SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 28, 2016 :: Notification in Inter Partes Review and Use of Trademark in Sale of Two Hats

There will be no SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016. At our next SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, we will discuss the following:
In re Nuvasive, Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 9, 2016) (available here).  Medtronic filed petitions for inter partes review of Nuvasive’s patents related to spinal fusion implants […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 14, 2016 :: CSA’s Applicability to Trademark Applications and IPR Partial Institution

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, we will discuss the following:
In re JJ206, LLC dab JuJu Joints (T.T.A.B. October 27, 2016) (available here).  JuJu sought to register the marks Powered by JuJu and JuJu Joints for goods in class 34 explicitly indicating that the mark would be used in connection with […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Inter Partes Review, Patent, Trademark, TTAB, Use in Commerce|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 7, 2016 :: Fed. Cir. Resurrects Software Patents Previously Found Ineligible Under Alice in Amdocs Case

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, we will discuss the following:
AMDOCS (ISRAEL) LIMITED v. OPENET TELECOM, INC., OPENET TELECOM LTD. (Fed Cir. Nov. 1, 2016) (available here).  In a 61 page opinion, a split federal circuit holds that 4 Amdocs patents were erroneously found ineligible under Alice. Judge Plager authored the opinion and […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 24, 2016 :: Disavowal of Patent Claim Scope and No Copyright Infringement of “Who’s on First?”

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Poly America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc. (Fed Cir. October 14, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff brought a patent infringement action, where the district court found that the patent and prosecution history “contain clear and unequivocal statements that the inventor […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Work Product

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district court level here. It was one of the first substantive Section 101 cases following Alice.  At the district court […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: October 10, 2016 :: Please join us for a presentation by guest speaker Dan Rusby-Gale regarding: Observations, Oppositions and Appeals at the EPO – A Practical Approach

Please join us for our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 10, 2016. Guest speaker  Dan Rusby-Gale will give a presentation regarding:

Observations, Oppositions and Appeals at the EPO – A Practical Approach

Dan will cover how to use 3rd party observations to attack a European patent application and consider the practicalities of opposing a European patent […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Patent|0 Comments

UPDATE: SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Briefs

Update: The date has been changed to October 17, 2016.  We will have a visiting speaker on October 10, 2016.
For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 26, 2016 :: Please join us for a presentation by guest speaker Frank Rosenberg regarding patentability

Please join us for our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016. Guest speaker Frank Rosenberg will give a presentation regarding an appellate case he is handling before the Federal Circuit related to patentability. Relevant for the discussion is In re Schreiber, 128 F. 3d 1473 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (attached here).

All are invited to join […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: August 22, 2016 :: Willful copyright infringement and the Written Description Requirement for Patent Claims

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Friedman v. Live Nation Merchandise (9th Cir. August 18, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff Glen Friedman is a photographer who took pictures of the hip hop band Run-DMC during the 1980s. Live Nation is a music merchandising company and is involved in the […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Written Description|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 15, 2016 :: Permissible use of common sense in inter partes review and trademark co-existence agreements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2016) (available here). Apple filed a petition for inter partes review of Arendi’s patent directed to providing beneficial coordination between a first computer program displaying a document and a second […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Inter Partes Review, Obviousness, Patent|0 Comments