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SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 15th; IRS and taxation on royalties

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 15th, 2019, we will discuss the following case.
Spireas v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (3d Cir. 2018)
Spireas earned $40 million in royalties from licensed technology from 2007-2008. Royalties paid under a license agreement are generally taxed as ordinary income at 35 percent. Spireas claimed capital gains […]

By |July 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 1st ; Scandalous Marks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 1st, 2019, we will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision Iancu v. Brunetti.

Erik Brunetti sought federal registration of the trademark FUCT. The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application under 15 U. S. C. §1052(a) of the Lanham act which prohibits registration of trademarks […]

By |June 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE June 24th ; Calculating Patent Infringement Lost Profit – A Case Study with Thomas Neches

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 24th, 2019, we are pleased to welcome our guest speaker Thomas Neches.

Thomas Neches, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE, shares his thirty-four years of trial testimony experience in a discussion of a patent infringement case in which he recently testified as plaintiff’s damages expert in USDC Santa Ana. […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE June 3rd ; Standing in IPR disputes; Exceptional Patent Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, we will discuss the following cases:

AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc, (CAFC May 13th 2019) (Available Here). Presidio and AVX both produce ceramic capacitor components. AVX petitioned the USPTO for IPR review of several patents owned by Presidio. the Patent Office granted the […]

By |May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE May 6th ; Swagway v. Segway Trademark Disputes; Doctrine of Equivalence and Exceptional Cases.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 13th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases:

Swagway v Segway and ITC., (CAFC May 9th 2019) (Available Here). Segway sued Swagway for trademark infringement on two marks related to “motorized, self-propelled, wheeled personal mobility devices, namely, wheelchairs, scooters, utility carts, and chariots”. Swagway argued that […]

By |May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE May 6th ; Trademark Specimens; 101 eligibility; contributory infringement.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 6th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases:

In re Paul Morinville., (CAFC April 29th  2019) (Available Here). An inventor filed a patent application for “Systems and methods for dynamically and selectively generating a hierarchical functional organization”. The PTAB rejected the claims under 35 U.S.C. 101 […]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE April 22nd Music Modernization Act

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 22nd, 2019, we will have a round table discussion on the Music Modernization Act.

To facilitate the discussion we will be going over

The Federal Register (here)

The Bill itself (here)

A report by the Copyright Office (here)

A pamphlet from the Copyright Office (here)

EFF’s comment regarding the act (here)

A […]

By |April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE April 8th; Trademark Office Comes to Los Angeles.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 8th, 2019, Chris Kopitzke will report on the “Trademark Office Comes to California” program that she attended in Los Angeles this week.  The attached materials cover some key changes in the works that will affect trademark practitioners, as well as advanced practice tips from the […]

By |April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE April 1; Unauthorized Practice of Patent Law; Dr. Seuss and Fair Use; Music Modernization at the Copyright Office.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 1st, 2019, we will discuss the following cases:

People v. Dak Steiert and Intelligent Patent Services, LLC , (Colo. 2/6/2019)(Available Here). Mr. Dak Steiert opened a law firm in Colorado offering to represent clients before the USPTO. The firm hired patent attorneys by contract, but the […]

By |March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE March 25; Ethics in attorney client relationship; 101 issues; trademark infringement.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 25th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases:

Falk Pharma Gmbh v. Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (CAFC February 8 2019)(Available Here). Falk Pharma sued Salix Pharmaceuticals for trademark infringement. The litigation resulted in three appeals, defendant motioned to disqualify plaintiff’s law firm in all three appeals. The […]

By |March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments