I’m So Sorry to Report that You’ve Been Sued

Part of our regular practice is defending companies that have been sued. Most commonly we defend against claims of patent or trademark infringement, though we also handle copyrights, trade secrets and IP-based contract disputes (e.g., licenses). Through decades of experience we have developed sensible procedures for learning early about new lawsuits against clients, for notifying [...]

By |2023-11-19T20:59:16-08:00November 19th, 2023|Litigation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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.

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 |2023-11-09T13:30:26-08:00August 11th, 2023|Functionality, Damages, TTAB, Trademark, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2023-11-09T13:30:42-08:00July 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2023-11-09T13:33:00-08:00May 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
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