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SoCal IP Institute :: January 23, 2017 :: Trademark infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017, we will discuss the following:
Viacom International Inc. v. IJR Capital Investments, LLC (S.D.Texas Jan. 11, 2017) (available here). IJR filed a trademark application for THE KRUSTY KRAB for restaurant services. Viacom then sent a cease and desist letter asking IJR to refrain from using the trademark […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: January 16, 2017 :: An Alice About-Face in S.D.N.Y.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017, we will discuss the following:
TNS Media Research, LLC v. TIVO Research and Analytics, Inc., Case No. 11 Civ. 4039 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 29, 2016) (available here). But, before you read that decision, read this one. The November 29, 2016 decision is a vacatur of the earlier, February […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: January 9, 2017 :: Patent Claim Interpretation and Trademark for Service Performed by Software

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017, we will discuss the following:
D’Agostino v. Mastercard Int’l Inc., Case Nos. 2016-1592 and 2016-1593 (Fed Cir. December 22, 2016) (available here).  Method claims of Plaintiff’s patents disclose processes for generating limited-use transaction codes to be given to a merchant by a customer for […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Anticipation, Inter Partes Review, Obviousness, Patent, Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: December 19, 2016 :: Recent Cases on Direct and Indirect Infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc., Case No. 2015-2019 (Fed Cir. December 13, 2016) (available here). Medgraph asserted two patents against Medtronic related to an improved method for diagnosis and treatment of patients that generally relates to symptoms or medical […]

SoCal IP Institute :: Dec. 12, 2016 :: APPLE, INC. v. AMERANTH, INC.,

At our next SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 12, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Apple Inc. v. Ameranth. (Fed. Cir. November 29, 2016) (available here). In this appeal, the Court reviewed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions in three Covered Business Method (“CBM”) reviews.  Ameranth argued for a substantial evidence standard of review, […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Claim Construction, Patent, Unenforceability|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Dec. 5, 2016 :: Copyright infringement and trademark infringement

At our next SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Antonick v. Electronic Arts, Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 22, 2016) (available here).  Plaintiff Antonick developed the computer code for EA’s Madden Football game for the Apple II computer. EA later released versions of the game for Sega and Nintendo. EA […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Trademark, Use in Commerce|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 28, 2016 :: Notification in Inter Partes Review and Use of Trademark in Sale of Two Hats

There will be no SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016. At our next SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, we will discuss the following:
In re Nuvasive, Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 9, 2016) (available here).  Medtronic filed petitions for inter partes review of Nuvasive’s patents related to spinal fusion implants […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Inter Partes Review, Patent, Trademark, TTAB, Use in Commerce|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 14, 2016 :: CSA’s Applicability to Trademark Applications and IPR Partial Institution

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, we will discuss the following:
In re JJ206, LLC dab JuJu Joints (T.T.A.B. October 27, 2016) (available here).  JuJu sought to register the marks Powered by JuJu and JuJu Joints for goods in class 34 explicitly indicating that the mark would be used in connection with […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Inter Partes Review, Patent, Trademark, TTAB, Use in Commerce|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 7, 2016 :: Fed. Cir. Resurrects Software Patents Previously Found Ineligible Under Alice in Amdocs Case

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, we will discuss the following:
AMDOCS (ISRAEL) LIMITED v. OPENET TELECOM, INC., OPENET TELECOM LTD. (Fed Cir. Nov. 1, 2016) (available here).  In a 61 page opinion, a split federal circuit holds that 4 Amdocs patents were erroneously found ineligible under Alice. Judge Plager authored the opinion and […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 31, 2016 :: Copyrights

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 31, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Direct Technologies, LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc. (9th Cir. September 6, 2016) (available here). Electronic Arts is the maker of a game called The Sims. EA contracted with a company to develop a flash drive in the shape of one […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement|0 Comments