SoCal IP Institute :: August 20, 2012 :: Fair Use and Enablement

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one Ninth Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 20, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Monge v. Maya Magazines, Inc., Case Nos. 10-56710 and 11-55483 (9th Cir. August 14, 2012) (attached).

Noelia Monge is a pop singer and model in Latin America.  […]

By |August 16th, 2012|Copyright, Invalidity, Noninfringement, Patent, Unenforceability|0 Comments

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 […]

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 :: July 9, 2012 :: Summary Judgment and Presumption of Validity

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

Rearden LLC v. Rearden Commerce Inc., Case No. 10-16665 (9th Cir. June 27, 2012) (attached).

Plaintiff Rearden LLC filed suit against Rearden Commerce, asserting numerous claims relating […]

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 :: June 4, 2012 :: Standard of Review for Obviousness and Hindsight Bias

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 4, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Plasmart v. Kappos & Wang, Case No. 2011-1570 (Fed. Cir. May 22, 2012) (attached).

Appellee sells the TwistCar, a scooter with a handlebar that is twisted to propel the scooter.  Appellee also […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2011 :: Irreparable Harm in Patent Cases after eBay and Copyright Attorney’s Fee Awards

We will be discussing one patent case and one copyright case  in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below.

Robert Bosch LLC v. Pylon Mfg. Corp., Case No. 2011-1096 (Fed Cir. Oct. 13, 2011) (attached).  The Federal Circuit addresses the circumstances under which an injunction should be […]

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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 […]

By |October 7th, 2011|Claim Construction, Noninfringement, Patent, Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: October 3, 2011 :: Subject Matter Jurisdiction and the Final Judgment Rule

We will be discussing a case regarding the requirements for a case or controversy and another case regarding the effect of a stay as to the final judgment rule in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 3, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below.

Powertech Technology, Inc. v. Tessera Inc., Case No. 2010-1489 (Fed. […]

By |October 3rd, 2011|Invalidity, Noninfringement, Patent, Subject Matter Jurisdiction|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: October 4, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, October 4 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 cases:

Fujitsu Ltd. v. Netgear Inc., (Fed. Cir. Sept. 20, 2010) (case […]