Event Summary and Agenda
Several industry international experts will cover the building of company presence, protecting Intellectual Property, and handling the Immigration labyrinths when foreign companies and entrepreneurs move operations to the USA and Silicon Valley. After an initial networking and registration process, Bank of West will introduce the panel. The notable panel will touch on the major topics impacting international presence. Then food and refreshments will be served, during which a raffle will be held for a special prize.
6:00 – 6:30 PM Registration and Initial Networking
6:30 – 6:40 PM Bank of the West Introduction
6:40 – 7:30 PM Panel covering international corporate, Intellectual Property and Immigration Policies Issues
7:30 – 8:00 PM Networking, Food, refreshments, and raffle
Location: 414 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306
Registration: Eventbrite https://svgp-2014june10.eventbrite.com
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 1-650-843-9212
Vincenzo Mitolo Juan Ramon Zarco Mark Koo Azmat Malik Yana Albrecht
Sponsor Panelist Panelist Moderator Panelist
Corporate Intellectual Property Immigration
Vincenzo Mitolo is a business developer officer for the International Clientele Department at Bank of the West, BNPP Group. He assists and helps international individuals and businesses that need assistance with global banking issues. Vincenzo also negotiates partnerships with internal and external business (lawyers, CPAs, foreign institutions and international associations) to provide international clients with high value solutions.
Azmat Malik was a senior executive in marketing and operations at major US, European, and Asian companies in the semiconductor industry. He provides strategy, marketing and operations consulting to early and mid-stage companies in cleantech, electronics, and medical devices. He has advised emerging companies in setting go-to-market strategy, and prepared founders for seed, angel, and growth funding. His industry focus is in Power Electronics, Cleantech, Medical Devices, Sensors and MEMS. From 2004 to 2009 he was Associate Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, teaching 2nd year MBA courses in marketing strategy, consumer behavior, and advertising. During that time developed executive programs for multinational corporations, new entrepreneurship programs, and as faculty advisor and Executive-in-Residence at the incubator. He is active in the angel investor community, focused on energy efficiency, smart grid, electronics thermal management, and medical diagnostics. He serves on the Executive Committee of Silicon Valley IEEE society chapter, and is President of the Engineering Alumni Society of the University of California, Berkeley. At the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative [iNEMI] he is engaged in Solid State Illumination, Energy Storage, and Thermal Management groups. Mr. Malik was active in the Cleantech Open Accelerator, and has mentored startups which have become commercially successful. He has MSEE and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Juan Ramon Zarco has been an attorney, VC and senior executive — CxO, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to public and private companies with global operations in over 40 countries. Currently his clients include companies from Russia, S. Korea, United States, and Latin America. Throughout his career, he has established a verifiable track record of producing fast paced and practical revenue-focused solutions, formulated costs reduction programs across the board. He traveled and has handled business and legal matters for over 40 countries, and participated as instructor in an entrepreneurship program with the University of Moscow for several Eurasian companies. He also traveled throughout China presenting to various Chinese companies and forums on strategy and entrepreneurship. He has worked in the following industries: media, IT, telecom, energy, medical devices, and data storage. For Sprint-Nextel and with Pegasus Investments VC Firm handled international investment deals and interim President for portfolio companies, handling marketing, strategy, fund raising, and accounting. Before Pegasus, he played a principal role in the structuring, international expansions for 2 MSO companies, U.S. Cable Group and Viatel Nextel, Inc.He earned a J.D. from NYU Law School, M.B.A. from Cornell, and B.A. from Williams College; is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German, with working knowledge of Russian, Arabic and Japanese. Blog: www.jrzarco2001.wordpress.com
Mark Koo prepares and prosecutes patent applications in computer related patent law and works as counsel to HULSEY. Mark Koo has held various engineering roles at software companies in Silicon Valley including early venture startups as well as large companies. He has comprehensive experience in Electronics and Computer Hardware & Software, Computer Networking, Management and Compression, Internet & e-Commerce, Semiconductor Processing & Devices. Mark Koo has been involved in many of the hottest Silicon Valley’s technologies such as data warehousing, wireless software and hardware technologies, and internet technologies as well as software for Wi-Fi voice communication technologies. Mark Koo also worked as a software technologist at Livermore National Laboratory to facilitate the building of the NiF Laser (world’s largest Laser system). He was involved in building components for nuclear radiation detection for Department of Homeland Security. Mark Koo received his J.D. from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of law, his Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering, and Masters of Science degree in materials science from University of California, Davis. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. USPTO #: 69970, https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/details.do?regisNum=69970.
Yana Albrecht started her own immigration law practice, Bay Immigration Law, in the heart of Silicon Valley — Palo Alto, California, after working as an associate and supervising attorney for several medium to large law firms in Boston and San Francisco. Ms. Albrecht specializes in representing employers and employees in employment based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was a member of the Transnational Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Albrecht specialized in the International and Immigration Law and continued her International and Comparative Law LLM studies at McGill University Law School in Montreal, Canada.