Business Briefs: Assessor unveils tool for new homeowners

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Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone announced the
introduction of the online Supplemental Tax Estimator
(www.sccassessor.org/ste).
Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone announced the introduction of the online Supplemental Tax Estimator (www.sccassessor.org/ste). The tax estimator is designed to help new and prospective homeowners reduce confusion concerning the amount of property taxes they can expect to pay following their purchase.

Gilroy Chamber awards dinner

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce will hold its 57th Annual Citizen and

Business Awards Dinner and Board Installation Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in San Juan Bautista. Details: www.gilroy.org or 842-6437.

Salute Morgan Hill

The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2010 Salute Morgan Hill dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. Details: www.morganhill.org or 779-9444.

Intellectual property and copyrights

The Silicon Valley Product Management Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Network Meeting Center at TechMart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. The presentation introduces the fundamentals of intellectual property, with a focus on patents. It will cover the entire patent life cycle including patent rights, patent use, patent requirements, patent costs, patent timelines, patent types and the patent procurement process.

Cost: $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Details: www.svpma.org.

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