Latest Past Events

OCIPLA September 2023 Luncheon

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine 2607 Main Street, Irvine

Guest Speakers: Raquel Dachner and David Flyer, Flyer & Flyer, PLC Topic: Trying an Unregistered Trade Dress Case Date: Thursday, September 21, 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 Student Member: $20.00     Our Speakers Raquel Flyer Dachner Raquel received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California, then went to law school at UC Davis School of Law graduating in 2011. She is a partner at Flyer and Flyer, PLC, and has been lead trial counsel on eight jury trials involving trade dress infringement, breach of contract, and other civil matters. Recently, on July 28, 2023, the jury returned a verdict in favor of her client, a physician's group, against a fortune 150 company-machine manufacturer.  The manufacturer sold the physician's group a blood and tissue assay machine which failed to operate as warranted, where the manufacturer claimed that the physician's laboratory technicians failed to maintain and operate the machine as described in the owner's manual.  Both sides retained experts, and a key piece of evidence according to the jury, was an edited video presentation depicting both maintenance and operations. The matter was heard by the Honorable Sherilyn Peace Green, […]

OCIPLA May 2023 Luncheon

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine 2607 Main Street, Irvine

**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. […]

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: