New Matter

New Matter -- the official publication of the Intellectual Property Section -- is a journal of current comment and analysis of cases and issues vital to the use of intellectual property. The journal is sent free to members of the Intellectual Property Section. To subscribe you need only join the Section.

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Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward
San Francisco

Acquisitions Editor
Amanda L. Nye
Tiburon

Production Editor
Anthony Craig
Solana Beach

Senior Articles Editor
Robert Dabney Eastham
Santa Rosa

Table of Contents

Spring 2016
Vol. 41, No. 1


Winter 2015
Vol. 40, No. 4

Fall 2015
Vol. 40, No. 3

Summer 2015
Vol 40, No. 2

Spring 2015
Vol 40, No. 1


Winter 2014
Vol 39, No. 4

Fall 2014
Vol 39, No. 3

Summer 2014
Vol 39, No. 2

Spring 2014
Vol 39, No. 1


Winter 2013
Vol 38, No. 4

Fall 2013
Vol 38, No. 3

Summer 2013
Vol. 38, No. 2

Spring 2013
Vol. 38, No. 1


Winter 2012
Vol. 37, No. 4

Fall 2012
Vol. 37, No. 3

Summer 2012
Vol. 37, No. 2

Spring 2012
Vol. 37: No. 1


Winter 2011
Vol. 36: No. 4

Fall 2011
Vol. 36: No. 3

Summer 2011
Vol. 36, No. 2

Spring 2011
Vol. 36, No. 1


2010 Issue 4
Vol. 35, No. 4

2010 Issue 3
Vol. 35, No. 3

2010 Issue 2
Vol. 35, No. 2

2010 Issue 1
Vol. 35, No. 1


 

2009 Issue 4
Vol. 34, No. 4

2009 Issue 3
Vol. 34, No. 3

2009 Issue 2
Vol. 34, No. 2

2009 Issue 1
Vol. 34: No. 1


2008 Issue 4
Vol. 33, No. 4

2008 Issue 3
Vol. 33, No. 3

2008 Issue 2
Vol. 33, No. 2

2008 Issue 1
Vol. 33, No. 1


2007 Issue 4
Vol. 32, No. 4

2007 Issue 3
Vol. 32, No. 3

2007 Issue 2
Vol. 32, No. 2

2007 Issue 1
Vol. 32, No. 1


2006 Issue 4
Vol. 31, No. 4

2006 Issue 3
Vol. 31, No. 3

2006 Issue 2
Vol. 31, No. 2

2006 Issue 1
Vol. 31, No. 1


2005 Issue 1 / 2
Vol. 30, No. 1 / 2


2004 Issue 1
Vol. 29. No. 1


December 2003
Vol. 28, No. 3/4

September 2003
Vol. 28, No. 1/2


Summer/Fall 2002
Vol. 27, No. 2/3

Spring 2002
Vol. 27, No. 1


Fall 2001 / Winter 2002
Vol. 26, No. 3

Spring/Summer 2001
Vol. 26, No. 1


Winter 2000
Vol. 25, No. 3/4

Summer/Fall 2000
Vol. 25, No. 2

Spring 2000
Vol. 25, No. 1


Summer 1999
Vol. 24, No. 2

Spring 1999
Vol. 24, No. 1


Fall 1998
Vol. 23, No. 2

Spring 1998
Vol. 23, No. 1


Fall/Winter 1997
Vol. 22, No. 3

Spring/Summer 1997
Vol. 22, No. 1/2


Winter/Spring 1997
Vol. 21, No. 4

Fall 1996
Vol. 21, No. 3

Summer 1996
Vol. 21, No. 2

 


Spring 2016 - Volume 41, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
Deborah Greaves

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

Petitioning for Inter Partes Review
Carol A. Spiegel
James T. Carmichael

The European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court System: What’s in it for U.S. Users?
Raimund Lutz

Copyright Act Termination Right in 2015 – Year in Review
Kelley Way

Remedies When Infringers File Bankruptcy
Michael V. Blumenthal

MCLE: Copyright Commentary
William J. O’Brien

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

TTAB Decisions and Developments
Jane Shay Wald

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

In Memoriam: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
James C. Roberts III

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Winter 2015 - Volume 40, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
Deborah Greaves

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

Digital Legacies: Who Owns Your Online Life After Death?
Heather Antoine

DMCA’s § 512(f) Remains Toothless in Light of Lenz Decision
Azita Mirzaian

Software Copyright and Innovation after Oracle v. Google
Sean Hogle

Open Licensing: Good for the Community, Good for Business
Teri Karobonik

MCLE: Ethics and Cyber Exploitation: Privacy and Copyright Law Considerations
Thomas A. Ward
Karin Peterka

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

TTAB Decisions and Developments
Jane Shay Wald

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Fall 2015 - Volume 40, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
Sophie Cohen

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

The Role of Design Patents, Copyright and Trade Dress in Protecting the Next Generation of Inventions
Sarah Sheldon Brooks
Salil Bali

MCLE: Revisiting Section 2(a) Disparagement in Trademark Law: Does the Disparagement Test Make Sense and Is the Provision Constitutional?
Samuel Berrin

Finding a Place for Mallinckrodt and Conditional Sales in the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine: Will “Lex” Mark the Spot?
Gino Cheng

Patent Trolling in the Wake of the Octane Fitness Case
Robert W. Fletcher

Report of the Delegation of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California to Washington, D.C. April 20–22, 2015

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Summer 2015 - Volume 40, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
Sophie Cohen

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

Civil Case on REDSKINS Heats Up: Pro-Football, Inc. v. Amanda Blackhorse, et al.
Marina Lewis and Carole Barrett

MCLE: A Closer Look at § 1202 Litigation and the Developing Jurisprudence of Copyright Management Information ("CMI")
Austin Ray Phillips

Runaway Jurisprudence: Has the "But For" Test for Proving Inequitable Conduct in Patent Cases Gone Awry, Gone Rogue, or Gone Quiet?
Gino Cheng

The Moral of B&B Hardware: Companies Need to Be Strategic in Trademark Actions Before the TTAB
Douglas Masters

Patently "Wrong:" SCOTUS rules that the Federal Circuit has Misused the "De Novo" Standard when Reviewing Claim Construction Determinations
Jade K. Smarda

Legislation Update
Derrick Brent

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

Federal Circuit Review
Glenn E. Von Tersch

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Newsflash ...

Interest Group Reports

Spring 2015 - Volume 40, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
Sophie Cohen

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

Supreme Court Considers Two Trademark Cases That May Alter How Holders Register, Protect, and Use Their Marks
Douglas Masters

MCLE: Software Patents After Alice v. CLS Bank International
Jaideep Venkatesan

Del Monte International v. Del Monte Corporation: The Battle for the .DELMONTE Top-Level Domain
Mike Rodenbaugh

Sins of Omission: Panduit's Overreach in Patent Model Jury Instructions
Robert W. Payne

Legislation Update
Ben Borson and Mark Leonard

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

Federal Circuit Review
Glenn E. Von Tersch

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Winter 2014 - Volume 39, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
Sophie Cohen

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

MCLE: Registration and Protection of a Performing Artist's Gesture Under Federal Trademark Law
Samuel Berrin

Report of the Delegation of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California to Washington, D.C.

Legislation Update
Ben Borson and Mark Leonard

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

The Practice Note
Aki Ryuka

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

Federal Circuit Review
Glenn E. Von Tersch

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Fall 2014 - Volume 39, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
Andrew W. Stroud

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

Design Patents--Taking a Closer Look at These Valuable Assets
Sarah S. Brooks and Salil Bali

In a Split Decision the TTAB Finds REDSKINS Disparaging Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc.
Carole Barrett and Marina A. Lewis

Cheerleading Uniforms and Copyright Separability
Tony Sarabia and Steven Crosby

Raising Healthy Patents
Joshua C. Harrison

MCLE: Four Recent Supreme Court Cases Examining the Federal Circuit's Patent Doctrine: Akamai, Nautilus, Octane Fitness, and Highmark
Jeff Dodd and Paul Ackerman

Uncle Sam Wants You! A Call to Pro Bono Service for Patent Practitioners
Daniel Ovanezian and Benjamin A. Kimes

Monsanto and Myriad: Is the Supreme Court Rendering Consistent Decisions When it Comes to Human Versus Non-Human Gene Patentability?
Dana Tykocinski

Preparing to Defend a Section 337 Action: What District Court Litigators Need to Know
Philip Graves and Marjorie A. Witter

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

The Law of the Land
Derrick Brent

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Summer 2014 - Volume 39, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
Andrew W. Stroud

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

MCLE: The Next Battle Over FRAND: The Definition of FRAND Terms and Multi -Level Licensing
Karl D. Belgum

Exploitation by Wrap Contracts-- Click "Agree"
Nancy S. Kim

How to Obtain IP insurance or How to Watch Your Client's Back
Phil Green

Patents--Claim Construction-- De Novo Standard of Review Upheld Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics N.A. Corp.
Nada Alnajafi

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz and D. Benjamin Borson

Licensing Corner
James C. Roberts III

The Law of the Land
D. Benjamin Borson and Derrick Brent

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Spring 2014 - Volume 39, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
Andrew W. Stroud

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

De-Risking the Cloud
John Pavolotsky

Patentable Subject Matter, Abstract Ideas, Business Methods, and the Patent Eligibility Trilogy
Shauna R. Maloney

Making a Name For Yourself: Trademark Registration Challenges
Shelly Rosenfeld

Ninth Circuit Holds that Irreparable Harm No Longer Presumed in Trademark Cases
Vijay K. Toke

MCLE: In-House Communication: Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege
F. Jason Far-hadian

Key Defense Strategies in Trade Secrets Cases
James Hardin and Tyler Woods

The Importance of Being Earnest: Obtaining Copyright Registrations for 20th Century U.S. and Non-U.S. Photo Collections
Greg Victoroff

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

International IP Developments
Aurelia J. Schultz

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Winter 2013 - Volume 38, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
Andrew W. Stroud

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Thomas A. Ward

Supreme Court: Growing Patented Soybeans for Replanting Is Infringement
Jeff Zuber and Tom Zuber

Design Dilemma: Fashioning a Defense for Apparel Manufacturers in Copyright Infringement
Todd M. Lander

My Expert Translates Better Than Yours: A Guide to Using Translated Documents in Patent Litigation
Matt Jorgenson and Clarence Rowland

Addressing Unfair Litigation Practices in Patent Law
Anthony G. Craig and D. Benjamin Borson

The CFAA: A Statute Too Far?
James Juo

MCLE: Top 10 IP Ethics Violations Resulting in Discipline by the USPTO-- An Update
Thomas A. Ward and Karin Peterka

Licensing Forum
James C. Roberts III

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Fall 2013 - Volume 38, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
Mark R. Leonard

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Robert W. Payne

3D Printing, Copyright Challenges, and the DMCA
Deepak Gupta and Marc Tarlock

SunPower Corp. v. SolarCity Corp.: Creating More Questions Regarding the Scope of Trade Secret Supersession in California
Jim McNairy and Julie G. Yap

MCLE: Myriad Questions Remain For Patenting DNA and Other Biological Molecules
Karen Canady

Licensing Forum
James C. Roberts III

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Ninth Circuit Report
Anne-Marie Dao

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Summer 2013 - Volume 38, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
Mark R. Leonard

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Robert W. Payne

MCLE: Case Highlight: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the Breadth of the First Sale Doctrine in Copyright Law
David Salmons and Raechel Anglin

Petitioning During Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Matthew J. Spark

Patent Outsourcers: Are You Compliant With Export Regulations?
Raji Nagarkar and Dan Minutillo

Nike, Inc. v. Already, LLC: Did Nike Cut Off its Nose to Spite its Face?
Gary R. Gleason and Anne-Marie D. Dao

The Patent Office Comes to California 2013
Glenn E. Von Tersch

WIPO Roundtable Report
Aurelia Schultz

Washington DC Delegation Report

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Spring 2013 - Volume 38, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
Mark R. Leonard

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Robert W. Payne

Gunn v. Minton: The Supreme Court’s Correction of the Federal Circuit’s
Overly Broad Assertion of Jurisdiction Over State-Law Claims

Joseph R. Re and Stephen W. Larson

Teller v. Dogge: When Two Magicians Duel Over the Secret to an Iconic Illusion, They Conjure a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Jennifer Hagan and William Samuels

MCLE Self-Study Article: Willfully Blind: The Causation
Anomaly in Patent Lost Profits Awards

Robert W. Payne

Inequitable Conduct: One Thing Less to Worry About, One More Thing to Consider
Gino Cheng and Thomas J. Gray

Significant 2012 Events

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Joe Simone

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Winter 2012 - Volume 37, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
Mark R. Leonard

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Robert W. Payne

Mobile Patent Wars: Apple: ~$1.05 Billion – Samsung: $0; Who is Next?
F. Jason Far-hadian

Myriad after Mayo: Examining the Tea Leaves for Clues about DNA Patents
Dr. Karen Canady

MCLE Self-Study Article: Copyrights: "Originality" in Songs and Software after Vince P. v. Kanye West and Oracle v. Google
Jennifer Hagan

When Copyright Law and the Freedom of the Press Collide: Does the First Amendment Deserve an Independent Analysis?
Peter J. Marcus

AIA Notice
Dabney Eastham

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Fall 2012 - Volume 37, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
Matthew A. Powelson

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Big Data Business Models
John Pavolotsky and Jay Seirmarco

MCLE Self-Study Article: "'Actual Confusion' is Actually Confusing: Does the Ninth Circuit Require 'Actual Confusion' to Award Damages for a Violation of the Lanham Act?"
Scott J. Allen

AIA Notice
Dabney Eastham

Report of the Delegation of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California to Washington, D.C., April 16-17, 2012

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Summer 2012 - Volume 37, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
Matthew A. Powelson

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Nine Ways to Avoid Copyright Termination, Part 2
David Gurnick and Tal Grinblat

Protecting Iconic Photographs
Andrew Stroud

Mark It With An ®
James Juo

MCLE Self-Study Article: "Discrimination and Bias: Strategies for Preventing and Responding in the Intellectual Property Bar"
Chris Chambers Goodman and F. Jason Far-hadian

Patent Reviews: Alternatives to Litigating Patent Validity
Andy Piatnicia

Licensing Forum
Adrian R. Cyhan

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Spring 2012 - Volume 37, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
Matthew A. Powelson

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

"Actual Transfer" vs. "Making Available": A Critical Analysis of the Exclusive Right to Distribute Copyrighted Works (Part II)
Kollin J. Zimmermann

First Inventor to File: Section 3 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
D. Benjamin Borson and Robert Dabney Eastham

AIA Updates
D. Benjamin Borson and Robert Dabney Eastham

Open Source Licenses: Are Copyrights and Patents Covered?
Thomas Ward

Nine Ways to Avoid Copyright Termination, Part 1
David Gurnick and Tal Grinblat

The Emerging Reality for Data Privacy in the US and Europe
James C. Roberts III

MCLE Self-Study Article:"Cloud Services and Information
Security: The Public vs. Private Service Provider Debate"

John Pavolotsky

36th Annual IP Institute Report
Anthony Craig

Licensing Forum
James C. Roberts III

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Supreme Court Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Winter 2011 - Volume 36, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
Matthew A. Powelson

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011: An Introduction
D. Benjamin Borson and Robert Dabney Eastham

Practice Tips: America Invents Act
Jim K. Dawson and Michael Blaine Brooks

Does a Stock Photography Agency’s Copyright Registration Extend to Each Photograph Contained in Its Database?
James C. Potepan and Courtney E. Curtis

The Madrid Protocol / Section 44: More Bad Trade Policy?
Katherine L. McDaniel

MCLE Self-Study Article: Substance Abuse
Carol M. Langford and Robert M. Wells

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Interest Group Reports

Fall 2011 - Volume 36, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
Warren L. Dranit

Letter from the Editor
Nicole A. Smith

"Actual Transfer" vs. Making Available": A Critical Analysis of the Exclusive Right to Distribute Copyrighted Works
Kollin J. Zimmermann

Employee Liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for Exceeding "Authorized Access" to a Computer
Jill Kopeikin

What Should a Prosecution Bar Protect Against?
James Juo

Therasense -- What’s the Role for Rule 56 Now?
Tom Ward and Anthony Craig

Open to Inspection: Using Reverse Engineering to Uncover Software Prior Art, Part 2
Andrew Schulman

Report of the Delegation of the Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar of California to Washington, D.C.
2011 Executive Committee Delegation

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Court
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

Summer 2011 - Volume 36, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
Warren L. Dranit

Letter from the Editor
Nicole A. Smith

Letter to the Editor
Tara Chand

9th Circuit Decision in Levi Strauss Expands Dilution Protection for Brand Owners
Carole Barrett and Sarah Givan

Some Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Policies of Standards Organizations
Lawrence J. Bassuk

Intellectual Property Insurance
Eric J. Weibel

Are Internet Domain Names the New Playground for Unauthorized Trademark Use After Toyota v. Tabari1?
Annie L. Albertson

Open to Inspection: Using Reverse Engineering to Uncover Software Prior Art, Part 1
Andrew Schulman

MCLE Self-Study Article: Data Breach! What Next? Privacy Tips for IP Professionals
Robert B. Milligan and Nicole Smith

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Court
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

Spring 2011 - Volume 36, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
Warren L. Dranit

Letter from the Editor
Nicole A. Smith

Update on Changes at the USPTO
Robert L. Stoll

Viacom v. YouTube: Filtering the Internet to Prevent Copyright Infringement
William C. Harrelson

The Hurt Locker and the Right of Publicity
Tom Ward and Karin Peterka

Suspensionland
Katherine L. McDaniel

Click to Win
James D. Nguyen and Sean M. Sullivan

Glee to Gold: A Music Licensing Goldmine for Songwriters and Music Publishing
Jeff Brabec and Todd Brabec

The Uncertain State of Employee Nonsolicitation Clauses in California
Elena Kouvabina and Maria Ostroumova

Preliminary Injunction Proceedings in Germany
Mathias Kleespies and Paul Kretschmar

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Court
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

2010 Issue 4 - Volume 35, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
Warren L. Dranit

Letter from the Editor
Nicole A. Smith

The Seven Rules for Hiring a Wireless Technology Expert
Jonathan Wells

A Six-Month Safe Harbor for Novelty-Destroying Events
Stephen T. Bang and Hyung-geun Ji

Princo v. ITC: The Federal Circuit Gives Standard Setting More Latitude while Narrowing the Patent Misuse Doctrine
Howard Wettan

The Secret PTO
Katherine L. McDaniel

Licensing Forum
James C. Roberts III

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Nninth Circuit Court
Neil A. Anderson

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

2010 Issue 3 - Volume 35, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
James D. Nguyen

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

It's not Easy Being "Green"
Cyrus Wadia

Four Cases and a Business Review Letter
Howard Wettan

Is the Source Code Yours?
Cydney A. Tune and Jeanna F. Leavitt

Dilution in China and Taiwan
Laura Wen-Yu Young

The Work-for-Hire Doctrine...
Raji Nagarkar

HP v. Acceleron
Jason M. Gonder, Michael A. Kwon and Clark S. Stone

Slammed! How Trademark Laws Hurt...
Katherine L. McDaniel

Bilski v. Kappos
Joseph P. O'Malley

Book Review: Collective Licensing at the ISP Level
Review by David Touve

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. Debré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

2010 Issue 2 - Volume 35, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
James D. Nguyen

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Filtering the Internet -- Part 2
William C. Harrelson

Patent Examiners -- Part 2
Dabney Eastham

Why Fair Use Matters
Douglas Robbins

The EPO Raises the Bar
Mark Wegener and Dr. Gabriele Laufer

Ashcroft v. Iqbal: A New Standard
Scott J. Allen

Top Ten IP Ethics Violations
Thomas Ward and Karin Peterka

Implementation of the Patent Law Treaty
Edward J. Radlo

ITC Section 337 Investigations
Brian E. Mitchell and Jigang Jin

The Six Million Dollar Map
Jeffrey A. Travis

Licensing Forum
Melody Torbati

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Copyright Offices Comes to California

Committee Reports

2010 Issue 1 - Volume 35, Number 1

Letter from the Chair
James D. Nguyen

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Letters to the Editor

Reexamination: Can Patent Reform Help?
Thomas A. Ward and Anthony Craig

Filtering the Internet - Part 1
William C. Harrelson

Patent Examiners - Part 1
Dabney Eastham

IP Crimes -- The Real Deal
Kris Buckner

Beyond the Scope of the Claims
Robert W. Payne

The Crime of the Century
C. Dennis Loomis

Patent Litigation Update
Perry J. Viscounty and Mark A. Finkelstein

The Pendulum Swings ...
Randall E. Kay

2009 IP Institute

Controlling Costs Using PCT
John Richards

Changes at the USPTP
Robert L. Stoll

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. Debre

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole A. Smith and Deborah Greaves

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

2009 Issue 4 - Volume 34, Number 4

Patently Obvious: Trends in the Supreme Court’s Review of Federal Circuit Decisions
J. Donald McCarthy

Letter from the Chair
James D. Nguyen

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

When Worlds Collide: Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy Court
Suzzanne Uhland and Sidney Levinson and Kevin DeBre

Advising Against Active Inducement of Infringement
James Juo

Trade Secret Preemption: Too Much Too Soon?
Andrew Stroud

Patent Exhaustion and Permissible Repair
Roland Tong

New Trade Secret Treatise Addresses Idea Protection
Randall E. Kay

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBre

The Moving Picture: Evolving Media
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents: What’s New in the World of Open Source Software Licensing
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole Smith

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

2009 Issue 3 - Volume 34, Number 3

Remote DVRs Coming to the Homes of Cable Customers
Cydney A. Tune and Jenna Leavitt

Letter from the Chair
Barbara Friedman

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

First Window Patent Opposition: What to Expect if this Patent Reform Provision Becomes Law
Thomas A. Ward

Section 337 Litigation: A Unique and Powerful Mechanism for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
Pamela L. Van Dort

Hungry for Trademark Protection
Bobby Ghajar and Nancy Olson

Patent False Marking Claims -- Another Opportunity for Trolls?
Rex Hwang

Licensing Music for Digital Uses: A User’s Perspective
Laurie Hughes

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBre

The Moving Picture: Evolving Media
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents: What’s New in the World of Open Source Software Licensing
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole Smith

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Committee Reports

2009 Issue 2 - Volume 34, Number 2

Does the Trademark Dilution Cause of Action Make a Difference? (Part 2)
Michael A. Grow

Letter from the Chair
Barbara Friedman

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Impact Looms Large in Federal Circuit Decision: USPTO and Patent Applicants Still Locked in Showdown Following Tafas v. Doll
Kate H. Murashige, Ph.D. and Jenny Jih-Pin Yeah, Ph.D.

Termination of Copyright Grants
Ivan Rothman

The Shifting Battleground: Focusing on Enablement
Bernard Chao

In-House Counsel’s Role in Avoiding Willful Patent Infringement
Frank Ubell and Tim Hsieh

Licensing Forum
Robert Cain

The Moving Picture: Evolving Media
James D. Nguyen

Copyleft Currents: What’s New in the World of Open Source Software Licensing
Heather J. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole Smith

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Report of the Delegation of the Intellectual Property Law Section of The State Bar of California to Washington, DC: April 6-7, 2009

Committee Reports

2009 Issue 1 - Volume 34, Number 1, 2009

Don’t Mess With Texas: Transferring Venue to California
Brandon Baum and Amdrew Holmes

Letter from the Chair
Barbara Friedman

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Copyright Legislation and American Textile Competitiveness
Megan E. Gray

Design Patent Enforcement After Egyptian Goddess
Robert W. Payne

Does the Trademark Dilution Cause of Action Make a Difference? (Part 1)
Michael A. Grow

If it Ain’t Broke...
Arturo E. Sandoval

The Perils of Publishing and Promoting a Memoir with False Claims in California
Thomas A.Ward

Virtual World
Jess M. Collen and Mattew C. Wagner and Oren Gelber

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. Debré

The Moving Picture: Evolving Media
James D. Nguyen

Current Events
Heather A. Meeker

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole Smith

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

2008 Issue 4 - Volume 33, Number 4

Blogging: Benefits, Barriers, and Bombshells
Jonathan Pink

Letter from the Chair
Barbara Friedman

Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Patent Infringement Issues Raised by Self-Replicating Inventions
Laurel Kilgour, Deepa Nama and James Fox

IP Asset Management Programs and In-House Counsel - A Practical Primer
Russell Boltwood

The Unintended Franchise and How to Avoid It
Tal Grinblat

Analysis of the Five Issues Raised for Review in In re Bilski
Karen Canaan

Licensing Forum
New BIS Encryption Regulation Contains Good and Bad News for U.S. Exporters

Kevin D. DeBré and Denise Laird

The Moving Picture: Evolving Media
James D. Nguyen

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole Smith

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

2008 Issue 3 - Volume 33, Number 3

The Newest IP Threat in China: IP Hijacking (Part 2 of 2)
Enoch Liang and Andy An

Letter From the Chairs
Joanna R. Mendoza and Barbara Friedman

Intellectual Property Issues in Clean Technology I: Obtaining Patent Protection for Solar Cell
Manufacturing Processes in View of Recent Developments in Patent Law

Eric L. Lane

Unauthorized Acts in Declaratory Judgment
James Juo

The London Agreement as an Add-On to The EPC: Can Applicants Actually Save Money?
Mark Wegener

Deconstructing the Controversial “Orphan Works” Copyright Legislation of 2008
Andres Quintana

Much Ado About the Constitutionality of Administrative Patent Judges
Matthew J. Spark

Recent California Appellate Decision Highlights Additional Arrow in the Trade Secret Litigator’s Quiver: Attacking the Independent Economic Value Element of a Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim
Kurt Karpes, Robert Milligan, Jessica Panika

En Banc Eleventh Circuit Rules that Publishers’ Rights Extend to CD-ROMs of Back Issues

Free Software Licensing is Vindicated--By a Patent Court
Heather Meeker

Licensing Forum
Kevin DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Counterfeit Corner
Nicole Smith

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

New Trade Secret Misappropriate Jury Instructions

2008 Issue 2 - Volume 33, Number 2

Copyright Quake Hits California
Jonathan Pink and Justin M. Righettini

Letter From the Chair
Joanna R. Mendoza

Elizabeth E. Powers
Letter from the Editor

Use of Patent Law Experts in California Superior Court
Michael H. Jester

Does the “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil” Defense Apply Under the UTSA?
Jill F. Kopeikin

An Overview of the New California Model Trademark Law
Mary A. Harris and Mark R. Leonard

The Need for a Thorough Pre-Filing Investigation Prior to Filing Any Patent Litigation
Alan P. Block

The Newest IP Threat in China: IP Hijacking (Part 1 of 2)
Enoch Liang and Andy An

Licensing Forum
Kevin DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

A Town Focused on Change IP Law Section’s 2008 Delegation to DC

IP Section Set to Host Blockbuster IP Educational Programs

2008 Issue 1 - Volume 33, Number 1

Multidistrict Litigation Part II: Selection of a Transfer District and Proceedings After Transfer
Randall A. Spencer

Letter From the Chair
Joanna R. Mendoza

Letter From the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

The New EPC 2000: A Real Blessing or Just a Mess?
Mark Wegener

Simple Creativity--Is It “Original” Enough for a Copyright?
Katherine L. McDaniel and James Juo

The Admissibility of Indemnity Evidence in IP Litigation
Benjamin D. Scheibe

Preemption Under California’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Andres Quintana

When Is Extrinsic Evidence Really “Extrinsic?”
Breton A. Bocchieri

Licensing Forum
David Gurnick

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Practice Notes
Thomas A. Ward

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

IP Institute Report
Barbara Friedman

IP Section Presents Programs at State Bar SEI
Randall E. Kay

2007 Issue 4 - Volume 32, Number 4

Obtaining Advice of Counsel after Seagate
Bernard Chao

Letter From the Chair
Joanna R. Mendoza

Letter From the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Beware Foreign Defendants: You May Be Liable For Patent Infringement Even Without Conducting Any Business in the United States
James V. Fazio, III and S. Christian Platt

The Current Role for the Patent Expert and IT’s Boundaries
Laurence H. Pretty

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Licensing Forum
Thomas J. Speiss, III

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Note from the Legislation Committee
D. Benjamin Borson

Multidistrict Litigation Part I: Requirements and Procedures for Transfer and Related Jurisdictional Issues
Randall A. Spencer

2007 Issue 3 - Volume 32, Number 3

Patent Reform Act of 2007: A Country Traveling Forward
J. Tori Evans

Letter From the Chair
Joanna R. Mendoza

Letter From the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Supreme Court Decisions in eBay, Medimmune, and KSR Deliver Triple Dose of Bad News to Non-Practicing Patent Holders (aka “Patent Trolls”)
Keith Slenkovich

Mentors--The More, The Merrier
Nan E. Joesten

The Opportunities and Challenges Presented by the Revitalized Defense of Inequitable Conduct to Patent Infringement: Thoughts for Patent Litigators and Prosecutors
Jose L. Patino and James J. Mullen III

Recent California State Court Decision Strikes Down Broad “No-Hire” Provision
Robert Mulligan and Jesica Pandika

Turning Lead into Gold: The Transmutation of Extrinsic Evidence into Intrinsic Evidence Through Use of Prior Art Statements in Light of KSR and Phillips
Matthew J. Spark

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Licensing Forum
Kevin DeBré

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Note from the Legislation Committee
D. Benjamin Borson

2007 Issue 2 - Volume 32, Number 2

The Software Patent Landscape after Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp.
Scott Loras Murray and TJ Singh

Letter From the Chair
Sivon Kalminov

Letter From the Editor
JoAnna M.Esty

At Seagate Without a Compass: “Advice-Of-Counsel” Defense Might Sink Attorney-Client Privilege
J. Donald McCarthy

Addressing the Post-Grokster Chill Cast Over Technology Innovation: New Policies and Practices to Minimize Exposure to Direct and Secondary Liability for Copyright
Thomas J. Speiss, III and Cary Tope-McKay

Back for a Second Cup: Court of Appeal Sends Taster’s Choice Case Back for Retrial After Addressing Important Issues Regarding Right of Publicity Law
Lincoln D. Bandlow

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Annual D.C. Trip Plays a Key Role in Maintaining Strong Federal Relationships
Joanna R. Mendoza

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Patent Reform and the Prevailing Party Award: How Cal. Civ. Code § 998 Can Help
Thomas A. Ward

2007 Issue 1 - Volume 32, Number 1

The Case in Favor of De Novo Review of Claims Construction by the Federal Circuit
Robert Warren Payne

Letter From the Chair
Sivon Kalvinov

Letter From the Editor
Joanna M. Esty

Open Court Records vs. Trade Secrets: Reconciling NBC Subsidiary and Rule of Court 243.1 with Civil Procedure Section § 3426.5
Jennifer Brockett

Analysis and Opinion KSR v. Telefl ex, Inc.: the Supreme Court Reviews Obviousness
D. Benjamin Borson

The Supreme Court Opens the Door to More Patent Challenges: MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., 127 S. Ct. 764, 166 L. Ed. 2d 604 (2007)
Darren M. Franklin and Neil A. Smith

Licensing Forum - MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc.: What’s All the Fuss?
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Ninth Circuit Report: Reno Air Racing Association, Inc. v. Jerry McCord 452 F.3d 1126 (9th Cir. 2006))
Neil A. Smith

2006 Issue 4 - Volume 31, Number 4

Copyrights in Attorney Work Product--Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
Greg Victoroff, Esq.

Letter From the Chair
Sivon Kalminov

Letter From the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Parody T-Shirts and Trademark Law: The First Amendment vs. The Right To Profit
Allen B. Grodsky

Analysis and Opinion Concurring Prejudice -- Justice Kennedy, His Ebay Opinion and Certain Aspects of Patent Law
Joseph Golant

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Ninth Circuit Report: Quiksilver, Inc. vs. Kymsta Corporation
Neil A. Smith

2006 Issue 3 - Volume 31, Number 3

Getting the Black Market to Knock It Off: Strategies to Enforce Trademark Rights in Asia
Matthew A. Powelson

Letter From the Chair
JoAnna M. Esty

Letter From The Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

Protecting Heroes and Superheroes in the Digital Age--The Battle Between Copyright “Superpowers” and New Media
Carole E. Handler and James D. Nguyen

Practical Implications for Business Method Patenting Following Ex parte Lundgren
David Xue and Michael E. Dergosits

Analysis and Opinion - LabCorp. v. Metabolite: Legal and Scientific Terminology
D. Benjamin Borson, Ph.D.

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

The Moving Picture
James D. Nguyen

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Ninth Circuit Report: Semiconductor Chip Protection Act Case Reveals Scope of Act and Enforcement of Internet Software License Agreement
Neil A. Smith

Ninth Circuit Report: Ninth Circuit, Again, Finally Clarifies Trademark Doctrine of Aesthetic Functionality
Neil A. Smith

2006 Issue 2 - Volume 31, Number 2

Altera Corp. v. Clear Logic, Inc.: Revitalization of the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act?
Enoch Wang

Letter From the Chair
JoAnna M. Esty

Letter From the Editor
Elizabeth E. Powers

The History and Recurring Issues of Ringtones: Lessons for the Future of Mobile Content
Steven Masur

Licensing Forum
Kevin D. DeBré

Proposed Rules for Patent Practice:Continuations and Claims
D. Benjamin Borson, Ph.D.

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Ninth Circuit Report: Fox v. Dastar Redux
Neil A. Smith

Supreme Court Report
Neil A. Smith

2006 Issue 1 - Volume 31, Number 1

Circuit Court Decisions Weaken, Strengthen Hand of Software Owners Using Technological Protection Measures
Mitchell Zimmerman

Letter From the Chair
JoAnna Esty

Letter From the Editors
Alan P. Block and Barbara J. Quinn

Highly Anticipated Phillips Decision Unlikely to Bring Predictability to Patent Claim Construction
Steven R. Hansen

Getting Royalties on a Car By Reinventing the Wheel
Rick Chang, Kfir Levy, and Nisha Mody

Supreme Court Report: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.et al. v. Grokster, Ltd., et al. 125 S.Ct. 2764 (2005)
Neil A. Smith

The Evolution and Inevitable Demise of the Extrinsic-Intrinsic Test for Determining “Substantial Similarity” in Copyright Cases
Robert W. Denton

A Patent Owner’s Duty to Police Infringement
Paul Stewart

Awareness of Foreign Filing Requirements for Inventions Originating Abroad Prevents Adverse Consequences for Foreign Inventors
Aaron Wininger

Adequate or Inadequate Description -- That’s the Question
Ying-kit Lau J.D, Ph.D

A Review of Case Law Covering Step-Plus-Function Claims:Tips for the Patent Practitioner
In H. Kim and Sean O’Neill

Licensing Committee Launches to Build a New IP Community
Interview with Licensing Committee Co Chair Kevin DeBré

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

2005 Issue 1 / 2 - Volume 30, Number 1 / 2

Departing Employees and “Abandoned” Research
Robert W. Payne

Letter From the Chair
Rebecca Edelson

Letter From The Editor
Christine Kopitzke

The Obligation of “Reasonable Inquiry” Prior to Filing a Patent Infringement Claim: Requirements and Potential Liability
Hope E. Melville

As a Cultural Icon, Barbie Can’t Control How She Appears In Creative Works
Neil A. Smith

The Impact of Impaxx: Will Customer Non-solicitation Agreements Survive If The Identity Of Customers Does Not Constitute A Trade Secret?
Veronica M. Gray

Gaining Insight Into Invalidity and Facilitating Non-Infringement Through EPO Oppositions
Carl Kukkonen III and Steffen Schmidt

Ninth Circuit and California Case Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

2004 Issue 1 - Volume 29, Number 1

Ethical Conflicts For The Patent Practitioner
Daniel Ovanezian and Suk Lee

Letter From the Chair
Mavis S. Gallenson

Letter From the Editor
Christine L. Kopitzke

Grin & Bear It: Litigating An Infringement Claim Involving Plush Toys
Allan B. Grodsky

Internet Search Engines’ Display Of Banner Ads Keyed To Searches For Trademarks May Be Infringement: Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Netscape Communications Corporation and Excite, Inc. 354 F.3d 1020 (9th Cir. 2004)
Neil Smith

Patent Law Experts: Their Selection And Role in Patent Litigation
Michael H. Jester

Fair Use And TRIPs: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Anne Hiaring

Call For Comments!

Ninth Circuit Report -- Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Trademark Fair Use Case: KP Permanent Make-Up, Inc. v. Lasting Impression I Inc., 328 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2003), Cert. Granted, 124 S.CT. 981 (2004)
Neil Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

December 2003
Volume 28, Number 3/4

Trademark Dilution Demystified? Mosely v. V Secret Catalogue, Inc.
Jill A. Jacobs and Carolyn E. Sieve

Letter From the Chair
Robert W. Payne

Letter From the Editor
JoAnne S. Redmann, Co-Editor

Saving the Right of Publicity
Robert M. Shore

The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Intellectual Property Cases in View of Daubert and Kumho
Michael A. Jacobs and Richard C. Kim

What is the U.S. Bar / EPO Liaison Council Doing for You?
Larry Maxham

Short-Circuiting Means-Plus-Function Restrictiveness
Steven C. Sereboff

Student Contest WInner --
The Rarely Troublesome Problem: International Conflicts of Law and the Presumption Against Extraterritorial Application of the Copyright Act

Taylor Stephen Ball

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Calendar of Upcoming Events


September 2003
Volume 28, Number 1/2

Elephants, Donkeys, and Ducks: When Trademarks Are Borrowed for Political Speech
Mary Ann Novak

Letter From the Chair
Robert W. Payne

Letter From the Editor
Christine L. Kopitzke

Mobile Phone Ring Tones: Digital Technology Once Again Pushes the Envelope of Copyright Law
Clark Siegel and Tom Werner

Identifying Trade Secrets in Litigation: Managing the Process
Randy Kay

REPORTS

United States Supreme Court: Supreme Court Upholds Copyright Term Extension Act
Tyler T. Ochoa

Ninth Circuit / Supreme Court: Lanham Act Remedies Not Available for Failure to Give Attribution
Neil A. Smith

California Supreme Court: The Continuing Development of Jurisdiction in California Over On-Line Infringers
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

State Bar Intellectual Property Institute Report: 27th Annual Institute

The Patent Track
Scott R. Hansen

The Trademark Track
J. Alison Grabell

Mixed I.P. Track / Day One
Magistrate Judge Kimberly J. Mueller

Mixed I.P. Track / Day Two
Jean K. Murrell-Adams

Summer/Fall 2002
Volume 27, Number 2/3

Developments Concerning Non-Competes and the Inevitable Disclosure Rule
Laurence H.Pretty

Letter From the Chair
Katherine L. McDaniel

Letter From the Editor
Scott R. Hansen

Personal Information Privacy: Obsolete in Today's World
Judy L. Ford

Asserting Claims for Statutory and Common Law Unfair Competition: The Limitations Imposed on Civil Litigants
David Dolkas

Doctrine of Equivalents in Light of the Supreme Court's Decision in Festo v. SMC, J&J v. RES and Symbol Technologies v. Lemelson
D.Benjamin Borson

New PTO Electronic Filing Requirements
Mary Dougherty

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson & In H. Kim

9th Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Open Source, Free Software the General Public License: An Overview of the History and Current Status of One of the Fastest Growing and Most Misunderstood Methods of Technology Licensing
Jason B.Wacha

Opinion -- Don't Lose Our Minds: The Need to Protect Academic Property
Harvey E.Harrison

Squeezing the Web Site Host: Whether You Can Pressure a Web Site Host Into Taking Down an Objectionable Web Site Depends Upon the Right You Are Assuming
Joel Voelzke

Commercial Offers for Sale - Contracts 101 Revisited
George R.Meyer

Spring 2002
Volume 27, Number 1

Thou Shalt Not Steal: A Canon of Construction of Title17?
David Nimmer

Los Angeles

Extra! Can't Read All About It: Articles Disappear After High Court Rules Freelance Writers Taken Out of Context in New York Times Co. v. Tasini
Douglas P. Bickham
Student Writing Competition Winner 2002

Letter Fom the Chair
Katherine L. McDaniel

Letter From the Editor
Scott R. Hansen

Are E-Mails Woirth the Paper They Are Written On? The Interplay of Electronic Signature Legislation and the Copyright Act's Statute of Frauds
Gregory A. Nylen

Claim It or Lose It: The Doctrine of Equivalents Takes Another Blow?
John P. O’Banion

The Research Tax Credit of 26 U.S.C. § 41: A Relevant Model for IP Practitioners
Bruce McLaughlin

9th Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson & In H. Kim

Computer Security for Lawyers and Legal Professionals: Fundamentals of Encryption
Barry K. Shelton

Ninth Circuit Rules That Displaying Full-size Images on Web Site Constitutes Violation of U.S. Copyright Laws
Steven L. Krongold

"Lost in the Foundry": Transactions Between a Patent Owner and a Manufacturer of the Product Incorporating the Patented Invention Made for the Patent Owner for Resale by the Patent Owner Constitutes "On-Sale" Events Under 35 U.S.C. §102(B)
William C. Cray

Record-Setting Patent Infringement Damages Award in Japan
John A. Tessensohn

Fall 2001 / Winter 2002
Volume 26, Number 3

The Impact of Festo, Its Progeny and Its Future
Breton August Bocchieri

Letter Fom the Chair
Katherine L. McDaniel

Letter From the Editor
Scott R. Hansen

Preparing Patentability Opinions
Brian M. Berliner

Trademarks and Internet Hyperlinks, a Policy Analysis: User Utility, Commercial Revenues Defended by "Qualified Right to Link"
Christopher R. Hilberg

“Equivalence" by Any Other Name: Does the AIPA Provide a Means to Establish "Equivalence" of Amended Claims, Despite Festo?
Robert W. Payne, May Lin DeHaan & Miriam Schakat

9th Circuit Report: Surf's Up for California Right of Publicity and Unfair Competition Law
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson & In H. Kim

Is It Burnout, Or Am I Just Whining?
Ruth Luban, M.A.

Spring/Summer 2001
Volume 26, Number 1

The Emerging Jurisprudence of Domain Name Dispute Resolution
Trenton H. Norris, Barbara L. Friedman, and Rebecca Hooley

Letter from the Chair
John P. O'Banion

Letter from the Editor
Scott R. Hansen

State Immunity From Federal Patent and Trademark Laws, Part II
D. Benjamin Borson, Ph.D.

Starting Points for the First Innovator Defense
George R. Meyer

The Experimental Stage Doctrine: The Quiet Death of an Experimental Use Heresy
Zi Wong

Inter Parties Reexamination: The United States Joins Europe and Japan in Providing an Adversarial Administrative Procedure for Testing Patent Validity
M. Patricia Thayer, James A. Fox, Ph.D. & Marvin A. Motsenbocker, Ph.D.

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson & In H. Kim

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Author Submission Guidelines

Note to Advertisers

Winter 2000
Volume 25, Number 3/4

Authors Electronic Rights Under Tasini: A Snapshot Before the Last Round
Katherine L. McDaniel

Letter from the Chair
John P. O'Banion

Letter from the Editor
Michael M. Krieger

Sunrise Over ICANN: TLD on the Horizon
Ellen Rony

Intellectual Property Cases Under "Advertising Injury"/Personal Injury Coverage and Its Implications for E-Commerce
David A. Gauntlett

Security Starting Point: Review of Cybershock by Winn Schwartau
Robert M. Slade

Using Summary Judgment Motions to Reduce the Cost and Duration of Patent Infringement Actions
Robert A. Shcroeder

The New California Anti-Cyberpiracy Law

First Take: Festo Decision Eviscerates Doctrine of Equivalent
Lowell Anderson

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson and In H. Kim

Summer/Fall 2000
Volume 25, Number 2

The Evitable Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
Dennis G. Martin and Willmore F. Holbrow, III

Letter from the Chair
John P. O'Banion

Letter from the Editor
Michael M. Krieger

State Immunity From Federal Patent and Trademark Laws
D. Benjamin Borson, Ph.D.

Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act (Proposed)
Senator Patrick Lealty
United States Senator, Vermont

The Revolution Will Be Televised: Analysis of the REPLAYTV and TIVO Personal Video Recorders
Ryan S. Hilbert

Will the Real Inventor Please Stand Up? A Brief Overview of U.S. Patent Interference
Richard C. Kim

Out With the Herd Instince, in With Antitrust: California's New Definition of Unfair Competition
J. Daniel Holsenback

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Spring 2000
Volume 25, Number 1

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS ISSUE
Introduction by Michael M. Krieger, Editor

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

The Future of WIPO
Dr. Kamil Idris

Letter from the Chair
Carol Smith

Time and Space
David Nimmer

Foreign Domain Name Disputes
Diane Cabell

The Role of Foreign Judgments in Patent Litigation: A Perspective and Strategic Overview
Phillip L. McGarrigle

International Patent Pitfalls for U.S. Applicants, Especially Before the European Patent Office
Alexander R. Schlee

Avery Dennison Revisited -- The Courts vs. the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy
M. Scott Donahey

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Summer 1999
Volume 24, Number 2

In Search of Uniformity -- State Marital Property Laws and the Balkanization of Federal Copyright Ownership: Why Congress Must Act Now to Ensure a Nationwide Standard
Edward Randall Bernett

Letter from the Chair
Gerry Sekimura

Business Methods Without Computers: The New Patent Landscape
Victor Flores

Avoiding Trade Secret Problems When Hiring
Jennifer L. Blackman and M. Patricia Thayer

Putting Persuasion to Work in Highly Technical Cases: A Jury-Centered Approach
Howard Varinsky

The Federal Circuit Clarifies that Useful Software-Related Inventions Can Constitute Patentable Processes
Michael Joel Shallop

Integrating Electronic Aids INTO Intellectual Property Trials
Carl A. Kukkonen, III

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Supreme Court Reverses the Federal Circuit's Clearly Erroneous Standard for Reviewing Factfinding by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Neil A. Smith and Seong-Kun Oh

Spring 1999
Volume 24, Number 1

On-Sale Bar Determinations: The Aftermath of Pfaff v. Wells Electronics
John P. O'Banion

Letter from the Chair
Gerry Sekimura

The Federal Trademark Dilution Act, Product Configurations and the Patent Clause: An Unresolvable Conflict?
Ivan Rothman

Using the United States Customs Service to Stop Infringement of U.S. Intellectual Property Rights
John Eichorst, and William C. Rooklidge

A Primer – Emerging Trends in Liability for Trademark Infringement on the Internet
Edward G. Poplawski and Janene P. Bassett

Trade Secrets: Employer/Employee Restrictive Covenants May Find New Life Outside Stock Sales
David R. Shaub

Preparing Patent Applications to Resist Erosion by Claim Construction or Denial of Equivalents Under Current Case Law
Laurence H. Pretty

Limiting Claims by the Specifications in Non-Means + Function Cases: Is a Former CAFC Trend in Retreat?
John L. Rogitz

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil Smith

Fall 1998
Volume 23, Number 2

Scope of Protective Orders--What Do You Do When You Represent a Client in Both Patent Litigation and Prosecution Matters?
Kyla Harriel

Letter From the Chair
Gerry Sekimura

The Internet and Personal Jurisdiction
Cherie G. Porter and Bob Pimm

In Re Zurko: The Federal Circuit Clears the Way for the Clearly Erroneous Standard in Reviewing Patent and Trademark Office's Decisions
Neil A. Smith and Seong-Kun Oh

Stare Un-decisis: The Sometimes Rough Treatment of Precedent in Federal Circuit Decisionmaking
Matthew F. Weil and William C. Rooklidge

Issues Relating to the Patentability of Expressed Sequence Tags
James Fox, Ph.D.

Inevitable Disclosure: Too Much Fuss Over an Old Doctrine
James Pooley

Patenting Financial Products and Services
Joseph G. Swan

Personal Jurisdiction in Declaratory Judgment Cases in Light of Red Wing and Meade
Bas de Blank, Kristin SNyder and Peter Kang

Maximizing the Value of Your Company's U.S. Patent Portfolio
Steven E. Shapiro

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil Smith

Spring 1998
Volume 23, Number 1

After Quality King v. L'Anza: Can a Copyright Owner Still Restrict Unauthorized Importation of Copyrighted Articles Manufactured Abroad?
George M. Borkowski and Robert C. Welsh

Letter from the Chair
F. David LaRiviere

Divisional Patent Applications After June 7, 1995: What Is the Term?
Karl Stauss

"Drawings Practice" in the Prosecution of Trademark Applications
Jonathan Hudis and Kathleen Cooney-Porter

Internet Resources for Patent Law
Laurie J. Mintz

Defectors Beware: The "Inevitable Disclosure" Doctrine in California
Richard L. Stone and David A. Urban

Patent Infringement as "Sale Within the United States"
Megan E. Gray and Jamie Isbester

Recent Supreme Court Decision a Stinging Loss for the Entertainment Industry
Danielle L. Gilmore

The Effective Presentation of Expert Evidence in Intellectual Property Litigation: Observations from the Trial of Fredric Goldman v. O.J. Simpson
Thomas P. Lambert

Current Trends in Product Configuration Trade Dress Cases--A Roadmap to the Circuit Courts
Alan P. Block and Jan P. Weir

Trademarks v. Domain Names: NSI's Dispute Policy and Other News
Michael M. Krieger

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Fall/Winter 1997
Volume 22, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
F. David LaRiviere

Litigating Cross-Border Infringement in International Intellectual Property: Some Practice Tips and Caveats
Paul Edward Geller

Another Factual Compilation Bites the Dust Under the Copyright Laws: Warren Publicing, Inc. v. Microdos Data
Rebecca "Bec" Edelson

The Background Comes to the Fore
David Goldberg and Robert J. Bernstein

The Untold Story of Edison's Patent Files
Hon. James T. Carmichael

Image Technical Services Inc. v. Eastman Kodak C. -- The Antitrust Implications of "Legal Monopolies"
Carole E. Handler and Julian Brew

Localizing Global Copyright Infringement: Do International Internet Sound Recording Infringements Implicate U.S. Copyright Law?
Marc E. Mayer

Rico Claims for Patent Fraud -- Another Sledgehammer in Your Quiver
Cameron C. Powell

So, You're Thinking of Leaving Your Law Firm? The Ethics and Law of Preemptive Strikes
Robert W. Payne

Oddzon Products Inc. v. Just Toys Inc.: Practitioner Beward: Prior Knowledge Requirement of 35 U.S.C. Section 102(F) Clarified
Philip L. McGarrigle

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Spring/Summer 1997
Volume 22, Number 1/2

Letter from the Chair
M. Patricia Thayer

Sui Generis Database Protection: Is It Really Necessary?
Jonathan Band and Jonathan S. Gowdy

Co-Ownership of Copyright and Fiduciary Duty: The Poverty of Preemption
Rafael Chodos

Give Notice and Know Duty-to-Defend Basics Under Buss
Pascal W. Di Fronzo

Patent Law Post Markman/Hilton Davis: A Gaze into a Fractured Crystal Ball
Jacques M. Dulin

Plant Patents--R.I.P.: A Critique of Imazio v. Dania Greenhouses, 36 U.S.P.Q. 2D 1673 (Fed.Cir.1995)
Vincent G. Gioia

Interim Relief in International Intellectual Property Arbitration
Richard Allan Horning

The Internet and the Mortal Death of a Bad Statute
Robert Spanner

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Winter/Spring 1997
Volume 21, Number 4

Letter from the Chair
M. Patricia Thayer

The Doctrine of Equivalents: The Supreme Court Finally Rules--Almost... Warner-Jenkinson Co., Inc. v. Hilton Davis Chemical Co.
Neil A. Smith and Seong-Kun Oh

An Alternative View: The Hilton Davis Decision
Stephen S. Korniczky and Robert C. Laurenson

Litigating Preliminary Injunctions in Patent Cases
Laurence H. Pretty and Jeffrey A. Finn

The Expanding Right of Publicity
Joseph von Sauers

Claim Amendments Under the European Patent Convention
Dr. Hermann Diehl and Dr. Thomas Leiderscher

Attorney's Fees After Fogerty: Ninth Circuit Leaves Muddy Trail for Copyright Practitioners
Robert F. Helfing

Is Contract Preemption Dead? Contracts and Copyright After ProCD v. Zeidenberg
Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida

The Princeton University Press Case: Whose Use?
Janet A. Kobrin

Probability Analysis in Determining Likelihood of Confusion
Richard E. Backus

GATT/TRIPs, Offers for Sale, and Interpretive Problems
Sarah Barone Schwartz

Authenticity of Works on the Internet
Thomas Heide

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Fall 1996
Volume 21, Number 3

Letter from the Chair
M. Patricia Thayer

Developments in Patent Law -- 1996
Donald S. Chisum, Professor of Law

Developments in Trademark Law -- 1996
J. Thomas McCarthy

Developments in Copyright Law -- 1996
James C. Chapman

Life After the Dell v. FTC Decision
Erwin J. Basinski

The Internet and Personal Jurisdiction
Cherie G. Porter

Limits on "Medical Procedures" Patents
Craig P. Opperman

Groundhog 007
David Nimmer

That's Not Funny: The Limitations on Parody as a Defense to Copyright Infringement in International Forums
David Goldberg and Denise L. Bricker

The Economic Espionage Act of 1996
James Pooleyk

Claim Drafting for Literal Infringement
Stephen A. Becker

Fifth Circuit Adopts Copyright Misuse Defense and Suggests that Tying Hardware to Software Constitutes Misuse
Flavio Rose

Inequitable Conduct Insufficient for Crime Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege in Patent Cases
Todd Burlingame & W. George Wailes

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson

Summer 1996
Volume 21, Number 2

Letter from the Chair
Michael A. Glenn

Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Acquisitions of Technology Companies
Diane Wilkins Savage

California Senate Bill 1533 (Title & Unauthorized Use of a Trademark)
Setting forth the position of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section

"Texas Instruments v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp.," Particularized Testimony and Linking Argument as to the 'Insubstantiality of the Differences' Is Required to Prove Doctrine of Equivalents Infringement
Edward P. Heller III

Laches and Estoppel: An Effective Defense Weapon for Summary Judgment
Stephen E. Blaine and Graig R. Woodburn

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Intellectual Property Counsel
R. Michael Kennedy, Jr.

A Bill of Electronic Rights for Creators and Copyright Holders
Lesley Ellen Harris

Strategic Patent Counseling
Peter R. Leal

A User-Friendly Guide to California's Legislature on the Internet
Larry Doyle

Is "Detent Mechanism" the Same as "Detent Means"? The Federal Circuit Rules on Whether a Mechanism Defined in Functional Terms Is Interpreted Under 35 U.S.C. Section 112 Paragraph 6
Lee Van Pelt

Advising Your Multimedia Client...Multimedia Content Licensing and Live-Action Production
Carol T. Contes, Esq.

Cyberspace Law: Free Speech and the Internet
Robert Alan Spanner

When Words Collide: Trademarks vs. Domain Names (Part I)
Michael M. Krieger

Ninth Circuit Report
Neil A. Smith

Case Comments
Lowell Anderson