SoCal IP Institute :: April 11, 2016 :: Functionality of trade dress and Patent claim construction

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 11, 2016, we will discuss the following cases:
Millenium Laboratories, Inc. v. Ameritox (9th Cir. April 4, 2016) (available here).  Millenium sued its competitor Ameritox for trade dress infringement, alleging that Ameritox’s visual layout of its urine-test result data infringed Millenium’s trade dress. At the district court, […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: March 17, 2014 :: Failure to Consider Distinct Claims and Functionality in Trademark Applications

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014 will be a discussion of patent infringement and venue. Brief synopses appear below.

Wells Fargo v. ABD Insurance, Case No. 13-15625 (9th Cir. Mar. 3, 2014) (available here).  Here, Wells Fargo purchased a company called ABD Insurance and Financial.  Wells Fargo began the process of integrating […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: May 7, 2012 :: Trademark Infringement for Keyword Advertising and Examiner Allowance Rates

We will be discussing one Fourth Circuit case and one Law Review article during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 7, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc., Case No. 10-2007 (4th Cir. April 9, 2012) (attached).

Rosetta Stone sued Google in 2009 over the search engine’s sale of […]

SoCal IP Institute :: April 16, 2012 :: Summary Judgment of Copyright Claims and Functionality in Trademarks

We will be discussing one Ninth Circuit case and one Federal Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 16, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

L.A. Printex Indus., Inc. v. Aeropostale, Inc., Case No. 10-56187 (9th Cir. Apr. 9, 2012) (attached).  A designer at LA Printex created a design including flowers […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: Monday August 30, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, Aug 30 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:
Fortune Dynamic, Inc. v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Mgmt., Inc. (9th Cir. 8/19/2010) (case is […]

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