SoCal IP Institute meeting – Monday, February 8, 2021

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021 we will discuss the following In re Mohapatra (CAFC, Feb. 5, 2021) (Opinion here) (Patent App Pub here) Federal Circuit finds claims are directed to the abstract idea. Mohapatra’s innovation was to create a more dynamic security code than the 3-4 digit code [...]

Patent Eligibility for Mechanical Method and SMART KEYBOARD Mark for “Keyboards”

Eligibility of Mechanical Method for Patent and SMART KEYBOARD Mark for "Keyboards" Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 will be a discussion of a Federal Circuit case finding mechanical subject matter ineligible for patent and a TTAB refusal to register a mark to the supplemental register: In American Axle & [...]

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An IPR Appellate Plaintiff Must have Standing to Appeal and What Makes for an Adequate Pre-Suit Infringement Investigation

Standing to appeal an IPR is deprived by an agreement of non-infringement Who is entitled to appeal an IPR decision? That is a recurring question in IPR jurisprudence. This still relatively-new process created by the American Invents Act has been found by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to allow "[a] person who is not [...]

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

SoCal IP Institue 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 |2020-11-22T11:36:05-08:00November 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institue Zoom and the FTC; Apple and the Southern District of Texas

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In Re Zoom Communications Inc. (FTC 2020) (Case Here) Zoom recently entered into a settlement agreement with the FTC. The FTC alleged that Zoom advertised certain security measures and features that were not actually in the product [...]

By |2020-11-13T15:10:39-08:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP 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 |2020-11-06T18:02:31-08:00November 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP 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 |2020-10-29T22:04:49-07:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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