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Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This webinar is presented by the International Interest Group.1 hour participatory MCLE credit
The webinar will focus on recent trademark decisions that have broadly interpreted the reach of the Lanham Act beyond the borders of the United States. The webinar will provide analysis, strategies, and considerations in view of these decisions.
Moderator: Mariana Noli.
Speaker: J. Michael Keyes.
Nominations for the 2018 Vanguard Awards are now being accepted - Deadline of July 1, 2018! Achievements are honored in the following categories:
The full criteria and information about past honorees are available at IP Vanguard Awards. Please submit your nominations for the 2018 IP Vanguard Awards by July 1, 2018, using the 2018 Nomination Form.
The 2018 awards will be presented at a special ceremony during the IP Section’s Annual Meeting at the 43rd annual IP Institute, which is being held this year on November 8-9 at the beautiful Fairmont hotel in San Jose.
November 8-9, 2018
Fairmont, San Jose
170 S. Market
The Annual IP Institute, "State of the Art – Creativity and Innovation in the Arts and Sciences," will be held at the beautiful Fairmont, San Jose on November 8th and 9th, 2018, with a welcome reception the evening of November 7, 2018.
The conference will cover a wide range of cutting-edge and compelling presentations on trademark, copyright, patent, privacy, trade secret, and internet law, as well as practical sessions and IP-specific ethics, competence, and elimination of bias panels. The event will also feature the always popular Annual Vanguard Awards luncheon celebrating pioneers in our field in a festive atmosphere.
We hope to see you there! Watch your inboxes, future editions of Inevitable Disclosures, and our website for more information!
Mark LeHocky is a former IP litigator, the former general counsel to two public companies, and a full-time nationwide mediator and arbitrator with Judicate West, specializing in intellectual property and other complex disputes. Mark earned his JD from UC Berkeley and his BA from UCLA. While general counsel for Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now part of Nestle, S.A.) and Ross Stores, Mark managed, litigated and resolved patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases. He also designed and installed company-wide early dispute resolution programs, and trained Nestle lawyers worldwide.
Mark began mediating IP disputes two decades ago when he was appointed by the federal court in San Francisco to resolve complex cases. Since 2012, he splits his time between mediating and arbitrating as well as teaching at Bay Area law and business schools. Along with painting and playing tennis, few people know Mark also coached the varsity girls’ tennis team of the division champion Miramonte High School for two years while serving as a public company general counsel. The girls tennis team won their division both years he coached and nearly won the Northern California sectional, which is a testament to their ability (and his ability to get out of their way). When Mark became general counsel at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, he left behind great private practice clients like Apple Computer, whose general counsel was kind enough to give him computers and other cool tech stuff. Fortunately, Dreyer's made up for it with free ice cream. Not a bad tradeoff. Mark believes the most successful IP litigators are as effective advocating in court as they are in advancing their client’s position through mediation, using communications skills as much as legal expertise to help set appropriate expectations. Those skills overlap but are by no means identical. Being adept at both is key.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12 noon
To participate in the meeting, the dial-in number is (855) 520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. Guest speaker and monthly topic TBD. 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.
Friday, July 13, 2018, 12 noon
To participate in the meeting, the dial-in number is 855-520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly "All Hands" Licensing IG conference call. Ryan Long will discuss blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and related topics. In addition, we'll discuss upcoming programs, opportunities for members to get involved, and Hot Topics.
Please note: Our monthly calls are the 2nd Friday of every month.
Please email Erica Bristol, at email@example.com. Please provide a short bio (250 words max) that includes the member’s professional information and something personal (hobbies, interests, something unique about the member, a “fun fact,” etc.), a picture, and the member’s contact information. Additionally, please have the member answer the following question: What is the most important skill you believe an IP attorney should have?
Member Spotlight materials may also be posted in IP Section social media. If submitting on behalf of a member, you must obtain that member’s permission. Selection of member for Section Member Spotlight, posting dates, selected publications/social media, and editing are at the IP Section’s sole discretion.
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.
The Copyright Office is proposing a new fee schedule which will result in increased fees for registration, recordation, record retrieval, search, certification, and other ancillary services. The commenting period will be open until July 23. The Office will review and consider public comments and issue a final rule later this year. The new fee schedule will go into effect 120 days after publication of the final rule, unless Congress passes a law stating that it does not approve the fee schedule. For more information, click here.
The certificate recognizes law firms and corporations that meet cumulative hours of patent pro bono service through their registered patent practitioners. Also, as a result of the great success last year, the USPTO will continue to provide Service Certificates to individual registered patent practitioners who provide at least 50 hours of service in 2018 to their local patent pro bono program. Both certificates will be signed by Commissioner of Patents Andrew Hirshfeld and William Covey, Director for the Office of Enrollment and Discipline. In addition, recipients may choose to be listed on the USPTO website. We hope that your membership will take advantage of these opportunities!
You can volunteer through the California Inventors Assistance Program- California Lawyers for the Arts. Please see www.uspto.gov/probonopatents or https://www.calawyersforthearts.org/ for more information.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
One hour of MCLE is available in the current issue of New Matter , the State Bar IP Section's quarterly magazine.
For the Spring issue, you can earn credit for the article Policing the Boundaries of Copyright: Is It Time for the Supreme Court to Step In? by William J. O'Brien. One hour of MCLE credit can be obtained by answering a set of True/False questions.
Log on to the website www.calbar.org/self-study for details. Watch for other MCLE credit available in future issues of New Matter.
Log into your profile and click on CLE Summary and Tracking Tool. This summary reflects all in person and online participatory classes completed through the State Bar of California.
Note: Future releases will allow you to manually add courses completed through other providers.
Even if this summary reflects you have completed the required 25 hours of MCLE within your compliance period, you must still formally report compliance by submitting your MCLE compliance declaration through My State Bar Profile.
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What's a Brand Worth?
The importance of brand valuations for internal decision making and rights enforcement, valuation methodologies used for various purposes, including mergers, litigation, and bankruptcy, and how to work with a valuation expert will be discussed. Speaker Fernando Torres is Chief Economist at IPmetrics LLC.
1 hour participatory MCLE credit
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Or contact the Editors of Inevitable Disclosure, Barbara Friedman and Matt Neco.
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