SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 20; USPTO Attorney Fees in Litigation; Reverse Passing off of Goods.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 20, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

NantKwest, Inc. v. Iancu (CAFC July 27, 2018 available here) NantKwest applied for a patent at the USPTO but was rejected for obviousness, the PTAB affirmed the rejection on appeal. NanKwest then appealed the board’s decision in district court, […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 13; Meme Trademarks, Standing to Appeal an IPR, Prior Art References

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holding (CAFC July 27, 2018 available here) GoPro instituted IPR review of 2 patents owned by a patent holding company (8,890,954 and 8,896,694). The PTAB found GoPro failed to demonstrate the alleged claims obvious and unpatentable. The CAFC remanded. […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 6; Real Party in Interest for IPR Proceedings

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018, we will discuss a recent victory at the CAFC:

Applications In Internet Time v. RPX Corporation (CAFC July 9, 2018 available here) The Federal Circuit decided the scope of what a “real party in interest” is under 35 U.S.C. § 312. The statute mandates the petitioner […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 30; Posting to the FDA website considered prior art ; pharmaceutical patents

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 30, 2018, we will discuss:

Jazz Pharm. v. Amneal Pharm. CAFC Fed Cir 7/13/18) (available here).  The CAFC consolidated six IPR proceedings against patents owned by Jazz pharmaceuticals. At issue was whether information posted to the FDA’s website relating to testing certain drugs was publicly accessible. Jazz […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 23; Petition for Certiorari Rule 19

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018, we will discuss the following Petition for Certiorari:

Advanced Video Technologies v. HTC Corporation (available here)

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 19 provides that where a necessary party to a lawsuit has not been joined, “the court must order that the person be made a party.” […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 16; Licensing Content not Considered a Financial Service ; Public Availability Cuts off Trade Secret Damages

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018, we will discuss:

Apple and Google v. ContentGuard v. Iancu  (CAFC July 11, 2018) (available here).  Google and Apple tried to invalidate a patent using a procedure for CBM’s (covered business methods). They argued U.S. Patent 7,774,280, a patent for digital rights management, could be classified […]

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SoCal IP Institute: GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018: What You Need to Do Now!

Please join us for our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018.

SoCal IP welcomes Adam Grant of Alpert Barr & Grant, a prestigious business boutique in Encino, California. Mr. Grant will lead a presentation on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in light of the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018.

All are invited to join us on […]

By |July 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 2; Removing Copyright Information ; Foreign Patent Royalties

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018, we will discuss:

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (US June 22, 2018) (available here).  35 U. S. C. §271(f)(2) imposes liability on those who ship components of a patented invention overseas to be assembled there. The specific issue in this case is whether one suing […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE June 25; Color as a trademark; Incomplete manufacturing before infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018, we will discuss:

Moldex-Metric, Inc. v. McKeon Products, Inc.. (9th Cir June 5, 2018) (available here). Moldex-Metric, Inc. manufactures earplugs made from a bright green color. McKeon Products manufactured its own version of green earplugs, and Moldex sued them for trademark infringment. The district court granted Defendant’s […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE June 18; Berkheimer v. HP; Pro Se Patent Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018, we will discuss:

Berkheimer v. HP, Inc. (CAFC Feb 18, 2018) (available here). Berkheimer owned Patent No. 7,447,713 for digitally processing and archiving files in a digital asset management system. The district court held all challenged claims invalid under 101 (abstract idea). The CAFC affirmed in part and […]

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