SoCal IP Institute :: August 4, 2014 :: Patent infringement and Trademark oppositions

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 will be a discussion of a patent infringement case and a trademark opposition. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc., No. 2013-1212 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2014) (available here). Amdocs sued Openet for infringing four of its patents. […]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 3, 2014 :: Patent Infringement and Venue Cases

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 will be a discussion of patent infringement and venue. Brief synopses appear below.

Realtime Data v. Morgan Stanley, Case No. 2013-1092 (Fed. Cir. 1/27/2014) (available here). Realtime owns patents relating to compressing data for transmission. The defendants use a standard called FAST which is used in […]

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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 :: 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 :: November 12, 2012 :: Historically Significant Marks and Public Accessibility of Prior Art

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one California Court of Appeal case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Winchester Mystery House, LLC v. Global Asylum, Inc., Case No. H036253 (Cal. App. October 24, 2012) (attached).

The plaintiff is a privately owned company that […]

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 :: October 1, 2012 :: Inequitable Conduct and Judgment as a Matter of Law

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 1, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Outside the Box Innovations, LLC. v. Travel Caddy, Inc., Case No. 2009-1171 (Fed. Cir. September 21, 2012) (attached).

Travel Caddy brought suit against Outside the Box Innovations claiming infringement of two of […]