Rule 68 & Copyright Law

Please join us Monday, April 15, 2024 at noon where we will discuss Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 (Rule 68) and the "open question" of whether post-offer attorney’s fees are part of the recoverable "costs" for a defendant, in particular, in copyright cases. I think defendants should be able to use the Rule 68 [...]

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews

Plastics, Video Games, and Brews Please join us Monday, April 01, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Inline Plastics Corp. v. Lacerta Group, LLC, No. 22-1954 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving patent infringement of Inline Plastics' tamper resistant container patents, and Savvy Dog Systems, LLC v. Pennsylvania Coin, LLC, No. [...]

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Websites, Batteries, and Browserwraps

Websites, Batteries, and Browserwraps Please join us Monday, March 25, 2024 at noon where we will discuss two recent Federal Circuit cases Chewy, Inc. v. IBM , No. 22-1756 (Fed. Cir. 2024) involving a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of IBM patents, and Maxell, Ltd. v. Amperex Technology Limited , No. 23-1194 (Fed. Cir. 2024) dealing [...]

By |2024-03-25T09:23:59-07:00March 20th, 2024|Litigation, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of February 12, 2024 – Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) 2024 – YouTube.

Since it is the day after the Super Bowl, how about catching up with: Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) - YouTube Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) - YouTube Cannabis Industry Legal Update (MCLE) San Diego Law Library Open Angelo Gaz, of Counsel to SoCalIP, will lead the discussion.  

By |2024-02-10T19:01:11-08:00February 10th, 2024|Litigation, Licensing|0 Comments

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 [...]

I’m So Sorry to Report that You’ve Been Sued

Part of our regular practice is defending companies that have been sued. Most commonly we defend against claims of patent or trademark infringement, though we also handle copyrights, trade secrets and IP-based contract disputes (e.g., licenses). Through decades of experience we have developed sensible procedures for learning early about new lawsuits against clients, for notifying [...]

By |2023-11-19T20:59:16-08:00November 19th, 2023|Uncategorized, Litigation|0 Comments

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 [...]

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