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3 Keys to Successful New Products with Eric P. Rose

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 26th, 2019, we are pleased to welcome Eric P. Rose who will give a talk entitled “3 Keys to Successful New Products.” This talk will cover a product innovation process Eric has coined as, “3 Keys to Successful New Products” which includes the Marketability, Technical [...]

By |2019-08-21T18:15:15-07:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 19th ; Invalid Copyright Registrations; When are Defendant’s Profits Available?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 19th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Gold Value International Textile, Inc. v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC (9th Cir. June 2019) (available here). Gold Value alleged defendant copied its fabric design, which was used to manufacture a blouse that was later sold by defendant at [...]

By |2019-08-16T11:42:34-07:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 12th ; copyright registration of software, websites and games.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 12th, 2019, we will discuss copyright registration of software, websites, and games at the United States Copyright Office. For our discussion we will review the following materials: Copyright Compendium 1500 Deposits (here) Circular 61 (Registration of Computer Programs) (here) Circular 66 (Registration of Websites and [...]

By |2019-08-07T12:28:26-07:00August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 5th ; Enablement in Pharmaceutical Patents ; Can You Trademark a Pun?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 5th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Nuvo Pharmaceuticals v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. (CAFC 2019) (available here). Plaintiff sued defendant for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,926,907 and 8,557,285 relating to combination dosing of pain relief drugs. At trial defendant asserted the [...]

By |2019-08-01T11:39:26-07:00August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 29th; State and Federal Cannabis Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 29th, 2019, we will discuss the Federal and State regulations of trademarks related to the Cannabis industry. To facilitate the discussion we will use the following materials: California Guidance (here) California Code of Regulations, Title 17 Chapter 13 (here) USPTO Guidance (here) In re Canopy [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:55:42-07:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 22nd; Internet Reviews and Unfair Competition

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 22nd, 2019, we will discuss the following case. Grasshopper House, LLC v. Clean & Sober Media LLC (C.D. Cal. 2019) Plaintiff and defendant were both involved in the business of rehab clinics. Defendant's clinic was accused of posting false internet reviews regarding plaintiff's clinic, in [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:29:36-07:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 15th; IRS and taxation on royalties

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 15th, 2019, we will discuss the following case. Spireas v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (3d Cir. 2018) Spireas earned $40 million in royalties from licensed technology from 2007-2008. Royalties paid under a license agreement are generally taxed as ordinary income at 35 percent. Spireas claimed [...]

By |2019-07-11T10:11:42-07:00July 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 1st ; Scandalous Marks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 1st, 2019, we will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision Iancu v. Brunetti. Erik Brunetti sought federal registration of the trademark FUCT. The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application under 15 U. S. C. §1052(a) of the Lanham act which prohibits registration of [...]

By |2019-06-30T23:51:59-07:00June 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE June 24th ; Calculating Patent Infringement Lost Profit – A Case Study with Thomas Neches

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 24th, 2019, we are pleased to welcome our guest speaker Thomas Neches. Thomas Neches, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE, shares his thirty-four years of trial testimony experience in a discussion of a patent infringement case in which he recently testified as plaintiff's damages expert in USDC Santa [...]

By |2019-06-18T11:26:34-07:00June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE June 3rd ; Standing in IPR disputes; Exceptional Patent Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc, (CAFC May 13th 2019) (Available Here). Presidio and AVX both produce ceramic capacitor components. AVX petitioned the USPTO for IPR review of several patents owned by Presidio. the Patent Office granted [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:59:00-07:00May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments