SoCal IP Institute :: October 10, 2016 :: Please join us for a presentation by guest speaker Dan Rusby-Gale regarding: Observations, Oppositions and Appeals at the EPO – A Practical Approach

Please join us for our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 10, 2016. Guest speaker  Dan Rusby-Gale will give a presentation regarding:

Observations, Oppositions and Appeals at the EPO – A Practical Approach

Dan will cover how to use 3rd party observations to attack a European patent application and consider the practicalities of opposing a European patent […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Patent|0 Comments

UPDATE: SoCal IP Institute for October 3, 2016 Moved to October 17, 2016

We have moved the SoCal IP Institute scheduled for October 3 to October 17.  There will be no SoCal IP Institute on October 3.  Keep your eyes out for our October 10 announcement when we will have a guest speaker.

By |September 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UPDATE: SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Briefs

Update: The date has been changed to October 17, 2016.  We will have a visiting speaker on October 10, 2016.
For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 26, 2016 :: Please join us for a presentation by guest speaker Frank Rosenberg regarding patentability

Please join us for our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016. Guest speaker Frank Rosenberg will give a presentation regarding an appellate case he is handling before the Federal Circuit related to patentability. Relevant for the discussion is In re Schreiber, 128 F. 3d 1473 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (attached here).

All are invited to join […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 19, 2016 :: “Domino” Copyright Infringement Action and Trademark Infringement of Trader Joe’s

Loomis v. Cornish (9th Cir. September 2, 2016) (available here) In a copyright infringement action, the district court granted summary judgment to Defendant Cornish.  The 9th Circuit affirmed where Plaintiff Loomis failed to put forth admissible evidence establishing copyright infringement against R&B star Jessie J for allegedly stealing a vocal melody from plaintiff’s song ‘Bright Red […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Competency Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 12, 2016 :: Proposed Update of the Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing Intellectual Property (IP Licensing Guidelines)

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016, we will discuss the Proposed Update of the Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing Intellectual Property (IP Licensing Guidelines), available here.  A redlined version highlighting the changes is available here.

The update reflects:

“For the purpose of antitrust analysis, the Agencies apply the same analysis to conduct […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Competency Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 29,2016 :: Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Happy! 

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 29, 2016, we will watch and discuss a video from the California Bar featuring Stanford Law professor Deborah Rhode.  Professor Rhode will present regarding happiness in the legal profession and it’s relationship to legal competency. Then we will discuss the presentation and its relevance to […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Competency Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 22, 2016 :: Willful copyright infringement and the Written Description Requirement for Patent Claims

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Friedman v. Live Nation Merchandise (9th Cir. August 18, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff Glen Friedman is a photographer who took pictures of the hip hop band Run-DMC during the 1980s. Live Nation is a music merchandising company and is involved in the […]

By |August 19th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Written Description|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 15, 2016 :: Permissible use of common sense in inter partes review and trademark co-existence agreements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2016) (available here). Apple filed a petition for inter partes review of Arendi’s patent directed to providing beneficial coordination between a first computer program displaying a document and a second […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Inter Partes Review, Obviousness, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 8, 2016 :: A Review of Recent Trademark Decisions in the Central District and TTAB.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Pom Wonderful LLC and The Wonderful Company v. Robert Hubbard et al. (C.D. Cal June 29, 2016) (available here). Pom Wonderful has been selling pomegranate-flavored juices under the trademarks “POM” and “POM WONDERFUL” since 2002.  The defendant, a competing pomegranate-flavored […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Ethics, Fraud, Patent|0 Comments