SoCal IP Institute :: August 6, 2012 :: Claim Construction

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 6, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Grober v. Mako Prod. Inc., Case No. 2010-1519, -1527 (Fed. Cir. July 30, 2012) (attached).

Grober owns patent No. 6,611,662 towards a platform for stabilizing a camera for filming motion pictures from […]

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 :: April 9, 2012 :: Means-Plus-Function and Inequitable Conduct

We will be discussing a Federal Circuit case and a Northern District of California case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 9, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below:

Ergo Licensing, LLC. v. CareFusion 303, Inc., 2011-1229 (C.A.F.C. Mar. 26, 2012) (attached).

In a patent infringement case over a patent on an infusion system […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 10, 2011 :: Domain Name Re-Registration as Cybersquatting and Slot Machine Patents

We will be discussing one trademark and one patent case  in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 10, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below.

GoPets v. Hise et al., Case Nos. 08-56110 and -56112 (9th Cir. Sept. 22, 2011) (attached).  The primary question presented by this case is whether in the Anticybersquatting Consumer […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: September 19, 2011 :: The Immediately Effective Provisions of the America Invents Act and Flowchart Support for Means Plus Function Terms

We will be discussing the immediately effective provisions of the recently enacted America Invents Act and the adequacy of flowchart disclosure for means plus function terms in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 19, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below.

The America Invents Act, (Signed September 16, 2011) (attached).  We will be discussing […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: August 29, 2011 :: Evidence of Direct Infringement and Reading Out Claim Limitations

We will be discussing one district court case regarding the sufficiency of evidence of direct patent infringement and one Federal Circuit case involving claim construction in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 29, 2011.  Brief synopses are presented below.

Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 06:08 CV 88 (E.D. Tex. April […]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 20, 2011 :: Induced Infringement and Means-Plus-Function Terms

We will be discussing two recent cases in the coming week’s SoCal IP Institute.  The first sets forth the standard for “willful blindness” in situations of induced infringement.  The second has to do with the application of 35 U.S.c. 112, paragraph 6 to claims. We will discuss these cases in our weekly SoCal IP Institute […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 18, 2011 :: McKesson Split Infringement and Summary Judgment of Invalidity

We will be discussing two recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 18, 2011.  The first case is a further refinement of the on-going development of split infringement jurisprudence. The second case deals with written description and the propriety of summary judgment of anticipation.  A brief synopsis of the […]

SoCal IP Institute :: April 4, 2011 :: Prima Facie Rejection of Patent Claims, Internet Keywords and Another Texas Transfer Mandamus

We will be discussing three recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011. The first case is a decision confirming that neither an examiner nor the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences is required to perform claim construction in rejecting patent […]

SoCal IP Institute :: November 22, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, November 22 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:

A123 Sys. V. Hydro-Quebec, No. 10-1059 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 10, 2010) (case […]

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