SoCal IP Institute :: April 24, 2017 :: WIPO Review: Voltas Ltd. v. Purewal; BWP Media v. T & S Software Associates

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Voltas Ltd v. Purewal, (WIPO 3/20/17) (available here). VL loses domain name dispute over possibility that disputed website had the appearance of an established engineering business.

BWP Media. v. T & S Software, (5th Cir. March 27, 2017)  (available here).  Copyright infringement inferred.  BWP […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Patent, Trade Secret|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: April 17, 2017 :: Safe harbor provisions in the DMCA and copyright infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Mavrix Photographs v. LiveJournal, (9th Cir. April 7, 2017) (available here). Plaintiff Mavrix sued LiveJournal, a social media platform, for posting its photographs protected by copyrights. The district court held that the LiveJournal was protected by the safe harbor provisions […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Patent, Trade Secret|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: April 3, 2017 :: Motion Tracking System Used in Fighter Jets Patent Eligible Under Section 101 and Employer Review Website Need Not Disclose User ID

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Thales Visionix Inc. v. United States, (Fed. Cir. March 8, 2017) (available here).  Plaintiff asserted infringement of a patent that discloses an inertial tracking system for tracking the motion of an object relative to a moving reference frame against the government. […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Patent, Trade Secret|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 7, 2014 :: Copyright infringement and trade secrets

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014 will be a discussion of a Supreme Court case on copyright infringement and a California Appellate opinion on trade secrets. Brief synopses appear below.

ABC v. Aereo (U.S. June 25, 2014) (available here).  The Supreme Court held that Aereo’s service, which provided subscribers the ability […]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 2, 2014 :: TTAB Says ‘Chanel’ For Real Estate Services Dilutes the Fashion Brand; Altavion, Inc. wins trade secret case against Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory regarding its digital stamping technology

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent TTAB precedential case and state trade secret opinion. Brief synopses appear below.

Chanel, Inc. v. Jerzy Makarczyk (TTAB May 27, 2014) (available here.).  Here, Karczyk (“applicant”), filed an application pursuant to Section 1(a) of the Trademark Act to register […]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 12, 2014 :: Preliminary Injunctive Relief and Trade Secrets

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent S.D. Cal preliminary injunction decision and N.D. Cal trade secret case.  Brief synopses appear below.

In Smith v. San Diego  Americas for Safe Access (SDA), Case No. 3:130cv-01463 (S.D. Cal 4/30/14), available here:

The Court granted SDA’s motion for a […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Infringement, Trade Secret, Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: March 24, 2014 :: 9th Circuit Reverses Denial of Preliminary Injunction in a Copyright Case; A jury in the Northern District of California has Criminalized the Theft of Trade Secrets

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent 9th circuit decision and a criminal trade secret jury trial.  Brief synopses appear below.

Garcia v. Google et. al., Case No. 12-57301 (9th Cir. Feb. 26, 2014) (available here.).  Here, the panel reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction.  […]