California Lawyers Association

Intellectual Property Law

Updates and events from the Intellectual Property Law Section

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 shocking and needless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others are a compelling reminder of the legal community’s responsibility to demand and take action to ensure equality and diversity in and access to the practice of law. 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
The panel will provide practical tips for building and fostering highly effective working relationships between in-house and outside counsel in order to optimize communications, work product, and business development efforts. Read more
The presentation covers the most significant patent cases of the last 12 months. Cases to be discussed are relevant to both patent prosecution and patent litigation and relate to topics including patent-eligibility, patentability, infringement, PTAB practice, licensing, venue, etc. Read more
Many companies have enacted new remote working policies, plans, and procedures, often without much thought given to the protection of trade secrets and proprietary information. Indeed, in their haste to provide work-from-home resources and accessibility, some companies are apparently loosening their security standards to allow faster and more convenient access for employees. Read more
As the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) transitions from its effective date to its rapidly approaching enforcement date, businesses in California, the rest of the U.S., and elsewhere continue to grapple with this complicated new law as it relates to cookies and other advertising-related practices occurring on their digital properties. Read more

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