SoCal IP Institute :: April 28, 2014 :: Preliminary Injunctive Relief and Trademark Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 28, 2014 will be a discussion of two cases.  The first relates to preliminary injunctive relief in patent cases and the second case relates to trademark infringement.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Trebro Mfg. v. Firefly Equipment and Steven Aposhian, Case No. 2013-1347 (Fed Cir. April 9, […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: March 31, 2014 :: Reggaeton Arguments and the Meaning of “Substantially”

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 31, 2014 will be a discussion of two cases.  The first relates to a reggaeton copyright dispute and the second involves a discussion of the meaning of “substantially” in a patent claim.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Alicea v. Machete Music, Miscellaneous Docket No. 12-1548 (1st […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 14, 2013 :: Species Election and Confusing First Impressions

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 14, 2013 will be a discussion led by Guy Cumberbatch of our Santa Barbara Office regarding the effects of species restrictions on patent claim scope, a series of TTAB decisions testing whether you can spot likelihood of confusion, and an examiner’s response to a patent claiming […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 15, 2013 :: Exceptional case and willful infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 15, 2013 will be a discussion of two Federal Circuit cases regarding patents.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A., et. al. (Fed. Cir. March 25, 2013) (available here).

At the district court, the defendant recovered attorney fees and costs after […]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 11, 2013 :: Indirect infringement and Equitable Estoppel

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013 will be a discussion of two patent cases from the Federal Circuit.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Radio Systems Corp v. Lalor, Case No. 2012-1233 (Fed. Cir. March 6, 2013) (available here).

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part the district court’s decision that the […]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 11, 2013 :: Indirect infringement and Equitable Estoppel

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013 will be a discussion of two patent cases from the Federal Circuit.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Radio Systems Corp v. Lalor, Case No. 2012-1233 (Fed. Cir. March 6, 2013) (available here).

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part the district court’s decision that the […]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 25, 2013 :: Jurisdiction for Patent Malpractice Cases and Doctrine of Equivalents

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 25, 2013 will be a discussion of a Supreme Court case regarding the jurisdiction for patent malpractice cases and a case regarding the doctrine of equivalents.

Gunn v. Minton, Case No. 11-1118 (S.Ct. Feb. 20, 2013) (available here)

28 U.S.C. § 1338(a) provides federal district courts with exclusive […]

SoCal IP Institute :: December 10, 2012 :: Administrative Procedures Act and Claim Construction

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 10, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Pregis v. Kappos, Case No. 2010-1492, -1532 (Fed. Cir. December 6, 2012) (attached).

In 2009, Pregis sued Free-Flow for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Free-Flow’s Patent Nos. 7,325,377, 7,526,904 and […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 22, 2012 :: Claim Construction and Abuse of Discretion

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Case No. 2012-1507 (Fed. Cir. October 11, 2012) (attached).

On February 8, 2012, Apple brought suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone infringes […]

SoCal IP Institute :: August 13, 2012 :: Trademark Abandonment and Claim Construction

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 13, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Lens.com, Inc. v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc., Case No. 2011-1258 (Fed. Cir. August 3, 2012) (attached).

The Wesley-Jessen Corporation obtained Trademark Registration No. 2,175,334 for the mark LENS in connection with “computer software […]