Intellectual Property Law

Weintraub Tobin Intellectual Property attorneys understand that protecting intellectual property is vital to achieving and increasing commercial success for individuals and businesses in the global marketplace. Our Intellectual Property team provides the highest quality legal services using practical and effective approaches that consistently achieve outstanding results for our clients in cutting-edge transactions and complex intellectual property disputes.

Weintraub Tobin is a full-service IP firm representing clients in both transactional and litigation matters. We provide strategic advice and counseling to companies at all stages of growth to help them develop or acquire all forms of intellectual property, and to protect, manage, license, enforce, and defend that intellectual property.

Our attorneys have broad industry experience and specialized academic backgrounds, including advanced technical and scientific degrees. We understand our clients’ technology as well as their business objectives.

We have substantial experience in a wide array of fields, including:

  • Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology and microbiology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Immunology
  • General chemistry and water treatment chemistry
  • Electronics, wireless communication devices and protocols, aeronautical applications, Wi-Fi enabled devices, energy management, microprocessors/microcontrollers, memory devices, smartphones and smart TVs (along with applications), embedded systems, in-home networking for computing and entertainment, consumer electronics, semiconductor process and fabrication technology, packaging, power conversion, and software
  • E-commerce and business and financial methods
  • Digital media and advertising
  • Mechanical systems
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion and apparel

Webinar: IP Law Update: Understanding the Important Changes to Copyright and Trademark Law Contained in the December 2020 Stimulus Package

Join Josh Escovedo and Jessica Corpuz in this one-hour webinar about Intellectual Property Law and will specifically address The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. A recording of this webinar can be viewed on the Weintraub Tobin YouTube page. Please note that this webinar is for educational purposes only and should not…

  • When: Feb 25, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: IP Year in Review

Weintraub attorneys Josh Escovedo and Scott Hervey were speakers for the IP Year in Review Webinar co-hosted by The SCBA Intellectual Property Law Section and the Intellectual Property Student Association of McGeorge School of Law.

  • When: Jan 28, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: Up in Smoke – Navigating the Conflict Between State Law and Federal Law Concerning Cannabis Products While Advising Clients on IP Matters

Weintraub attorney Josh Escovedo is presenting this webinar by Meritas. Summary:With the legalization of cannabis in various states, but the continued classification of cannabis as a controlled substance under federal law, there are many pitfalls to beware of and benefits provided by federal law that business owners are unable to…

  • When: Sep 23, 2020
  • Where: Webinar

Women Leadership in San Diego Intellectual Property

Attorney Jo Dale Carothers speaks at the Women Leadership in San Diego Intellectual Property event on Thursday, October 24, organized by the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association. Please join us as the panelists provide their thoughts and perspectives about the past, present, and future of careers within the San…

  • When: Oct 24, 2019

Postponed: Don’t Let Your IP Float Away in the Cloud!

Summary of Program Join attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property Group (Jo Dale Carothers and Audrey Millemann) for this 1 hour MCLE program. Program Highlights Overview of Cloud Computing and Cloud StorageWho owns the information in the Cloud?How are Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets affected by the Cloud?How private…

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Raising Capital for Startups

Summary of Program Join a panel of Weintraub Tobin attorneys and Touchdown Ventures venture capitalists to discuss the preliminary work that must be done before looking for investment and the details of seed and A round financing.

  • When: Mar 16, 2016
  • Where: Bespoke

Upcoming Seminars for Wineries

Three Weintraub attorneys will speak to wineries and winemakers about legal challenges for facility development, land management and business operations at two half-day seminars on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 17th. The seminar for the Motherlode & Northern California Wineries and Vineyards will cover recent trends and topics relating…

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Josh Escovedo Named 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Josh Escovedo has been named a 2021 40 Under 40 honoree by the Sacramento Business Journal. Each year the publication recognizes young Sacramento professionals with a high level of career achievement and contributions to the community. Josh is a shareholder and a member…

35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 4 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 16 percent…

District Court Rules Twenty-Two Month Delay in Filing Copyright Case Favors Denying Plaintiffs’ Request for Preliminary Injunction

In Jacobs et al v. The Journal Publishing Company et al, 1-21-cv-00690, District Judge Martha Vazquez of the District Court of New Mexico recently held Plaintiffs’ twenty-two-month delay in filing suit rebutted any presumption of irreparable harm for alleged copyright violations, and accordingly denied Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction. In…

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: THE Ohio State University Registers “The” as a Trademark

In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Ohio State University’s trademark registration for the word THE. Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here. Listen to the podcast version of this episode on your favorite platform or online here. Read more about this case on the…