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SoCal IP Institute :: October 21, 2013 :: Pharrell Williams And Will-I-Am in IP Dispute; Bentley Prevails in Trademark Dispute

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013 will be a discussion of Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams lawsuit for declaratory relief that his trademark "I am OTHER" company is not infringing on Will.i.am's "I AM" trademark.  The complaint can be found here, and the Answer with Counterclaims can be found here. We will also [...]

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 [...]

By |2012-11-30T20:49:38-07:00November 30th, 2012|Patent, Preliminary Injunction, Damages, injunction|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: October 22, 2012 :: Claim Construction and Abuse of Discretion

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Case No. 2012-1507 (Fed. Cir. October 11, 2012) (attached). On February 8, 2012, Apple brought suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus [...]

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|Trademark, TTAB, Venue, Damages, Descriptiveness, injunction, Intent to Use|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 9, 2012 :: Summary Judgment and Presumption of Validity

We will be discussing one Ninth Circuit case and one Federal Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 9, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Rearden LLC v. Rearden Commerce Inc., Case No. 10-16665 (9th Cir. June 27, 2012) (attached). Plaintiff Rearden LLC filed suit against Rearden Commerce, asserting numerous [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 11, 2012 :: Trademark Dilution and Irreparable Harm for Preliminary Injunction

We will be discussing one Trademark Trial and Appeal Board case and one Federal Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 11, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Research in Motion Ltd. v. Defining Presence Marketing Group, Inc. & Axel Ltd. Co., Opposition Nos. 91178668, 91179490, 91181076 (T.T.A.B. Feb. 27, [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2011 :: Irreparable Harm in Patent Cases after eBay and Copyright Attorney’s Fee Awards

We will be discussing one patent case and one copyright case  in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below. Robert Bosch LLC v. Pylon Mfg. Corp., Case No. 2011-1096 (Fed Cir. Oct. 13, 2011) (attached).  The Federal Circuit addresses the circumstances under which an injunction should [...]

By |2011-10-17T01:42:40-07:00October 17th, 2011|Copyright, Patent, Attorney's Fees, injunction, Noninfringement|0 Comments