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SoCal IP Institute :: July 16, 2012 :: Patentable Subject Matter and Assignments

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 16, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., Case No. 2011-1301 (Fed. Cir. July 9, 2012) (attached). Alice sued CLS for infringement of four patents claiming methods, systems and computer [...]

By |2012-07-12T22:12:36-07:00July 12th, 2012|Patent, Statutory Subject Matter, Assignment|1 Comment

SoCal IP Institute :: April 23, 2012 :: Changes at the USPTO and Implementation of the America Invents Act

We will be discussing recent trends and changes at the US Patent and Trademark Office and implementation of the America Invents Act during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012. Some of the topics that we will discuss include: Efforts by the USPTO to reduce the backlog in examination of patent [...]

By |2012-04-19T23:47:35-07:00April 19th, 2012|Patent, Prosecution, Reforms, Anticipation, Assignment|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 11, 2011 :: Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction and Bond Recovery for Wrongfully Issued Preliminary Injunctions

We will be discussing two recent cases.  The first concerns two competitors with very similar patents issued in rapid succession.  The second deals with recovery for damages as a result of a wrongfully issued preliminary injunction. We will discuss these cases in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 11, 2011.  Brief synopses [...]

By |2011-07-08T18:19:01-07:00July 8th, 2011|Assignment, Invalidity|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 13, 2011 :: i4i’s Presumption of Validity and The Bayh-Dole Act

We will be discussing two recent Supreme Court cases.  The first maintains the standard of proof that must be met by a defendant in seeking to invalidate a patent.  The second concerns the scope of the interest retained by an inventor in an invention subject to the Bayh-Dole Act. We will discuss these cases in [...]

By |2011-06-10T16:40:42-07:00June 10th, 2011|Assignment, Invalidity|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Monday, September 20, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, September 20 at Noon. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to  Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday. We will be discussing the following cases: Tri-Star Electronics International, Inc. v. Preci-Dip Durtal SA, (Fed. [...]

By |2010-09-20T23:38:41-07:00September 20th, 2010|Patent, Unenforceability, Assignment, Invalidity|0 Comments