June 21, 2018
Loews Hollywood Hotel
The IP in Entertainment & Media Conference is coming once again, June 21, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel! This conference will cover cutting edge legal issues in the entertainment and media industries. Panels will discuss applications of block chain technology in the entertainment industry, the latest decisions impacting entertainment and media, as well as music licensing, brand integration, social media, and IP clearance. Join us on June 21st, at the Loews Hotel in sunny Hollywood, CA. Come for the IP, stay for the entertainment. The conference will feature speakers from boutique entertainment firms, big law, and industry experts from a variety of major entertainment and media companies. The day will also include several networking opportunities, including a networking cocktail reception directly following the last panel. We look forward to seeing you there.
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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!
Start thinking about your nominations for 2018 Vanguard Awards! 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.
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.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
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: Michael Keyes.
Michael Keyes is an IP litigation partner with Dorsey & Whitney. He has tried many cases involving trademarks, copyrights, and false advertising in federal courts across the country and has been lead counsel on several matters before the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mike is also a prominent writer and speaker on issues; hosting a weekly podcast and is an editor of TMCA.com, Dorsey’s trademark and copyright blog.
Mariana Noli is an international transactional lawyer with over 15 years of experience in intellectual property law. She is the founder and manager of NOLI IP SOLUTIONS, P.C. Mariana maintains a diverse practice, including preparing, prosecuting and managing domestic and foreign trademark and patent portfolios for a large assortment of clientele across a variety of industry sectors.
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,
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.
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. Please also have the member answer the following question: What is the most important skill you believe an IP attorney should have? Please send all submissions to Erica Bristol, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more information, click here.
Silicon Valley USPTO
Hear from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board Judge and a Supervisory Patent Examiner from the Central Re-Examination Unit about options available for challenging an issued patent before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Registration is now open for Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) Agent/Attorney 3-Day Course in July.
IP Section CLE Webinars and Conferences Available On Demand or as Downloadable Podcasts*
Did you miss a live IP Section webinar or conference? Listen to recordings of past programs as streaming webinars or downloaded podcasts, and receive the materials and your CLE certificate of attendance. To see what's available, click here and select Intellectual Property Law Section.
Original Program Date: April 26, 2018
Presented by the Technology, Internet & Privacy Interest Group
The Federal Trade Commission is paying increased attention to social media influencer marketing. After a series of warnings, the FTC has begun enforcement actions against influencers and their advertisers. What do influencers need to do to avoid falling into the FTC’s crosshairs?
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Original Program Date: April 10, 2018
Presented by the Litigation Interest Group
Social media and digital marketing has changed the playbook for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to become successful and thrive. As counsel for these clients, you need to be dynamic and develop trademark strategies that not only addresses current, but also future, needs. This webinar will discuss various strategies to manage the obligations of this role, including: discussions to have with your client when creating their brand; developing a comprehensive trademark strategy; and effective use and monitoring of trademark and social media platforms.
Speakers: Allison Roseman Hagey, Rebecca Horton
Original Program Date: March 27, 2018
Presented by the In-House Counsel Interest Group
The recent wave of high-profile allegations stemming from the #metoo movement shows no sign of relenting, requiring employers to address their own internal policies related to workplace complaints. Just as important as developing anti-harassment and discrimination policies is establishing company procedures for investigating employee complaints. Promptly and effectively investigating and remediating employment claims is required of California employers and should mitigate potential damages. Join employment attorney and seasoned investigator Lisa Ryan in this one-hour webinar that will address best practices for workplace investigations, including WHEN to investigate, WHO should investigate and HOW to conduct and conclude an investigation.
Speaker: Lisa Ryan
*Many recordings of webinars and conferences are available within a few weeks of when they were presented live. Not every program is available as a downloadable podcast. Some in-person programs are audio-video. Account registration and device with internet connection required.IP Section CLE Webinars and Conferences Available On Demand or as Downloadable Podcasts*
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