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 [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: November 19, 2012 :: Inventorship and Best Mode

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Hor v. Chu, Case No. 2011-1540 (Fed. Cir. November 14, 2012) (attached). The defendant, Paul Chu, is a professor at the University of Houston.  He is listed as the sole [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: October 22, 2012 :: Claim Construction and Abuse of Discretion

We will be discussing two Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Case No. 2012-1507 (Fed. Cir. October 11, 2012) (attached). On February 8, 2012, Apple brought suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus [...]

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 :: April 9, 2012 :: Means-Plus-Function and Inequitable Conduct

We will be discussing a Federal Circuit case and a Northern District of California case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 9, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below: Ergo Licensing, LLC. v. CareFusion 303, Inc., 2011-1229 (C.A.F.C. Mar. 26, 2012) (attached). In a patent infringement case over a patent on an [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: April 18, 2011 :: McKesson Split Infringement and Summary Judgment of Invalidity

We will be discussing two recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 18, 2011.  The first case is a further refinement of the on-going development of split infringement jurisprudence. The second case deals with written description and the propriety of summary judgment of anticipation.  A brief synopsis of the [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: Monday September 13, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, Sep 13 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 items: 1)     The USPTO’s updated examination guidelines on the issue of obviousness. (attached) 2)     [...]

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