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SoCal IP Institute MCLE Emotional Distress and the CFAA; Design Patent Damages

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 18th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Hains v. Adams (E.D. Virginia 11/12/2019) (available here) Plaintiff was a campaign manager and stored information regarding a facebook, gmail, and google docs account on a computer. Defendant allegedly, accessed information from Plaintiff's computer, as well as [...]

By |2019-11-13T17:04:55-08:00November 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

SoCal IP Institute MCLE October 7th Communications Decency Act; Marijuana Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 7th, 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 |2019-10-03T11:53:31-08:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE September 16th ; California Privacy Law; Antitrust Patent Litigation

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 16th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One Bank (CAFC 2019) (Here) Intellectual Ventures amassed a massive patent portfolio and sued Capital One for patent infringement, Capital One counterclaimed asserting antitrust claims against Intellectual Ventures. The district court found Capital [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:49:28-08:00September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE September 9th ; IPR Procedure; Wherein Clauses

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 9th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: BioDelivery Sci. v. Aquestive Therapeutics (CAFC 2019) (available here) BioDelivery petitioned for IPR review of several patents owned by Aquestive Therapeutics. The PTAB instituted review on a single ground in each of BioDelivery's IPR petitions, all claims [...]

By |2019-09-06T12:09:28-08:00September 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments