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Dive On In, Justice Thomas

On February 1st, the New York Times published “It’s Been 10 Years. Would Clarence Thomas Like to Add Anything?”, about the impending anniversary of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ last question to a lawyer appearing…more

Is Bitcoin in Your Wallet?

By: Daniel Richardson Although virtual currencies are not new they have rapidly evolved in recent years and their use is entering the financial mainstream. Bitcoin is the most widely used of the virtual currencies and is…more

Licence to Extort Stopped

By: Andrew Jacobson One characteristic of mobsters is the threat of something bad happening if you don’t do what the mobster wants you to do. It is even an unforgettable part of The Godfather: when the Hollywood studio head…more

Cell Time

by: Andrew K Jacobson Employers have long known that they have to reimburse employees for out-of-pocket expenses like mileage or meals with clients. Now employers can add cell phone costs, when an employee uses his or her…more

Now for The News...

Now for The News . . . by: Andrew K Jacobson The news has been dreary for some time now, and September has not been friendly in the recent past. Under all that gloom, it is easy to forget that there is a lot of good news…more


Biologists assure us that scavengers are an important part of the ecosystem, because they reduce down the carrion so that the material can enter the food chain again. In the financial world, scavengers take the form of buyers of…more

What Season is it? It's Duck Season!

Look at the picture: what is it? A duck? A rabbit? Both? Depending on what hunting season it happens to be, a lot depends on the answer. The same is true in copyright. Cable companies rebroadcast transmissions to their…more

What Flavor is Your NDA

Ah, the conundrums of a child’s summer: butterscotch, or strawberry? Mint chocolate chip, or triple fudge? Cone or cup? Businesses have their less-tasty choices, but they are still there: what flavor is your non-disclosure…more

Employment Law Update

Is your employee handbook up to date? An up to date employee handbook is important because it outlines for the employee the employer’s policies and procedures as well as establishing the expected standards. Using an employee…more

“Who Gave You Permission to Make that?” The Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing

The Economist magazine has called 3D printing the “Third Industrial Revolution.” But, what is it and what do you need to know to protect your intellectual property rights and avoid infringing the rights of others? Although 3D…more

Where Exceptional Becomes Normal

Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon is famous as the place “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” Exceptional gets defined down when it applies to…more

Unclassy Action

Unclassy Action By Andrew Jacobson The class action lawsuit that engineers brought against seven of the biggest Silicon Valley companies has been tentatively settled for about $324 million. If it were to be divided equally…more

Copyright Trolls? Or an Innovative Business Model?

Certain large companies, including Getty Images, routinely send out demand letters claiming copyright infringement. However, the actual validity of alleged infringement is rarely, if ever, tested in court. Getty Images seems…more

Forming a Business Entity...Which Entity is Right for Your Small Business or Start-up?

One of the most common questions I am asked by owners of small businesses and start-ups is whether they should form a business entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), and, if so, which is best for them…more

President Obamas State of the Union Speech

“And let’s pass a patent reform bill that allows our businesses to stay focused on innovation, not costly and needless litigation.” This single sentence appeared to be dropped into the middle of his speech, and was somewhat…more
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Oakland, CA 94612-3763, United States

Contact: Emily Ross-Brown

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Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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