February 2 2017

Weintraub Tobin Supplements Commercial Litigation Ranks in Los Angeles - Andrew Gilford and Jessica Corpuz Join Thriving California Law Firm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Michael A. Kvarme
Managing Shareholders
Weintraub Tobin
916.558.6081
mkvarme@weintraub.com

LOS ANGELES (February 2, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading full-service law firms, adds long-time litigator Andrew Gilford as a shareholder and Jessica Corpuz as an associate in its Los Angeles office. The duo previously practiced with the boutique law firm of Baute Crochetiere &

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January 26 2017

Are California Non-Profits Property Tax Exempt?

The Internal Revenue Service declared that January 23rd is the official start date of the 2017 Tax Season. Taxes can get messy for individuals and organizations, including non-profits. In 2016, Shareholder David Gabor prevailed in a bench trial and on appeal in an action representing our client, the Jewish Community Center in a case that altered established California non-profit law and directly took on the “regulatory state.” The issue was that the local tax assessors were following guidance from the State Board of Equalization (SBE) that required both owners and operators of charitable properties (in this case a community center) to submit certain bureaucratic forms at the risk of losing tax exemptions.

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January 20 2017

Four Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Recognized as “SuperLawyers” in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Eric Caligiuri, Jo Dale Carothers, David R. Gabor, and Gary Waldron have been named to the 2017 Southern California “SuperLawyers” list. The annual publication recognizes no more than 5.0 percent of lawyers throughout Southern California.

Eric Caligiuri – Eric advises domestic and international clients through complex intellectual property disputes.

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January 6 2017

Federation Entertainment Partners with Paramount TV

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Alan L. Grodin would like to congratulate client, Federation Entertainment, on completing their first-look agreement with Paramount Television. Federation Entertainment will partner up with Paramount TV to co-produce and co-distribute content “with a focus to collaborate with the best talents on formats worldwide,” as described by Pascal Breton. The President and Founder of Federation Entertainment made the announcement official this morning alongside Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television.

For more information on the announcement,

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January 10 2017

Weintraub Tobin Clients, Evan Puschak & James Charles, Named to 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Weintraub Tobin would like to congratulate clients, Evan Puschak & James Charles, for being recognized by Forbes as some of the brightest in their field.

“The Nerdwriter” creator, Evan Puschak, was named to Forbes’ Media 30 under 30 list. Evan’s YouTube series has gained over 1,000,000+ subscribers* since launching in 2011.

James Charles, was selected into the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 for Art &

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January 4 2017

Neutral Solutions: We Help You Connect The Pieces

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.  For more information, please visit our Trainings page here.

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December 29 2016

Weintraub Tobin & Milberg LLP announce a proposed settlement.

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, Inc. and Milberg LLP have announced a proposed settlement with the Stanley Chais Defendants and the Chais Related Defendants.

For more information about the class action, please visit the CHAIS tab.

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December 14 2016

Neutral Solutions: We Help You Connect the Pieces

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The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in:

  • Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.
  • Conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace.
  • Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation

For more information please contact:

Lizbeth “Beth” West 916.558.6082 or lwest@weintraub.com

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December 13 2016

"Joyride" Vol 1. named to The Best Comics & Graphic Novels list of 2016 by Barnes & Noble

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Matthew Sugarman, would like to congratulate clients, Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, on having their graphic novel “Joyride” named one of The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2016 by Barnes & Noble. Joyride was published in late-September by BOOM! Studios and has been described as a “rebellious love letter to the sci-fi genre, exploring what happens when nothing stands between a group of teens and their freedom amongst the stars.”

Congratulations to Collin and Jackson!

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December 9 2016

Now Available! Weintraub Tobin’s 2017 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training Schedule

Weintraub Tobin’s 2016 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule.

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If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire on private, custom-tailored training, please contact:

Ramona Carrillo
400 Capitol Mall, 11th Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.558.6046
rcarrillo@weintraub.com

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December 7 2016

Congratulations To OCHBA President-Elect, Darrell P. White

Weintraub Tobin would like to congratulate Darrell P. White on being the 2017 President-Elect of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association. Darrell is an attorney with Weintraub Tobin, formerly known as Waldron Bragg in Orange County. His practice focuses on commercial and complex litigation in addition to providing general counsel to clients. He has been an active member of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association since 2014, and currently serves as CFO.

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December 7 2016

Neutral Solutions: Mediation

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation. Employment disputes are some of the most contentious and aggressively litigated cases in federal and state courts. The employee is adamant that the employer treated him or her unjustly and violated the law, and the employer reasonably believes that it acted fairly and the employee’s claim is without merit. Based on the disruption and negative impact this type of aggressive and protracted litigation can have on the lives and businesses of those involved,

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December 2 2016

Fourth Edition of California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers, co-authored by Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Lizbeth ("Beth") V. West

Fourth Edition of California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers, co-authored by Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Lizbeth (“Beth”) V. West, and published by Matthew Bender (LexisNexis), now available.

Book Highlights:

  • A full explanation of federal and state leave laws.
  • Tips on how to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, disability accommodation leave, pregnancy disability leave, and various other leaves of absence.
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November 30 2016

Neutral Solutions: Workplace Investigations

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace. At Weintraub Tobin, we take pride in the top-notch investigations conducted by our experienced group of attorney-investigators.  Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of investigations for private companies, for-profit companies, non-profit companies, cities, counties, and state agencies, school districts, community college districts, and other special districts. For more information, please visit our Workplace Investigations page here.

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November 2 2016

Weintraub Tobin Ranked in 2017 'Best Law Firms'

 

Sacramento, California – November 2, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 15 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

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November 1 2016

Weintraub Tobin's L&E and IP Blogs recognized as "Top 100 Legal Blogs" By Feedspot Blog Reader

Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment and Intellectual Property Blogs have both been recognized as a “Top 100 Legal Blogs Every Lawyer and Law Student Must Follow” by Feedspot Blog Reader! Feedspot takes into consideration 1,000’s of Law blogs from across the United States and Canada and uses search and social metrics to rank them. Congratulations to all our wonderful attorneys for providing fresh interesting content!

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October 27 2016

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Matthew Sugarman, excited to announce deal for "Cosmere"

 

Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Matthew Sugarman is excited to announce DMG Entertainment’s acquisition of the licensing rights to Cosmere from science fiction writer Brandon Sanderson. Matt, a Los Angeles-based attorney in the firm’s entertainment department, represents Sanderson. The deal, which was announced on Varietyhas been coined as “one of the largest literary deals of the year”. With over 10 million copies sold, the Cosmere universe will be a must-see.

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October 21 2016

Vida L. Thomas to speak at SJSHRM event in 2017

Vida Thomas will be speaking at San Joaquin Society for Human Resources Management’s Employment Legislative Update 2017  on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.   For more information on this seminar, please visit http://www.sjhra.org/event/employment-legislative-update-2017-half-day-seminar/.   Please note that Weintraub Tobin’s clients will receive a discounted rate and limited seats are available.  To register for this seminar, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/employment-legislative-update-2017-a-half-day-seminar-tickets-28660308755.

Vida serves as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group.

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August 26 2016

Twelve Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2016

 

SACRAMENTO, California – August 26, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its twelve attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2016.

 

Gary L. Bradus
Dale C. Campbell
Christopher Chediak
Janet Chediak
Edward J. Corey, Jr.
Louis A. Gonzalez, Jr.
Shawn M.

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August 24 2016

Chris Chediak named 2017 'Lawyer of the Year' for Corporate Law in Sacramento

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Sacramento, California – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and litigation firm, announces that Chris Chediak has been named Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law for 2017 in Sacramento by Best Lawyers in America®. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Individuals are named to the list based on their particularly high level of peer recognition.

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August 15 2016

Nine Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America© 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – August 15, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nine partners who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2017 list.

David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law & Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Dale Campbell, Sacramento, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Chris Chediak, Sacramento, Corporate Law
Jim Clarke, Sacramento, Tax Law & Litigation and Controversy – Tax
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August 9 2016

Weintraub Shareholder, Gary Bradus, Weighs In On The Legal Generation Gap For Comstock Magazine

 

“Weintraub accommodates flexible schedules, but the important point is for people to be available, Bradus says — from wherever they’re sitting.” Weintraub shareholder, Gary Bradus recently weighed in on the legal generation gap addressed in Steven Yoder’s article, The Case for New Practices. As technology continues to expand, Gary believes that firm productivity is increasing, which is no longer measured by the amount of hours an attorney spends at their desk.

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August 9 2016

Shareholder Sherry S. Bragg Nominated for OCBA, Director at Large

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Dear Friends and  Colleagues,

I am so pleased to announce that I am running for a Director at Large position with the OCBA.  I am writing to seek your support and your vote.  Why should you vote for me?

  • I have the experience, passion, and energy to work hard for the OCBA in a way that will benefit all members. As a long-time member of the Orange County Bar,
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August 5 2016

Weintraub client elected to International Olympic Committee

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Weintraub client, Anant Singh, was recently elected to the International Olympic Committee. Alan Grodin, Singh’s longtime attorney and close friend, says “Anant is an outstanding member of the international community, and will serve the IOC well.”

Singh is the pre-eminent South African film producer known for over 80 films including Nelson Mandela’s autobiographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. For more information about the IOC election click here.

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August 3 2016

Weintraub Tobin Recognized As Leading Firm In Attorney Gender Diversity

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To read more about how the gender diversity index is calculated, click here: http://bit.ly/2aNdGtZ

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July 28 2016

Window Closes Today! Employer Should Provide Notice Before this Opportunity is Gone!

By: Jessica Schoendienst

WINDOW CLOSES TODAY!

Employers who wish to take advantage of the safe harbor provision of California’s new piece rate legislation, must provide notice to the Director of Industrial Relations by July 28, 2016. The deadline for employers to provide notice was temporarily suspended while a Fresno Superior Court considered a petition by Nisei Farmers League requesting a preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of the safe harbor provisions of Labor Code section 226.2 created by AB 1513.

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July 26 2016

Sacramento hero, Ethan, fulfills his dream of cleaning up Sacramento #EthanCleansUp

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Today Sacramento celebrated our very own green hero, Ethan! Ethan is 6 years old and is living with Cystic Fibrosis. Today his wish of being a garbage man for a day came true! We are proud to support Ethan and Make A Wish!

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July 25 2016

18 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2016

 

SACRAMENTO, California – July 25, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 18 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyer List.

David C. Adams | Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Brendan Begley | Appellate
Taylor W.Bentley | Securities & Corporate Finance
Gary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate
Kay U. Brooks | Estate Planning &

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July 20 2016

Darrell White Appointed American Bar Association, Litigation Section Liaison to the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Weintraub congratulates Darrell White in our Newport Beach office on his appointment to serve as the American Bar Association, Litigation Section Liaison to the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities. The Commission was created in 2010 to address the challenges and responsibilities facing Hispanics in and within the legal system of the United States. The ABA is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.

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July 20 2016

Neutral Solutions: We Help You Connect The Pieces

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The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in:

  • Training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws.
  • Conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace.
  • Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation

For more information please contact:

Lizbeth “Beth”

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July 18 2016

Sioukas Family Closes First Metro Air Park Sale To Major User

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More information can be found at the Sac Bee here or at Business Wire here.

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July 14 2016

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.

Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2016 Southern California and San Diego Super Lawyers include David R. Gabor in the firm’s Los Angeles office; Gary A. Waldron in the firm’s Newport Beach office;

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July 12 2016

Weintraub Tobin is proud to have sponsored the 36th Annual California Restaurant Association - Sacramento Chapter’s “Rock N’ Roll” Golf Tournament

Weintraub Tobin is proud to have sponsored the 36th Annual California Restaurant Association – Sacramento Chapter’s “Rock N’ Roll” Golf Tournament on July 11th at the Granite Bay Country Club. A number of Weintraub’s Labor & Employment attorneys spent the day with a great group of golfers on the third hole as they all tried their best to take home the prize for the “closest to the hole” prize. Thanks to Weintraub attorney, Lukas Clary,

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July 6 2016

Weintraub Tobin Elevates Two to Shareholder

SACRAMENTO (July 6, 2016) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Shauna N. Correia and Gary D. Rothstein have been promoted to shareholder. The attorney group represents clients in a range of practice areas and industry sectors.

“We congratulate these new shareholders on their accomplishments. The careers of these attorneys reflect core attributes that drive the success of our firm and our clients,

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June 30 2016

Fair Use and Youtube - A Creator's Take

6/25/16-  At the 7th Annual  VidCon in Anaheim, CA , Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Scott M. Hervey and Rian Bosak, Head of Network Operations Full Screen, presented  “Fair Use and Youtube- A Creator’s Take” to a standing room only audience of digital media creators and industry professionals.  Check out their presentation below:

 

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June 30 2016

WATCH OUT! SUPREME COURT OPENS DOOR TO TREBLE DAMAGES IN PATENT CASES!

By: Audrey Millemann

Up until now, it has been nearly impossible for a plaintiff to recover enhanced (up to treble) damages in patent infringement cases.  The current test for enhanced damages, set forth by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in 2007 in In Re Seagate Technology, LLC, 497 F.3d 1360 (2007), was so rigid that it essentially slammed the door on plaintiffs seeking enhanced damages. 

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June 24 2016

Congratulations to Darrell White!

Congratulations to Darrell White for receiving both the City of Santa Ana Beautiful Yard Award and Neighborhood Hero Award! The awards were presented at Bower’s Museum on Thursday, June 23, 2016, and included recognition from the City Council of Santa Ana, Rep. Lorretta Sanchez (46th Dist.), Sen. Janet Nguyen (34th Dist.), Asmbly. Tom Daly (69th Dist.), Diane L. Harkey (State Board of Eq.), and Supervisor Andrew Do (1st Dist., Orange County).

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June 20 2016

EEOC Issues Proposed Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

By: Vida L. Thomas

On June 2, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released a proposed guidance on national origin discrimination under Title VII, and is seeking public input.  Title VII prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of their national origin, because they are from a particular country or part of the world, or because of actual or apparent ethnicity.  The EEOC publishes guidance documents to explain its enforcement position to employers and employees,

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June 21 2016

The Supreme Court Rules the PTAB and District Courts Can Continue to Apply Different Standards for Interpreting Patent Claims

By: Jo Dale Carothers

Patent litigators and prosecutors have been waiting to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court would require the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) to apply the same claim construction standard as the district courts.  The answer is “No.”

For over 100 years, the USPTO has used the “broadest reasonable construction” standard to interpret patent claims.  But the district courts apply a different standard, which gives claims their ordinary meaning as understood by a person of skill in the art. 

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June 13 2016

Congratulations to those from Weintraub Tobin named as Northern California Lifetime Achievement Recipients!

 

Congratulations to the eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys selected to receive America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Northern California Lifetime Achievement  Membership! Membership in America’s Top 100 Attorneys is limited to the top 100 attorneys from each state who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards. With these high standards, less than 1% of attorneys in the United States will be selected for the membership. The Weintraub Tobin attorneys recognized for this distinction include:

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June 8 2016

Vida Thomas Mentioned in Comstock's Magazine Article, The Macro Problems Caused by Microaggression

Weintraub Tobin’s own Vida Thomas was recently mentioned in an article by Comstock’s Magazine. The article, titled “The Macro Problems Caused by Microaggression by Steven Yoder, deals with the implications of bias in the workplace. To read the full article, click here.

Vida serves as Of Counsel to the Firm’s Labor and Employment Group. As an AV-rated attorney who has practiced employment law for over 20 years,

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June 6 2016

Google’s Fair Use Defense Thwarts Oracle’s Attempt to Recover $9 Billion in Copyright Case

By:  Eric Caligiuri

In a high-profile case, a jury recently found that Google’s use of portions of Oracle’s Java software code was allowable under the fair use doctrine and thus did not constitute copyright infringement.  Oracle sought as much as $9 billion in damages from Google for incorporating approximately 11,000 lines of Oracle’s Java software code into Google’s Android software.  Not only were billions of dollars in monetary damages at stake in this dispute,

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May 31 2016

New Federal Trade Secret Law Takes Effect!

By Jo Dale Carothers

So what is a trade secret?  Generally, a trade secret is information that the owner has taken reasonable measures to keep secret, derives independent economic value from not being generally known, and cannot be readily ascertainable by proper means, such as reverse engineering or independent development.  Many businesses rely on trade secret protection rather than patent protection for confidential information such as product recipes (e.g.,

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May 13 2016

Governor Brown Signs a Law to Help Small Businesses Defend Against State Disability Access Lawsuits

By Lizbeth V. West

On May 10, 2016 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 269 (SB 269) which amends certain California statutes dealing with disability access in public accommodations and business establishments. SB 269 is not a new law, but rather, an effort by the Legislature and Governor Brown to amend existing law in order to address the significant financial hardship that “drive-by” and “technical non-compliance” lawsuits are having on small businesses in California.

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May 5 2016

Senate and House of Representatives Pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act

By Charles Post

Senate and House of Representatives Pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA).  First federal trade secret bill awaiting presidential signature.

More details can be found at the following Forbes article:  “The New Defend Trade Secrets Act is the Biggest IP Development in Years,” dated April 28, 2016.

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March 3 2016

Darrell White Selected to Act as Moderator at the 2016 Social Justice Symposium

Weintraub Tobin congratulates Associate, Darrell P. White, for being selected as a Moderator at the 2016 Social Justice Symposium taking place at Chapman University. Click here for more information about the event.

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January 11 2016

Weintraub Tobin Clients Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Congratulations to Weintraub Tobin clients Zosia Mamet and Raymond Braun, for being recognized by Forbes as some of the brightest in their fields. “Girls” actress, Zosia Mamet, was named to Forbes’ Hollywood and Entertainment 30 under 30 list, while Raymond Braun was recognized on Forbes’ All-Star Alumni list. Braun was also recently named one of the Rising Social Media Stars To Know in 2016 by MTV.

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January 5 2016

Press Release: Weintraub Tobin Earns Recertification in Meritas, a Global Alliance of Independent Business Law Firms

Sacramento, CA – January 5, 2016– Weintraub Tobin, a Sacramento-based law firm, today announced that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Weintraub Tobin joined Meritas in 1994, and as a condition of its membership, is required to successfully complete recertification every three years.

Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms—a process that saves clients time in validating law firm credentials and experience.

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