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 :: March 27, 2017 :: The Supreme Court on Copyright Separability and Patent Laches

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 27, 2017, we will discuss the following Supreme Court cases: Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al. (March 22, 2017) (available here).  We previously discussed this case here when it was before the 6th Circuit. There, the 6th Circuit held that Varsity's designs for its cheerleader [...]

By |2017-03-24T11:45:03-07:00March 24th, 2017|Copyright, Patent|0 Comments

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

SoCal IP Institute :: Dec. 5, 2016 :: Copyright infringement and trademark infringement

At our next SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016, we will discuss the following: Antonick v. Electronic Arts, Inc. (Fed. Cir. November 22, 2016) (available here).  Plaintiff Antonick developed the computer code for EA's Madden Football game for the Apple II computer. EA later released versions of the game for Sega and Nintendo. [...]

By |2016-12-02T13:47:20-08:00December 2nd, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Trademark, Use in Commerce|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 7, 2016 :: Fed. Cir. Resurrects Software Patents Previously Found Ineligible Under Alice in Amdocs Case

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, we will discuss the following: AMDOCS (ISRAEL) LIMITED v. OPENET TELECOM, INC., OPENET TELECOM LTD. (Fed Cir. Nov. 1, 2016) (available here).  In a 61 page opinion, a split federal circuit holds that 4 Amdocs patents were erroneously found ineligible under Alice. Judge Plager authored the opinion [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 24, 2016 :: Disavowal of Patent Claim Scope and No Copyright Infringement of “Who’s on First?”

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016, we will discuss the following: Poly America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc. (Fed Cir. October 14, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff brought a patent infringement action, where the district court found that the patent and prosecution history "contain clear and unequivocal statements that the [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Work Product

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following: McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district court level here. It was one of the first substantive Section 101 cases following Alice.  At the district [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:36:14-07:00October 12th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

UPDATE: SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Briefs

Update: The date has been changed to October 17, 2016.  We will have a visiting speaker on October 10, 2016. For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following: McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at [...]

By |2016-09-30T11:21:22-07:00September 29th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 22, 2016 :: Willful copyright infringement and the Written Description Requirement for Patent Claims

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016, we will discuss the following: Friedman v. Live Nation Merchandise (9th Cir. August 18, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff Glen Friedman is a photographer who took pictures of the hip hop band Run-DMC during the 1980s. Live Nation is a music merchandising company and is involved in [...]

By |2016-08-19T11:19:14-07:00August 19th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Written Description|0 Comments
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