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SoCal IP Real Party in Interest for IPRs; Tiffany and Costco Trademark Disputes.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: RPX v. AIT (CAFC 2020) (Case Here) RPX ran a business in which it would legally challenge patents for its subscribers. Salesforce was eventually sued for patent infringement but did not file an IPR against asserted patents [...]

By |2020-10-02T17:15:45-07:00October 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Jersey Boys and Copyright

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 21, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Corbello v. Valli (9th Cir. 2020) (Case Here) The 9th circuit denied copyright protection to an assertion of fact. Said the court "It is [a] feature of copyright law, not a bug or anomaly, that an author [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:24:17-07:00September 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Don’t Disclosure Trade-Secrets Over Zoom

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 14th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Corbello v. Valli (9th Cir. 2020) (Case Here) The 9th Circuit held that a state right of publicity claim was preempted by the copyright act.  In the underlying case, acclaimed rapper 50 cent sued another rapper for [...]

By |2020-09-11T16:59:09-07:00August 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP GDPR Privacy Shield invalidated; Qualcomm and Antitrust Allegations

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 24th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Maximilian Schrems v. Facebook Ireland (CJEU 2020) (Case Here) Plaintiff a self described internet activist sued Facebook for violations of the European Data regulations known as the GDPR. Facebook in arguing that it did not violate any [...]

By |2020-08-20T20:31:53-07:00August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Analysis Amazon Products Liability

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 17th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In re Parallel World Brewing Company LLC (TTAB 2020) (Case Here) Applicant Parallel World Brewing Company LLC filed a trademark application for the mark CHRONICLE for “beer”, but was refused in light of another registration of CHRONICLE [...]

By |2020-08-13T23:52:04-07:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Self Driving Vehicle Trade-Secret Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 10th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Tesla v. Rivian (Superior Court Complaint) (Here) Famed auto maker Tesla recently filed a lawsuit against a competitor Rivian. The complaint alleges trade secret-misappropriation and interestingly enough was filed in state court and does not raise an [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:36:46-07:00August 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments