Supreme Court to Clarify Transformative Use in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith; CAFC Muddies Standing Requirements for TTAB Appeals

On Monday, April 11, 2022, Chris Kopitzke will lead a discussion of the issues before the Supreme Court in the long-running copyright infringement case based on Andy Warhol’s “Prince” series of artworks, and about the CAFC’s recent holding that a party lacked Article III standing to challenge the TTAB’s ruling on likelihood of confusion involving [...]

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SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of April 4, 2022 – Discovery in Federal Courts Especially C.D. Cal.

Please join us on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Noon , where we will discuss discovery in the United States District Courts. The presentation will cover suggestions for discovery in federal courts. Attachments include copies of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26, 30, 33, 34 and 37, corresponding local rules from C.D. Cal., and quotations from [...]

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of March 28, 2022 – Two Recent Federal Circuit Cases

Please join us on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm, where we will discuss two recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decisions. Dyfan, LLC v. Target Corp., No. 21-1725 (Fed. Cir. 2022) addresses claim construction to determine whether a patent is invalid.  The evaluation includes consideration of whether patent claims adhere to [...]

SoCalIP Law Institute Weekly Meeting – March 14, 2022 – Analogous Prior Art & Moderna-NIH Patent conflict

Please join us on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm, where we will discuss the concept of Analogous Prior Art in Obviousness rejections, as well as delve into the issues in the Moderna-NIH conflict over Covid vaccine patent rights. Please see Analogous Prior Art slides here. Please see Moderna-NIH slides here, and patent filing [...]

The Supreme Court’s 2021 Personal Jurisdiction Decision – presented by Marina L. Lang

Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial Dist. Ct. 141 S.Ct. 1017 (2021) For our discussion, we will analyze how the Supreme Court expanded personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants. The majority held that a Court’s specific jurisdiction standard includes suits that sufficiently “relate to” a defendant’s forum contacts, even in the absence of a "causal [...]

Real Life Clash of Clans – Huge Verdicts are Alive and Well in the E.D. Tex.

Real-Life Clash of Clans - Huge Verdicts are Alive and Well in the E.D. Tex. In Gree, Inc. v. Supercell Oy (E.D. Tex. 2019 and 2020), available here, here, here, here (judgment), here, here, here, and here (jury verdict). Gree, Inc. is (was?) a successful Japanese mobile game developer. Their games have been popular in Japan for at least [...]

Tattoo Copyright Infringement and Post-Brexit Trademark Considerations

Tattoo Copyright Infringement and Post-Brexit Trademark Considerations For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021, Chris Kopitzke will lead a discussion of the legal issues arising from unauthorized copying of a photograph for a tattoo and will highlight selected trademark responsibilities resulting from Brexit.   What happens when a celebrity tattoo [...]

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 – SoCal IP Institute meeting May 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 24, 2021, 1:00 pm PT, Michael Harris will lead a discussion of the Trademark Modernization Act. The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) (tm modernization act) is now law, but it needs PTO rules before TMA will become effective. The proposed rules are at TMA [...]

Two Recent Federal Circuit Patent Cases – SoCal IP Institute meeting May 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm, Mark Goldstein will lead a discussion of two recent Federal Circuit patent cases. Free Stream Media Corp. dba Samba TV v. Alphonso Inc. (Fed. Cir. May 11, 2021, 2019-1506, 2019-213) Samba sued Alphonso in two courts, asserting infringement of its [...]

SoCal IP MCLE meeting May 10, 2021

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 will be a discussion of two Federal Circuit cases: Functional Claim “Raises the Bar for Enablement” In Amgen v. Sanofi and Regeneron (Fed. Cir. 2021) (available - Amgen case) the CAFC provided another anti-functional-limitation decision — this time rendering Amgen’s monoclonal antibody claims invalid.  [...]

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