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    • 8/15/2014
      Sughrue Partner, William Mandir, will join forces with an elite panel of General Counsel to discuss the best ways to streamline costs when working with outside counsel. This panel is part of IP Counsel Café’s conference in New York’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on November 13-14.

      IP Counsel Café has a long history of producing conferences that help practitioners stay at the forefront of IP law. IP Counsel Café’s New York conference will also cover topics such as: How to Develop an Effective and Sustainable Long-Term Patent Strategy; PTAB Strategies; Global Filing Strategies; ITC Litigation - Recent Trends and Best Practices; Open Source Compliance; Licensing and Structuring Joint IP Ownership Issues.
    • 7/30/2014
      The San Diego Daily Transcript recognized John B. Scherling, a well known intellectual property litigator in Sughrue's San Diego office, with the prestigious recognition of "Top Attorney" for Intellectual Property/Litigation. The Daily Transcript's Top Attorneys for 2014 pays tribute to San Diego County's legal cream of the crop. It is the culmination of a lengthy peer voting process that began in April, 2014. San Diego County lawyers were asked who among their peers -- with whom they had professional experience -- were worthy of this recognition. Out of the more than 6,000 attorneys listed in the 2014 San Diego County Attorney Directory, John Scherling was continually selected by his peers as worthy to be recognized as "Top Attorney" -- the best and the brightest.
    • 7/30/2014
      The San Diego Daily Transcript recognized Karen Dow, a well known biotech practitioner in Sughrue's San Diego office, with the prestigious recognition of "Top Attorney" for Intellectual Property/Transactional. The Daily Transcript's Top Attorneys for 2014 pays tribute to San Diego County's legal cream of the crop. It is the culmination of a lengthy peer voting process that began in April, 2014. San Diego County lawyers were asked who among their peers -- with whom they had professional experience -- were worthy of this recognition. Out of the more than 6,000 attorneys listed in the 2014 San Diego County Attorney Directory, Karen Dow was continually selected by her peers as worthy to be recognized as "Top Attorney" -- the best and the brightest
    • 7/8/2014
      A roundtable meeting to discuss the economic dangers posed by “patent trolls” was held recently by a group of San Diego County business executives and lawyers.
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    • 7/30/2014
      Partner, Ruthleen Uy, authored the published article: "Future of Software Related Patents" that was also published in the special San Diego Top Attorney Supplement on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014.  
    • 7/28/2014
      For most people, the notion of protecting the universe of ideas can seem Herculean — perhaps even Promethean — in nature. Here in San Diego, the more noble and global the task, the more tenacious is our faith in our local community to make it happen.
    • 7/28/2014
      How does a brand differ from a trademark? A brand is a way of identifying goods or services. A brand is recognized by its trademarks. A trademark is an intellectual property right and a legal term for a name, symbol, design or slogan that differentiates one product or service from another.
    • July 10, 2014
      Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and the multitude of men and women who helped establish the United States were visionaries in many ways. One of the most important of which was to provide Congress with the power “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”1 While the drafters of the Constitution likely understood that this provision, a mere 27 words, would lead to many patents, they likely did not realize that their actions would help foster the incredible inventions and discoveries we have today. Additionally, while the drafters of the Constitution gave Congress the power to regulate this patent system as Congress saw fit, the Founding Fathers did not intend for certain patent holders to have their rights stifled by future legislative, regulatory, or judicial proceedings. However, in the wake of the Federal Circuit’s recent decisions in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Biogen IDEC2 and Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Amphastar Pharmaceuticals,3 the right of patent owners, having patents directed to drugs, medical devices, and other products that require regulatory approval under a Federal law, to pursue infringers has been significantly limited. This could result in a diminished economic value of such patents.
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    • 9/11/2014
      Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
      San Diego, CA
      We are pleased to announce CWL will celebrate Justice Kennard, with its Lifetime Achievement Award, at this historic anniversary event. We look forward to hearing Justice Kennard’s remarks, as she reflects on her singular career and her thoughts on the future.
    • 9/16/2014
      The University Club Atop Symphony Towers
      750 B St #3400
      San Diego, CA 92101
      The Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD) invites you to celebrate our Seventh Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers (750 B Street, Suite 3400, in downtown San Diego). A cocktail reception and registration will start at 5:30pm, with the dinner program to follow at 6:45pm.
    • 9/17-18/2014
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Troy, NY
      Mark your calendar for the two‐day international conference titled “Current Issues in Medicine, Biotech and Pharma.” The 12th annual conference will be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. This multidisciplinary conference will explore recent advances in medicine, biotechnology and pharma, including clinical applications, regulatory science, legal issues, and commercialization activities.
    • 9/23/2014
      Hyatt Regency
      3777 La Jolla Village Drive
      San Diego, CA 92122
      Each year, Corporate Directors Forum honors San Diego's top directors. The purpose of the award is to pay tribute to their outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Honorees are nominated by their boardroom peers to recognize their extraordinary contributions in various categories.

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