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SoCal IP GDPR Privacy Shield invalidated; Qualcomm and Antitrust Allegations

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 24th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Maximilian Schrems v. Facebook Ireland (CJEU 2020) (Case Here) Plaintiff a self described internet activist sued Facebook for violations of the European Data regulations known as the GDPR. Facebook in arguing that it did not violate any [...]

By |2020-08-20T20:31:53-07:00August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP TTAB Likelihood of Confusion Analysis Amazon Products Liability

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 17th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In re Parallel World Brewing Company LLC (TTAB 2020) (Case Here) Applicant Parallel World Brewing Company LLC filed a trademark application for the mark CHRONICLE for “beer”, but was refused in light of another registration of CHRONICLE [...]

By |2020-08-13T23:52:04-07:00August 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Self Driving Vehicle Trade-Secret Cases

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 10th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Tesla v. Rivian (Superior Court Complaint) (Here) Famed auto maker Tesla recently filed a lawsuit against a competitor Rivian. The complaint alleges trade secret-misappropriation and interestingly enough was filed in state court and does not raise an [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:36:46-07:00August 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Licensee Marking and Joint Inventorship

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 20th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Packet Intelligence LLC v. NetScout Systems, Inc. (CAFC 2020) (Here) Packet Intelligence sued NetScout for patent infringement of three patents related to software. A jury sided with Packet Intelligence and awarded damages. On appeal the Federal Circuit [...]

By |2020-07-16T10:26:30-07:00July 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Supreme Court on .com Trademarks

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 6th, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) v. Booking.Com B.V. 10658 (Supreme Court)(available here) The USPTO had an almost blanket rule that adding .com to a generic trademark term still renders the generic.com mark generic. When Bookings.com [...]

By |2020-07-06T11:26:55-07:00July 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute Trademark Registrations for CBD; Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 28th, 2020 we will discuss the following case and topics: In re Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises, LLC, 2020 U.S.P.Q.2d 10658 (T.T.A.B.2020)(available here) Stanley Brothers applied for a federal trademark registration for a product containing CBD. The USPTO rejected the application arguing that to receive a [...]

By |2020-06-25T17:25:40-07:00June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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