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Farella's Annual Client MCLE Day

The attorneys at Farella Braun + Martel invite you to our Sixth Annual Client MCLE Day. This full-day conference will consist of three plenary sessions providing 1.25 hours of elimination of bias, substance abuse and legal ethics credits toward each requirement. The program will also feature four breakout sessions focusing on today's top legal issues in a variety of practice areas.

Mr. Braun will present on "Substance Abuse and the San Francisco Legal Community" at Farella's Annual Client MCLE Day.

Firm Highlights

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Supreme Court Tells the Patent Office That IPR Proceedings Are “All-or-Nothing” Affairs

On April 24, 2018, the same day that the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review (IPR) challenges to issued patents in one decision ( Oil States Energy Services v. Green’s Energy...

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Legal Strategies for Smoke-Exposed Grapes

Following on last year’s Northern California firestorm in Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties, various North Bay regions have also seen wildfires in 2018. A large wildfire in Mendocino and Lake counties...

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Supreme Court Allows Recovery of Foreign Lost Profits For Shipping Components of a Patented Invention Overseas

On June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a decision in WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophyiscal Corp. addressing whether foreign lost profits can be recovered for infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(2) of the...

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Who 'Owns' a Secret? Whether Trade Secret Licensees Have Standing to Sue in California

If the eye-popping damages awards in several recent lawsuits are any indication, companies are increasingly coming to see their private information as one of their most valuable assets—and California juries apparently agree. For example,...

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Farella Braun + Martel Wins Benchmark Litigation 2019 San Francisco Firm of the Year Award

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel announces it has been named “San Francisco Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation . Farella Partner Douglas Young accepted the award on behalf of...

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Farella Attorneys Honored With 2019 CLAY Award for M&A Deal

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Daily Journal Names Jeff Fisher Among Top IP Lawyers in California

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Will It Go Forward? First Cannabis Patent Infringement Case Filed in Federal Court

A patent infringement case pending in front of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has the potential to set an important precedent that will have ramifications for many of our clients...

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review of Issued Patents

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC rejecting a Constitutional challenge to the inter partes review (IPR) procedure for challenging...

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review of Issued Patents

In 2012, Congress created a new procedure that allows the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to conduct a litigation-like procedure to review and potentially cancel patents. This procedure - inter partes review (“IPR”) - has...

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