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The Intersection of Patents and Community Property: The Problem of the Ex-Spouse

The Intersection of Patents and Community Property: The Problem of the Ex-Spouse

Patents can be considered marital assets subject to community property laws, which companies often overlook when determining who owns intellectual property. This seminar will explore what rights spouses may have to an inventor’s patents, and how those rights impact patent ownership.

Hosted By

Stanley M. Gibson | Chairman, Patent Litigation Group
Stan Gibson is an experienced trial lawyer, who has focused on high-stakes cases involving complicated technology and bet-the-company cases in the entertainment industry. He is the Chairman of JMBM’s Patent Litigation Group and the publisher of the Patent Lawyer Blog. The media frequently calls upon Stan to explain the significance of court decisions, and he has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Thompson Reuters, American Lawyer, National Law Journal, ABA Journal, Los Angeles Daily Journal and other publications.

Gregory S. Cordrey | Partner
Greg focuses his practice on patent litigation as well as civil litigation involving complex technology. He has litigated patent cases throughout the U.S., with extensive experience in the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Texas. In addition, Greg has practiced before the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a registered patent attorney with experience in patent reexamination proceedings. Greg also has extensive experience with patent licensing, including successfully negotiating a wide range of license agreements, particularly with Fortune 500 companies, and advising regarding IP strategy.

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Registration: 4:30 PM
Presentation: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception and Q&A to follow


3 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, California 92614
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There is no charge for this program.


Contact Doreen Filice at 310.201.3589 or if you have any questions.

This activity has been approved for one hour of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

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