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Articles from the Intellectual Property Law Section’s eNews

The Cannabis Interest Group (“IG”) is pleased to announce the celebration of its one year anniversary! Founded in July 2019, the Cannabis IG is the newest of 12 IP Section Interest Groups. Recognizing the rapidly expanding legal cannabis space not only in California but throughout the United States and the world, together with the importance of intellectual property law (and intellectual property lawyers) to help grow and sustain this expanding economic sector, the IP Section approved the formation of the Cannabis IG at its 2019 long-range planning meeting. Read more
The Copyright Office has published a notice of inquiry and request for petitions initiating the eighth triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Section 1201 provides that the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, may adopt temporary exemptions to the DMCA’s prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. Read more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed DavidGooder to be the new Commissioner for Trademarks. As Commissioner, Gooder will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the USPTO’s Trademarks organization. Read more
The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s flagship program, the IP Institute, celebrated its 44th year with a captivating, relevant, and stimulating two-and-a-half day conference in Las Vegas. This year’s program was titled, “IP Beyond Borders” and marked the first time the conference has been held outside of California Read more
As with any new CLA year, the IP Section Executive Committee has rotated its officers. Many thanks to Tom Hassing, outgoing Chair and to outgoing Executive Committee members Bennet Kelley, Alex Chan, and Todd Iketani. Read more
Intangible Assets is the official podcast of the Intellectual Property Law Section. It is a monthly interview show featuring conversations with attorneys, academics, and other influential people in all areas of IP law. New episodes will come out on the first Tuesday of every month. Read more
The IP Section is pleased to announce the formation of a new interest group that will focus on intellectual property issues in the cannabis industry. The Cannabis Intellectual Property Law Interest Group (“Cannabis IP IG”) will provide education and networking opportunities to IP Law Section members in all of the areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, with a focus on the cannabis industry. Read more
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, as well as: A general overview of the DTSA, including its history and impact. The DTSA’s scope and remedies.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… Read more
The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Law Section hosted the 2019 IP and the Internet Conference on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center, UCLA. The conference was a one-day event that began with a delightful breakfast and ended with a networking reception. It was a day packed with learning and sharing pertinent information about industry changes and advancements. Read more
Mike Masnick, founder of TechDirt, opened up the 2019 IP and the Internet conference by reassuring his audience that he isn’t actually anti-copyright. And to be sure, many of his entertaining slides clearly displayed Unsplash or Creative Commons attribution. But just in case his audience turned surly, one of those 487 (down from the original 489) slides showed the escape route he had mapped out to LAX. Read more

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