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Tips and Tricks for IP Practitioners

Tips and Tricks for the IP PractitionerTuesday, January 24, 2017
JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
1740 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Earn 6.75 Hours MCLE Credit

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Please note: Online registration will close after January 17, 2017.

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Program Schedule

Event Time

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Heather Antoine, Program Chair
8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Cybercrime, Data Breaches, and IP Theft: What Do We Do Now?

This presentation will address the value of information we keep on our servers, and focus on the latest cyber and IP threat environment, including malware, hacking, and trade secret theft by individual criminals, organized crime, nation states, and insiders. he presentation will explain what lawyers and clients have to gain by working with law enforcement to address this growing threat. The presentation will also discuss the most common misconceptions lawyers and clients have about referring cybercrime and trade secret thefts to law enforcement.


  • Lisa Feldman, IP Crimes Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Los Angeles
  • Erik Syverson, Raines Feldman, Beverly Hills
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

An Insider’s Perspective: Trademark Application Practice Tips from the USPTO

USPTO Attorney Advisor Jason Lott will discuss how examining attorneys approach trademark applications so practitioners will better understand the application review process and how to make their interactions with the Office more efficient. He will also offer practical tips on correspondence issues, ID issues, Letters of Protest, and assignments.


  • Jason Lott, USPTO, Los Angeles

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker and Luncheon

Catherine Lacavera is head of Litigation and IP at Google, Inc. She was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 40-under-40 in 2013, and has been responsible for overseeing the long-running Google/Oracle battle, copyright litigation against Viacom, and advising on Google’s $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition in 2012.


  • Catherine Lacavera, Google, Mountain View

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Litigating Trademark and Copyright Cases: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

As a trademark or copyright plaintiff, what should you have lined up before you file? As a defendant, how can you most effectively narrow or eliminate the rights the plaintiff is able to assert? How can expert testimony eliminate (or create) genuine issues of material fact? And what happens at trial, in post-trial motions, and on appeal? In this presentation, two experienced copyright and trademark litigators will walk through hypothetical cases, talking about key strategies at various stages of copyright and trademark litigation.


  • Joseph Gratz, Durie Tangri, San Francisco
  • Valerie Ho, Greenberg Traurig, Los Angeles

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

IP for Startups

A fireside chat with startup technology attorney, Kevin DeBre, and Founder of Ring, Jamie Siminoff discussing innovation within a startup and considerations driving decisions about IP protection and enforcement. Jamie currently is the CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring, the doorbell for the smartphone which has raised $100 million from Kleiner Perkins, Sir Richard Branson and other distinguished investors.


  • Kevin DeBre, Stubbs Alderton, Santa Monica
  • Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, Santa Monica

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Networking Break

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Trade Secret Litigation Update: DTSA in a Nutshell and Litigating Trade Secrets in 2017

This program will address assertion of claims under the new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, current issues with restrictive covenants, discovery issues, proving the misappropriation case, and the standard of care for a trade secret practitioner. The program will emphasize practical guidance and pitfall avoidance.


  • Randy Kay, Jones Day, San Diego
  • Dylan W. Wiseman, Buchalter Nemer, San Francisco

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Essential Information

Printable Brochure

For your convenience, we're providing a printable brochure that replicates the information on this web page.

Pre-Registration Fees

Program package includes 6.75 hours of MCLE credits, program materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

  • $395 Members of The State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section
  • $490 Non Members of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section
    (2017 Section Membership included)
  • $270 Law School Faculty, Paralegal, Government or Non-Profit
  • $100 Non-Attorney Law Student

CYLA Members

All California attorneys that have been in practice 5 years or less OR are 36 years or younger. Please call 415-538-2375 for information on a 25% discount towards registration.


In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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San Francisco, CA 94105

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On-site Registration

On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. and is subject to space availability.

Cancellations Refunds / Substitute Registrants

Cancellations and request for refunds must be received in writing by Tuesday, January 17, 2017, and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Substitute registrants are allowed and must register in their own name at the event to receive MCLE credit.


For registration information, call 415-538-2508. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information, please call 415-538-2375.

Special Assistance

For special assistance, please call 415-538-2375.


The State Bar of California and the Intellectual Property Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers.