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IP and Trademark Laws: What's New, What's Changing, and How to Use Effectively

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

WITI SAN DIEGO PRESENTS: "IP and Trademark Laws: What's New, What's Changing, and How to Use Effectively". This program is sponsored by Fish & Richardson, P.C.


Join our panel of experts as they discuss strategies to effectively use intellectual property and trademark laws to successfully build and protect your technology and life sciences companies. A presentation will also be made as to the latest changes forthcoming in the IP laws and what all entrepreneurs should know!

About Our Speaker(s)


Lynne White
Velocity Partners (www.velocitypi.com)

Lisa Martens, Esq.
Fish & Richardson, P.C.

James P. Cleary, Esq.
Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Bio of James P. Cleary, Esq.:

Practice Areas

Technology Areas
Wireless Services
Electrical Engineering

United States Air Force Academy B.S. Electrical Engineering 1989
Chapman University M.B.A. 1992
University of California, Davis J.D. 1997
Bar admissions
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Admitted to the bar in California.

Professional experience
Principal of Fish & Richardson P.C. Practice emphasizes patent law, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, rendering of opinions on infringement and validity, licensing, due diligence investigations, and client counseling, with an emphasis on electrical, software, and mechanical technologies. Internet and software experience includes the fields of enterprise applications, business warehouse and database platforms, computer graphics and presentation software, communications protocols, and e-commerce applications. Electronics experience includes wireless communications, computer hardware, and networking devices such as switches, routers, and digital cross-connects. Mechanical technologies include exercise and therapeutic equipment, medical devices, and mechanical assembly systems. Managerial and technical experience as Senior Test Engineer and Product Team Leader for the United States Air Force Defense Dissemination Program (1991-1994), and Program Manager and Technical Representative for Northrop Corporation, USAF Office (1989-1991).

Bio of Lisa Martens, Esq.:

Practice Areas
Trademarks & Copyrights
Trademark & Copyright Litigation

Technology Areas
Sporting Goods

Cornell College B.A. Politics and Philosophy 1990 magna cum laude
DePaul University College of Law J.D. 1994 Order of the Coif
Bar admissions
Admitted to the bar in California and Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Professional experience
Principal of Fish & Richardson P.C. Practice emphasizes trademark prosecution and litigation for the food service, healthcare, biotechnology, computer, Internet, and retail clothing industries. Has significant experience in managing U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios for large international companies. Internet work includes handling domain name disputes and securing domain names in the U.S. and worldwide, as well as providing advice on legal requirements for conducting online sweepstakes and promotions. Practice also includes licensing intellectual property and litigation relating to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and false comparative advertising.

Litigation examples
Callaway Golf Co. v. Akribis Golf Company (2005) Represented Callaway Golf in trademark declaratory judgment case against Akribis involving the name of a golf putter. Akribis’ claims were voluntarily dismissed with prejudice.

Who’s Ya Daddy, Inc. v. Who’s Your Daddy, Inc. (2005) Lead counsel for Who’s Your Daddy, Inc. in a trademark infringement case involving use of the trademark WHO'S YOUR DADDY on clothing and other items. Case is currently pending and set for trial in August 2006.

Beme International, LLC v. Kaminstein Imports, Inc. (2005) Lead counsel for Beme International in a trademark declaratory judgment case brought by Beme in California and in defending a separate trademark infringement case brought by Kaminstein in New York, both involving the CASABELLA trademark for home décor items. Negotiated an early settlement and all claims were dismissed with prejudice.

Penn Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, Inc., v. Prographics Screenprinting, Inc. (2005) Lead counsel for Penn Fishing in a trademark infringement case regarding the use of Penn’s trademarks and logos on clothing and on a competing website. Case is currently pending.

Bandai Entertainment v. John Lo, Inc. (2004) Lead counsel for John Lo, Inc. in copyright infringement case involving anime.

TIBCO v. Apple (2003) Represented TIBCO Software, Inc. in litigation over the RENDEZVOUS trademark used in connection with computer software products. Case was successfully resolved.

Red Bull GMBH v. Vancol Industries, et al (2003) Lead counsel for Vancol Industries and five other defendants against Red Bull in a trademark infringement case involving energy drinks. Case is currently pending and set for trial in November 2005.

XM Satellite Radio v. MusicMatch, Inc. (2003) Lead counsel for MusicMatch in a trademark infringement case. Negotiated a settlement of the case and all claims were dismissed with prejudice.

Gulf United Industries, Inc. v. UBC Bearing of America, Inc. and UBC (Shanghai) Bearing Co., Ltd. (2003) Lead counsel for UBC Bearing in a trademark infringement case. Negotiated a settlement of the case and all claims were dismissed with prejudice.

Bluehornet Networks, Inc. v. Impact Engine, Inc. (2003) Lead counsel for Impact Engine in a trademark infringement case involving the use of Google’s AdWord Program for sponsored links. Negotiated a settlement of the case and all claims were dismissed with prejudice.

Selected publications
Another Type of Identity Theft, San Diego Daily Transcript (May 14, 2005).
From Health Care to Hot Tubs to Halters: Fish & Richardson's Trademark Practice Hit the Mark, San Diego Daily Transcript (August 5, 2004).
Selecting Strong Trademarks, Sports Edge Magazine (April 2004).
Cases of Counterfeits and Copyrights, San Diego Metropolitan (November 2003).
Debunking Common Myths about Trademarks and Copyrights, San Diego Daily Transcript (August 7, 2003).
FDA and the Pharmaceutical Name Game, with Keith A. Barritt, San Diego Daily Transcript (May 1, 2003).

Member: International Trademark Association, American Bar Association, California Bar Association, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

Bio of Lynne White, Velocity Partners:

Lynne White is the founder of Velocity Partners Incorporated, a San Diego based sales and business acceleration firm. Clients include advanced start-ups through Fortune 500 companies such as GEICO, Instromedix, CEYX Technologies, kforce.com, and CSC. Velocity Partners focuses on removing barriers to making money resulting in increased call volume from 35 calls to over 96 per inside sales rep daily, reduced sales cycles by 48%, a 3:1 return on CRM optimization, and increased revenue of 30%, for example.

In addition, Lynne recently launched The Velocity Academy, a professional and management training company founded to transform the listening of sales. The Academy offers niche sales acceleration techniques through 1.5 hour workshops, 2-4 hour classes, and 2-3 day seminars.

Over her 20 year career, Lynne has designed, deployed and managed all aspects of national marketing, sales, and business development engines. She has personally developed, sold and facilitated over $128 million in technology based marketing, financial, and education solutions.

Lynne is also an accomplished author, noted speaker, Learning Annex Instructor on Cold Calling, and serves on the Advisory Board for several early stage firms in San Diego. She holds a BS in Mathematical Statistics from the Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Management Marketing from the University of Maryland.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at:

    Fish & Richardson campus
    12390 El Camino Real
    San Diego (Carmel Valley), California 92130

Fish & Richardson P.C.
12390 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

Telephone: 858 678-5070
Facsimile: 858 678-5099

From Northbound Interstate 5 From the Airport:

Take Interstate 5 North to the Carmel Valley Road exit (approximately 16 miles from the airport). Take a right at the first light off of the exit, go under the bridge, and take a left onto El Camino Real. Continue going straight, and at the 3rd light make a left into the office parking lot. Fish & Richardson (building 1) is on your right as you enter the parking lot.

From Southbound Interstate 5 From Los Angeles:

Exit Del Mar Heights Road east. Turn left at the first light onto Del Mar Heights Road and proceed about a half mile to El Camino Real. Turn right at the light onto El Camino Real. Drive about one mile to Development Driveway and turn right (Fish & Richardson monument sign will be on your right). Fish & Richardson is the building on the right.



7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Registration/networking/breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Program/Q&A


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm with over 320 lawyers in nine offices: Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. The firm is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and the only firm with a truly national intellectual property practice. Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. For 125 years we have served great innovators, helping to protect countless ideas, nurture discoveries, and bring new concepts to market. The firm prosecuted and litigated many of the fundamental patents of an industrialized America, serving corporations creating the cutting-edge technologies of the day: the telephone, the air-brake, the steam turbine, the automobile, and the radio. Frederick Fish, the firm's founder, was for many years the acknowledged leader of the patent bar of the entire country at a time when patents were more important than they had ever been. Today, the firm continues to represent great innovators working in cutting-edge technologies.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jennifer Beckey (858-344-3825) ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.