OCIPLA September 2022 Luncheon


  Speaker:  Dahlia George, USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline Topic:  An Overview of the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program Date/Time:  Thursday, September 15 at 12:00 PT Location: Zoom     SPEAKER Dahlia George Dahlia George first joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in January 2005 as a Trademark Examining Attorney. In January 2008, she joined the USPTO Office of General Law where she investigated and prosecuted EEOC complaints, grievances, and Merit Systems Protection Bureau appeals. She also responded to subpoenas for Government witnesses and documents, investigated Federal Tort Claims Act claims and IG inquiries, and handled Reasonable Accommodation requests for legal sufficiency. In addition, she was the USPTO FOIA Officer. Since January 2011 to the present, she joined the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline where she investigates grievances and complaints alleging misconduct by patent and trademark practitioners; conducts moral character and “fitness to practice” applications for individuals seeking registration before the USPTO; and heads the Diversion Pilot Program for impaired practitioners. Before working at the USPTO, Ms. George was an Assistant Attorney General for the N.H. Office of Attorney General where she investigated and prosecuted professional misconduct cases against licensed professionals such as physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, […]

OCIPLA October 2022 Luncheon

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA

  Speakers: Christina Zabat-Fran, General Counsel/CLO at ST. JOHN John Conniff, Chief Legal Officer at Amada North America, Inc. Mark Blake, Senior Director - Litigation, Intellectual Property and Strategy at Edwards Lifesciences Michael Kline, Senior Corporate Counsel, Director of IP at Cleveland Golf Topic:  IP Challenges of In-House Counsel Date/Time:  Thursday, October 20, 2022 Registration/Lunch/Networking Start: 11:30am Panel Discussion 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 Registration Member – $55.00 Non-Member – $80.00     Sponsors

LAIPLA Courthouse Program

Ronald Reagan Courthouse 411 W. 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA

LAIPLA is proud to present its 2022 LAIPLA Courthouse Program Join us at the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana for this year’s program, which will offer practical advice concerning courtroom presentation skills and strategies in IP cases, including motion practice and trial presentations. **Free parking is available in City of Santa Ana parking structures, including at 310 N Birch Street directly across from the Courthouse, but please allow additional time for parking given significant OC streetcar construction in front of the Courthouse.** Featuring: Judge David Carter Judge James Selna Magistrate Judge Karen Scott SCHEDULE 11:45 AM:  Registration outside Courtroom 9C12:00 PM:  Program inside Courtroom 9C1:00 PM:  Post-program networking, appetizers, and soft drinks at neighboring location, courtesy of The Sullivan Group. **Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (provider # 2083) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hours. PRICING Includes appetizers and soft drinks courtesy of The Sullivan Group: LAIPLA/OCIPLA Members: $10 LAIPLA Law Student Members, other law students, and court personnel: Complimentary Non-Members: $20 CANCELLATION POLICY In order to receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received by Friday, October 21st to office@laipla.net. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after Friday, October 21st. Register for Courthouse […]

OCIPLA November 2022 Luncheon

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA

  Speakers: Jason Weintraub, Chief Legal Officer, Jacuzzi Group Worldwide Neha Jaiswal, Director, International at Domino's Pizza Topic:  Protecting Popular Brands Date/Time:  Friday, November 18, 2022 Registration/Lunch/Networking Start: 11:30am Panel Discussion: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 Registration Member: $55.00 Non-Member: $80.00     Speakers Jason Weintraub is Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of Jacuzzi Group, a global, private equity-owned consumer products manufacturer with over 5,000 employees. Mr. Weintraub manages Jacuzzi Group’s legal, compliance, risk management and real estate functions. His responsibilities include protecting the company’s iconic Jacuzzi® trademark and other intellectual property, leading M&A activity and managing the company’s global real estate portfolio, litigation matters, major transactions, and insurance procurement and claims. Mr. Weintraub also leads Jacuzzi Group’s regulatory and corporate compliance program and supports the company’s ESG efforts. Prior to joining Jacuzzi Group, Mr. Weintraub served as Chief Legal Officer of El Pollo Loco, Inc., a publicly traded restaurant company with nearly 500 locations and over 5,000 employees. Mr. Weintraub led El Pollo Loco’s Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Functions. He maintained responsibility for litigation matters, as well as transactions, intellectual property procurement and licensing, franchising matters, enterprise risk management, regulatory […]