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Benefit Corporations

by: Laura Koch California has entered the new year with a new class of corporation—the ‟Benefit Corporation,” or ‟B Corporation.” Governor Brown signed AB361 in October 2011, making California the seventh Read More

A New Ambush on At-Will Employment?

by Andrew K Jacobson Once again, the turn of the new year brings new laws into existence. The newspapers focus on cross-cultural clashes like the banning of new sources of shark Read More

The End of the Internet as We Know It?

By Kim Kennedy The Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) is a bill that Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas introduced in the United States House of Representatives in October, 2011. The bill Read More

Willfully Misclassified: New Perils in Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

By Andrew K. Jacobson In an era of ultra-tight budgets, getting something for less is appealing. One such temptation is hiring someone to be an independent contractor, instead of as an Read More

The Cinderella of Intellectual Property

Law regarding trade secrets has long been seen as the ugly step-sister of intellectual property. Patents, trademarks, and copyrights have traditionally been held to be federal concerns, while trade secrets Read More

Don’t Let Your Company Be a Software Theft Ring

Would you encourage your employees take a five-fingered discount from the office supply store? Probably not. Would you cheat a hard-working employee by not paying her? Of course not. However, Read More

Small Claims Court Limit to Increase

Governor Brown has signed a law raising the upper limits for some small claims actions. Beginning (presumably) January 1, 2012, the upper limit for some small claims court actions will Read More

Bit Torrent File Sharing Lawsuits

You have received a notice from your Internet Service Provider, or “ISP,” indicating that you have been sued as a “Doe” in a bit torrent file sharing lawsuit. What now? Read More

The Rapid Evolution of Mobile Apps

When I was a kid, on days when we couldn’t play outside, my friend Mike and I would play Pong on our TV sets. Growing up in the Los Angeles Read More

When Cease-and-Desist Means Start Right Now

A Federal Express envelope arrives addressed to you as the head of your business. However, it is from a law firm that you have never heard of. You already have Read More

New Tech, Old Parasites

When the Internet burst into popularity in the mid-1990s, the rush to get popular names resembled the Oklahoma land run of 1889 – but for far more fertile cyberspace locations. Read More

The Guardians of Origami

The Guardian newspaper in London reported on our lawsuit on behalf of the origami artists. One of the joys of working this case is the quality of our clients. They are Read More

Now For Something Completely Different

Here is the best 3 1/2 minutes of your day. Make sure your speakers are on, and enjoy the high definition view of The Arctic Light. Read More

Privacy? You Don't Got No Stinkin' Privacy!

When someone subpoenas subscriber information from an internet service provider, does the subscriber have an expectation of privacy? In California, at least, the answer seems to be: No. In People v. Read More

Using Certified Interpreters

Bay Oak Law's own assistant extraordinaire, Kim Kennedy, published an article in the Spring 2011 issue of The Bulletin of the Alameda County Bar Association about something that came up for Read More

In The Crease

If you're interested in more on origami in general and Robert Lang in particular, the Stanford Magazine has an article about him in its current issue. Read More

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