Josh recently returned to his solo practice after an 18-month in-house engagement at Talend, S.A., a newly-public, data integration software and cloud services company specializing in Big Data and enterprise data applications. At Talend, Josh negotiated IP licensing transactions throughout North America and Asia, and handled IP portfolio and data privacy/security matters.
Josh has also held senior legal positions at Cisco and at Discovery Communications, the producers of Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Josh began his legal career as a transactions and regulatory attorney at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale). A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, Josh also holds an MS in Information Technology and Telecom from Johns Hopkins University.
Josh briefly acquired local fame (though not local fortune) in Red Bluff, California in 2011 when an unusually ambitious golden eagle (scientific name Aquila chrysaetos) knocked him off the back of his motorcycle on Highway 36. Following arrival of a medivac helicopter and the California Highway Patrol, Josh was pronounced fortunate to have sustained only minor injuries. (Sadly, both the eagle and the motorcycle were pronounced dead.) The officer on the scene thoughtfully offered to write Josh a ticket with an immense fine for killing a protected species, at which point a spirited discussion nof mens rea and proximate cause legal principles. . . did not ensue.
What is the most important skill that you believe an IP attorney should have?
In my experience, the most foundational skill by far has been active listening. By that, I mean more than just knowing when to stop talking, and more than just signaling that you're hearing and understanding, though both of those are a good start.
Given the specialized expertise that IP attorneys bring to the table, it's tempting, after hearing a few facts, to start analyzing immediately, fitting facts into the legal framework and arriving at conclusions. To me, active listening means resisting that temptation and instead continuing to focus on getting the speaker's complete meaning, which often requires asking follow-up questions and testing one's own initial assumptions.
Whether the speaker is a client, a negotiating counterparty, a regulator or anyone else important to a client's interests, I've found that applying the skills and making the effort to get a thorough understanding is a critical step to achieving successful outcomes for the client. And, as a bonus, I've found that most people appreciate really being heard, and they tend to reciprocate when the roles reverse.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12 Noon - 1 p.m.Dial-in number 855-520-7605, passcode 1211276419#. Monthly "All Hands" Copyright IG conference call. On this call, we will discuss current cases and developments in copyright law. Each month a presenter will lead the discussion. We will also discuss opportunities to write articles, coordinate webinars, speak on webinars, and participate in the IP section in other ways. Please note: Our monthly calls are the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Friday, March 9, 2018, 12 Noon – 1 p.m.
Dial-in number 855-520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly “All Hands” Licensing IG conference call. We’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Friday of every month.
Dial-in number 855-520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. We will have a speaker on Website Terms and Conditions. In addition, we’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Monthly “All Hands” Sports and Entertainment Law IG conference call. We’ll discuss upcoming webinars and conferences, opportunities for members to get involved, and Hot Topics. Please note: Our monthly calls are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Please join the trade secrets interest group for our quarterly call to discuss webinar and article ideas and ongoing interest group planning.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Technology, Internet & Privacy Interest Group.1 hour participatory MCLE credit.
In 2003, the Department of Justice determined that “Title III reaches the web sites of entities that provide goods or services that fall within the 12 categories of ‘public accommodations’ as defined by the statute and regulations.” However, the DoJ has not issued regulations explaining what businesses have to do to comply. This has lead to a rash of litigation around the country. This webinar will discuss the history of ADA website accessibility and what companies need to do to comply.
Moderator: Heather AntoineSpeaker: Kathy Wahlbin
Kathy Wahlbin has been very active in the web accessibility community since the 2001 when Section 508 was amended to cover information web technology. As awareness, methods, and requirements have evolved, she has gained considerable experience in accessibility, usability, software applications, and website development.
As an invited expert of the W3C WCAG 2.0 Working Group, W3C Mobile Accessibility Task Force and the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force, she is knowledgeable in the trends and directions in accessibility, and she contributes to the development of new guidelines, techniques and methodologies. She is passionate about creating a world where online communications and technology are simple and universally accessible to all people regardless of ability.
Kathy led the Interactive Accessibility team that won the prestigious Interactive Media Award: “Best in Class” Award. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.
As a recognized accessibility expert, Kathy has been a frequent speaker at conferences educating people on the importance of accessibility and has provided accessibility training for many corporations, government agencies, and universities.
Heather Antoine is an Internet and Intellectual Property lawyer and litigator. Antoine Law Group typically works with e-commerce, SaaS, app, and internet companies. ALG registers trademarks and maintains IP portfolios as well as protects businesses involved in trademark/copyright, social media, domain name, FTC, and rights of publicity litigation. ALG also works with companies to ensure their privacy and cybersecurity practices comply with the law. ALG performs company audits so startups can pinpoint weaknesses and avoid getting sued.
Heather regularly speaks about Internet, tech, privacy, and IP law and currently serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee for the IP Section of the California Lawyers Association.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Intellectual Property Section. 1 hour participatory MCLE credit.
Moderator: Angus M. MacDonald Speaker: Sarah Hinchliff Pearson
Sarah Hinchliff Pearson helps to provide legal support to Creative Commons, including assisting in the development of Version 4.0 of the CC license suite. While her primary focus is copyright law, Sarah advises the organization on all facets of CC’s work. Before joining CC, she worked at the Stanford Fair Use Project and as an associate at Fried Frank in New York City. She has a journalism degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Trade Secrets Interest Group and the Licensing Interest Group. 1 hour participatory MCLE credit.
This webinar examines trade secret licenses and transactions from both the transactional and litigation points of view. Our expert panel will provide an overview on best practices for the agreement to ensure that trade secrets are appropriately protected in these deals. Specifically, the discussion will offer practical tips on the unique nuances of these transactions including global licensing concerns, protecting the trade secret against misappropriation, and the pitfalls to watch out for in NDAs and joint ventures. In addition to diving into the details of the transaction, this webinar will also examine how the agreement may later impact litigation.
Moderator: Catherine Lui. Speakers: Angelique Kaounis, Sean Hogle, Ramin Tohidi.
Moderator: Mark LeonardSpeaker: Lisa Ryan
Lisa Ryan is a partner at Cook Brown LLP in Sacramento where she specializes in investigating and defending sexual harassment, wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation and labor law claims. Lisa began her career as a policy consultant on labor and employment issues for the California State Legislature. Prior to her years in the Legislature, she was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to serve in the Trade and Commerce Agency. She is a graduate of the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she wrote for the California Initiative Review and earned honors in trial advocacy.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Technology, Internet and Privacy Interest Group1 hour participatory MCLE credit
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) that takes effect this month potentially applies to companies situated anywhere in the world--if they are processing EU personal data.
This new law will affect countless U.S. companies who will have to, among other things, review and update their underlying practices and contracts with 3rd party vendors, service providers, processors, and sub-processors to comply with the far-reaching new law—and avoid its potentially existential fines.
This webinar will explore how the GDPR, broadly-speaking, affects American companies that handle EU personal data and, specifically, how the law impacts vendor management and requires potentially significant updates of 3rd party contracts.
This one-hour webinar will address key GDPR and vendor-related areas, including:
Moderator: Emily YuSpeaker: Darren Abernethy
Application deadline: March 1, 2018
Each year the IP Section offers attorneys in California an opportunity to contribute to the legal profession and the public by volunteering to serve on its Executive Committee. This gives IP Section members a great opportunity to get more involved with the Section, to network with colleagues, and to work on programs and other projects of interest.
Our Executive Committee:
The committee meets in person quarterly and conducts the rest of its business either autonomously as assigned, or by phone. Ideal candidates are able to demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work and an ability to follow through on their volunteer commitments. Preference is given to those who have prior experience working with the IP Section or its Interest Groups or publications.
For more information and details on how to apply,
The Defend Trade Secrets Act Supplement to TRADE SECRET LITIGATION AND PROTECTION IN CALIFORNIA is now available for purchase in the Section’s bookstore. This Supplement includes additional practical tips and strategies related to the DTSA, and addresses:
The price is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Where: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, CA
FEATURED SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:
Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (Chairman and CEO, NantWorks)
10 Judges: Circuit Judges Chin and Reyna; District Court Judges Bataillon (ret.), Bissoon, Huff, MacKinnon, Otero, Robart and Robinson (ret.); and U.K. High Court of Justice Judge Arnold.
Leading Academics: Professors Farley, Merges and Nimmer.
The Latest IP Topics: the IP year in review; judicial perspectives on IP; streaming and copyright law; interpreting Section 512 of the Copyright Act; in-house counsel on recent developments of patent and technology litigation; enforcing trademarks at the ITC vs. court; enforcement strategies for 3D printing; and tips from the bench for practitioners in patent and trade secret cases.
• Concurrent breakout sessions focused on copyright, patent, and trademark.
• An adversarial oral argument competition.
• Special networking breakfast session on the role that grit and growth mindset play in career advancement, with a panel of general counsel commentators.
• Five networking breaks, including a hosted cocktail reception.
• Submit questions for the judges on the Institute mobile app.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 821-3580. Want more information? Visit http://gould.usc.edu/cle/ip/.
Did you miss one of our webinars? You can now access past programs by the IP Section in our online catalog. To see what's available, go to http://calbar.inreachce.com/ and select Intellectual Property Law Section.
Presented by the Technology, Internet and Privacy Interest Group.1 hour participatory MCLE credit.REGISTER NOW
Revenge porn is a growing problem on the internet, and 38 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws banning it. This webinar will review the state of the law on revenge porn and challenges presented in representing victims.
Speakers: Erica Johnstone and Bennet Kelley
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