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Webcast: IP Year in Review: Significant Legal Developments in 2013 and 2014
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When: Tuesday, March 4
12:00 p.m.
Where: Webcast Only
Contact: Larry Schultz

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 2.0 CLE credit applied for this program.

Finding it hard to keep up with the ever changing legal landscape of intellectual property? Join us for the SCCBA High Technology Law Section’s lively and entertaining presentation of the latest significant developments in patent, trademark and copyright law.

Hear what Senior District Judge Ronald M. Whyte has to say about U.S. Supreme Court decisions, regarding:

  • Joint induced infringement and joint direct infringement in Limelight v. Akamai and Akamai v. Limelight

  • Software patent eligibility in CLS Bank Intern v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd.

  • Human gene patent eligibility in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

  • A patentee’s burden of proving infringement in declaratory relief actions brought by defendants in Medtronic v. Mirowski

  • Attorneys’ fees in patent infringement cases in Octane Fitness v. IKON Fitness and Highmark v. Allcare Health Mgmt.

Consider the reflections of Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Tyler Ochoa on key decisions under U.S. Copyright law and the Lanham Act, including:

  • The equitable defense of laches in copyright cases in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

  • The legality of streaming and recording publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. et al., v. Aereo, Inc. f/k/a Bamboom Labs, Inc.

  • Transformation of copyrighted work and the fair use doctrine in Cariou v. Prince and Seltzer v. Green Day, Inc.

  • Litigants rendering trademark infringement claims as moot by granting covenants not to sue in Already LLC v. Nike Inc.


  • Professor Tyler Ochoa
  • Britton Sessions
  • Stephanie Sparks
  • Hon. Ronald M. Whyte

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