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Fish & Richardson intellectual property litigator Juanita Brooks has been named one of the 20 most influential women in IP law by Law360, a leading legal industry news source.


In his position as a justice on the California Supreme Court, Goodwin Liu acts as an impartial jurist, hearing arguments and deciding cases based on the law.

The U.S. Supreme Court may not settle the same-sex marriage question this term, but the justices will give legal pundits plenty to talk about with a wide-ranging docket.

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel has added Priyanka Talukdar as an associate to the firm's commercial litigation and business transactions practice groups. She will focus her practice primarily in the areas of international trade disputes and business transactions in South and South East Asia.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law will hold another of its free employee rights self help clinics Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Consultations are by appointment only, and there are still a handful of openings for individuals with employment law issues. The free assistance is offered for both English and Spanish speaking individuals. To make an appointment, please call 619-961-4371.

TJSL also will host the Military Spouse JD Networkís annual “Making the Right Moves” Conference on Friday, Oct. 17. The conference is an all-day professional development and leadership training event that will focus on creating and following a successful career path tailored to the unique needs of military spouse attorneys. It also will be an important and relevant event for current and former service members.

DLA Piper partner Lisa Haile is featured among the "Lawdragon 500" by Lawdragon magazine in its annual list of the nation's leading lawyers.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP recently honored firm chairman Guy Halgren with the firm's fifth Diversity & Inclusion Award.

The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association will be presenting a lesson on the U.S. Constitution and civil rights to the eighth-grade class at Gompers Preparatory Academy Friday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m.-noon.

The law firm Walsh McKean Furcolo LLP recently moved its offices to 550 W. C Street, Suite 950, in downtown San Diego.

The San Diego chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators will hold its annual managing partner luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Seasonís 52 (The Headquarters).

Higgs Fletcher & Mack, PRIMA Cinema, and Modern Home Systems combined to donate $3,000 to Rady Children's Hospital and presented four complimentary showings of the newly released “Boxtrolls” movie for the young patients and their families to view in various playrooms throughout the facility.


Higgs Fletcher & Mack, PRIMA Cinema, and Modern Home Systems combined to donate $3,000 to Rady Children's Hospital and presented four complimentary showings of the newly released “Boxtrolls” movie for the young patients and their families to view in various playrooms throughout the facility.

The U.S. Supreme Court won't weigh in on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage this term, but at least one local law professor isn't surprised.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host the Military Spouse JD Network’s annual “Making the Right Moves” Conference on Friday, Oct. 17.


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You know the old saying, “There's no such thing as a free lunch?”

U.S. patent law imposes a duty of candor on all associated with the prosecution of applications before the U.S. Patent Office. A breach of this duty can give rise to inequitable conduct, if it is found any individual associated with prosecution of the application omitted material information with the intent to deceive the Patent Office. Inequitable conduct provides an equitable defense to a charge of infringement. Materiality of the omitted information much be such that “but-for” the omission, the patent would not have issued. See Therasense v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 649 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Therasense raised the then-existing standard for finding inequitable conduct. While this is a high standard, inequitable conduct has been found in post-Therasense cases.

The California Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation has caused “much ado” among employment attorneys, especially those that deal with class and collective actions. Is the fuss and furor about something of great import or something less consequential?

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