SoCal IP Institute :: February 24, 2014 :: Recent Case Law regarding Patent Invalidity (Medtronic v. Edwards) & Authorship Claims under the Copyright Act (Brownstein v. Lindsay)

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent case regarding invalidity of certain claims of a patent, and another recent case regarding a claim under the Copyright Act seeking a declaratory judgment of joint authorship.  Brief synopses appear below.

In MEDTRONIC COREVALVE, LLC v. EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP. (Fed. […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: November 11, 2013 :: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

We will be discussing the use of U.S. Customs and Border Protection as an enforcer of federal intellectual property laws at our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Brief synopses are presented below.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is seizing infringing goods at the border all the time.  You can […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 21, 2013 :: Pharrell Williams And Will-I-Am in IP Dispute; Bentley Prevails in Trademark Dispute

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013 will be a discussion of Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams lawsuit for declaratory relief that his trademark “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.  The complaint can be found here, and the Answer with Counterclaims can be found here.

We will also discuss […]

SoCal IP Institute :: January 7, 2013 :: Substance Abuse Detection/Prevention

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 7, 2013 will be a class on substance abuse prevention and detection.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 8, 2012 :: Cultural Missteps in the Legal Profession

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 8, 2012 will be a class on cultural missteps in the legal profession.  This video class will address avoiding cultural missteps when working with clients and lawyers in other parts of the world, such as Asia, the Middle East and Europe.  Through examples and stories, the […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: June 11, 2012 :: Trademark Dilution and Irreparable Harm for Preliminary Injunction

We will be discussing one Trademark Trial and Appeal Board case and one Federal Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 11, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Research in Motion Ltd. v. Defining Presence Marketing Group, Inc. & Axel Ltd. Co., Opposition Nos. 91178668, 91179490, 91181076 (T.T.A.B. Feb. 27, 2012) […]

SoCal IP Institute :: November 7, 2011 :: Elimination of Bias MCLE Discussion

We will be taking part in a discussion regarding the elimination of bias in the legal profession during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 7, 2011.  This discussion is approved for 1 hour of participatory elimination of bias MCLE credit.

Please read the attached article regarding gender bias in the practice of law […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 4, 2011 :: Prima Facie Rejection of Patent Claims, Internet Keywords and Another Texas Transfer Mandamus

We will be discussing three recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 4, 2011. The first case is a decision confirming that neither an examiner nor the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences is required to perform claim construction in rejecting patent […]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 7, 2011

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Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, February 7 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:

Arlington Indus. V. Bridgeport Fittings, No. 10-1025 (Fed. Cir. […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: December 13, 2010

On Monday, December 13, 2010, the usual SoCal IP Institute will be replaced with a Red Cross CPR certification class.  We invite you all to attend if you would like to take part.  We will be having a group lunch from noon to 1:00 pm.  At 1:00 pm, the class will begin.  The class is […]

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