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 :: November 23, 2015 :: Copyright protection for work that makes “fair use” of source material and patent specification may be used to determine the knowledge of a person of ordinary skill in the art

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 23, 2015, will be a discussion of the following cases:
Keeling v. Hars (2nd Cir. October 30, 2015) (available here).  In a copyright action seeking to enforce plaintiff’s copyright in an unauthorized parody of the movie Point Break, the district court’s judgment for the plaintiff is affirmed.  The court […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Anticipation, Copyright, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 2, 2012 :: Doctrine of Equivalents, Unexpected Results and Teaching Away

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 2, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. v. Cadbury Adams USA LLC, Case No. 2011-1140, 2011-1150 (Fed. Cir. June 22, 2012) (attached).

This suit involved infringement assertions between two competitors in the chewing gum industry.  […]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 21, 2012 :: Inherent Characteristics of Prior Art and Deference to Federal Agencies

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one Ninth Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

In re Montgomery, Case No. 2011-1376 (Fed. Cir. May 8, 2012) (attached).

The examiner rejected appellant’s claims in a patent application towards a method for treatment or […]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 14, 2012 :: Public Use or Sale and Recapture Rule

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Leader Tech., Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., Case No. 2011-1366 (Fed. Cir. May 8, 2012) (attached).

This patent infringement case relates to software that allows users on a network to communicate and collaborate […]

SoCal IP Institute :: April 23, 2012 :: Changes at the USPTO and Implementation of the America Invents Act

We will be discussing recent trends and changes at the US Patent and Trademark Office and implementation of the America Invents Act during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012.
Some of the topics that we will discuss include:

Efforts by the USPTO to reduce the backlog in examination of patent applications
Prioritized Examination […]

By |April 19th, 2012|Anticipation, Assignment, Patent, Prosecution, Reforms|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: February 27, 2012 :: Anticipation by Ranges of Values and the Meaning of “No Legitimate Interests” in UDRP Proceedings

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one WIPO UDRP administrative panel decision during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 27, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

ClearValue, Inc. et al. v. Pearl River Polymers, Inc. et al., Case No. 2011-1078 -1100 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 17, 2012) (attached).  ClearValue accused Pearl […]

By |February 24th, 2012|Anticipation, Patent, UDRP|1 Comment