Tuesday, October 16, 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, November 7, 2018, 12 noon
Monthly “All Hands” Copyright Interest Group conference call. For the October 3rd call, representatives from the U.S. Copyright Office will provide a brief presentation of the latest developments at the Copyright Office. We’ll also 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, November 14, 2018, 12 noon
(Special presentation on legislative updates and federal privacy law)
Monthly “All Hands” Technology, Internet & Privacy IG conference call. This month’s topic will focus on providing a legislative update, in particular regarding the progress on a federal privacy law. 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.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Trademark Interest Group.
This program offers 1 MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
This webinar focuses on obstacles facing US entrepreneurs doing business in the EU. The speakers are experienced IP and marketing law experts in Germany and Sweden and will address product marking and advertising requirements, practical tips to minimize legal risks when marketing and selling products in the EU, as well as the following topics:
Holger Gauss is an attorney and partner at Grunecker in Munich, Germany. The firm has more than 450 members and offices in Munich, Berlin, Cologne and Paris. Holger and his team focus on trademarks, designs, copyrights and unfair competition law, including product marking and advertising and litigation in these fields. Holger represents clients in all industries, including fashion, sports, the toy industry and the high tech sector. Holger is vice-chair of the INTA Parallel Imports Committee and the Design Committee of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyrights.
Sophia Spala is an attorney and partner at Setterwalls, one of Sweden’s largest full-service firms, and co-heads the firm’s IP and marketing law practice. Sophia and her team advise local and foreign clients on legal issues related to the commercialization of their intellectual property and other assets, including marketing and sales of products on the EU market. Sophia has particular experience of the technology, entertainment, media, FMCG, alcohol and tobacco sectors, and of general marketing, advertising and consumer law issues relating to e-trading.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Copyright Interest Group.
Open source software (OSS) is ubiquitous, yet OSS legal issues are often misunderstood or not even identified in the first place. This webinar will provide a primer on OSS legal matters. Among other things, this webinar will discuss:
Heather Meeker, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, has achieved national and international recognition for her leadership in the field of intellectual property law, especially related to software licensing. Her practice focuses on intellectual property transactions for technology clients, and her clients cover a wide range of industries including software, communications, educational testing, computer equipment and medical devices.
Ms. Meeker is a leading authority in all aspects of open source licensing, including strategy, compliance, transactions, and disputes. In addition to writing an authoritative blog on open source software licensing matters (“Copyleft Currents”), she literally wrote the book on open source software licensing: “Open (Source) for Business: A Practical Guide to Open Source Software Licensing.” Among many distinctions, Ms. Meeker was the 2016 IP Vanguard Award honoree, awarded by the IP Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Patent Interest Group.
The Supreme Court has been on a roll recently, issuing several landmark decisions relevant to the patent landscape. This webinar will evaluate recent decisions and their effects –both actual and perceived – on current litigations and post-grant proceedings.
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.
Sanjesh Sharma is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Johnson & Johnson Vision, where she manages all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright matters for the company’s Refractive and Laser Cataract Surgical Equipment portfolios. She is Secretary of the California Lawyers Association’s IP Section and Chair of its Patent Interest Group. Ms. Sharma has served as an officer of the Patent Interest Group since 2013.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Presented by the Technology, Internet, & Privacy Interest Group.
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.
The Annual IP Institute is coming up in November 2018.
The IP Section of the California Lawyers Association presents State of the Art – Creativity and Innovation in the Arts and Sciences, and celebrates the diversity of IP in our lives and culture by offering outstanding educational programming as well as multiple fun networking events. Panels will cover patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, internet and privacy, cybercrime, technology transfer, licensing, music and entertainment, IP specific ethics, and more. Honored speakers include Andrei Iancu (USPTO), Karyn Temple (US Copyright Office), Courtney Bailey (NASA), Brian Levine (DOJ), and Judge Richard Taranto (CAFC). Come and experience the State of the Art, Nov. 8-9 at the Fairmont Hotel in San José.
The conference will feature speakers who are experienced practitioners and thought leaders from leading law firms, law schools, and corporations who will share their insights and practical guidance that will help you in your own practice. Of note, we are once again offering CLE credit in the two difficult to obtain categories of Competence Issues and Recognition and Elimination of Bias. The day will also include several networking opportunities, including a Casino Night and this year’s 10th Annual Vanguard Awards lunch honoring the accomplishments of our four honorees in the categories of academic, in-house counsel, judicial, and private practice. We look forward to seeing you there. More information and Registration here.
Since June 2014, Leslie has been Vice President, Intellectual Property at Coherus BioSciences, a biosimilars company in Redwood City. She began her legal career at Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, a boutique patent prosecution firm in Menlo Park. In 2001 she transitioned to in-house counsel and spent ten years at Elan Pharmaceuticals, followed by two years at Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Over the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to be involved in intellectual property matters on a number of pharmaceutical products, including TYSABRI® at Elan and KYPROLIS® at Onyx. In her current role, she has been at the legal forefront in the development and approval of biosimilars, more commonly described as “generic” biologic drugs. She successfully invalidated three key U.S. patents related to AbbVie’s HUMIRA® product through inter partes review at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Leslie has been a frequent speaker on the intersection of intellectual property rights and regulatory requirements surrounding the path to market for biosimilars, and the importance of biosimilars in helping to reduce drug costs for patients. Leslie received a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a loyal California Golden Bear. She believes that the most important skills an IP attorney can have are understanding how the value of intellectual property fits into the client’s business goals and having a practical, solution-oriented approach to solving business problems.
In October, EFS-Web and Private PAIR users will need to use a new, safer, and simpler log-in. Learn about the changes at one of a series of virtual informational sessions hosted by the USPTO’s eCommerce Modernization team.
Experts will share information about the new USPTO.gov account for authenticating into EFS-Web and Private PAIR. Information presented at the sessions will be updated to include Migration and Sponsorship details as they become available. The team will also give a brief overview of structured text features and updates to the new Patent Center. Each virtual session will last approximately one hour. Register for one of the sessions listed below, and visit the authentication change page for step-by-step instructions.
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.
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.
IP Section CLE Webinars and Conferences Available On Demand or as Downloadable Podcasts*
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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
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