SoCal IP Institute :: June 19, 2017 ::The Supreme Court on Patent Exhaustion; Housing Design Copyright Trolls

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (Supreme Court, May 30, 2017) (available here). Lexmark makes and sells certain printer toner cartridges. To prevent third parties from reselling used toner cartridges, Lexmark instituted a “buyback” program. Customers received […]

SoCal IP Institute :: January 26, 2015 :: Willfulness standard for Copyrights and Copyright Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 26, 2015 will be a discussion of:

Olem Shoe Corp. v. Washington Shoe Corp, Case No. 12-11227 (11th Cir. January 12, 2015) (available here).  In 2009 and 2010, Washington Shoe sent cease and desist letters to Olem Shoe Corp. alleging copyright infringement of designs of Washington Shoe’s Zebra Supreme […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 1, 2013 :: Contributory Copyright Infringement and “Contested Cases” before the PTO

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 1, 2013 will be a discussion of one Federal Circuit case regarding patent divided infringement and a 9th Circuit case regarding copyright fair use.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Columbia Pictures et al. v. Gary Fung; Isohunt Web Tech., Inc., Case No. 10-55946 (9th Cir. […]

By |March 31st, 2013|Copyright, DMCA, First Sale, Infringement, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: January 24, 2011

SoCal IP Institute

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, January 24 at Noon. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to  Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday.

We will be discussing the following:

UMG Recordings v. Augusto, No. 08-55998 (9th Cir. Jan. 04, […]

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