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. [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: December 10, 2012 :: Administrative Procedures Act and Claim Construction

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 10, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Pregis v. Kappos, Case No. 2010-1492, -1532 (Fed. Cir. December 6, 2012) (attached). In 2009, Pregis sued Free-Flow for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Free-Flow’s Patent Nos. 7,325,377, [...]

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 :: November 19, 2012 :: Inventorship and Best Mode

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Hor v. Chu, Case No. 2011-1540 (Fed. Cir. November 14, 2012) (attached). The defendant, Paul Chu, is a professor at the University of Houston.  He is listed as the sole [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: November 12, 2012 :: Historically Significant Marks and Public Accessibility of Prior Art

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one California Court of Appeal case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Winchester Mystery House, LLC v. Global Asylum, Inc., Case No. H036253 (Cal. App. October 24, 2012) (attached). The plaintiff is a privately owned [...]

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 :: August 20, 2012 :: Fair Use and Enablement

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one Ninth Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 20, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Monge v. Maya Magazines, Inc., Case Nos. 10-56710 and 11-55483 (9th Cir. August 14, 2012) (attached). Noelia Monge is a pop singer and model in [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: August 13, 2012 :: Trademark Abandonment and Claim Construction

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 13, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Lens.com, Inc. v. 1-800 Contacts, Inc., Case No. 2011-1258 (Fed. Cir. August 3, 2012) (attached). The Wesley-Jessen Corporation obtained Trademark Registration No. 2,175,334 for the mark LENS in connection with [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: August 6, 2012 :: Claim Construction

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 6, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Grober v. Mako Prod. Inc., Case No. 2010-1519, -1527 (Fed. Cir. July 30, 2012) (attached). Grober owns patent No. 6,611,662 towards a platform for stabilizing a camera for filming motion [...]

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 [...]

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