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, United States

  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, United States

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, United States

  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 […]

OCIPLA Welcome Back Mixer and IP Ethics CLE

Courtyard at The Boardwalk 18565 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA

  Speaker: Emil J. Ali, Partner, McCabe & Ali, LLP Topic:  Ethics Issues for IP Counsel Working Through Foreign Associates and Intermediaries Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 25, 2023 5:30pm - 8:00pm Registration: 5:30pm CLE Session: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Networking reception to follow Location: The Boardwalk, 18565 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92612 Registration Member: $30.00 Non-Member: $45.00 This is a good opportunity for attendees to obtain hard-to-earn ethics CLE credits before the 2023 submission deadline.     Speaker Emil J. Ali is a partner at McCabe & Ali, LLP where he focuses his practice on helping lawyers understand their obligations under state and federal law.  As a registered patent attorney, a significant focus of his practice involves advising lawyers and law firms on all aspects of the intersection of IP and ethics matters.  Emil’s work includes counseling clients on lateral transitions, malpractice avoidance, expert opinion and testimony, and respondent’s defense work before various bars and courts.  You can view his musings on IP ethics issues at www.ipethicslaw.com.

OCIPLA February 2023 Luncheon

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

  Speakers: Maria Anderson, Partner, Seattle office of Knobbe Martens Marissa Rosenbaum, Associate, Orange County office of Knobbe Martens Jessica Sganga, Partner, Los Angeles office of Knobbe Martens Topic: Protecting Your Healthcare Brand: Trademark Considerations and Challenges Unique to the Healthcare Industry Date/Time:  Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614 Registration Member: Non-Member:     Speakers Maria Anderson is a partner in the Seattle, WA office of Knobbe Martens. She has extensive experience in comprehensive, strategic client counseling in all aspects of intellectual property and has been very active in the procurement of patent assets in the computer science and ecommerce fields since 1993. Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in developing patent and trademark portfolios and developing patent and trademark assets for a diverse group of clients, i.e., from startups to Fortune 100 companies.  She also provides patent and trademark search analysis and advice for a wide variety of products and services, including medical devices, food and beverage products and cloud computing services.  She also counsels clients on patentability and infringement matters and develops comprehensive intellectual property programs for pre-litigation, licensing and enforcement purposes. Marissa Rosenbaum is an associate in the Orange County […]

OCIPLA March 2023 Luncheon

Sol Irvine 1910 Main Street, Irvine, CA, United States

  NEW LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH'S LUNCHEON: SOL IRVINE Speakers: Harold Weitzberg, Weitzberg Consulting Julie Leffler, Big Hype Marketing & PR Topic: Beyond Registration: Growing and Monetizing Intellectual Property Assets Date/Time:  Thursday, March 16, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Sol Irvine, 1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614 Registration Member: 55.00 Non-Member: 80.00     Speakers Harold Weitzberg Harold Weitzberg is a branding, marketing, licensing, and business development strategist with over 30 years experience in creating and launching businesses, Brands, products and services. Currently working with Hollywood Celebrity Candace Cameron Bure, Food Network star Aarti Sequiera, and spokesperson and actor Dave Coulier, he has a national clientele with a number of well-known individuals as well as business owners, inventors and executives. Harold has worked with and built several high visibility products and brands and verticals in media and consumer businesses including the Olsen Twins, VeggieTales, Goosebumps, The Jane Fonda Workout, Al Kluis Grain Marketing, Sorora Furniture, Lancer Skincare, QVC and more. Julie Leffler As the visionary leader and creative director, Julie Leffler launched Big Hype Marketing & PR in 2015 and has built a powerhouse agency with a clientele that includes both individuals and businesses across a variety of industries. With over […]

OCIPLA April 2023 Luncheon

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

Speaker: Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and of counsel at Lex Lumina PLLC. Topic: Patent Year in Review Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614 Registration: Member: $55.00 Non-Member: $80.00   Speaker Mark A. Lemley Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and is affiliated faculty in the Symbolic Systems program. He teaches intellectual property, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, the law of robotics and AI, video game law, and remedies. He is the author of 10 books and 201 articles, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. His works have been cited more than 300 times by courts, including 17 times by the United States Supreme Court, and more than 40,000 times in books and academic articles, making him the most-cited scholar in IP law and one of the ten most cited legal scholars of all time. He has published 9 of the 100 most-cited law […]

Cannabis IP Law Conference: California Lawyers Association

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is presenting the full day in person Cannabis IP Law Conference on April 19, 2023, at the Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica. More than half of the states (plus Washington, D.C.) in the United States – including California – have either significantly de-criminalized the cultivation, possession, and sale of cannabis for medical purposes or have legalized it for use by adults over the age of 21 (a/k/a “recreational” use). This has resulted in a multi-billion dollar industry. Intellectual Property law has proven to be one of the most critical areas of the law as investors and entrepreneurs enter the cannabis space and try to determine how to protect and leverage their investments. In addition to outstanding educational programming relating to cannabis intellectual property litigation, licensing, parodies, trademark and patent filing strategies, and ethical considerations when representing cannabis companies, the conference will offer several networking opportunities. Information and registration available here: https://calawyers.org/event/ip-cannabis-law-conference/.

OCIPLA May 2023 Luncheon

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

**NOTE THIS MONTH'S LUNCHEON OCCURS ON A TUESDAY** In Partnership with the OCBA IP and Technology Section. Special Guest Speaker: World Intellectual Property Organization Director General, Daren Tang Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614 Registration: Member: $55.00 Non-Member: $80.00     Our Speaker Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, began his six-year mandate as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on October 1, 2020. Prior to his appointment as WIPO Director General, he served as Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), driving the strategic transformation of IPOS in support of Singapore’s innovation-based economy. Between 1997 and 2012, before joining IPOS, Daren Tang held different legal positions within the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. In 2016, he received the Public Administration Medal from the Prime Minister's Office Singapore for outstanding efficiency and competence in the service of his country. Daren Tang is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Law, Honors) and the Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Laws, Distinction). He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. […]