Weintraub Tobin

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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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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?

When a winery wants to tell consumers the geographic source of its wine, it includes on the label the wine’s “appellation of origin.” An appellation of origin tells the consumer where the wine grapes were grown. Appellations…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Are the Tides Turning for Motions to Amend Claims in IPR Proceedings?

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has rarely allowed patent owners to replace or modify claims during inter partes review (“IPR”), covered business method review, or post-grant review. In fact, in April 2016 the PTAB’s…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Requiring Employees to Prove Eligibility to Work in the U.S. Can Lead to Liability

As the national controversy continues to swirl around immigration issues, a federal appellate court this week faulted an employer for demanding that an employee provide information to prove “‘legal right to work in the United…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Pennsylvania Employers Can Pay Wages With Payroll Cards

Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law requires employers to pay all wages, other than fringe benefits and wage supplements, due employees on regularly scheduled paydays designated in advance by the employer in cash,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Fabric of Copyright Infringement: Obtaining Summary Judgment on Copying Element

Generally, the issue of copyright infringement presents issues of fact to be decided by a jury. However, when evidence that a design is so “substantially similar” to a copyrighted design, the trial court can find infringement…more
 /  Intellectual Property

More Patent Invalidated as Abstract Ideas

Apple just escaped a $533 million jury verdict by invalidating the plaintiff’s patents on the grounds that the patents cover abstract ideas. The case is Smartflash, LLC v. Apple Inc., decided by the Federal Circuit Court of…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Laches Defense in Patent Cases

In SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC et al., the United States Supreme Court held that laches cannot be invoked as a defense against a claim for patent infringement damages brought within U.S.C…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Is Marilyn Monroe Too Generic to Be Registered as a Trademark?

I’ve written on numerous occasions in the past about celebrities who registered their own names as trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just the other week, I wrote about how UFC superstar Conor…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Word to the Wise: Commission Paid Employees

For several years, California law has required that whenever an employer hires an employee and “the contemplated method of payment of the employee involves commissions … the contract shall be in writing and shall set forth the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tavern on the Green Trademark Battle Round #2

The City of New York has reignited the battle over the trademark TAVERN ON THE GREEN. Last month the City of New York filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Tavern on the Green International LLC, the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Commissioned Employees Required to Receive Separate Compensation for Rest Breaks

A California appellate court ruled this week in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture, LLC (No. B269657, filed February 28, 2017) that employees paid on commission are entitled to separate compensation for rest breaks. In a decision…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

One Is Not Enough for Patent Infringement Under 35 U.S.C. §271(f)(1)

In Life Technologies v. Promega Corporation, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed whether supplying a single component from the United States of a multicomponent invention assembled abroad constitutes patent infringement under 35…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

If You Sue Facebook, What's The Likelihood You'll Be Allowed To Depose Mark Zuckerberg?

Companies are no strangers to litigation. In California, it is a cost of doing business. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for litigants to try to gain leverage in a dispute with a corporate party by attempting to depose its…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Hugs and Kisses May Not Spur Affection in the Workplace

In a decision just two weeks after Valentine’s Day, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (“Ninth Circuit”) has ruled that hugs and kisses may decrease, rather than increase, feelings of affection in the workplace. …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Unauthorized Downloading and Copyright Infringement

Liability for copyright infringement can result when one downloads protected software without the copyright owner’s authorization. The Ninth Circuit was recently tasked with exploring the scope and reach of copyright protection…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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