SoCal IP Institute MCLE March 19, 2018 Who Gets the Pending Billable Hours of a Dissolved Law Firm? ; New York Right of Publicity

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, (Cal., March 5, 2018) (available here). A law firm dissolved in 2008 while some matters were still pending. During bankruptcy proceedings, creditors argued they were entitled to […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE March 12, 2018 Please Join us for a presentation by guest speaker Barbara Daoust

Please join us for a special CLE event, Thinking Into Results: Recognizing and Transforming Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Impact the Profession of Law.

This presentation complies with the California Bar Association’s mandate to complete ongoing legal education, by addressing behaviors that impair an attorney’s ability to perform legal services with competence. In particular, self-sabotage harms attorneys, […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE March 5, 2018 Premature Claim Constructions ; Narrow Claim Constructions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Nalco v. Chem-Mod, (CAFC, February 27, 2018) (available here). Nalco sued Chem-Mod for patent infringement of the ‘692 patent, a method for treating mercury in coal mining plants. The district court created its own claim […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE February 26, 2018 Taylor Swift Copyright Infringement ; CAFC Refuses an Antitrust Patent Case

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Hall v. Swift, (C.D Cal February 13, 2018) (available here). Plaintiffs Hall and Butler were co-authors of the song Playas Gon’ Play. Taylor Swift wrote a song titled Shake it off. Plaintiff sued Defendant for copyright […]

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SoCal IP Institute MCLE February 12, 2018 More Guidance on Ineligible Subject Matter ; When is a DMCA Policy Not Enough for Safe Harbor Protection?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc., (CAFC January 11, 2018) (available here). Finjan sued Blue Coat for infringement of four patents related to providing computer security by attaching a security profile to a downloadable. The […]

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February 5, 2018 Some Guidance on Ineligible Subject Matter ; Obviousness-Type Double Patenting

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Core Wireless v. LG Electronics, (CAFC January 25, 2018) (available here). Core Wireless sued LG Electronics for patent infringement on a patent related to an improved display interface. At trial, LG motioned for summary judgment arguing […]

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January 29, 2018 Capacitor Patents ; Disclaiming Challenged Claims Before an IPR

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

Presidio v. American Technical Ceramics Corp, (CAFC November 21, 2018) (available here). Presidio sued ATC for patent infringement on a patent for a multilayer capacitor design. While the district court case was pending, ATC requested an […]

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January 22, 2018 IPR timing errors are now subject to judicial review; dental trademark fights

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

WI-FI One LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, (CAFC. January 8, 2018) (available here). Under the AIA, if a litigant is served with a lawsuit for patent infringement, they have one year to request an IPR proceeding from the […]

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January 15, 2018 What does it take to find a patent case exceptional ; copyright standards for error

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

Capital Security Systems, Inc. v. NCR Corp , (N.D. Ga. January 5, 2018) (available here). Capital Security sued NCR for patent infringement on four different patents. NCR successfully defended itself against all four asserting theories of invalidity […]

January 8, 2018 Trademark Office’s Bar on Immoral or Scandalous Marks is Unconstitutional Under the First Amendment ; Is DRIVEWISE confusingly similar with auto technology and insurance?

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

In Re Brunetti, (CAFC, December 15, 2017) (available here). Applicant tried to register the mark FUCT for clothing. The Examining attorney refused registration and the TTAB affirmed the refusal based on § 2(a) of the Lanham Act […]

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