SoCal IP Institute MCLE December 17; Trouble with the ITC ; Doctrine of First Sale

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Laerdal Medical Corp. v. ITC (CAFC December 7th, 2018 here). Laerdal appealed from a U.S. International Trade Commission’s final determination denying Laerdal relief based on claims of trade dress infringement against defaulting respondents. The ITC investigated the defaulting parties, but […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE December 10; California Royalties and Preemption; Personal Jurisdiction in Patent Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Close v. Sotheby’s, Inc (9th Circuit December 3, 2018 available here). In a previous litigation, the court held plaintiff’s claim for resale royalties under the CRRA were expressly preempted by the 1976 Copyright Act, and affirmed the dismissal of claims involving […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE December 3; Res Judicata and the ITC; Famous Surnames as Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 3, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

DBN Holdings v. International Trade Commission (CAFC November 27, 2018 available here). DBN Holding, Inc. and BDN LLC appealed a decision from the International Trade Commission, which denied a petition to rescind or modify a civil penalty order. […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE November 25; 101 and software; Trademark and Advertising Expenditures

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 25, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Ancora Technologies, Inc. v. HTC America (TTAB November 16, 2018 available here). Ancora sued HTC on a patent related to limiting a computer’s ability to run unauthorized software. The district court ruled the patent was ineligible under 101, […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 29; DNA Primer Patents; Attorneys Fees in Patent Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Roche Molecular v. Cepheid (CAFC October 9, 2018 available here).  Roche held patent 5,643,723 entitled “Detection of a Genetic Locus Encoding Resistance to Rifampin in Microbacterial Cultures and in Clinical Specimens.” The district court, found the patent was directed to […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 22; Drug Dosages; Improper Use of ®

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 22, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Yeda Research v. Mylan Pharm (CAFC October 12, 2018 available here). Yeda was assigned 3 patents relating to the treatment of multiple sclerosis using the drug Copaxone. (‘250, ‘413, and ‘302). The patents were all invalidated during an […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 15; 101 Eligible Database Claims; Trademark Consent Agreements.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Data Engine Techs. LLC v. Google LLC (CAFC October 9, 2018 available here). Data Engine Tech asserted 4 patents (5,590,259), (5,784,545), (5,303,146)  and (6,282,551) against Google.  The district court ruled all 4 patents were invalid under 101 as […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 8; Led Zepplein Copyright Issue; Is Corn Thins a Generic Term?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin (9th Cir September 28, 2018 available here). Skidmore sued the members of Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement. A band called Spirit toured with Led Zeppelin in the 70’s and wrote a song called Taurus. Led Zeppelin […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 4; Andrei Iancu weighs in on 101; Time Barred Claims; Cryptocurrency Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 4, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Hyatt v. PTO (CAFC September 24, 2018 available here). Mr. Hyatt sued the USPTO alleging the government acted unlawfully in denying his petition for rulemaking. The district court dismissed Mr. Hyatt’s claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE September 24; Exceptional Patent Case; Real Party in Interest for an IPR

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 24, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

In re Rembrandt Techs (CAFC July 27, 2018 available here). Rembrandt Technologies sued a multitude of defendants over several years. These cases were consolidated and after years of litigation a final judgment was entered against Rembrandt as to all its […]

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