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Three Singer / Bea Attorneys Named Rising Stars

Singer / Bea LLP congratulates Benjamin Singer, Renee Bea, and Walt Pfeffer on their selection to the 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  These three awards recognize the firm’s breadth of talent: Mr. Singer was chosen for his work in intellectual property litigation, Ms. Bea for general litigation, and Mr. Pfeffer for business litigation.  Mr. Singer, Ms. Bea, and Mr. Pfeffer’s recognition places them within an exclusive group of only 2.5% of all … full story

The Firm Welcomes Adam Cashman To The Partnership

Singer/Bea LLP is thrilled to announce its newest addition to the firm, Adam Cashman.  Adam is a trial lawyer that has spent his entire career litigating complex commercial disputes.  He has deep experience with structured finance cases, complex derivative products, intellectual property cases, white collar criminal and insider fraud litigation, partnership, fiduciary duty, and shareholder disputes, licensing and contract cases, insolvency litigation, consumer class actions, appella… full story

Singer / Bea Wins Clean Sweep In Markman Order

The good news for CSB client Reason Bradley continued last week.  In addition to winning partial summary judgment on patent validity, Singer / Bea secured for Mr. Bradley a Markman order rejecting every single construction defendant proposed.  

Mr. Bradley is a gifted engineer from the Bay Area who revolutionized the hydrography industry with his invention of the universal sonar mount.  Mr. Bradley personally designed and patented a uniq… full story

Singer / Bea Wins Summary Judgment of Patent Validity

Singer / Bea is proud to report a victory on behalf of client Reason Bradley, a Bay Area native and founder of Sausalito-based startup Universal Sonar Mount.  Mr. Bradley invented and patented a specialized sonar mount that allowed hydrographers (water surveyors) to effectively “save” the precise location and angle of the sonar head, meaning that they no longer had to waste countless hours re-calibrating the sonar head whenever it or the mount needed to be moved.  Mr. Br… full story

Singer / Bea Wins Summary Judgment In Patent Case

Beginning in August 2012, The Tawnsaura Group, LLC (“Tawnsaura”) filed 92 actions in the Central District of California alleging infringement of two neutraceutical patents and immediately began seeking below nuisance value settlements.  Early in the action, our team recognized that the asserted patents had a fatal flaw, they claimed a hypothesis in violation of the patent statute’s enablement and utility requirements.  In other words, the patentee had not provided … full story

Renee Bea appointed to Board of Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

Congratulations to our partner, Renee Bea, who was recently appointed to a three year term on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter.  The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter serves more than 4.5 million people in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano counties.  It works to provide relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in the community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.  To learn mo… full story

Benjamin Singer to Speak at Upcoming IP Conference

Our partner, Benjamin Singer, will be one of the speakers at The Seminar Group's upcoming IP conference titled IP Issues in the Food and Beverage Industry.  The conference is scheduled for October 16 and 17, 2014 in Napa, CA.  Topics that will be covered include patent law developments, patents and trade secrets, trade dress protection, trademarks and copyrights, plus more.  CLE Credits will be offered.  

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Benjamin Singer Quoted in Today’s Daily Journal

Our partner, Benjamin Singer, was quoted in today’s Daily Journal in an article titled Patent Holders Moved Lawsuits South about the recent uptick in patent litigations filed in the Southern District of California in 2013.  Read the story here (subscription required).

Singer / Bea settles contentious wage and hour / overtime claim

The California Labor Code is one of the most challenging set of statutes for employers anywhere in the country.   For almost all Labor Code violations, the burden of proof falls on the employer, making the defense of employment claims particularly challenging in California.  The experienced employment law experts at Singer / Bea just settled a wage and hour / overtime dispute involving a complicated set of hour shifting and banked employment credits where the very existence of … full story