On March 11, 2013, IP attorneys Judy Mohr and Evan Boetticher of McDermott Will & Emery discussed the process of applying for a patent and the America Invents Act changes that took effect on March 16, 2013.
Rebecca's patent video
Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows, spoke at the Library on Sunday, March 3. He talked about his writing and his experiences as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer.
On Monday, October 22, John Mascali of the Moffett Field Historic Society gave a presentation on the history of Moffett Field.
Sara Lye told the story of her search to find the connection between food and mood and how she stumbled into the world of nutrition. No salt? Low salt? The presentation rocked everyone’s belief in the USDA food pyramid and provided alternative ways of eating. This was a Mandarin spoken program held at the Library on Saturday, September 29.
Carolyn Jung, former food writer for the San Jose Mercury and current freelance writer and blogger at FoodGal.com, spoke at the Library on Monday, September 24th. Carolyn brought brownies with a secret ingredient (stout) to share with the participants. She talked about how she became a food writer and enthralled the audience with tales of how she built up her blog to the point where she has 110,000 hits per month. Carolyn answered many questions from cooks, foodies and bloggers in the audience. She gave a balanced account of the trials and joys of freelance and online culinary writing.
The Cupertino-Sunnyvale chapter of the League of Women Voters presented objective, nonpartisan explanations of the statewide propositions while answering your questions at the Library on Tuesday, September 18.
Are you interested in getting a trademark? Then don't miss this recording from Nolo Press author and expert Richard Stim, who came to the Library on August 28 to explain the trademark process. Stim's topics included how to choose a trademark, how to apply for federal registration online, how to respond to objections from the USPTO, and how to deal with trademark chal
lenges and trademark bullies.
, Stim's blog of intellectual property questions and answers.
On August 8, Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Julie Samuels
came to the Sunnyvale Library to discuss the past, present and future of software patents. Samuels focused on recent cases and the rise of the 'patent troll.' She also shared tips for how inventors can make software patents work for them. [Due to a staff recording error, a few minutes of information about the history of software patents, from the beginning of the talk, was omitted from this recording.]
Dr. Susan Thompson Mullally, NASA's Kepler Mission Archive Scientist at Ames Research Center, spoke about the Kepler spacecraft and exoplanets that have been discovered orbiting stars far out in space at the Sunnyvale Public Library on Monday, August 13, 2012.
This presentation was an Astro4Girls program. Astro4Girls and Their Families is funded by a collaboration among NASA-funded Astrophysics Education & Public Outreach programs and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.
Eric Goldman, director of Santa Clara Law's High Tech Law Institute, spoke at the Library on July 16, 2012. He gave an informative an energetic talk about copyright law and answered audience questions. Due to a staff error, Goldman's brief overview of different types of intellectual property was not recorded. (Sorry!) The recording picks up at the beginning of his discussion of copyright.
Remember, nothing in this recording is legal advice.
This program was supported by the U.S. IMLS under the provisions of the LSTA, administered in California by the State Librarian.
For further information, Goldman's Technology & Marketing Law Blog can be found at blog.ericgoldman.org