SoCal IP Institute :: March 7, 2016 :: Contempt in Copyright Disputes and Infringement of Video Game Pointing Devices

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016, we will discuss the following cases: CBS Broadcasting, Inc. et al. v. FilmOn.com, Inc., Docket No. 14-3123-cv (2d. Cir. Feb. 16, 2016) (available here).  FilmOn provides an online streaming service that rebroadcasts, via the internet, broadcast television.  FilmOn offered content from a number [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 9, 2015 :: The Broadest “Reasonable” Interpretation & Likelihood of Confusion at the TTAB

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015 will be a discussion of: In re Imes, Case No. 2014-1206 (Fed. Cir.  January 29, 2015 ) (available here).  Here, Mr. Imes appeals a rejection of his U.S. patent application number 09/874,423 directed to a device for communicating a digital camera image and video [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: January 19, 2015 :: Nintendo Lost that “Stereoscopic Feeling” and Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction after Gunn

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 19, 2015 will be a discussion of: Tomita Techs. USA, LLC et al. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd. et al., Case No. 2014-1244 (Fed. Cir.  December 8, 2014 ) (available here).  Tomita sued Nintendo for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,417,664 based upon its sales of its 3DS [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: August 4, 2014 :: Patent infringement and Trademark oppositions

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 will be a discussion of a patent infringement case and a trademark opposition. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc., No. 2013-1212 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2014) (available here). Amdocs sued Openet for infringing four of its [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 19, 2014 :: Updates from INTA’s Annual Meeting

Please join us for our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014. Mark Goldstein will discuss his trip to Hong Kong for the International Trademark Association's 136th Annual Meeting held earlier this week. All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 19, [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 28, 2014 :: Preliminary Injunctive Relief and Trademark Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 28, 2014 will be a discussion of two cases.  The first relates to preliminary injunctive relief in patent cases and the second case relates to trademark infringement.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Trebro Mfg. v. Firefly Equipment and Steven Aposhian, Case No. 2013-1347 (Fed Cir. April [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: March 31, 2014 :: Reggaeton Arguments and the Meaning of “Substantially”

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 31, 2014 will be a discussion of two cases.  The first relates to a reggaeton copyright dispute and the second involves a discussion of the meaning of "substantially" in a patent claim.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Alicea v. Machete Music, Miscellaneous Docket No. 12-1548 [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 14, 2013 :: Species Election and Confusing First Impressions

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 14, 2013 will be a discussion led by Guy Cumberbatch of our Santa Barbara Office regarding the effects of species restrictions on patent claim scope, a series of TTAB decisions testing whether you can spot likelihood of confusion, and an examiner’s response to a patent claiming [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 15, 2013 :: Exceptional case and willful infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 15, 2013 will be a discussion of two Federal Circuit cases regarding patents.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A., et. al. (Fed. Cir. March 25, 2013) (available here). At the district court, the defendant recovered attorney fees and [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 11, 2013 :: Indirect infringement and Equitable Estoppel

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 11, 2013 will be a discussion of two patent cases from the Federal Circuit.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Radio Systems Corp v. Lalor, Case No. 2012-1233 (Fed. Cir. March 6, 2013) (available here). The Federal Circuit affirmed in part the district court’s decision [...]

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