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Eastern Washington Intellectual Property Institute
Friday, October 3, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. The Eastern Washington Intellectual Property Institute will present a program focusing on intellectual property, hot issues, and critical developments. Attendees will learn cutting edge updates, opportunities, and issues. Lunch keynote speaker will be Chief Judge Alex Kazinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The morning has two concurrent sessions, a Patent track, and a Trademark and Copyright track. David Tang, one of the foremost experts on doing business in China, will speak on doing business in China. Other speakers include: the incoming Chair of the WSBA Intellectual Property Section, Brian Bodine; the current head of the Idaho Bar's Intellectual Property section, John Zarian from Boise; immediate past President of WSPLA, Dale Barr; and Kate Spelman, who will present on The Year in Review - Copyright. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Patent Law Assn, the tuition, $245, includes lunch. The public may attend lunch only for $50. At the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd. For more information: visit the WSBA Web site at, or call David at 939-3266. To register on-line visit, and enter seminar #09610SPO or 09610lun.

EWU Announces New Colloquium Series
Friday, October 3, 1:00 pm. Eastern Washington University computer science will host the first of a new colloquium series. The purpose of the colloquium is to introduce current projects, research, and trends in computer science to an audience which includes EWU graduate students, EWU CS and other faculty, regional industry, and EWU CS seniors. There is a special focus on graduate students in the EWU MS in CS program and related programs to acquaint them and inspire them about current research and project opportunities. Participants will include researchers from many universities in the Spokane area, including EWU, GU, WSU and Whitworth. Talks will continue through Fall quarter at 1:00 Friday afternoons and are expected to take about 50 minutes.

SITSA – Cyber Security Today: Report from DEFCON
Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 Social, 6:00 presentation. Dr. Carol Taylor will present: “Cyber Security Today: Report from DEFCON”. DEFCON is the most cutting-edge annual cyber security conference, bringing together top experts worldwide to discuss the latest in attacks, defenses, and trends. Dr. Taylor, EWU professor of networks and cyber security, will report on her recent experiences at DEFCON, as well as the latest developments in security – including wireless attacks on heart pacemakers and other new and sinister developments – plus the latest in defenses. At Sirti, Sirti Board Room (Room 432 on the 4th Floor), 665 North Riverpoint Blvd. Free

IEEE Connection – Solar Roadways Project Highlights
Wednesday, October 15, 5:30 pm – Dinner meeting beginning at 6:00. The presentation will be by Scott Brusaw, Solar Roadways founder and designer. The Solar Roadways are a series of interconnected, structurally engineered solar panels that would replace current asphalt roads. Each roadway becomes a self-healing power grid and an intelligent highway infrastructure that generates electricity. The meeting is at Conley’s Place, 12618 E Sprague Ave, Spokane. RSVP to To learn more about IEEE, visit To learn about Solar Roadways, visit

SLUG (Spokane Linux Users Group)
Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM. They generally run 1½ to 2 hours long. “All are welcome to join us for festive Linux discussion.” Find SLUG this month at David's Pizza 829 E. Boone Ave., the corner of Hamilton & Boone. For more information, visit

INMUG – Inland Northwest Multimedia Users Group
Thursday, October 16, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Presentation: Flash CS4. In the University District, Sirti Board Room (Room 432 on the 4th Floor), 665 North Riverpoint Blvd. Free.

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