SoCal IP Institute :: January 16, 2017 :: An Alice About-Face in S.D.N.Y.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 16, 2017, we will discuss the following:
TNS Media Research, LLC v. TIVO Research and Analytics, Inc., Case No. 11 Civ. 4039 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 29, 2016) (available here). But, before you read that decision, read this one. The November 29, 2016 decision is a vacatur of the earlier, February […]

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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 and […]

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 inventor […]

SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Work Product

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district court level here. It was one of the first substantive Section 101 cases following Alice.  At the district court […]

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UPDATE: SoCal IP Institute :: October 17, 2016 :: Preemption Under Section 101 and the Hazards of Copying Attorney Briefs

Update: The date has been changed to October 17, 2016.  We will have a visiting speaker on October 10, 2016.
For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 17, 2016, we will discuss the following:
McRO v. Bandai et al. (Fed Cir. Sept. 13, 2016) (available here). We previously covered this case at the district […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 18, 2016 :: Fraud in trademark application and patent survives the Alice test

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016, we will discuss the following:
MPC Franchise, LLC v. Tarntino, No. 15-717 (2d Cir. June 27, 2016) (available here). Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that defendant fraudulently obtained his federal trademark registration for the PUDGIE’S mark for pizza restaurants. The district court granted summary judgment […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Patent, Statutory Subject Matter, Trademark, Fraud|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from the Team at SoCal IP Institute

Happy Holidays from the Team at SoCal IP Institute. We will resume our MCLE meetings on January 5, 2015.

By |December 22nd, 2014|Copyright, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: December 15, 2014 :: Copyright Fair Use for News and Patent Eligible Business Methods

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 15, 2014 will be a discussion of one Second Circuit decision and a Federal Circuit decision.  Synopses of the cases appear below:

Swatch Group Management Services Ltd. .v. Bloomberg L.P., Case Nos. 12-cv-2412; 12-cv-2645 (2d. Cir.  January 27, 2014 ) (available here). Swatch periodically provides calls in which its executives speak […]

By |December 14th, 2014|Copyright, Patent, Statutory Subject Matter|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 15, 2014 :: Section 101 Patentable Subject Matter Bloodbath

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 25, 2014 will be a discussion of several recent cases and trends related to 35 U.S.C. Section 101 patentable subject matter.  Over the past few weeks, several financial services and software-related patents have been found unpatentable under Section 101.  A good summary article may be found […]

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SoCal IP Institute :: September 8, 2014 :: Trademarks and Patentable Subject Matter

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent trademark decision and a recent decision on patentable subject matter from the District of Delaware. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Panda Kroll, Esq., will lead the discussion on the trademark case.

Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., Cancellation No. […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Patent, Statutory Subject Matter, Trademark, Invalidity|0 Comments