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2010 Newsletters

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Protect Your Intellectual Property — Review Your Assignment Agreements Now

Notes from the Inventor Underground Protect Your Intellectual Property — Review Your Assignment Agreements Now Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses the importance of choosing the right language of assignment in order to assure ownership of intellectual property that is created in the future. A number of recent Federal Circuit decisions have highlighted […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Divorces, Community Property and Intellectual Property — an Overlooked Problem and Some Solutions

Notes from the Inventor Underground Divorces, Community Property and Intellectual Property — an Overlooked Problem and Some Solutions Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses whether community property laws give divorced spouses rights to an inventor’s patent, and why inventors, owners and purchasers of patents should care. One important aspect of conducting due diligence […]

Land Use

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Fall 2010

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter / Fall 2010 In the Fall 2010 edition of the JMBM Development Rights Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Ben Reznik Selected as One of California’s "Top 100" Lawyers Ben Reznik, partner and chairman of the Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy (GLUEE) Department at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Protecting Ownership of Your Intellectual Property: The Importance of Employment Agreements

Notes from the Inventor Underground Protecting Ownership of Your Intellectual Property: The Importance of Employment Agreements Patent and Technology trial lawyer Stan Gibson discusses the importance of employment agreements in assigning and protecting the ownership of intellectual property. A recent decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal, Stanford University v. Roche, 583 F.3d 832 […]

Labor & Employment

JMBM Focus: What California Employers Need to Know for 2011

The Developing Labor Law: What California Employers Need to Know for 2011 by Travis M. Gemoets The good news? 2010 saw only a few new employment laws that significantly affect California private sector employers. Good for unionized employers in certain industries is the passage of A.B. 569 which modified the meal requirement (see below). Although […]

Corporate

JMBM Corporate Law Newsletter Fall 2010

JMBM Corporate Law Newsletter /Fall 2010 In the Fall 2010 edition of the JMBM Corporate Law newsletter, you will find the following articles: Cloud Computing, Part III Bob Braun concludes his series on "cloud computing" by discussing business and strategic challenges. "Accessing software, storage capacity and other products and services over the Internet bears the […]

Environmental, Government, Land Use and Real Estate

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Spring 2010

JMBM Development Rights Newsletter/Spring 2010 In the Spring 2010 edition of our Development Rights Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Affordable Housing Mandates Must Comply with State Law Benjamin M. Reznik discusses the opportunities related to the development of affordable housing in light of recent cases overturning local mandatory statutes. Read more UPDATE: Hollywood […]

Corporate

JMBM Corporate Law Newsletter Spring 2010

In the Spring 2010 edition of our Corporate Law Newsletter, you will find the following articles: Cloud Computing, Part II Bob Braun continues his article about cloud computing, exploring the challenges that can result from having important information maintained off-site. Read more. Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (“Credit Card Act”): New […]

Intellectual Property

Client Alert: Be Sure Your Patent Numbers Are Correct

LOS ANGELES –April 12, 2010– Rod Berman, chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), warns that a recent ruling may put owners of patents and patent applications at significant financial risk. Under the False Patent Marking Statute, businesses can be sued for substantial damages if they distribute products […]