Andy Warhol, Prince, and Fair Use at the Supreme Court

Please join us on Monday, June 12, 2023 at noon for a discussion of the recent Supreme Court case Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith (May 18, 2023) In 1981 Newsweek commissioned professional photographer Lynn Goldsmith to photograph a then “up and coming” musician named Prince Rogers Nelson, which was published [...]

By |2023-06-05T11:15:02-07:00June 3rd, 2023|Copyright, Infringement, Fair Use|0 Comments

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of February 27, 2023 – Emerging IP issues in Artificial Intelligence

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of February 27, 2023 - Emerging IP issues in Artificial Intelligence Please join us Monday, February 27, 2023 where we will discuss emerging IP issues related to artificial intelligence.  Specific case discussions will include: Zarya of the Dawn copyright registration cancellation Thaler v. Vidal (AI inventor case) Andersen et [...]

By |2023-02-26T22:48:49-08:00February 26th, 2023|Authorship, Copyright, Infringement, Patent|0 Comments

Lawsuits are spiking on the issue of whether non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) qualify as “real” goods for the purpose of trademark protection – May 16, 2022

Non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") - what are they, anyhow? Technically, they are a digital asset.  Again, what does that mean? On Monday, May 16, 2022, SoCal IP Law Group LLP partner Marina L. Lang will lead a discussion on defining the nature of these novel digital assets and discuss the growing litigation over whether these assets [...]

USPTO Crackdown on Trademark Scammers Amazon Crackdown on Counterfeiters

Please join us 9/27/2021 at 1:00pm for a discussion: United States Patent and Trademark Office Crackdown on Scammers. For years, owners of United States Trademark Registrations have been plagued by scam letters requesting payments to renews trademark registrations. Though trademark registrations must be renewed, these letters did not come from the actual USPTO but a [...]

Prosecuting Chinese Counterfeiters: New Enforcement Strategies Learned from Fendi v. Yilang at Shanghai Higher People’s Court

The FENDI Decision is out! After 5 long years, the Shanghai High Court issued its final judgement in the case of Fendi v. Yi Lang. Defendant Yi Lang (no relative of this week's presenter, SoCal IP Partner Marina Lang) can no longer operate his "Fendi" stores in China, stocked with parallel goods.  We will discuss [...]

SoCalIP Law Institute Weekly Meeting – April 26, 2021 – Transformative Copyrights and Patent Battles in the Spin World

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021 we will discuss the following: Second Circuit Finds Andy Warhol’s Use of Prince Photograph Wasn’t All That Transformative After All - See The Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, Case No. 19-2420 (2d Cir. March 26, 2021) In a recent decision, the Second Circuit [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: August 14, 2017 :: Doctrine of Equivalents ; CAFC Disagrees with the PTAB

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 14, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: Enzo Biochem v. Applera, (Federal Circuit 2017) (available here). Enzo and Applera had been involved in litigation over patents for genetic testing and labeling since 2004. In a new round of litigation, plaintiff argued under the doctrine of equivalence, that [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: July 10, 2017 :: Attorneys’ Fees for Exceptional Cases; Paying the PTO’s Expenses Includes Their Attorney’s Fees

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 10, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: Adjustacam LLC v. Sakar International Inc. (Fed. Cir.  July 5, 2017) (available here). AdjustaCam is the exclusive licensee to a patent claiming a camera “rotatably attached . . . about a first axis of rotation.” Newegg produced [...]

By |2017-07-07T12:19:58-07:00July 7th, 2017|Patent, Attorney's Fees, Infringement|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 12, 2017 :: Changes to Patent Venue and Google Is Still Not a Generic Term

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC  (Supreme Court, March 27, 2017) (available here).  Kraft Foods sued TC Heartland for patent infringement in Delaware. The district court denied TC’s motion to dismiss or transfer venue. TC [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 27, 2017 :: Patent infringement under 271(f) and Copyright infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017, we will discuss the following: Life Technologies Corp et. al. v. Promega Corp., No. 14-1538 (S.Ct. February 22, 2017) (available here).  Life Technologies sublicensed Promega's patent that related to a toolkit for genetic testing. Life Technologies then shipped one of the five components of [...]

By |2017-02-23T14:35:55-08:00February 23rd, 2017|Copyright, Infringement, Patent|0 Comments
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