Friday, February 9, 2018, noon –
Dial-in number 855-520-7605, passcode 1211276419#.
To participate in the meeting, the dial-in number is (855) 520-7605, passcode
Monthly “All Hands” Licensing IG conference call. Phillip Roberts
and Alyssa Antcliffe will speak on Key Issues in Trademark Disputes and
Licensing in Australia. 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 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.
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group.1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Legal Ethics.
The General Counsel of a national intellectual property law firm will address three of the top ethics issues relating to the practice of IP law by in-house counsel: assessing potential outside IP counsel subject matter conflicts; multi-jurisdictional practice issues pertaining to in-house counsel working in California, counsel working remotely from home in another state, and counsel handling arbitrations in a state in which they are not licensed; and using ethical walls when conducting merger and acquisition due diligence.
Moderator: Mark LeonardSpeaker: Wendy Peterson
Ms. Peterson is General Counsel to Knobbe Martens and handles all its internal legal matters. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Ms. Peterson was General Counsel of Wynn Oil Company, a manufacturer of automotive additives and provider of service contracts, and Assistant General Counsel of Parker-Hannifin Corporation’s Seal Group, a manufacturer of rubber and engineered plastic products.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Copyright Interest Group.1 hour participatory MCLE credit.
Creative Commons’ legal tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a clear, standardized way to grant permission to others to use their creative work in ways copyright would otherwise prohibit. From the reuser’s perspective, the presence of a Creative Commons license answers the question, “what can I do with this” by providing freedom to reuse, subject to clearly defined conditions.
All Creative Commons licenses ensure that creators retain their copyright and get credit for their work, while permitting others to copy and distribute their work. Although the tools are designed to be as easy to use as possible, there are still some things to learn in order to fully understand how they work. This presentation will give you an overview of the most important things to know.
You will learn why Creative Commons was created and how a set of standard open copyright licenses spawned a global movement. You will learn how to apply the CC licenses and how to reuse openly licensed works. And finally, you will come away with a deeper understanding of the legalities behind these ubiquitous legal tools, which are now applied to more than 1 billion works online.
Moderator: Angus M. MacDonaldSpeaker: Sarah Hinchliff Pearson
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Patent Interest Group.1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Legal Ethics.
Inter Partes Review proceedings provide a cost-effective and efficient method of challenging the validity of a patent. But, what should litigants consider in the event the patent is already being asserted in a district court litigation? This one-hour presentation evaluates the intersection between patent litigation and Inter PartesReview proceedings and the various considerations that litigants--plaintiff, defendant, and their counsel--should consider when determining and/or advising on whether to file an IPR on a patent-in-suit or not, the options available to a plaintiff-turned IPR respondent, and some possible effects those decisions may have on the overall litigation strategy.
Moderator: Sanjesh SharmaSpeakers: Mieke K. Malmberg and Sarah E. Spires
Mieke K. Malmberg is a partner in Skiermont Derby’s Intellectual Property group. She received her bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from U.C. San Diego and her J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Malmberg has more than fifteen years of experience litigating and advising clients on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes throughout the United States, as well as Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. She is an expert in handling patent litigation matters from early case evaluation through appeal.
Sarah E. Spires is a partner at the boutique litigation firm of Skiermont Derby LLP, where she focuses her practice on patent infringement litigation and inter partes reviews.Prior to joining Skiermont Derby, Sarah practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and at Morrison & Foerster. Sarah studied at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sanjesh Sharma manages all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright matters for the company’s Refractive and Laser Cataract Surgical Equipment portfolios. She is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Patent Interest Group for the California Lawyers Association IP Section. Ms. Sharma has served as an officer of the Patent Interest Group since 2013.
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.
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:
· communicates recent developments and current issues in IP law and practice to its section membership and facilitates interaction among its members;
· presents MCLE-accredited programs throughout the year;
· holds retreats and networking receptions, among other exciting activities; and
· publishes New Matter.
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:
· A general overview of the DTSA, including its history and impact.
· The DTSA’s scope and remedies afforded by it.
· Analysis of recent case law discussing the DTSA’s whistleblower immunity provision and employer compliance with the DTSA’s whistleblower immunity notice provision.
· A comparison of the DTSA to the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA or the CUTSA), the Economic Espionage Act (EEA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and Section 337 of the Federal Tariff Act of 1930 (Section 337).
The price is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
As part of its continued efforts to modernize its services, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that, as of February 20, 2018, it will begin accepting applications for group registration of photographs through the Office’s online registration system. In most cases, applicants will generally be required to file such applications online, and may include up to 750 photographs in each claim. The Office has also made other changes to streamline the practices relating to group registration of photographs, described in a final rule published in the Federal Register today. The Office believes that these changes will make it significantly easier for photographers to register their works with the Copyright Office. The Office will be releasing the application on its online registration system (eCO) prior to the effective date to provide users with time to familiarize themselves with the new form.
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 email@example.com or call (213) 821-3580. Want more information? Visit http://gould.usc.edu/cle/ip/.
Join the PTO’s Copyright Team for a presentation and discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about copyrights, including considerations for registration and enforcement and what you need to know about copyrights and 3D printing. Through the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, the Office of Policy and International Affairs’ Copyright Team advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international copyright legal and policy issues and provides technical assistance and training on copyright-related matters for both U.S. and foreign government officials. Register here by February 8, 2018.
Special Guest Panelist: Asa Kling, former Director of the Israel Patent Office and Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks, and Designs (2011 - 2017) and Gilbert Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law.
Did you miss our popular series on Trademark Searching using TESS or our series on Privacy Law? Now you can hear all three programs in either series for just $79. Over 40% off the usual price!
The IP Section is pleased to announce discounted bundles of live and pre-recorded IP Continuing Legal Education webinars. Certain live and recorded CLE webinars will be bundled together and offered at a discount of the one-off price. Our first bundles in the popular series are: (1) Trademark Searching Using TESS (2) Privacy Law
You can hear all three programs in either or both series for just $79.That's a savings of $56 off our regular price for the Privacy series and $26 off our regular price for the TESS series.
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