Partner Scott Alderton elected as Vice President of the Los Angeles Venture Association

The Board of Directors of The Los Angeles Venture Association, a non-profit organization which supports the development of emerging growth and middle market companies in Southern California, has elected new officers for the 2008-2009 term, including Partner Scott Alderton, who has been elected Vice President, Development.  To view the press release click here.


Attorneys Named as “Southern California Super Lawyers”

Partner Greg Akselrud is featured in Southern California Rising Stars 2008.

Partner Kevin DeBre is featured in Southern California Super Lawyers 2008.

Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.  Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers.


Kevin DeBré To Moderate “IP for In-House Counsel” Panel, May 28th

Partner Kevin DeBré will moderate a panel entitled “Licensing 101 for In-House Counsel” at the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section’s upcoming event on May 28th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  The panel, which starts at 11:45 AM and ends at 12:30 PM, will include In House Counsel from divergent industries (e.g., semiconductors or software, consumer products, entertainment, etc.) discussing their unique perspectives in licensing patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights.

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Licensing Forum

“Frankly My Dear…I’m A Pepper, You’re A Pepper, Don’t You Want To Be A Pepper Too?”
New Matter, Volume 32, Number 3, 2007
Kevin DeBré

A CELEBRITY DIES AND the battle over control of her publicity rights begins. Heirs struggle to block tasteless commercial exploitation of their deceased relative’s fame while copyright owners seek to profit from their work. Unlike many intellectual property disputes, these struggles often extend beyond the courtroom and generate intense public debate. View PDF (002)