Tips from Recent IP Cases

Tips from Recent IP Cases Please join us Monday, February 5, 2024 at noon where will discuss the importance of patent assignments stemming from Roku, Inc. v. International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir. 2024), the importance of timely filings in motion practice (or lack thereof) as seen in the trademark case Rolex Watch v. Beckertime (5th [...]

Emerging Themes in AI lawsuits

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of January 29, 2024 - Emerging Themes in AI lawsuits Please join us Monday, January 29, 2024, where we will discuss emerging themes in the AI lawsuits against OpenAI, Microsoft, Meta, Stability AI, and others.  Specific case discussions will include: Kadrey v. Meta Platforms, Inc., 23-cv-03417 (N.D. Cal.) (Complaint)] [...]

The Curious Lawyer: Legal Lessons From the Remarkable James Bond Litigation History

Please join us at noon Monday, January 22, 2024 where we will view a video describing copyright issues surrounding the James Bond movies and books. video link here Guy Cumberbatch, of counsel to SoCalIP, will present. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to [...]

Taylor Swift’s masters controversy and the Copyright Law behind it

Please join us on Monday, November 13, 2023 at Noon, where we will discuss the issue of master ownership and the legal copyright conflicts between record labels and artists.  Taylor Swift may be the first to make this copyright issue truly public, leaving fans wondering who really owns Swift's music and why.  She says she [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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