Inherency of Negative Claim terms and Trade Dress in the 5th Circuit

Please join us on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm, where we will discuss the following: Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., 38 F.4th 1013 (Fed. Cir. 2022) (rehearing decision here) - Novartis prevailed in the 5th Circuit on the validity of its claims under the Written Description Requirement based on a negative [...]

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 [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 24, 2014 :: 9th Circuit Reverses Denial of Preliminary Injunction in a Copyright Case; A jury in the Northern District of California has Criminalized the Theft of Trade Secrets

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent 9th circuit decision and a criminal trade secret jury trial.  Brief synopses appear below. Garcia v. Google et. al., Case No. 12-57301 (9th Cir. Feb. 26, 2014) (available here.).  Here, the panel reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 20, 2013 :: Subject matter jurisdiction and standing

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013 will be a discussion of one Federal Circuit case regarding subject matter jurisdiction and a 9th Circuit case regarding copyrights.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Forrester Environmental v. Wheelabrator Technologies, Case No. 12-1686 (Fed. Cir. May 16, 2013) (available here). The Federal [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 2, 2011 :: Standing to Sue for Copyright Infringement and Personal Jurisdiction in the Patent Context

We will be discussing two recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 2, 2011.  The first case discusses the requirement of an exclusive license in order to have standing to sue for copyright infringement.  The second case addresses issues of personal jurisdiction in patent cases.  A brief synopsis of [...]

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