office, and offer advice about how to protect patents or potential inventions in the current legal landscape and how to prepare against potential patent litigation.

This event, the first in a series of panels on legal issues, is open to all EDAC member companies free of charge. Non-EDAC members are welcome to attend based on space availability. To register, go to: conta.cc/1JyX0O3

More information about EDAC can be found at: www.edac.org

About the EDA Consortium

The Consortium, EDAC, is the international association representing companies that develop and provide software tools, services, intellectual property and hardware that make it possible for hardware and software engineers to create the world's electronic products. EDAC's member companies deliver the critical technology and solutions needed to design and verify the semiconductors and associated software, packaging and interconnect technologies that enable the manufacturing of these products. Our member companies impact every conceivable segment of the electronics market, from communications, computers, networking, space technology, medical and industrial equipment to consumer electronics and the emerging IoT (Internet of Things) markets. For more information about the EDA Consortium, visit www.edac.org