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 of the regulations argued in part that its adherence to the United State’s Privacy Shield (you can view the program here)  was enough to show that Facebook adhered to the regulations set forth in the GDPR. The Court of Justice for the European Union ruled that the Privacy Shield Framework was not stringent enough and does not automatically mean a member of Privacy Shield is in compliance with all regulations of the GDPR.

FTC v. Qualcomm (9th Cir 2020) (Case Here)

The Federal Trade Commission argued that Qualcomm violated the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1, 2, by unreasonably restraining trade in, and unlawfully monopolizing, the code division multiple access “CDMA” and premium long-term evolution “LTE” cellular modern chip markets. The FTC sued in district court and won a jury verdict for several million dollars. On appeal the 9th circuit reversed the lower court.

All are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted electronically via zoom. Join us by using this link at 12:00pm 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.