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SoCal IP Institute Instagram Copyright Troll Sanctions ; CAFC on IPR decisions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 18th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Mondragon v. Nosrak LLC (D.Colo.) (available here) A District court in Colorado issued a unique sanction against a copyright troll. Plaintiff's counsel filed a multitude of copyright infringement suits around the country. Counsel has apparently not filed [...]

By |2020-05-14T14:06:50-07:00May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Instagram Copyrights; CAFC on IPR decisions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 11th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Sinclair v. Ziff (S.D.N.Y) (available here) Plaintiff was a professional photographer and sued the owner of a website for posting her photo. The Southern District of New York however dismissed the complaint. Plaintiff had previously posted the [...]

By |2020-05-07T13:04:48-07:00May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Supreme Court on Copyright Annotations; Forum Selection in Patent Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 4th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. (US 2020) (available here) The State of Georgia claimed copyright to an ebook containing the Annotated Official Code for the state of Georgia, the OCGA. The OCGA has every Georgia statute as well [...]

By |2020-05-01T17:27:26-07:00May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Supreme Court on Trademark Damages and IPR Proceedings

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 27th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc. (US 2020)(available here) Romag Fasteners and Fossil entered an agreement to use Romag’s fasteners in Fossil’s leather products. Romag discovered that factories in China making Fossil products were using counterfeit [...]

By |2020-04-27T11:15:22-07:00April 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Color Trademarks; Attorneys Fees; Scandalous Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 20th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In re Forney Industries, Inc. (CAFC 2020) (available here) The TTAB affirmed a refusal of Forney Industries' application on the basis that the mark applied for is one that can never be inherently distinctive. The Federal Circuit [...]

By |2020-04-16T13:40:23-07:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Lessons On Patenting AI

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 13th, 2020 we will host a web presentation titled Lessons On Patenting Artificial Intelligence. The presentation will cover different strategies for patenting inventions relating to artificial intelligence and covers materials discussed during the 2020 Patski Conferance. SoCal IP's very own Steve Sereboff will head the [...]

By |2020-04-08T12:52:00-07:00April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Covid Updates From the PTO; Jack Daniel’s Trademarks and High School Copyrights

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 6th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. (9th Circuit 2020) (available here) VIP products filed a lawsuit to cancel Jack Daniel's registration for its famous bottle. The 9th Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in [...]

By |2020-04-01T20:58:31-07:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Amazon Patent Pilot Program ; Supreme Court and Sovereign Immunity

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 30th, 2020 we will discuss the following case: Allen v. Cooper. (US 2020) (available here) A photographer sued the state of North Carolina for copyright infringement. Plaintiff was the exclusive photographer of a shipwreck in the ocean and discovered that the state of North Carolina [...]

By |2020-03-30T10:30:25-07:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Protecting Your Family From Covid 19

The link below is to a Zoom call between Dr. David Prince and participants over the internet. Dr. David Prince is a medical doctor tasked with deciding what patients in New York get ventilators. The video contains advice on how to protect your family from Covid 19 and best practices for dealing with the current [...]

By |2020-03-27T20:35:08-07:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments