Pop Culture Copyright Cases

To finish off the year, for our last CLE meeting we will discuss some pop culture related cases: Krisko v. Marvel (S.D.N.Y 2020) (Case Here) A Hungarian artist sued Marvel alleging copyright infringement. Specifically, Krisko alleged that Marvel infringed Krisko’s musical work when Marvel made the X-Men cartoon in the 90s. A motion for summary [...]

By |2020-12-20T21:54:38-08:00December 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FTC sues Facebook; Design Patent Litigation

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020 we will discuss the following FTC v. Facebook  (D.D.C. 2020) (Complaint here) In the final days of the current administration, the FTC has decided to sue Facebook for among other things anticompetitive business practices. The complaint outlines the recent acquisitions Facebook has made [...]

By |2020-12-12T22:06:02-08:00December 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joinder of Counterfeit Defenders ; California License Agreements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Oakley, Inc. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A. (NDIL 2020) (Case Here) (Complaint here) The District court in the Northern District of Illinois granted plaintiff's ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order. [...]

By |2023-11-09T13:37:15-08:00November 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Recent Federal Circuit Decisions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Valeant Pharmaceuticals v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here) This case further defines the scope of proper venue regarding patent cases. Said the court "TC Heartland raised more questions than it answered; we and district courts around [...]

By |2023-11-09T13:37:32-08:00November 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recent Federal Circuit Decisions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In Re Nitro Fluids LLC (CAFC 2020) (Case Here) Nitro Fluids petitioned for mandamus review, the Federal Circuit granted in part and denied in part the decision. Interestingly, the Federal Circuit did not order transfer as the [...]

By |2023-11-09T13:37:40-08:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tiger King UDRPs and Google Antitrust Complaint

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Doc Antle v.Carole Baskin (WIPO 2014) (Case Here) Defendant obtained a domain name allegedly owned by one of the "Tiger King's" Businesses. Tiger King sued and tried to get the domain name using trademark law. WIPO sided [...]

By |2023-11-09T13:37:47-08:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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