SoCal IP Institute :: December 3, 2012 :: Exclusion of Testimony and Federal Standards of Proof

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one California Supreme Court case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 3, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. Univ. of S. Cal., Case No. S191550 (Cal. Sup. Ct. November 26, 2012) (attached). Sargon Enterprises is a small dental [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: November 26, 2012 :: Overcoming Prima Facie Obviousness and Standing

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 26, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Drilling USA, Inc., Case No. 2011-1555 (Fed. Cir. November 15, 2012) (attached). This case involves a patent for offshore drilling technology that allows [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 15, 2012 :: Geographically Misdescriptive Trademarks and International Comity

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one 9th Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. In re Miracle Tuesday, LLC., Case No. 2011-1373 (Fed. Cir. October 4, 2012) (attached). Miracle Tuesday filed an intent-to-use trademark application for the word mark [...]

By |2012-10-12T20:23:43-07:00October 12th, 2012|Venue, Damages, Descriptiveness, injunction, Intent to Use, Trademark, TTAB|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: May 21, 2012 :: Inherent Characteristics of Prior Art and Deference to Federal Agencies

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one Ninth Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. In re Montgomery, Case No. 2011-1376 (Fed. Cir. May 8, 2012) (attached). The examiner rejected appellant's claims in a patent application towards a method for [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 19, 2012 :: Internet Machines, LLC v. PLX Technology, Inc. et al.

During our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 19, 2012,  we will be discussing the case of Internet Machines, LLC v. PLX Technology, Inc. et al., a patent case recently decided in the Eastern District of Texas. In a very favorable verdict for the patentee plaintiff, the jury found that Internet Machines’ two [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 24, 2011 :: Liquidated Damages and Jury Taint in Patent Cases

We will be discussing two patent cases in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 24, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below. Sanofi-Aventis et al. v. Apotex Inc., Case No. 2011-1048 (Fed Cir. Oct. 18, 2011) (attached). This is the third appeal in a long-running dispute between these two companies regarding the manufacture [...]

By |2011-10-21T15:34:06-07:00October 21st, 2011|Patent, ANDA, Damages|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 29, 2011 :: Evidence of Direct Infringement and Reading Out Claim Limitations

We will be discussing one district court case regarding the sufficiency of evidence of direct patent infringement and one Federal Circuit case involving claim construction in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 29, 2011.  Brief synopses are presented below. Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 06:08 CV 88 (E.D. Tex. [...]

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