GZOPA First Seminar: (Chinese / 中文)

Intellectual Property, the Key Asset of a Hi-Tech Start-up"

Dear members and friends,

It is my pleasure to announce Mr. James Cai, the founder of "SCHEIN & CAI LLP" law firm, will be the speaker for GZOPA’s first dinner seminar this year. James is not only an established attorney but also a successful entrepreneur. His speech is titled as: “Intellectual Property, the Key Asset of a Hi-Tech Start-up”.

Where: Hong Fu Restaurant
20588 Stevens Creek Blvd (at De Anza Blvd, across Marina Food market)
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: (408)252-2200
When: August 10, 2005 (Wednesday)
6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Program
8:30pm - 8:45pm Q & A
Fee: for presentation plus dinner. Member: $12, Non-member: $15
RSVP by August 5, no seats are guaranteed without RSVP to GZOPA_info@yahoo.com
Contact: 408-4802647 or 408-2060961
or send email to GZOPA_info@yahoo.com

Sam Liu
President of GZOPA

Speech outline:

Intellectual property is becoming the most valuable asset of any successful business, be it the trademark of McDonald’s, copyright of Batman movies, or patents for Intel microprocessors. For engineers in the Silicon Valley whose American dreams are founding their own hi-tech start-ups, protecting their inventions and avoiding ownership claims from previous employers are top priorities. For entrepreneurs with established business, building an effective IP portfolio and commercialize it through licensing and enforcement has never been more critical with the ever-increasing pace of global, cross-boarder business. Mr. Cai’s presentation will touch upon those issues and update the audience with the most recent development in intellectual property laws.

Speaker's profile:

James Cai is the founder of Fortune Law Group LLP, a law firm in the Silicon Valley focusing on corporate, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and civil litigation. A majority of his clients are small and mid sized enterprise in high technology industries.

Mr. Cai was an in-house counsel for Yahoo! Inc., where he advised the leading Internet company in its major domestic and international commercial deals. As a member of the Yahoo! Legal, he helped the company to evolve from an Internet portal to a major communication channel, e-commerce platform and multi-media content provider.

At Morrison & Foerster LLP, one of the largest law firms in California, Mr. Cai counseled clients on public security offerings, venture financing, general corporate matters, intellectual property licensing, and international joint ventures. He represented one of the most successful venture capital funds in the Silicon Valley with US$4 billion under management. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Cai also prosecuted patent applications and provided patent counseling in areas of medical devices and semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Mr. Cai also practiced law with another Silicon Valley law firm Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, where he represented various high technology start-ups and S&P500 companies in intellectual property licensing transactions. One of his clients, a wireless software infrastructure company, delivered the best IPO performance in 1999 according to Barron's.

Mr. Cai holds a Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia and graduated in top 5% of his class. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He was a mechanical engineer before changing his career to practice law.