Beginnings of a Federal Court Litigation – Monday, March 1, 2021

All are invited to attend our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 1, 2021 a 1:00 pm Pacific.  Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted online via video conference. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit.  If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur [...]

By |2021-02-27T13:48:23-08:00February 27th, 2021|Trademark, TTAB, Likelihood of Confusion, Deceptive|0 Comments

Trademark Deceptiveness and Confusion – SoCal IP Institute – Monday, February 22, 2021

Recent Trademark Rulings on Trademark Deceptiveness and Confusion All are invited to attend our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 22, 2021 a 1:00 pm Pacific.  Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted online via video conference. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit.  If you will [...]

By |2021-02-20T14:50:12-08:00February 20th, 2021|Trademark, TTAB, Likelihood of Confusion, Deceptive|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute meeting – Monday, February 8, 2021

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021 we will discuss the following In re Mohapatra (CAFC, Feb. 5, 2021) (Opinion here) (Patent App Pub here) Federal Circuit finds claims are directed to the abstract idea. Mohapatra’s innovation was to create a more dynamic security code than the 3-4 digit code [...]

Patent Eligibility for Mechanical Method and SMART KEYBOARD Mark for “Keyboards”

Eligibility of Mechanical Method for Patent and SMART KEYBOARD Mark for "Keyboards" Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 will be a discussion of a Federal Circuit case finding mechanical subject matter ineligible for patent and a TTAB refusal to register a mark to the supplemental register: In American Axle & [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:15:15-08:00January 27th, 2021|Patent, Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Weekly Meeting – 01-25-21

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 25, 2021 we will discuss the following DOJ decision (1/15/21) not to alter existing ASCAP/BMI consent decree structure (Decision here) PROs vs Publishers explained here In the final days of the Trump administration, the Dept. of Justice ended its ASCAP/BMI consent decree review without taking [...]

By |2021-01-25T10:55:55-08:00January 21st, 2021|Copyright, Patent, Performance, Reissue, ASCAP|0 Comments

An IPR Appellate Plaintiff Must have Standing to Appeal and What Makes for an Adequate Pre-Suit Infringement Investigation

Standing to appeal an IPR is deprived by an agreement of non-infringement Who is entitled to appeal an IPR decision? That is a recurring question in IPR jurisprudence. This still relatively-new process created by the American Invents Act has been found by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to allow "[a] person who is not [...]

Pop Culture Copyright Cases

To finish off the year, for our last CLE meeting we will discuss some pop culture related cases: Krisko v. Marvel (S.D.N.Y 2020) (Case Here) A Hungarian artist sued Marvel alleging copyright infringement. Specifically, Krisko alleged that Marvel infringed Krisko’s musical work when Marvel made the X-Men cartoon in the 90s. A motion for summary [...]

By |2020-12-20T21:54:38-08:00December 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FTC sues Facebook; Design Patent Litigation

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020 we will discuss the following FTC v. Facebook  (D.D.C. 2020) (Complaint here) In the final days of the current administration, the FTC has decided to sue Facebook for among other things anticompetitive business practices. The complaint outlines the recent acquisitions Facebook has made [...]

By |2020-12-12T22:06:02-08:00December 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institue Joinder of Counterfeit Defenders ; California License Agreements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Oakley, Inc. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A. (NDIL 2020) (Case Here) (Complaint here) The District court in the Northern District of Illinois granted plaintiff's ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order. [...]

By |2020-11-22T11:36:05-08:00November 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institue Zoom and the FTC; Apple and the Southern District of Texas

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In Re Zoom Communications Inc. (FTC 2020) (Case Here) Zoom recently entered into a settlement agreement with the FTC. The FTC alleged that Zoom advertised certain security measures and features that were not actually in the product [...]

By |2020-11-13T15:10:39-08:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
Go to Top