MILPITAS, Calif., April 1, 2013 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, will host Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Conversation with USPTO Silicon Valley Office Director Michelle Lee” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at its new corporate campus located at 951 SanDisk Drive, Milpitas, Calif.
“We couldn’t think of a better location than SanDisk, which was recently recognized by the IEEE for having one of the top 10 patent portfolios in the world,” said Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
“We are pleased that Silicon Valley will be one of the new satellite office locations for the United States Patent and Trade Office,” said Eric Whitaker, senior vice president and chief legal officer, SanDisk. “As the top producer of patents in the world, Silicon Valley is the heart of innovation.”
Guardino will speak with Lee on stage and solicit questions from the audience at the event. Topics expected include an update on the new office and role, opportunities for local companies to interact, and STEM education initiatives. The event is open to the media.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley's most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and have more than $3 trillion in annual revenue.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for commercial and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.
SanDisk holds more than 4,400 patents worldwide, and its patent portfolio is consistently recognized as one of the strongest in the technology industry.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
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