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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  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Would Glue Maker’s Trademark Claim Stick Against Pot Strain

According to cannabis folklore, cannabis cultivators in 2010, Josey Whales and Lone Watie created a strain of marijuana that was so sticky, Mr. Whales, during a phone call, commented that the plant made his hands “stick to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Call It What You Want. Just Don’t Call It Copyright Infringement.

A demand letter is a formal way of telling someone, “now we got bad blood.” Recently, a Northern California blogger received a demand letter in which Taylor Swift threatened to sue the blogger. In so many words, the blogger…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

USPTO Finalizes Rule For Privileged Communications In Trials Before The PTAB

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) provided for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Say Cheese: Stock Photos, Non-Exclusivity & Copyright Infringement

The Ninth Circuit recently addressed an issue as to who may pursue claims for copyright infringement concerning stock photos in the case DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC, et al. (Sept. 12, 2017). …more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Can Patent Owners Buy Sovereign Immunity?

The latest issue in the patent world is one no one would have expected – sovereign immunity. How did this issue arise? Allergan, the company that makes the dry-eye drug Restasis, has employed an aggressive strategy in…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Governor Signs Bill Restricting “ICE” Access To Worksites

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 450 into law. This bill requires a warrant for employers to allow immigration enforcement agents to enter a worksite. Background- Current law…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

General Contractors Now Liable In Private Construction For Wage And Fringe Benefit Liabilities Of Subcontractors

On October 14, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1701. This law imposes liability on general contractors for wage and fringe benefit liabilities of its subcontractors. This law applies to all contracts entered…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

California Governor Signs “New Parent Leave Act”

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 63 (“the New Parent Leave Act”). Under the new law, employers may not refuse to allow certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Allegan’s Restasis Patents Invalidated By A Federal District Court Even After Transfer To Native American Tribe And Sovereign Immunity Claim.

In Allergan, Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al, Case No. 2:15-cv-1455-WCB (EDTX October 16, 2017 Order), a Federal District Court recently invalidated several patents covering Allergan’s dry-eye drug Restasis. The…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

State-Wide BAN THE BOX Law No More Criminal Conviction Questions On Employment Applications

On October 14, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008 (the “Fair Chance Act”). The new law puts in place some protections for those individuals with criminal backgrounds seeking employment. The new law will be…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

No More Questions About, Or Use Of, Prior Salary Information In Employment

On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 168. Consistent with some other state laws and local ordinances passed by certain municipalities like San Francisco, the new law prohibits the inquiry and use of prior…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Google May Be A Verb, But Verb Use Alone Does Not Constitute Genericness

Just Google it. Can you Google the score? Have you Googled the restaurant’s reviews? These are all common phrases in today’s internet-reliant society, and it’s entirely due to the creation of Google and its widespread success…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Clarifies Venue Requirements For Patent Cases

Until the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017 ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States district courts had interpreted the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b),…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reverse Veil Piercing: A Judgment Against You Can Become A Judgment Against Your Company

It happens all the time. A hard fought lawsuit results in a satisfying judgment. Then it comes time to collect and it turns out the judgment is worth no more than the paper it’s written on. For example, sometimes a party…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Wine And Spirits Are not Always Confusingly Similar

Brand litigation can be extreme in the consumer products space and even more so for alcoholic beverages (legal cannabis brand owners take note and start stockpiling your war chest). It’s not uncommon for litigation to arise…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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