Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Technology, Internet, & Privacy Interest Group.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
Throughout the history of the online commerce, states have been prohibited from collecting taxes from out-of-state merchants under Quill Corp. v North Dakota. That was until South Dakota v Wayfair decided in June in a 5-4 decision which reversed Quill’s physical nexus requirement since it had created “artificial competitive advantages.”
Matthew Schaefer, co-counsel in Wayfair, will explain what this ruling means, the parameters for states seeking to collect sales taxes under this ruling and Congressional legislation to clarify how the process should work.
Matthew Schaefer, a partner at the law firm Brann & Isaacson, has focused for nearly 20 years on state tax matters and contested proceedings before courts and administrative tribunals. He was co-counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court for the respondents in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., 135 S.Ct. 2080 (2018) and for the petitioner in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, 135 S.Ct. 1124 (2015). Matthew advises numerous e-commerce vendors, multi-channel merchants, and trade associations, and has represented the challengers in nearly every leading court case testing the constitutionality of state “economic presence” laws that impose burdensome tax and regulatory obligations on remote sellers.
Matt is a co-author of ‘Eyes on eCom Law,’ a blog that reports on legal developments of interest to direct marketers and online sellers.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group.
Join us for a lively and informative presentation on implicit bias in the legal profession--what it is, why we all have it and practical tips on how to address it.
Moderator: Sophie Cohen
Denise Trani-Morris is Counsel at Sedgwick, LLP, San Francisco, and practices exclusively in the area of employment law. She is a member of the Firm's Inclusion & Diversity Committee and San Francisco Chair and a member of the National Employment Law Council. She speaks frequently on issues concerning inclusion and diversity, and provides management training on how unconscious biases, that impact the workplace, can be avoided.
Therese Lawless is a partner in the law firm of Lawless & Lawless where she practices employment and civil rights law on behalf of employees and individuals. Ms. Lawless is a former president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member and past board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the California Employment Lawyers Association. In 2015, Ms. Lawless represented Ellen Pao in a landmark gender discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins Caufield and Byers.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 12 noon
To participate in the meeting, the dial-in number is (855) 520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
Monthly Entertainment and Sports Interest Group conference call. In addition to our monthly mini-presentation (or hypothetical), we will 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.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Copyright Interest Group conference call. We’ll present the most recent cases and happenings in copyright law. In addition, we’ll discuss upcoming programs/webinars and opportunities to get more involved in the Copyright Interest Group or IP Law Section (e.g., presenting webinars or writing articles).
Please note: Our monthly calls are on the first Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy 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 Wednesday of every month.
Friday, December 14, 2018, 12 noon
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.
The Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law on October 11th. Its official cite is now Public Law 115-264. As no conference committee was held to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the MMA, there is no traditional conference report. However, given the importance of the bill, the Chair and Ranking Members of both Judiciary Committees agreed on an updated section by section and bill explainer that would have been used in a traditional conference report. That report is now linked in the Congressional Record of October 19th and is now posted on the House Judiciary Committee website here. The Copyright Office website related to the MMA is here.
On October 16, 2018 the Copyright Office issued an Interim Rule and Notice of Inquiry Regarding Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Pursuant to the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”).
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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.
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.
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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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