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SoCal IP Institute Covid Updates From the PTO; Jack Daniel’s Trademarks and High School Copyrights

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 6th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. (9th Circuit 2020) (available here) VIP products filed a lawsuit to cancel Jack Daniel's registration for its famous bottle. The 9th Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in [...]

By |2020-04-01T20:58:31-07:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Amazon Patent Pilot Program ; Supreme Court and Sovereign Immunity

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 30th, 2020 we will discuss the following case: Allen v. Cooper. (US 2020) (available here) A photographer sued the state of North Carolina for copyright infringement. Plaintiff was the exclusive photographer of a shipwreck in the ocean and discovered that the state of North Carolina [...]

By |2020-03-30T10:30:25-07:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Protecting Your Family From Covid 19

The link below is to a Zoom call between Dr. David Prince and participants over the internet. Dr. David Prince is a medical doctor tasked with deciding what patients in New York get ventilators. The video contains advice on how to protect your family from Covid 19 and best practices for dealing with the current [...]

By |2020-03-27T20:35:08-07:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Amazon Patent Pilot Program ; Supreme Court and Sovereign Immunity

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 30th, 2020 we will discuss the following case: Allen v. Cooper. (US 2020) (available here) A photographer sued the state of North Carolina for copyright infringement. Plaintiff was the exclusive photographer of a shipwreck in the ocean and discovered that the state of North Carolina [...]

By |2020-03-25T17:08:47-07:00March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute PTO and Covid-19 biotech DNA patents

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 we will discuss the following case: Illumina, Inc. and Sequenom, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. (CAFC 2020) (available here) In 2015, the Federal Circuit found that patents relating to an invention by Illumina and Sequenom were unpatentable. The patents related to identifying that [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:48:28-07:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP and Covid-19

SoCal IP is well positioned to weather the impact of Covid-19. We are here for you, our clients and associates. All of our team can work remotely, at home or elsewhere. If you call or email, we will answer and respond from wherever we are located. We’ve been using video for internal and external meetings [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:15:46-07:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Huawei Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2020 we will discuss the following indictment: US v. Huawei (E.D.N.Y. 2020) (available here) On February 13, 2020 a superseding indictment was returned from the Eastern District of New York. The indictment charges Huawei and several subsidiary companies with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer [...]

By |2020-03-11T11:15:12-07:00March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

YouTube and the First Amendment ; Joint Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 9th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Prager University. v. Google. (9th. Cir. 2020) (available here) The 9th circuit affirmed a district court's ruling that dismissed a YouTube content creator's claims alleging a violation of the First Amendment and false advertising under the Lanham [...]

By |2020-03-05T17:54:07-07:00March 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute CCPA Class Action Lawsuits; Trademarks for Surnames

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 24th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Barnes v. Hanna Andersson. (N.D. Cal February 3, 2020) (available here) An individual filed a class action lawsuit against Hanna Anderson LLC, a children’s clothing company, and Salesforce.com Inc. The complaint alleges that plaintiff and other similarity situated individuals [...]

By |2020-02-19T14:40:49-07:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments