SoCal IP Institute :: October 21, 2013 :: Pharrell Williams And Will-I-Am in IP Dispute; Bentley Prevails in Trademark Dispute

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013 will be a discussion of Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams lawsuit for declaratory relief that his trademark “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.  The complaint can be found here, and the Answer with Counterclaims can be found here.

We will also discuss […]

SoCal IP Institute :: September 16, 2013 :: Design patents and Trademark Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 will be a discussion of a recent Federal Circuit decision regarding design patents and a First Circuit decision regarding trademark infringement. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Dorpan, S.L. V. Hotel Melia, Inc., Case No. 12-1679 (1st Cir. August 28, 2013) (available here).  This […]

SoCal IP Institute :: August 19, 2013 ::

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 19, 2013 will be a discussion of a recent 9th Circuit decision regarding player likenesses in games and a non-precedential case at the TTAB involving the Morehouse defense. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Seltzer v. Green Day, Inc., Case No. 11-56573 (9th Cir. August 7, […]

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 :: December 3, 2012 :: Exclusion of Testimony and Federal Standards of Proof

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one California Supreme Court case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 3, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. Univ. of S. Cal., Case No. S191550 (Cal. Sup. Ct. November 26, 2012) (attached).

Sargon Enterprises is a small dental implant manufacturer […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: November 26, 2012 :: Overcoming Prima Facie Obviousness and Standing

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 26, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Drilling USA, Inc., Case No. 2011-1555 (Fed. Cir. November 15, 2012) (attached).

This case involves a patent for offshore drilling technology that allows a single […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 15, 2012 :: Geographically Misdescriptive Trademarks and International Comity

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one 9th Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

In re Miracle Tuesday, LLC., Case No. 2011-1373 (Fed. Cir. October 4, 2012) (attached).

Miracle Tuesday filed an intent-to-use trademark application for the word mark “JPK PARIS […]

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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 :: March 19, 2012 :: Internet Machines, LLC v. PLX Technology, Inc. et al.

During our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 19, 2012,  we will be discussing the case of Internet Machines, LLC v. PLX Technology, Inc. et al., a patent case recently decided in the Eastern District of Texas. In a very favorable verdict for the patentee plaintiff, the jury found that Internet Machines’ two […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 24, 2011 :: Liquidated Damages and Jury Taint in Patent Cases

We will be discussing two patent cases in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 24, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below.

Sanofi-Aventis et al. v. Apotex Inc., Case No. 2011-1048 (Fed Cir. Oct. 18, 2011) (attached). This is the third appeal in a long-running dispute between these two companies regarding the manufacture of […]

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