Elimination of Bias: Is it Possible? an Inherent Bias MCLE This week, the SoCal IP Institute will watch and discuss a video from the State Bar of California related to the elimination of bias, and in particular implicit bias, in the workplace. All are welcome to join in the video and discussion.
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023. As we start the third decade of SoCal IP Law Group, we have some court decisions on fairly fundamental issues of patent law and procedure. In Plastipak v Premium Waters, the Federal Circuit (J Stark) vacated and remanded on whether the plaintiff had sufficient rights to sue for infringement. [...]
SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of December 12, 2022 - Two New Patent Venue Cases Please join us on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. where we will discuss a pair of venue decisions bearing on patent practice: In re Monolithic Power Sys., 50 F.4th 157 (Fed. Cir. 2022) (here) – Monolithic sought [...]
App Store Context and Epic Games' Plan for a Coup By every measure, the iPhone was a groundbreaking success from introduction. Despite the introduction being held together by shoestrings and duct tape, it turns out every human on earth wanted a handheld computer in their palm. Initially, the iPhone offered no ability to run any [...]
SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of November 14, 2022 – Video of 4th Amendment Rights at Border Searches.
SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of November 14, 2022 – Video of 4th Amendment Rights at Border Searches. Please join us on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Noon, where we will enjoy and discuss a video regarding of 4th Amendment Rights at Border Searches. The video is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q55LhJ6uhPQ&list=PLBKE2MjTT5GQ8YbIxJeJyE1img5LYOR_s&index=20. There may be some interesting [...]
SoCalIP Law Institute Weekly Meeting – November 7, 2022 – Circuit Conflict over Trade Dress and Parody vs State Police Power Immunity
Please join us on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm, where we will discuss the following: Sulzer Mixpac AG v. A&N Trading Co., 988 F.3d 174 (2d Cir. 2021) (decision here) - A&N petitions the Supreme Court for cert based on a final judgment and permanent injunction by the 2nd Circuit on TM [...]
Please join us Monday 10/31 at 12 noon for an overview of key features of patent tools available from PatentBots. www.patentbots.com
Two cases of interest in IPR practice, Provisur Technologies, Inc. v. Weber, Inc., and Polaris Innovations, Ltd. v. Brent. Both of these are precedential opinions of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.In Provisur, the PTAB invalidated claims directed to classifying slices or a portion cut from a food product according to an optical [...]
Please join us on Monday, October 3 at 12:00 pm, where Doppel, the market leader for NFT brand protection, will provide a live demo hosted by Kevin Tian, Co-founder and CEO. Doppel works with the largest consumer and web3 brands (Dapper Labs, Azra Games, Moonbirds, etc.), and their real-time, AI-powered monitoring platform automates detection and [...]
On Monday, September 19, we will watch a video replay of a program presented by the Intellectual Property Section of the California Lawyers Association at the Section’s Annual IP Institute in 2021. The program has been approved for one hour of self-study Legal Ethics credit. Drawing from their extensive experience and expertise in advising law [...]