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SoCal IP Institute MCLE Litigation Misconduct and Attorney Fees

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 6th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Blackbird Tech LLC v. Health In Motion LLC. (Fed Cir. 2019) (available here) Blackbird sued Health In Motion in the U.S. District Court of Delaware, later transferring the case to the Central District of California for infringement [...]

By |2020-01-03T15:54:55-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE sealing stipulated judgments; PTO fees at the Supreme Court

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 16th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: TIG Insurance Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh. (S.D.N.Y. 2019) (available here) TIG sued an insurance company and then motioned the court to seal the arbitration award and file the petition itself in redacted [...]

By |2019-12-13T15:50:57-08:00December 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE Evidence Toy Story 3 Trademarks; Trademark Office Requirements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 9th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Diece-Lisa Industries, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc. (5th Cir. 2019) (available here) Diece Lisa Industries sued Disney in two separate lawsuits for infringement of its intellectual property. In 2010 Disney released the critically acclaimed movie Toy Story 3 [...]

By |2019-12-09T09:24:17-08:00December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE Evidence at PTAB Proceedings

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 2nd, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: In Re IPR Licensing (CAFC 11/22/2019) (available here) IPR Licensing Inc. held several patents for computer networking, ZTE petitioned for IPR review of a patent citing multiple grounds for institution and multiple references. The PTAB instituted the [...]

By |2019-11-29T11:43:21-08:00November 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE Appointment Clause Issues at the PTAB; Software Contracts

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 11th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew (CAFC 2019) (available here) The Federal Circuit held that the PTAB's administrative patent judges are “principal officers”. Principal officers must be appointed by the President of the United States under the Appointments [...]

By |2019-11-07T12:47:53-08:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE PTO Updated Subject Matter; Secondary Indicia of Nonobviousness

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 4th, 2019, we will discuss the following case and updates: October 2019 Update: Subject Matter Eligibility. (here) The USPTO has released further guidance on subject matter eligibility. Specifically the PTO update covers: (I) evaluating whether a claim recites a judicial exception; (II) the groupings of [...]

By |2019-11-01T10:22:59-08:00November 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE October Brief Responses to office actions; copyright small claims court; new patent guidance

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 28th, 2019, we will discuss the following case and updates: Amgen Inc v. Coherus Biosciences Inc. (CAFC 2019) (here) Amgen sued Coherus BioSciences for patent infringement in the District of Delaware. The district court dismissed Amgen’s complaint for failure to state a claim, and Amgen appealed. [...]

By |2019-10-23T19:32:54-08:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 21st Soup Dispenser Patents; Prevailing Party in Patent Infringement Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 21st, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: B.E. Tech, LLC v. Facebook, Inc. (CAFC 2019) (Here) B.E. sued Facebook for patent infringement, Facebook petitioned for IPR review at the USPTO. The USPTO invalidated the asserted patents, Facebook then motioned for judgment on the pleadings [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:20:19-08:00October 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 14th Communications Decency Act; Marijuana Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 14th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Enigma Software Group USA, LLC v. Malwarebytes, Inc (9th Cir. 2019) (Here) Enigma Software and Malwarebytes both made computer software that helped users block unwanted content. Enigma alleged that Malwarebytes made its software block Enigma's software and [...]

By |2019-10-10T11:46:00-08:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments