Ethical Duties in the IP Attorney-Client Relationship (ethics credit) March 29, 2021

Ethical Duties in the IP Attorney-Client Relationship A raft of ethical issues arise from the process of interacting with prospective clients, engaging new clients, working with clients, and disengaging. In our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 29, 2021 we'll discuss the interplay between the California Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys (the [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 23, 2015 :: MobileMedia v. Apple in the Fed. Cir.; S.D. Cal Refutes Forum Shopping Contention

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 will be a discussion of: Mobile Media Ideas LLC v. Apple Inc. Case No. No. 1:10-cv-00258-SLR-MPT, (Fed. Cir. March 17, 2015)  (available here).   There were several patents at issue, primarily concerning cell phone technology.  Among other holdings, the Court upheld the jury's nonobvious finding regarding the [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 9, 2015 :: Disqualification and Distinctiveness of Designs for Service Marks

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 9, 2015 will be a discussion of: Acacia Patent Acquisition, LLC v. Superior Court of Orange County, Case No. G050226 (Cal. App. 4th 2/27/15 (available here).  Acacia sought the disqualification of the law firm of AlvaradoSmith, which: (1) previously represented another law firm in an attorney fee dispute; and (2) [...]

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