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SoCal IP Institute MCLE September 16th ; California Privacy Law; Antitrust Patent Litigation

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 16th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Intellectual Ventures v. Capital One Bank (CAFC 2019) (Here) Intellectual Ventures amassed a massive patent portfolio and sued Capital One for patent infringement, Capital One counterclaimed asserting antitrust claims against Intellectual Ventures. The district court found Capital [...]

By |2019-09-12T11:49:28-07:00September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE September 9th ; IPR Procedure; Wherein Clauses

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 9th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: BioDelivery Sci. v. Aquestive Therapeutics (CAFC 2019) (available here) BioDelivery petitioned for IPR review of several patents owned by Aquestive Therapeutics. The PTAB instituted review on a single ground in each of BioDelivery's IPR petitions, all claims [...]

By |2019-09-06T12:09:28-07:00September 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Keys to Successful New Products with Eric P. Rose

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 26th, 2019, we are pleased to welcome Eric P. Rose who will give a talk entitled “3 Keys to Successful New Products.” This talk will cover a product innovation process Eric has coined as, “3 Keys to Successful New Products” which includes the Marketability, Technical [...]

By |2019-08-21T18:15:15-07:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 19th ; Invalid Copyright Registrations; When are Defendant’s Profits Available?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 19th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Gold Value International Textile, Inc. v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC (9th Cir. June 2019) (available here). Gold Value alleged defendant copied its fabric design, which was used to manufacture a blouse that was later sold by defendant at [...]

By |2019-08-16T11:42:34-07:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 12th ; copyright registration of software, websites and games.

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 12th, 2019, we will discuss copyright registration of software, websites, and games at the United States Copyright Office. For our discussion we will review the following materials: Copyright Compendium 1500 Deposits (here) Circular 61 (Registration of Computer Programs) (here) Circular 66 (Registration of Websites and [...]

By |2019-08-07T12:28:26-07:00August 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE August 5th ; Enablement in Pharmaceutical Patents ; Can You Trademark a Pun?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 5th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases: Nuvo Pharmaceuticals v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. (CAFC 2019) (available here). Plaintiff sued defendant for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,926,907 and 8,557,285 relating to combination dosing of pain relief drugs. At trial defendant asserted the [...]

By |2019-08-01T11:39:26-07:00August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 29th; State and Federal Cannabis Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 29th, 2019, we will discuss the Federal and State regulations of trademarks related to the Cannabis industry. To facilitate the discussion we will use the following materials: California Guidance (here) California Code of Regulations, Title 17 Chapter 13 (here) USPTO Guidance (here) In re Canopy [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:55:42-07:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 22nd; Internet Reviews and Unfair Competition

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 22nd, 2019, we will discuss the following case. Grasshopper House, LLC v. Clean & Sober Media LLC (C.D. Cal. 2019) Plaintiff and defendant were both involved in the business of rehab clinics. Defendant's clinic was accused of posting false internet reviews regarding plaintiff's clinic, in [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:29:36-07:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 15th; IRS and taxation on royalties

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 15th, 2019, we will discuss the following case. Spireas v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (3d Cir. 2018) Spireas earned $40 million in royalties from licensed technology from 2007-2008. Royalties paid under a license agreement are generally taxed as ordinary income at 35 percent. Spireas claimed [...]

By |2019-07-11T10:11:42-07:00July 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute MCLE July 1st ; Scandalous Marks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 1st, 2019, we will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision Iancu v. Brunetti. Erik Brunetti sought federal registration of the trademark FUCT. The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application under 15 U. S. C. §1052(a) of the Lanham act which prohibits registration of [...]

By |2019-06-30T23:51:59-07:00June 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments