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SoCal IP Institute :: June 24, 2013 :: Patentable subject matter and Issue preclusion

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 will be a discussion of two Federal Circuit decisions. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, (Fed. Cir. June 21, 2013) (available here). The Federal Circuit reversed and remanded the district court’s holding that the subject matter of plaintiff’s patent [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: May 20, 2013 :: Subject matter jurisdiction and standing

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013 will be a discussion of one Federal Circuit case regarding subject matter jurisdiction and a 9th Circuit case regarding copyrights.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Forrester Environmental v. Wheelabrator Technologies, Case No. 12-1686 (Fed. Cir. May 16, 2013) (available here). The Federal [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 25, 2013 :: Jurisdiction for Patent Malpractice Cases and Doctrine of Equivalents

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 25, 2013 will be a discussion of a Supreme Court case regarding the jurisdiction for patent malpractice cases and a case regarding the doctrine of equivalents. Gunn v. Minton, Case No. 11-1118 (S.Ct. Feb. 20, 2013) (available here) 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a) provides federal district courts [...]

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 :: 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 :: February 28, 2011

After a holiday week away, we invite you to join us for a SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, February 28 at Noon. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to  Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday. We will be discussing the following cases: ABB, [...]