Summary Judgement in Seattle: Inventorship and Noninfringement without an Expert Report

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. [...]

By |2023-01-08T19:12:27-08:00January 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. Appeal Update

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 [...]

By |2022-12-12T12:26:09-08:00November 30th, 2022|monopoly|0 Comments

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: There may be some interesting [...]

By |2022-11-14T02:27:15-08:00November 14th, 2022|Right of Privacy|0 Comments

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 [...]

IPR Procedure: motion to exclude evidence, and motion to terminate

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 [...]

By |2022-10-23T22:08:52-07:00October 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NFT Fraud Detection with Doppel

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 [...]

By |2022-09-30T15:23:54-07:00September 30th, 2022|Ethics|0 Comments

Tips on Avoiding Ethical Riptides in Your IP Practice

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 [...]

By |2022-09-15T13:20:39-07:00September 15th, 2022|Ethics|0 Comments
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