Supreme Court to Clarify Transformative Use in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith; CAFC Muddies Standing Requirements for TTAB Appeals

On Monday, April 11, 2022, Chris Kopitzke will lead a discussion of the issues before the Supreme Court in the long-running copyright infringement case based on Andy Warhol’s “Prince” series of artworks, and about the CAFC’s recent holding that a party lacked Article III standing to challenge the TTAB’s ruling on likelihood of confusion involving [...]

By |2022-04-09T12:46:26-07:00April 9th, 2022|Written Description, indefiniteness, Invalidity|0 Comments

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of April 4, 2022 – Discovery in Federal Courts Especially C.D. Cal.

Please join us on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Noon , where we will discuss discovery in the United States District Courts. The presentation will cover suggestions for discovery in federal courts. Attachments include copies of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26, 30, 33, 34 and 37, corresponding local rules from C.D. Cal., and quotations from [...]

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of March 28, 2022 – Two Recent Federal Circuit Cases

Please join us on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm, where we will discuss two recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decisions. Dyfan, LLC v. Target Corp., No. 21-1725 (Fed. Cir. 2022) addresses claim construction to determine whether a patent is invalid.  The evaluation includes consideration of whether patent claims adhere to [...]

SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of March 21, 2022 – Patent Written Description Requirement and Obviousness Ranges.

Please join us on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm, where we will discuss recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit action regarding Patent Written Description Requirement and Patent Obviousness regarding Ranges and Substitutions. For Written Description Requirement please see: Written Description fm Patently-O, Trees for the Forest fm Patently-O, Four Points fm [...]

By |2022-03-17T22:11:18-07:00March 17th, 2022|Uncategorized, Written Description, Obviousness|0 Comments

SoCal IP MCLE meeting May 10, 2021

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 will be a discussion of two Federal Circuit cases: Functional Claim “Raises the Bar for Enablement” In Amgen v. Sanofi and Regeneron (Fed. Cir. 2021) (available - Amgen case) the CAFC provided another anti-functional-limitation decision — this time rendering Amgen’s monoclonal antibody claims invalid.  [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: August 22, 2016 :: Willful copyright infringement and the Written Description Requirement for Patent Claims

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016, we will discuss the following: Friedman v. Live Nation Merchandise (9th Cir. August 18, 2016) (available here). Plaintiff Glen Friedman is a photographer who took pictures of the hip hop band Run-DMC during the 1980s. Live Nation is a music merchandising company and is involved in [...]

By |2016-08-19T11:19:14-07:00August 19th, 2016|Copyright, Infringement, Patent, Written Description|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: October 28, 2013 :: Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Cases

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 28, 2013 will be a discussion of trademark infringement and copyrights in space. Brief synopses appear below. Ibormeith IP, LLC v. Mercedes-Benz, Case No. 2013-1007 (Fed. Cir. 10/22/2013) (available here). Plaintiff Ibormeith held a patent which aided in alerting drivers when they were becoming sleepy at the wheel. [...]

By |2013-10-25T21:55:11-07:00October 25th, 2013|Trademark, Written Description, Patent|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: Sept. 9, 2013 :: “Trademark Bully” Facebook Prevails & Craigslist gets no Peace with the TTAB

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 will be a discussion of two recent TTAB decisions. In Facebook Inc. v. Think Computer Corporation (TTAB July 23, 2013)  (available here), FACEBOOK prevailed in opposing Applicant's mark FACEMAIL, a provider of emails and instant messaging services on the grounds of confusion and dilution.   Applicant [...]

By |2013-08-26T20:37:27-07:00August 26th, 2013|TTAB, Written Description, Concurrent Use, Patent, Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: August 26, 2013 :: Common Law Rights of Publicity and Machine Readable Storage Medium

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 26, 2013 will be a discussion of a recent Central District of California decision regarding common law rights of publicity and a precedential case involving the patentability of "machine readable storage medium." Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Hebrew University of Jerusalem v. General Motors, [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: April 8, 2013 :: Trademark Concurrent Use and Design Patents

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 8, 2013 will be a discussion of one Federal Circuit case regarding design patents and a TTAB concurrent use proceeding decision. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. In re Owens, Case No. 2010-1426 (Fed. Cir. March 26, 2013) (available here). The Federal Circuit affirmed the [...]

By |2013-04-04T19:09:24-07:00April 4th, 2013|Patent, Trademark, TTAB, Written Description, Concurrent Use|0 Comments
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