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SoCal IP Institute Licensee Marking and Joint Inventorship

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 20th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Packet Intelligence LLC v. NetScout Systems, Inc. (CAFC 2020) (Here) Packet Intelligence sued NetScout for patent infringement of three patents related to software. A jury sided with Packet Intelligence and awarded damages. On appeal the Federal Circuit [...]

By |2020-07-16T10:26:30-07:00July 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Supreme Court on .com Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 6th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) v. Booking.Com B.V. 10658 (Supreme Court)(available here) The USPTO had an almost blanket rule that adding .com to a generic trademark term still renders the generic.com mark generic. When Bookings.com [...]

By |2020-07-06T11:26:55-07:00July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Trademark Registrations for CBD; Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 28th, 2020 we will discuss the following case and topics: In re Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises, LLC, 2020 U.S.P.Q.2d 10658 (T.T.A.B.2020)(available here) Stanley Brothers applied for a federal trademark registration for a product containing CBD. The USPTO rejected the application arguing that to receive a [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:25:40-07:00June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Prior Art in IPRs; Attorneys Fees in Exceptional Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 15th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Microspherix LLC (CAFC 2020)(available here) Merck filed three IPRs against patents for an implantable contraceptive owned by Microspherix. The board instituted IPR review, but found the patents valid. An important issue [...]

By |2020-06-10T14:30:05-07:00June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Google Privacy Class Action; Abstract Ideas

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 8th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Brown v. Google (N.D. Cal 2020)(available here) Several plaintiffs have brought forward a class action lawsuit against Google. The complaint alleges that when users used Google's incognito feature, they were assured Google would not collect and track [...]

By |2020-06-05T12:00:45-07:00June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments