Understanding Open Source Licensing: Risks, Benefits, and Implications for Intellectual Property

Understanding Open Source Licensing: Risks, Benefits, and Implications for Intellectual Property Open-source licensing has existed since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Free Software Foundation introduced the concept of "free software" and launched the GNU General Public License (GPL). Despite the long-standing use of open-source licenses for over two decades, businesses newly entering [...]

By |2024-03-01T10:52:31-08:00March 1st, 2024|Licensing, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of February 12, 2024 – Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) 2024 – YouTube.

Since it is the day after the Super Bowl, how about catching up with: Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) - YouTube Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) - YouTube Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) San Diego Law Library Open Angelo Gaz, of Counsel to SoCalIP, will lead the discussion.  

By |2024-02-10T19:01:11-08:00February 10th, 2024|Litigation, Licensing|0 Comments

Tips from Recent IP Cases

Tips from Recent IP Cases Please join us Monday, February 5, 2024 at noon where will discuss the importance of patent assignments stemming from Roku, Inc. v. International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir. 2024), the importance of timely filings in motion practice (or lack thereof) as seen in the trademark case Rolex Watch v. Beckertime (5th [...]

Emerging Themes in AI lawsuits

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of January 29, 2024 - Emerging Themes in AI lawsuits Please join us Monday, January 29, 2024, where we will discuss emerging themes in the AI lawsuits against OpenAI, Microsoft, Meta, Stability AI, and others.  Specific case discussions will include: Kadrey v. Meta Platforms, Inc., 23-cv-03417 (N.D. Cal.) (Complaint)] [...]

The Curious Lawyer: Legal Lessons From the Remarkable James Bond Litigation History

Please join us at noon Monday, January 22, 2024 where we will view a video describing copyright issues surrounding the James Bond movies and books. video link here Guy Cumberbatch, of counsel to SoCalIP, will present. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to [...]

ITC Domestic Industry Requirement

ITC Domestic Industry Requirement The International Trade Commission (the ITC) is an agency charged to assist U.S. industry in avoiding unfair competition, particularly from overseas entities. The only relief available to parties who win such disputes is an "exclusion order" which requires U.S. Customs to interdict any products that are impacted by the associated exclusion [...]

By |2024-01-07T14:36:07-08:00January 7th, 2024|ITC, Patent|0 Comments

I’m So Sorry to Report that You’ve Been Sued

Part of our regular practice is defending companies that have been sued. Most commonly we defend against claims of patent or trademark infringement, though we also handle copyrights, trade secrets and IP-based contract disputes (e.g., licenses). Through decades of experience we have developed sensible procedures for learning early about new lawsuits against clients, for notifying [...]

By |2023-11-19T20:59:16-08:00November 19th, 2023|Uncategorized, Litigation|0 Comments

Taylor Swift’s masters controversy and the Copyright Law behind it

Please join us on Monday, November 13, 2023 at Noon, where we will discuss the issue of master ownership and the legal copyright conflicts between record labels and artists.  Taylor Swift may be the first to make this copyright issue truly public, leaving fans wondering who really owns Swift's music and why.  She says she [...]

Tax Court Case of the Century

Tax Court Case of the Century A unique and dramatic presentation by a former IRS Estate Tax Attorney, Michael A. Permutter, whose personal journey included examining Michael Jackson's Estate Tax return, presenting at IRS Appeals, assisting IRS litigators in the Estate's historic and epic court battle against the IRS, and even being called up to [...]

By |2023-11-03T09:36:00-07:00November 2nd, 2023|Litigation, Training, Guest Speaker|0 Comments

Ethical Issues Related to Federal Court Discovery

Ethical Issues Related to Federal Court Discovery Many lawyers take a no-holds-barred view to discovery disputes. They are time-wasters, a hassle, and otherwise simply a pain. Opposing counsel always wants to destroy one's case, argue for documents and depositions that you know are irrelevant (or worse, likely to lead to a harder case for you [...]

By |2023-10-30T11:23:36-07:00October 30th, 2023|Ethics|0 Comments
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