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SoCal IP Institute :: June 1, 2015 :: Commil v. Cisco & Apple v. Samsung

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 1, 2015 will be a discussion of the following cases: COMMIL USA, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.   (Sup. Ct. May 26, 2015) (available here). Petitioner Commil sued Cisco Systems for direct infringement of its patent for a method of implementing short-range wireless networks.  As stated in the Supreme Court's case synopsis:  "After two trials, [...]

By |2015-05-29T12:14:37-07:00May 29th, 2015|Litigation, Patent, Trade Dress, Dilution|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: March 2, 2015 :: Laches Defense Bars Dilution Claim in the TTAB & 9th Circuit Reverses Lower Court in the “Jersey Boys” Case

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 will be a discussion of: Ava Ruha Corporation dba Mother's Market & Kitchen v. Mother's Nutritional Center, Inc., Cancellation No. 92056067 (TTAV 1/29/15 (available here).  In a precedential TTAB Opinion, Ava petitioned to cancel Mother's marks "Mother's" and "Mother's Nutritional Center" “Retail grocery stores that exclusively feature foods authorized [...]

By |2015-02-27T16:53:29-07:00February 27th, 2015|Copyright, Infringement, Dilution, Copyright Ownership, laches|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 7, 2014 :: Copyright infringement and trade secrets

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014 will be a discussion of a Supreme Court case on copyright infringement and a California Appellate opinion on trade secrets. Brief synopses appear below. ABC v. Aereo (U.S. June 25, 2014) (available here).  The Supreme Court held that Aereo's service, which provided subscribers the [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 2, 2014 :: TTAB Says ‘Chanel’ For Real Estate Services Dilutes the Fashion Brand; Altavion, Inc. wins trade secret case against Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory regarding its digital stamping technology

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent TTAB precedential case and state trade secret opinion. Brief synopses appear below. Chanel, Inc. v. Jerzy Makarczyk (TTAB May 27, 2014) (available here.).  Here, Karczyk (“applicant"), filed an application pursuant to Section 1(a) of the Trademark Act to [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 11, 2012 :: Trademark Dilution and Irreparable Harm for Preliminary Injunction

We will be discussing one Trademark Trial and Appeal Board case and one Federal Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 11, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Research in Motion Ltd. v. Defining Presence Marketing Group, Inc. & Axel Ltd. Co., Opposition Nos. 91178668, 91179490, 91181076 (T.T.A.B. Feb. 27, [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: May 7, 2012 :: Trademark Infringement for Keyword Advertising and Examiner Allowance Rates

We will be discussing one Fourth Circuit case and one Law Review article during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, May 7, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below. Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc., Case No. 10-2007 (4th Cir. April 9, 2012) (attached). Rosetta Stone sued Google in 2009 over the search engine’s [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: March 21, 2011 :: The End of False Marking and an Update on the Trademark Dilution Standard

We will be discussing recent, relevant opinions in our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 21, 2011. The first case we discuss may signal a welcome end to patent false marking lawsuits. The second case sets forth a new framework for evaluating trademark dilution in the 9th Circuit and is potentially a persuasive [...]

By |2011-03-18T01:59:59-07:00March 18th, 2011|Patent, Trademark, Dilution, False Marking|0 Comments