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SoCal IP Institute :: Nov. 7, 2016 :: Fed. Cir. Resurrects Software Patents Previously Found Ineligible Under Alice in Amdocs Case

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, we will discuss the following: AMDOCS (ISRAEL) LIMITED v. OPENET TELECOM, INC., OPENET TELECOM LTD. (Fed Cir. Nov. 1, 2016) (available here).  In a 61 page opinion, a split federal circuit holds that 4 Amdocs patents were erroneously found ineligible under Alice. Judge Plager authored the opinion [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 24, 2016 :: Disavowal of Patent Claim Scope and No Copyright Infringement of “Who’s on First?”

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016, we will discuss the following: Poly America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc. (Fed Cir. October 14, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff brought a patent infringement action, where the district court found that the patent and prosecution history "contain clear and unequivocal statements that the [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 22, 2016 :: Representing competitors at the same time and inequitable conduct during patent prosecution

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016, will be a discussion of the following: Maling v. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, Dunner, LLP, (Mass. SJC 12/23/15) (available here). An inventor sued the firm prosecuting his patents alleging that the same firm represented his competitor without disclosing the engagement to him. The Massachusetts Superior Court [...]

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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 :: September 24, 2012 :: Induced Infringement and Covenants Not to Compete

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one California Court of Appeal case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., Case Nos. 2009-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417 and McKesson Techs., Inc., v. Epic Systems Corp., Case No. [...]

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 [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: July 2, 2012 :: Doctrine of Equivalents, Unexpected Results and Teaching Away

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 2, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. v. Cadbury Adams USA LLC, Case No. 2011-1140, 2011-1150 (Fed. Cir. June 22, 2012) (attached). This suit involved infringement assertions between two competitors in the chewing [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 4, 2012 :: Standard of Review for Obviousness and Hindsight Bias

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 4, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Plasmart v. Kappos & Wang, Case No. 2011-1570 (Fed. Cir. May 22, 2012) (attached). Appellee sells the TwistCar, a scooter with a handlebar that is twisted to propel the scooter. [...]