Partner Carole Reagan published an article in the Orange County Business Journal’s special Intellectual Property Law section on July 10, 2017: “Made Up Words Make the Best Trademark (But Don’t Bother Trying to Register ‘Covfefe’).”
U/Z co-founding partner Dean Zipser has become President of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (CRF-OC) for the 2017/2018 term, having served last year as its Vice President. Dean, who is Past President of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, has been a member →
Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Mei Tsang and Ryan Dean have joined the firm as partners.
Mei and Ryan work with companies of all sizes – from small businesses to Fortune 500 institutions — both domestically and internationally. Mei has an international intellectual property practice focused on helping clients formulate their IP strategy, and shepherding their IP through various business cycles to achieve their business goals worldwide. Mei has substantial experience in patent and trademark portfolio development, and in all aspects of IP enforcement, including negotiation, licensing, and litigation at various courts at the federal, state, and administrative levels. Her clients also depend on her multicultural background and language abilities (Mandarin and Cantonese) to help them expand and navigate their IP strategy worldwide.
Ryan specializes in global patent and trademark prosecution for clients of all sizes, and focuses primarily in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, process engineering, household and consumer products, medical devices, and fluid conditioning systems. He also has substantial experience with licensing, defense and enforcement of both patents and trademarks, including at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in Federal Court. Ryan manages portfolio development for domestic and international clients, developing tailored strategies to best protect clients’ intellectual property while providing clients with cost certainty. Ryan has led global enforcement efforts in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China and other countries around the world.
“I have known Mei for many years and have always been impressed with the depth of her IP experience and expertise, her devotion to her clients, and her professional service,” said Dean Zipser. “Mei and I have worked together on various professional and community matters; doing client work together is a natural transition for us.”
“With their deep experience with patent and trademark prosecution and licensing, Mei and Ryan will strengthen the firm’s IP litigation practice – which has always been one of our core areas of focus – and helps meet our clients’ needs to identify, procure, and shepherd their IP rights,” added Tom Umberg.
U/Z’s Tom Umberg is part of an Orange County Forum Panel, “What Happened to the Middle” being held on June 22, 2017 that also includes Hon. Loretta Sanchez, Former Congresswoman,46th Congressional District; Dan Schnur, Director of the American Jewish Committee; and Justin Wallin , President of J. Wallin Opinion Research. The program will be held →
U/Z’s Tom Umberg, one of the original three Assistant U.S. Attorneys to staff the Orange County office, helped organize the first Former Orange County Assistant US Attorney Reception at the Umberg Zipser’s Irvine office on May 30, 2017. Former OC AUSA and now Congressman Adam Schiff was the guest of honor at the reception that →
U/Z partner Adina Stowell published an article, “Arbitration in Real Estate Contracts,” in the Orange County Business Journal on May 8, 2017. A copy of the article is available here: OCBJ: Arbitration in Real Estate Contracts
U/Z’s Todd Smith has been a volunteer with CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County – since 2015 and is matched with an 11-year-old boy. CASA is a non-profit organization serving the county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for →
U/Z’s Tom Umberg was quoted in the lead story in the Daily Journal on April 4, 2017, “UC Irvine law dean Erwin Chemerinsky among three candidates to lead UC Berkeley School of Law.” Tom put Dean Chemerinsky’s legacy in perspective, “This is a potential loss to the Orange County legal community and UCI. However, he has built a very strong foundation at UCI, so I imagine it will continue to be an excellent school whose prominence will continue to rise.”
Umberg Zipser’s co-founding partner Dean Zipser received the Franklin G. West Award from the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) at its annual Judges’ Night on January 26, 2017. The West Award is the OCBA’s highest honor, presented to outstanding attorneys and judges whose lifetime achievements have advanced justice and the law. As this year’s West Award honoree, Dean is featured in the February edition of the Orange County Lawyer magazine. The article chronicles Dean’s lifetime of achievement and service to the Orange County legal community. In conjunction with the West Award, Dean received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Newport Beach in honor of his service to the Orange County community. Go to the full story for event photos and a pdf of the article.
U/Z’s Scott Garner has published an article in the March 2017 issue of OC Lawyer, “Law Firm Departures: Avoiding Abandonment Issues.” Attorneys, including associates, leave law firms all the time for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is in search of greener grass at a different law firm. Sometimes it is to go in-house. Sometimes it is to pursue a non-legal job (or perhaps an illegal job—but that is another article altogether). Sometimes it is to stay home and raise a family. Sometimes it is because the law firm dissolves. And sometimes it is because the law firm asked the lawyer to leave. Whatever the reason, lawyers must be mindful of their ethical duties to their existing clients when they plan and execute their departures. Follow the link to read the full article.