SoCal IP Institute :: August 14, 2017 :: Doctrine of Equivalents ; CAFC Disagrees with the PTAB

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Enzo Biochem v. Applera, (Federal Circuit 2017) (available here). Enzo and Applera had been involved in litigation over patents for genetic testing and labeling since 2004. In a new round of litigation, plaintiff argued under the doctrine of equivalence, that the […]

SoCal IP Institute :: July 10, 2017 :: Attorneys’ Fees for Exceptional Cases; Paying the PTO’s Expenses Includes Their Attorney’s Fees

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 10, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Adjustacam LLC v. Sakar International Inc. (Fed. Cir.  July 5, 2017) (available here). AdjustaCam is the exclusive licensee to a patent claiming a camera “rotatably attached . . . about a first axis of rotation.” Newegg produced […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Attorney's Fees, Infringement, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 12, 2017 :: Changes to Patent Venue and Google Is Still Not a Generic Term

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC  (Supreme Court, March 27, 2017) (available here).  Kraft Foods sued TC Heartland for patent infringement in Delaware. The district court denied TC’s motion to dismiss or transfer venue. TC petitioned […]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 27, 2017 :: Patent infringement under 271(f) and Copyright infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017, we will discuss the following:
Life Technologies Corp et. al. v. Promega Corp., No. 14-1538 (S.Ct. February 22, 2017) (available here).  Life Technologies sublicensed Promega’s patent that related to a toolkit for genetic testing. Life Technologies then shipped one of the five components of the […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Copyright, Infringement, Patent|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. 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

SoCal IP Institute :: October 24, 2016 :: Disavowal of Patent Claim Scope and No Copyright Infringement of “Who’s on First?”

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Poly America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc. (Fed Cir. October 14, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff brought a patent infringement action, where the district court found that the patent and prosecution history “contain clear and unequivocal statements that the inventor […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Work Product

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district court level here. It was one of the first substantive Section 101 cases following Alice.  At the district court […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

UPDATE: SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Briefs

Update: The date has been changed to October 17, 2016.  We will have a visiting speaker on October 10, 2016.
For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments