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Intellectual Property Law

Updates and events from the Intellectual Property Law Section

Save the date for the Shelter In Place Institute on November 9-13, 2020. More details to come! Read more
As of this writing, the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved GW Pharma’s CBD drug Epidiolex for treating profound refractory pediatric epilepsy syndromes (Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome) as well as for treating seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in patients one year of age or older. Read more
Intellectual Property Law Section sponsorship information for the Shelter In Place Institute, Nov 9-13 Read more
On September 21, 2020 the Copyright Office announced that Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden had appointed Shira Perlmutter as Register of Copyrights and director of the U.S. Copyright Office. Perlmutter will step into the role in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th anniversary year. Read more
You are able to download or stream our podcasts from the episode links below, or by way of Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, PocketCast, Google Play Music, or your preferred podcast player.  Please remember to rate and review us, subscribe, and add to your playlist, where available. We appreciate your listening to Intangible Assets. In this episode, host David Lizerbram talks with Daniel Schacht of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP. Daniel heads the firm’s Music and Entertainment practice and co-chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He also regularly teaches… Read more
You are able to download or stream our podcasts from the episode links below, or by way of Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, PocketCast, Google Play Music, or your preferred podcast player.  Please remember to rate and review us, subscribe, and add to your playlist, where available. We appreciate your listening to Intangible Assets. In this episode, Intangible Assets host David Lizerbram talks with Erica Bristol. Erica is an intellectual property attorney and commercial mediator specializing in intellectual property disputes. She’s also actively involved in the IP… Read more
The Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is seeking interested members to apply for appointment to the Editorial Board of the Section's print publication New Matter. The positions to be appointed are Associate Production Editor and Associate Acquisitions Editor. Read more
You are able to download or stream our podcasts from the episode links below, or by way of Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, PocketCast, Google Play Music, or your preferred podcast player.  Please remember to rate and review us, subscribe, and add to your playlist, where available. We appreciate your listening to Intangible Assets. In this episode, I’ll be talking to Megan M. Carpenter, the dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Dean Carpenter is an internationally known expert in intellectual property, with particular… Read more
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

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