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SoCal IP Institute :: December 19, 2016 :: Recent Cases on Direct and Indirect Infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016, we will discuss the following: Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc., Case No. 2015-2019 (Fed Cir. December 13, 2016) (available here). Medgraph asserted two patents against Medtronic related to an improved method for diagnosis and treatment of patients that generally relates to symptoms or [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: Feb. 2, 2015 :: Hana Bank & Pre-Suit Inducement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Feb. 2 2015 will be a discussion of: Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank et al., Case No. 12-1211 (Sup. Ct. 1/22/15), available here:  Approximately one year ago, we discussed this case when it was at the 9th Circuit.  HFI sued HB and others for trademark infringement; The trial court [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 27, 2014 :: Divided Infringement of System Claims and Pleading Inequitable Conduct

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014 will be a discussion of two older cases. The first is a 2011 Federal Circuit case regarding divided infringement of a system claim and the second is a district court case on the requirements of pleading inequitable conduct after Therasense. Centillion Data Systems, LLC v. [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: July 8, 2013 :: Jury instruction regarding Indirect infringement and PTO’s reexam determination affecting litigation

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 8, 2013 will be a discussion of a Federal Circuit decision regarding jury instructions relating to indirect infringement and another Federal Circuit decision regarding a PTO's reexamination proceeding affecting litigation. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., (Fed. Cir. [...]

By |2013-07-07T22:59:38-08:00July 7th, 2013|Patent, Induced Infringement, Infringement, Invalidity|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: December 17, 2012 :: Withdrawing Terminal Disclaimers and Rule 11 Sanctions

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 17, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. In Re Yamazaki, Case No. 2012-1086 (Fed. Cir. December 6, 2012) (attached). During the prosecution of U.S. Patent 6,180,991, Applicant Yamazaki filed a terminal disclaimer to overcome an obviousness-type double [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 1, 2012 :: Inequitable Conduct and Judgment as a Matter of Law

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 1, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Outside the Box Innovations, LLC. v. Travel Caddy, Inc., Case No. 2009-1171 (Fed. Cir. September 21, 2012) (attached). Travel Caddy brought suit against Outside the Box Innovations claiming infringement of [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: September 24, 2012 :: Induced Infringement and Covenants Not to Compete

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one California Court of Appeal case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., Case Nos. 2009-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417 and McKesson Techs., Inc., v. Epic Systems Corp., Case No. [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 18, 2012 :: Patent Infringement Pleading Standards and Indirect Infringement

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 18, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. In re Bill of Lading Transmission and Processing System Patent Litigation, Case Nos. 2010-1493, -1494, -1495, -1496; 2011-1101, -1102 (Fed. Cir. June 7, 2012) (attached).  In this case R + [...]

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 [...]

By |2012-03-15T22:55:27-08:00March 15th, 2012|Patent, Damages, Induced Infringement|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 20, 2011 :: Induced Infringement and Means-Plus-Function Terms

We will be discussing two recent cases in the coming week's SoCal IP Institute.  The first sets forth the standard for "willful blindness" in situations of induced infringement.  The second has to do with the application of 35 U.S.c. 112, paragraph 6 to claims. We will discuss these cases in our weekly SoCal IP Institute [...]