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 through the years and argues that such conduct monopolizes certain portions of the internet.
Super-Sparkly Safety Stuff v. Skyline (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here)
Plaintiff sued defendant in the Northern District of Texas alleging infringement of claims in a design patent. The Northern District proceeding determined the patent was not infringed, the Federal Circuit affirmed. This case provides an important example that just because you receive a design patent the patent may not be very valuable in a litigation context.
All are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted via video at 1:00pm PT. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur by 9 am Monday morning to obtain a link to the video conference.