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Articles from the Intellectual Property Law Section’s eNews

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
Ross A. Epstein is a partner and the Chair of the Intellectual Property Group at CKR Law LLP. Mr. Epstein provides legal counsel to a wide variety of clients including U.S., European and Asian multinational corporations; universities and other research institutions; small businesses and start-up companies; and sole inventors and entrepreneurs in high tech, life sciences as well as other industries. Mr. Epstein has a unique affinity for the entrepreneurial client due to his hands-on experience in business as the founder, President, and CEO of BCH Communications. Read more
Daniel M. Cislo is the managing partner of Cislo & Thomas LLP. The firm specializes in patent, copyright, trademark filings, licensing, and intellectual property litigation. Read more
Bruce is a Director of Global IP at Illumina, a San Diego-based biotech company creating solutions for genetic research. He began his legal career at Foley & Lardner in Washington, DC, before transitioning to in-house counsel roles at HP and now at Illumina. At MIT, Bruce earned his master’s and Ph.D. in two different engineering fields, and he later received a law degree from Georgetown and taught IP law as an adjunct professor at George Mason University. Read more
Several of our Interest Groups have regular monthly or quarterly calls to discuss current cases and developments, practical hypotheticals, as well as opportunities to write articles, coordinate webinars or speak on webinars, and participate in the IP section in other ways. Read more

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