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

SoCal IP Institute :: August 22, 2016 :: Willful copyright infringement and the Written Description Requirement for Patent Claims

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Friedman v. Live Nation Merchandise (9th Cir. August 18, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff Glen Friedman is a photographer who took pictures of the hip hop band Run-DMC during the 1980s. Live Nation is a music merchandising company and is involved in the […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Written Description|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 11, 2016 :: Reviewing Ethics Decisions in Patent Law

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Protostorm, LLC. v. Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Ins. Co. v. Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus LLP (VLW 010-3-620), No. 08-CV-931 (E.D.N.Y June 20, 2016) (Memorandum & Order available here; Damages Order Available here). In this case, a judgment of approximately $7 […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Attorney's Fees, Copyright, Inter Partes Review, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 27, 2016 :: Nonappealable Institution Decisions and BRI Proper in IPR and Prenda Law Appellate Affirmation

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Cuozzo Speed Techs. v. Lee, No. 15-446 (June 20, 2016) (available here). Cuozzo sued Garmin International who, in turn, sought inter parties review of a patent owned by Cuozzo.  The Patent Trial and Appeal Board concluded that the claims […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Attorney's Fees, Copyright, Inter Partes Review, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 20, 2016 :: Damages in Copyright Cases and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, No. 15-375 (June 16, 2016) (available here).  The Supreme Court  took up a copyright damages case where the defendant in this case, Mr. Kirtsaeng, had won a copyright lawsuit brought by John Wiley […]

By |June 17th, 2016|Attorney's Fees, Copyright|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: March 28, 2016 :: Forum non conveniens in intellectual property dispute and standing to sue for infringement of Disney’s Haunted Mansion flickering candle patent

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 28, 2016, we will discuss the following cases:
Halo Creative & Design Ltd. v. Comptoir Des Indes, Inc. (Fed. Cir. March 14, 2016) (available here).  // // A Hong Kong furniture manufacturer asserted Canadian defendants infringed their intellectual property and violated Illinois consumer fraud and deceptive […]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 7, 2016 :: Contempt in Copyright Disputes and Infringement of Video Game Pointing Devices

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016, we will discuss the following cases:
CBS Broadcasting, Inc. et al. v. FilmOn.com, Inc., Docket No. 14-3123-cv (2d. Cir. Feb. 16, 2016) (available here).  FilmOn provides an online streaming service that rebroadcasts, via the internet, broadcast television.  FilmOn offered content from a number of […]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 8, 2016 :: TTAB rules no fraudulent intent regarding false claim of use in citable decision; Hip Hop Artist’s copyright lawsuit dismissed by 2nd Cir. as Time-Barred

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016, will be a discussion of the following:
Embarcadero Tech. v. Delphix Corp, (TTAB 1/21/16) (available here). At issue was a motion for summary judgment brought by Delphix on Embarcadero’s claim that Delphix fraudulently proclaimed use in commerce of its DELPHIX mark. Embarcadero also filed a motion to amend its petition for cancellation to […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Copyright, Damages, Fraud, Ownership, Trademark, TTAB, Use in Commerce|0 Comments