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SoCal IP Institute :: April 2, 2012 :: Patenting Laws of Nature and Damages Enhancement for Willful Conduct

We will be discussing a Supreme Court case and a 9th Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 2, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below: Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc. (March 20, 2012) (attached). Prometheus holds two patents which concern the use of thiopurine drugs in the treatment [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 3, 2011 :: Subject Matter Jurisdiction and the Final Judgment Rule

We will be discussing a case regarding the requirements for a case or controversy and another case regarding the effect of a stay as to the final judgment rule in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 3, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below. Powertech Technology, Inc. v. Tessera Inc., Case No. 2010-1489 [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: September 19, 2011 :: The Immediately Effective Provisions of the America Invents Act and Flowchart Support for Means Plus Function Terms

We will be discussing the immediately effective provisions of the recently enacted America Invents Act and the adequacy of flowchart disclosure for means plus function terms in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 19, 2011. Brief synopses are presented below. The America Invents Act, (Signed September 16, 2011) (attached).  We will be [...]

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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. [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: July 11, 2011 :: Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction and Bond Recovery for Wrongfully Issued Preliminary Injunctions

We will be discussing two recent cases.  The first concerns two competitors with very similar patents issued in rapid succession.  The second deals with recovery for damages as a result of a wrongfully issued preliminary injunction. We will discuss these cases in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 11, 2011.  Brief synopses [...]

By |2011-07-08T18:19:01-07:00July 8th, 2011|Assignment, Invalidity|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 [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 13, 2011 :: i4i’s Presumption of Validity and The Bayh-Dole Act

We will be discussing two recent Supreme Court cases.  The first maintains the standard of proof that must be met by a defendant in seeking to invalidate a patent.  The second concerns the scope of the interest retained by an inventor in an invention subject to the Bayh-Dole Act. We will discuss these cases in [...]

By |2011-06-10T16:40:42-07:00June 10th, 2011|Assignment, Invalidity|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: April 18, 2011 :: McKesson Split Infringement and Summary Judgment of Invalidity

We will be discussing two recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 18, 2011.  The first case is a further refinement of the on-going development of split infringement jurisprudence. The second case deals with written description and the propriety of summary judgment of anticipation.  A brief synopsis of the [...]