SoCal IP Law Institute MCLE meeting of September 18, 2023 – CAFC regarding claim construction and analogous art..

Please join us on Monday, September 18, 2023 at Noon , where we will discuss two CAFC decision for Patents: one re: Claim Construction Apple v Corephotonics 22-1350.OPINION.9-11-2023_2188207 and the other regarding Analogous Art Netfix v Divx 22-1138.OPINION.9-11-2023_2188240. Angelo Gaz, of Counsel to SoCalIP, will lead the discussion.

SoCalIP Law Institute Weekly Meeting – August 21, 2023 – Trademark Notice Issues, TTAB Reply Briefs

Please join us Monday, August 21, 2023 where we will discuss Trademark Marking Notice and TTAB Issues.  Specific issues will include: What are the requirements of Trademark Marking Notice and how do they affect damages in a lawsuit?  What about Virtual notice? In TTAB cancellation or Opposition Proceedings, what topics are permitted in Reply Briefs? [...]

By |2023-08-18T10:32:37-07:00August 11th, 2023|Functionality, Uncategorized, Trademark, TTAB, Damages|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: July 17, 2023 :: Partner Marina L. Lang will Discuss the Digital Services Act, the INFORM Consumers Act and related legislation

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 17, 2023 will be a discussion of the Digital Services Act, the INFORM Consumers Act and related legislation. The explosive growth of e-commerce marketplaces and social media platforms as essential channels for advertising and selling goods and services has changed the way consumers shop.  Brick and [...]

By |2023-07-17T12:05:08-07:00July 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCalIP Law Institute Weekly Meeting – May 8, 2023 – What My Facebook Posts Teach about Lawyer Mental Health

Please join us Monday, May 8, 2023 where we will watch a video featuring Stuart Teicher, Esq. discussing mental health issues in the legal profession.  This qualifies for one CA CLE credit for competence, and topics will include: Introduction Anxiety Stress, Burnout, and Balance Past the Breaking Points Depression & Suicide Anger Management Compassion Fatigue [...]

By |2023-05-04T14:47:57-07:00May 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summary Judgement in Seattle: Inventorship and Noninfringement without an Expert Report

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023. As we start the third decade of SoCal IP Law Group, we have some court decisions on fairly fundamental issues of patent law and procedure.  In Plastipak v Premium Waters, the Federal Circuit (J Stark) vacated and remanded on whether the plaintiff had sufficient rights to sue for infringement. [...]

By |2023-01-08T19:12:27-08:00January 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IPR Procedure: motion to exclude evidence, and motion to terminate

Two cases of interest in IPR practice, Provisur Technologies, Inc. v. Weber, Inc., and Polaris Innovations, Ltd. v. Brent. Both of these are precedential opinions of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.In Provisur, the PTAB invalidated claims directed to classifying slices or a portion cut from a food product according to an optical [...]

By |2022-10-23T22:08:52-07:00October 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Yoga Icon Lululemon in a Reverse Trademark Confusion Case over their Align Pants

Vancouver-based Lululemon ("Lulu"), founded in 1998, is famously known for their boujee yoga-inspired activewear. Industry competitor Aliign Activation Wear (“Aliign”) filed suit against Lulu in the Central District of California back in mid-2020, primarily alleging that Lulu was infringing its Aliign trademark, which Aliign said it has been using since 2011. You see, Lulu rolled [...]

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