Weintraub Tobin

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 916-558-6000
Fax: 916-446-1611
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Early Notice For Biosimilars

In SANDOZ INC. v. AMGEN INC. et al., the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion ruled that biosimilar makers can give their required 180-day statutory notice of sales before their products win approval by the United…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Arbitration Agreements Cannot Foreclose A Party’s Right To Seek Public Injunctive Relief Under California’s Consumer Protection Laws

The California Supreme Court has struck back in its ongoing battle with the United States Supreme Court as to the enforceability of arbitration agreements in consumer contracts. On April 7, 2017, in McGill v. Citibank, the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Non-Compete Provisions And Forum Non Conveniens Considerations

Under California law, non-complete provisions are generally unenforceable. But what happens when the non-compete provision appears in an employment contract that is governed by another state’s law with a forum selection clause…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Eagles Ltd. v. Hotel California Baja, LLC: Any Time Of Year, You Can Find Infringement Here

Recently, Eagles Ltd. (the “Eagles”), the entity in control of legendary rock band The Eagles’ business affairs, filed a lawsuit against Hotel California Baja, LLC for trademark infringement. While I’m sure most of us are…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Is Panic Really The Best Choice? One Lawyer’s Approach To Analyzing “Substantially Similar Work” Under The California Fair Pay Act

Since the passage of the California Fair Pay act in late 2015 (effective January 1, 2016) and its recent amendments, many employers and commentators have criticized the statute for imposing a vague and dangerous standard on…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court Adds To Line Of Cases Narrowly Applying The Right To Recover Attorneys’ Fees Under Civil Code Section 1717.

Despite increasing sophistication amongst contracting parties and evermore common use of attorney fee clauses, the “American Rule” endures. The American Rule is that each side pays its own attorney fees in litigation, win or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

The Jury Is Still Out On What “Registration” Means Under Section 411 Of The Copyright Act.

The Copyright Act provides that “Registration” of a copyright is a precondition to filing suit for copyright infringement. 17 U.S.C. § 411(a). We are still trying to figure out exactly when registration occurs…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Government Employees Can’t Hide Behind Their Private Email Accounts: California Supreme Court Expands Public Records Definition To Include Emails Sent On Private Email Accounts

The use of private email servers and communications devices by government officials was a major issue in the 2016 election, from the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices to the hacking of a private email account…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Did The Supreme Court Just Close The Door On Eastern District Of Texas Patent Plaintiffs?

For over 25 years, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts have interpreted the patent venue statute 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) to allow plaintiffs to bring patent infringement cases against a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Googling Google

“I googled it …” has become ubiquitous in every day conversation. Many of us refer to “googling” as the act of searching the internet regardless of whether we use the Google search engine to do so. But has our everyday use of…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reassessing Contractual Jury Waivers Under Rincon EV Realty LLC v. CP III Rincon Towers, Inc.

Orange County is a hotbed for development and real estate. Lenders work hand-in-hand with real estate professional to make these deals happen. When using out-of-state financing, contractual jury waivers are commonplace. Under…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Everything Old Is New Again!* Not So!

*This line is the title of a song written by Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager that was performed in Bob Fosse’s movie “All that Jazz.” The song was a hit, and the phrase has a lot of relevance to everyday life, but the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Protect Your Business: What You Need To Know About The New Defend Trade Secrets Act

Businesses at every level – from Fortune 500 companies to solo-inventor enterprises – rely on trade secret protections to safeguard their intellectual property trade secrets. American companies and innovators now have additional…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Holds Non-Public Sales Can Still Satisfy The On-Sale Bar For Patents Under The AIA

In Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled that the America Invents Act’s (“AIA”) did not change the meaning of the on-sale bar…more
 /  Intellectual Property

California Employers – Revised Wage Orders Posted

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) updated all but Wage Order 14 and 17 recently. The DIR regulates wages and hours for employees. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) enforces the provisions…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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