SoCal IP Institute :: January 9, 2017 :: Patent Claim Interpretation and Trademark for Service Performed by Software

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017, we will discuss the following:
D’Agostino v. Mastercard Int’l Inc., Case Nos. 2016-1592 and 2016-1593 (Fed Cir. December 22, 2016) (available here).  Method claims of Plaintiff’s patents disclose processes for generating limited-use transaction codes to be given to a merchant by a customer for […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Patent, Trademark, Anticipation, Obviousness, Inter Partes Review|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 15, 2016 :: Permissible use of common sense in inter partes review and trademark co-existence agreements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016, we will discuss the following:
Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2016) (available here). Apple filed a petition for inter partes review of Arendi’s patent directed to providing beneficial coordination between a first computer program displaying a document and a second […]

By |August 11th, 2016|Patent, Obviousness, Inter Partes Review|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: March 23, 2015 :: MobileMedia v. Apple in the Fed. Cir.; S.D. Cal Refutes Forum Shopping Contention

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 will be a discussion of:

Mobile Media Ideas LLC v. Apple Inc. Case No. No. 1:10-cv-00258-SLR-MPT, (Fed. Cir. March 17, 2015)  (available here).   There were several patents at issue, primarily concerning cell phone technology.  Among other holdings, the Court upheld the jury’s nonobvious finding regarding the ‘078 […]

SoCal IP Institute :: April 7, 2014 :: Arbitration clauses in licensing agreements and Nonobviousness standards in design patents

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014 will be a discussion of arbitration clauses in licensing agreements and nonobviousness standards in design patents. Brief synopses appear below.

Radware, Ltd. and Radware, Inc. v. F5 Networks, Case No. C-13-02024 (N. Dist. of Cal. 12/23/2013) (available here).  Radware sued F5 for patent infringement in the Northern […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Patent, Venue, Invalidity, Obviousness|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 16, 2013 :: Design patents and Trademark Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 will be a discussion of a recent Federal Circuit decision regarding design patents and a First Circuit decision regarding trademark infringement. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Dorpan, S.L. V. Hotel Melia, Inc., Case No. 12-1679 (1st Cir. August 28, 2013) (available here).  This […]

SoCal IP Institute :: January 28, 2013 :: Obviousness and Discharge of a Patent Covenant Not to Sue in Bankruptcy

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 28, 2013 will be a discussion of an obviousness case and the discharge of a patent covenant not to sue in bankruptcy.

Soverain Software LLC v. Newegg, Inc.. Case No. 11-1009 (Fed. Cir. Jan 22, 2013) (available here)

Soverain sued Newegg and several other online retailers under a […]

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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, 7,526,904 and […]

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 a single […]

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 company that […]

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 two of […]