2nd Annual IP Year in Review – Exploring Key Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Cases and Developments for 2023 Webinar [Recorded Package] (National)

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Due to overwhelming demand, we cordially invite you to join us once again for an engaging webinar. Delve into the world of Intellectual Property as seasoned professionals in the field provide an insightful retrospective of the pivotal events in Trademark, Copyright, and Patent law throughout 2023. Stay current with the latest in Intellectual Property by exploring the significant cases, amendments in statutes and regulations, and upcoming legislative concerns that lie on the horizon.

Immerse yourself in this captivating and enriching 3.5-hour webinar scheduled for January 2024. Our expert presenters will focus on essential case precedents, administrative advancements, and legislative shifts. Furthermore, gain advanced insights into pending cases that warrant attention in the future.

Click on the agenda tab above to see the preliminary case list for each IP topic area.

Order the program now and we’ll provide you with the download or CD/DVDs after it is held and recorded live, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.  If you need the information sooner than that, we can send you a streaming link after the program is held.

This program was recorded live on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The recorded package, available in audio or video format and including seminar materials, is now available.

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What You Will Learn

This live webinar will be recorded Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The recorded package will be available approximately 2-3 weeks after the program. A streaming link can be provided in the meantime (after the program is held), if needed.


The cases/agenda below will be updated at the end of 2023.

2023: The Year in Trademark Law
Robert C. Cumbow, Miller Nash

  • Jack Daniel’s v. VIP (the dog toy case)
  • Abitron v. Hetronic
  • Hermes v. Rothschild
  • Van’s v. MSCHF
  • Yuga Labs v. Ryder Ripps
  • In re Lizzo
  • Vidal v. Elster (the “Trump Too Small” case)
  • Diece-Lisa Industries v. Disney (the “Lotso” case)
  • Chrysler v. Mahindra
  • MGA Ent’mt v. Clifford T.I. Harris (the “OMG GIRLZ” case)
  • Bertini v. Apple
  • Monster Energy v. Vital Pharmaceuticals
  • Curtin v. United Trademark Holdings (the “Rapunzel” case)
  • Rhode-NYC LLC v. Rhodedeodato Corp. (the Hailey Bieber case)
  • Grubhub v. Relish Labs
  • PIM v. Haribo
  • Zuru v. Lego
  • In re Hilton Palacio del Rio
  • In re Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Penn State v. Vintage Brand
  • In re Nike (the SNKRS case)
  • Kyland Young v. NeoCortext Inc. (Right of Publicity v. AI)
  • Hepp v. Meta (Right of Publicity)

“Tentative – additional cases will be added at the end of 2023.”

2023: The Year in Copyright Law
Sean M. Callagy, Arnold & Porter and Josh Escovedo, Buchalter

  • Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith (S.Ct.)
  • Thomson Reuters v. ROSS Intelligence (D. Del.)
  • Hunley v. Instagram (9th Cir.)
  • Hanagami v. Epic Games (9th Cir.)
  • Copyright Office decisions on registrability – Zarya of the Dawn, Suryast
  • Warner Chappell v. Nealy (11th Cir.)
  • SAS Institute v. World Programming Ltd. (Fed. Cir.)
  • Hachette Group v. Internet Archive (SDNY)
  • Griffin v. Sheeran (SDNY)

2023: The Year in Patent Law
Delfina Homen, Miller Nash and Philip Nulud, Buchalter

  • Amgen v. Sanofi (Sup Ct) – enablement under Section 112
  • In re Cellect (Fed Cir) – double patenting
  • VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corp. (Fed Cir.) – damages experts, doctrine of equivalents
  • Centripetal Networks LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. (ED VA) – when $5000 cost the plaintiff $2 billion
  • Nimitz Technologies v. Bloomberg LP (and several other cases) – litigation funding
  • Ironburg Inventions v. Valve Corp. (Fed Cir) – IPR estoppel
  • Allgenesis Biotherapeutics v. Cloudbreak Therapeutics (Fed. Cir.) – Article III standing for appealing from PTAB
  • Minerva Surgical v. Hologic (Fed. Cir.) – pre-AIA public use bar




Recording of Live Webinar

This program will be recorded live on January, 30, 2024. If you would like to attend live, click here.

The recording will be available approximately two weeks to three after the live program is held.


“I think all the speakers did a very good job of describing the cases with enough summary to not get lost in the details, but enough detail to deliver the point of including the case in their presentation. The presentation regarding the litigation funding case was very entertaining. For both Sean M. Callagy and Josh Escovedo, I appreciated the in-depth discussion of the ai related copyright cases, including the recently filed cases. Bob Cumbow always gives a great presentation, with little tidbits of his genuine interest in pop culture.” – David James, Esq.

“Sean M. Callagy had nice notes on practical applications.” – Thomas Hayton, Esq.

“All the speakers were great. They all had interesting cases and were all clearly comfortable with the material as subject matter experts. As a non-IP attorney, they made it easy for me to understand and didn’t fill the seminar with too much industry jargon. Thanks, everyone.” – Steve DeShazo, Esq.

“Speakers and PowerPoints were excellent.” – Elizabeth Reilly, Esq.

“Great subject matter and updates.” – Eugene Beliy, Esq.

“If I could trademark a name, it would Robert Cumbow! He is an amazing speaker.” – Paola Morinigo, Esq.

“Great program, delivering the content promised, well organized, and fitting the promised timeframe without running over. Excellent materials with good combination of verbal and visual elements. Speakers who are not only knowledgeable but entertaining.”

“Good team work between Philip Nulud and Delfina Homen; excellent sharing of duties and clear, very professional delivery.”

“Delfina Homen was an excellent speaker, delivered with feeling and humor but also technical clarity that emphasized the underlying importance of each case reviewed.”

“Josh Escovedo was clear and delivered his presentation professionally.”

“Sean M. Callagy gave an excellent presentation; clear and accessible.”

“Robert Cumbow has a relatable way of presenting IP topics and his commentary on the cases is always interesting.”

“Terrific program, very clear and professional delivery by copyright and patent speakers.”

“Delfina Homen did a great job of relating biotech cases to the general IP bar.”

“I thought Sean M. Callagy spoke very eloquently.”

“Delfina Homen was smart and engaging.”

“I thought it was great. Good, relevant content and good speakers.”

“Relevant content was discussed, and the speakers were great.”

“The speakers had great presentations which were very informative and well organized.”

“I really enjoyed this. Highly informative.”

“Good overview/mix of content.”

“The outlines for each important case were incredibly helpful.”

“Well done by everyone.”

“The slides and outlines are a solid resource.”

“Great program.”

“Efficient and helpful.”


Sean M. Callagy, Esq.
Arnold & Porter

Sean Callagy has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation matters. He has litigated widely in federal and state courts, including claims under trade secret law, contract and business tort laws, the Lanham Act, and federal patent and copyright laws. He has also litigated matters arising under the Sherman Antitrust Act and state unfair trade practice statutes. Mr. Callagy has represented clients at all stages, from administrative agencies to federal and state trial proceedings, from preliminary remedies to post-trial motions, as well as in courts of appeal and the US Supreme Court. Mr. Callagy also has significant courtroom experience. This includes acting as second-chair in a three-week federal copyright jury trial, and also having served as a volunteer Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco during spring of 2015, in which Mr. Callagy tried three cases to jury verdict and handled numerous other courtroom proceedings.

Mr. Callagy also has provided counseling to clients concerning general copyright, trademark, and patent advice, as well as antitrust implications from the formation of patent pools and merger clearance by antitrust enforcement agencies. While in law school, Mr. Callagy served as an extern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and was a member of the Board of Advocates.

Prior to law school, Mr. Callagy was a Fulbright Fellow in Hamburg, Germany, where he taught at the Emilie-WüstenfeldGymnasium and attended the University of Hamburg. Mr. Callagy is fluent in German.

Robert C. Cumbow, Esq.
Miller Nash LLP

Bob Cumbow counsels domestic and international businesses and entrepreneurs on intellectual property registration, agreements, licensing, due diligence, and protection for advertising, publishing, and internet issues. His practice includes matters relating to trademark search, clearance, prosecution, and policing; copyright and publicity right clearance; licenses, assignments, contracts, releases, and publishing agreements; alcoholic beverage branding, labeling and advertising; communications and media law; intellectual property dispute resolution; domain name disputes; advertising compliance; and promotional contests and sweepstakes.

His clients have included wineries, breweries, and distilleries; beverage and specialty food companies; telecommunication and wireless companies; news and entertainment media; computer hardware and software companies; video and board game developers; cannabis and cannabis-related businesses; advertising agencies; a major league baseball team; an international evangelist; artists, arts organizations, independent film makers, playwrights, authors, and musicians; and major international retailers, manufacturers, and distributors of books, appliances, clothing, pharmaceuticals, and food products.

Bob has been a revered adjunct law professor for more than 20 years, teaching the foundations of IP law and sharing the passion for popular culture, language, and history that informs his practice, fuels his appreciation for client’s brands and creations, and enhances his ability to help clients protect their businesses.

Josh Escovedo, Esq.

Josh Escovedo is a shareholder in Buchalter’s Sacramento and Los Angeles offices. He is a member of Buchalter’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate Practice Groups. With a keen focus on delivering exceptional legal representation, Josh’s expertise encompasses a diverse range of legal areas.

Josh’s litigation practice focuses on complex matters involving breaches of contracts, fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, and other business-related actions. Josh has also become known as a recognized authority in defamation and free-speech actions. His thorough understanding of these matters allows him to provide strategic counsel and achieve favorable outcomes for his clients.

Josh’s intellectual property practice focuses on trademark and copyright law and includes litigation and transactional matters. Josh regularly handles infringement litigation, trademark and copyright registration, licensing, and acquisitions and sales of intellectual property. His comprehensive approach ensures that his clients’ intellectual-property assets are protected and maximized.

Josh also maintains a sophisticated real estate practice, catering to a wide range of needs for commercial property owners and developers. His expertise includes commercial contract and lease disputes, purchase and sale litigation, development disputes, fraud actions, mechanic’s lien claims, and general advice and counsel to property owners and developers. Josh’s dedication to his clients’ success and deep understanding of the real estate industry make him a trusted advisor in this complex field.

Josh is certified by the NFLPA, CFLPA, and MLBPA (pending) as a contract advisor. As both an agent and an attorney, Josh has developed an intimate understanding of the sports industry, its collective bargaining agreements, and the business of sports. This valuable insight has paved the way for him to establish a specialized sports practice, catering to the diverse needs of athletes, coaches, managers, teams, and fellow agents. Whether it’s reviewing services contracts, negotiating endorsement deals, or representing clients’ interests in arbitration, Josh’s deep understanding of the sports provides a significant advantage to his clients. With his knowledge and experience, Josh can navigate the complexities of sports-related legal matters with precision and ensure his clients receive the best possible outcomes.

Delfina Homen, Esq.
Special Counsel
Miller Nash LLP

Delfina Homen is an intellectual property litigator and has represented clients from diverse industries in lawsuits involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, and tort and contract disputes. She also advises and represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and patent inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Additionally, Delfina uses her advocacy skills and intellectual property knowledge to advise and represent clients in the international sphere, helping clients protect their intellectual property and defend their products with U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the International Trade Commission. Through her work in these administrative proceedings, Delfina has developed an understanding of regulatory issues not seen in the typical litigation, and can provide clients with valuable insights as a result.

Delfina also brings her considerable breadth of IP knowledge to the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Team and its Cannabis Team. 

Delfina understands that not every matter is destined for litigation. She partners with clients to obtain favorable resolutions for each unique situation. Delfina has successfully represented clients in private and court-ordered mediations. She also has experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating trademark usage agreements, litigation settlement agreements, and licensing agreements.

Outside of litigation, Delfina is experienced in IP procurement and enforcement. She has worked on numerous trademark and patent applications, assisting clients in obtaining the IP protection they need to grow and support their business strategies. Delfina has also organized and run large trademark, patent, and copyright enforcement programs for national companies.

Before law school, Delfina worked as an undergrad research assistant at Oregon State University and then after college as a research assistant at Shriner’s Hospital for Children and Oregon Health & Science University.

Philip Nulud, Esq.

 A seasoned intellectual property attorney, Mr. Nulud has assisted clients in developing, protecting, and licensing their valuable ideas by providing critical freedom to use clearance and infringement opinions for patents and trademarks, while also preparing, prosecuting, and enforcing their patents, trademarks and copyrights.  He is also very experienced with the enforcement and prosecution of trademarks overseas and in particular in China.

Mr. Nulud also engages in negotiating and drafting license agreements as well as influencer agreements and endorsement deals for many brands, fashion houses, celebrities, retailers, artists, and consumer product companies.

Mr. Nulud has also successfully represented clients in high-stakes intellectual property litigation in both Federal and California state courts, Mr. Nulud has also assisted clients with complex infringement and counterfeiting matters domestically and worldwide.  He regularly represents clients in connection with ICANN domain name arbitration proceedings, and has acquired hundreds of domain names for his clients that are critical to their business success.

Apparel & Textiles

Mr. Nulud has extensive experience serving clients in the apparel and textile industry.  He has represented global fashion companies in brand protection, trademark clearance, international expansion, enforcement, and licensing transactions, including risk assessment of advertising campaigns and social media posts.  Representative clients include:

Contemporary clothing brands

Sports brands, from traditional, to contemporary and action sports

Footwear brands

Clothing retailers with hundreds of stores nationwide

Celebrities and Influencers

Premium denim brands

Couture fashion and bridal wear brands

Up-and-coming casual wear brands

Up-and-coming contemporary brands

The Los Angeles Business Journal has recognized Mr. Nulud as one of the 2019 “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” and a nominee for “Service Provider of the Year” at the 2018 Fashion & Beauty Awards. He was awarded Best Under 40 by NAPABA. He was also selected as a 2020 and 2021 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.


Three Recorded Package options to choose from:

Video (with sound)* Recording & Materials Package – CD or Download:  $249

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Order both the Video* and Audio Only* Packages for only $50 more – CD or Download:  $299

*The Video recording is a video of the webinar (with sound). The Audio recording is audio only, for those who wish to listen to it without visuals (such as in the car).

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This program will be recorded live on January 30, 2024.

(Recorded packages are available approximately two to three weeks after the seminar is held.)

CLE Credit

CA General:  This program is approved for 3.25 units of general CLE in California.

OR General: This program is approved for 3.25 units of general CLE in Oregon.

FL General: This program is approved for 4.0 units of general CLE in Florida through 07/31/25.
FL Board Certified: This program is approved for 4.0 units of Intellectual Property Law in Florida through 07/31/25.

WA General: This program is approved for 3.25 units of General CLE in Washington through 01/29/29.

NY General: This course is eligible for approval, under New York’s CLE Approved Jurisdiction policy, for 3.25 CLE units. Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is a NY approved jurisdiction. See Section 6 of the New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above. Many attorneys ask for this and are approved in other states.

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Recorded on January 30, 2024.