Annual Supreme Court Review – Tuesday, July 9 at 8:45 am

    Please join us in SoCal IP's Westlake Village office on Tuesday, July 9 at 8:45 am to view the 25th Annual Supreme Court Review livestreamed from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. This program is presented by the ADL in partnership with the National Constitution Center. The Supreme Court Review will feature distinguished [...]

By |2024-06-19T10:41:54-07:00June 19th, 2024|Constitutional Law, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Federal Circuit Dismantles “Rigid” Rosen-Durling Test for Design Patent Obviousness in Light of KSR; USPTO Promptly Issues New Guidance

Federal Circuit Dismantles “Rigid” Rosen-Durling Test for Design Patent Obviousness in Light of KSR; USPTO Promptly Issues New Guidance On February 5, 2024, the Federal Circuit sat en banc to hear oral arguments in a closely watched case concerning design patent obviousness standards in a dispute between LKQ (an aftermarket auto-parts provider), and General Motors [...]

Supreme Court on Copyright Damages, Again, But Maybe More to Come

The US Supreme Court recently held that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to obtain monetary relief for any timely infringement claim, no matter when the infringement occurred. Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy (May 9, 2024). This decision clarifies Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U. S. 663 (2014), and resolves a split in [...]

By |2024-06-02T14:06:49-07:00May 30th, 2024|Copyright, Statute of Limitations|0 Comments

Inventorship in the AI Era and CAFC Advocacy

Inventorship Determinations in the Era of AI-Assisted Inventions The evolution of artificial intelligence from traditional predictive algorithms to modern generative AI poses unique challenges to our understanding of inventorship. Unlike its predecessors, generative AI can create novel, original content by identifying patterns in data—a process strikingly similar to human invention. A pivotal moment in patent [...]

By |2024-05-13T09:41:23-07:00May 13th, 2024|Federal Circuit, Patent|0 Comments

Let’s go Back in Time for the Delorean Trademark and Crime-Fraud Exception’s Relationship with Inequitable Conduct Allegations

Let's go Back in Time The Delorean broke into the collective consciousness of America in 1985 with the motion picture Back to the Future. The story of the original Delorean Motor Company is literally the stuff of insane documentaries. From high-flying ex-GM car designer to cocaine trafficking to fund continued operations of John Delorean's assembly [...]

The AI Patent Saga: Stephen Thaler, DABUS, and the USPTO

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is not just transforming technology but also influencing legal jurisprudence around the globe. A seminal case in this realm involves Stephen Thaler and his AI, Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience ("DABUS"). While Thaler has attempted to patent DABUS in numerous patent offices in different countries, namely in the U.S., [...]

By |2024-04-29T10:26:45-07:00April 26th, 2024|Patent, Supreme Court, patentability|0 Comments

Recent Developments at the European Patent Office and an Update on Design and Trademark Protection in the United Kingdom

Recent Developments at the European Patent Office and an Update on Design and Trademark Protection in the United Kingdom Please join us Monday, April 22, 2024 at noon where we welcome guest speaker John Kensett from the Dolleymores firm in the United Kingdom.  John will lead a presentation addressing recent developments at the European Patent [...]

By |2024-04-19T18:06:36-07:00April 19th, 2024|Patent, Trademark, United Kingdom, EPO, Guest Speaker|0 Comments

Rule 68 & Copyright Law

Please join us Monday, April 15, 2024 at noon where we will discuss Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 (Rule 68) and the "open question" of whether post-offer attorney’s fees are part of the recoverable "costs" for a defendant, in particular, in copyright cases. I think defendants should be able to use the Rule 68 [...]

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews Please join us Monday, April 01, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Inline Plastics Corp. v. Lacerta Group, LLC, No. 22-1954 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving patent infringement of Inline Plastics' tamper resistant container patents, and Savvy Dog Systems, LLC v. Pennsylvania Coin, LLC, No. [...]

By |2024-04-01T09:02:10-07:00March 29th, 2024|Patent, Litigation|0 Comments
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