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3D Printers and IP Infringement

By Deb on May 21, 2013//Leave a comment

Just as digital music sharing led to a plethora of lawsuits regarding infringement, use of increasingly affordable 3 D printers is expected to lead to copyright and trademark violation suits.   The new 3D printer technology allows one to download a design file and produce a plastic copy of an object.  At what point does…

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I Think That I Just Received Electronic Discovery: What Now?

By Benita on May 16, 2013//Leave a comment

Don’t miss our exciting new MCLE class on electronic discovery this Wednesday, May 22nd.   Reasons to attend: 1.) Get an introduction to efficient e-discovery review and production. 2.) Learn how to justify a Protective Order for production of electronic files due to burden of cost. 3.) Find out what red flags to look for…

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Bye Bye Google Reader, Hello ___?

By Kim on May 13, 2013//Leave a comment

For those of you who used Google Reader to follow RSS feeds, you probably know Google’s ending the popular service July 1.  Being the good librarians that we are, we’re researching the alternatives (check out Lifehacker’s Big 5), and we were wondering what YOU in the legal field use.  Please share your suggestions with us,…

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Ownership of Superman Decided

By Kelly on April 24, 2013//Leave a comment

The litigation over the ownership of the Superman character finally ended, on April 18th, with District Court Judge Otis D. Wright’s decision.  Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman 75 years ago and litigation over the character has been going on for almost as long.   Siegel and Shuster sold the character to the company…

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Microsoft Office Suite Quick Tip

By Amanda on April 23, 2013//Leave a comment

Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)    The Quick Access Toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains a set of commands that are independent of the tab that is currently displayed. The QAT is located in the upper left hand corner by the Microsoft Office button. You can customize this toolbar to add commands that you use often….

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CANCELLED – Bankruptcy And Debt Negotiation Workshop

By Benita on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program: MCLE credit is not available for this class. This workshop covers: • Overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings; • Procedures for filing a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy; • How the process affects creditors and debts; • Alternatives to bankruptcy filings – debt negotiation; and • Open Q…

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Using Your Cell Phone as a GPS While Driving? Think Again!

By AmandaQ on April 11, 2013//Leave a comment

The Appellate Division of the Fresno Superior Court affirms the lower court’s judgment that a driver cannot hold his cell phone in his hand to look at a map while driving.   Judge Hamlin states in his opinion: “This case requires us to determine whether using a wireless phone solely for its map application function…

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Expats and Inpats (Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?)

By Benita on April 05, 2013//Leave a comment

Sponsored by Hutchinson and Bloodgood, LLP   About the Program:   – 2 hours General Participatory MCLE credit available.   We are pleased to partner with Hutchinson and Bloodgood, LLP for a special program about the tax implications for expats and inpats and some of the possible legal solutions. For more information, please visit our registration page….

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Visiting the Law Library Downtown but Where do I Park?

By Luz on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Finding a parking place in any downtown city is a challenging task and San Diego is no exception.  With that in mind, we have found a website of paid parking lots that will, hopefully, help you on your next visit to the Law Library.   In addition, there are a number of parking meters around…

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Kirtsaeng Updates “First Sale” Doctrine of Copyright Law

By Kelly on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

The Supreme Court clarified the “first sale” doctrine of copyright law with its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.  The first sale doctrine provides that a publisher only controls what happens up to the first sale of copyrighted material.  Once material has been sold, the publisher has no further rights relating to that…

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