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SILICON VALLEY INVENTION FESTIVAL JURY BOARD fairs and festivals

Meanwhile, the below criteria is utilized by SVIIF Jury Board to assess the inventions:

1. Has the inventor gained national, international patent, or PCT?
Based on the number and type of patents the score giving differs. 0 is  considered for an invention without patent, 1 for an invention with one  national patent, 2 for two national patents, 3 for one PCT and one  national patent, and 4 for an invention with one national, one  international (EPO, USPTO) and one PCT.

2. Is the invention green or Eco-friendly?
The invention is evaluated considering its impact on environment. In  case the invention causes pollution, 0 will be granted to it. 1 is  considered for an invention which does not cause any pollution.  Regarding the extent of mitigating pollution, the jury should allocate a  number between 2 to 4.

3. At what stage of development is it? Is it a Poster? Poster  with 3D image? Animated film? Prototype made? An invention ready for  market?
Exactly like the order which is given in the question, the score of 0 is  devoted to Poster, 1 to Poster with 3D image, 2 to animated film, 3 to  Prototype and 4 to an invention ready for market.

4. Has the invention been granted scientific certification?
Some of the inventions do not require scientific certification; in this  case the jury must review the possibility of putting the claimed  invention into practice. If the invention needs a scientific  certification,then regarding the validity and the number of  certifications, a score between 0 and 4 is dedicated to the invention.

5. Is there a public demand for the invention?
The popularity of invention should be estimated by the jury. If the  invention is seasonal or it can be used in limited geographical  territories, lower score will be devoted to it.

6. Does the invention involve high technology?
The juries are required to evaluate the extent of technologies applied  in the invention. A higher score will be allotted to an invention in  which modern technologies have been utilized.

7. Is the invention more useful than the existing products?
Depending on the extent of innovation used in the invention in  comparison to the available products in the market, a score within the  range of 0 to 4 must be granted to the invention.

8. Does the invention have an economic impact or potential for economic impact?
The jury members should estimate how much the commercialization of this  invention can be income rising and accordingly rate the invention.

9. Is the invention ready to be commercialized?
The possibility of invention commercialization shall be evaluated and  rated by the Jury between 0 and 3. In case it has the Feasibility Study  Report, the score of 4 must be considered for it.

10. Has the invention been awarded an international prize?
Considering the number of international awards, as well as their importance, the invention will be rated.

WHO ARE SVIIF JURY BOARD?

Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (SVIIF) has a unique and  professional board of juries comprised of the experts from well-known  institutions in the USA including,IFIA Jury Board,United Inventors  Association of America (UIA),Structural Engineering Institute  (SEI),Santa Clara University (SCU) and many USA and international  professionals.

Jury Board

Dr. Amin Ghafooripour

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SVIIF Advisor  

Santa Clara University Professor and Director at SEI ( San Francisco Chapter) 

JOHN CALVERT

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President of the jury 

Former Senior Advisor United States Patent and Trademark Office  

Stephen Key

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Leading Expert in Licensing Consumer Product and award-winning inventor and entrepreneur who has  licensed more than 20 products. 

Sara Rauchwerger

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Founder TechLAB Innovation Center Founder & Managing Director

Soody Tronson

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Operational experience in law, technology, and management in start-up and fortune 100 companies

Elnaz Sarraf

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Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of ROYBI, a robotics company focused on early childhood education  

Dr Andrew Young

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Vice President of the Hong Kong Federation of Invention and jury at Geneva invention salon 

Prof. Reynaud Serrette

Santa Clara University Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Dr.Andrew Wolfe

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Consulting Services for Intellectual Property, Semiconductors, Computer Systems and Consumer Electronics

Harry Bims, PhD, SMIEEE

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  CEO BoughtStuff, Inc. &Secretary IEEE 802.16 Working Group and President & CEO Bims Laboratories

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Dr. Mohammad Ali Ayoubi

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Santa Clara University, Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Dr. Panthea Sepehrband

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Santa Clara University, Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Efrat Kasznik

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  President, Foresight Valuation Group & Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business  

Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Nolan Brown LLC, President and Inventor, Coach, Author, Speaker and the author

Darren Donnelly

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 Fenwick & West LLP, Partner and an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience  representing both emerging 

Prof. Michal Szota

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Professor of Faculty of Processing Technology and Materials Science, Czestochowa University of Technology  

Edward J. Thometz

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President of ASCE (San Francisco Chapter) Currently a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California

Grab interest

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Phd Student at The University of British Columbia Assembled and test flew 9 prototype drones to be delivered to partners.

Joseph Yang

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Founding Partner of Patent Esque Law Group, LLP where he specializes in  technology transactions, patent licensing and patent strategy

Larry Udell

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Executive Director, California Invention Center and Intellectual Property International, Ltd

founded in 1990 as part of California State University

Dr Zengpei Xuan

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Former Director, Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the  UN

Zoran Barisic

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European and Regional Initiatives for Innovation and Secretary General Union of Croatian Innovators, Zagreb (Croatia)

Dr. Hisham M. Said

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Santa Clara University, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering

Dr Behnam Dezfouli

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Santa Clara University, Assistant Professor at the Computer Science & Engineering Department

Stephen Koziol

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Supervisory patent Examiner (SPE) in Art Unit 2665,  Specializing in digital image analysis. he joined the USPTO in  2007 as a patent examiner

Dr Adam Rylski

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Professor at Technical University of Lodz

 Mechanical or Industrial Engineering,inventor 

JURIES Schedule

06/23/2020

Official Opening Ceremony

10:30am - 11am

HALL A

+ Event Details

06/23/2020

Official Opening Ceremony

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

10:30am - 11am

HALL A

06/23/2020

On-site Evaluation by juries

11am - 5pm

HALL A

+ Event Details

06/23/2020

On-site Evaluation by juries

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

11am - 5pm

HALL A

06/25/2020

Official Awards&Prizes Ceremony

11am - 1pm

Elizabeth Hangs Theater (2nd floor)

+ Event Details

06/25/2020

Official Awards&Prizes Ceremony

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

11am - 1pm

Elizabeth Hangs Theater (2nd floor)

Scientific Partners

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