Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015 will be a discussion of the following cases:

Mobile-Plan-It LLC v. Facebook Inc. (N.D. Cal. April 20, 2015) (available here). Facebook requested a judgment on the pleadings that plaintiff Mobile-Plan-It’s patent claims were abstract ideas and therefore invalid. The district court denied Facebook’s motion finding that the patent does not just cover “generic computer programming” and therefore the claims do not cover abstract ideas.

Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Trend Micro Inc. (D. Del. April 22, 2015)  (available here). IV sued multiple defendants alleging infringement of three of IV’s patents. The defendants filed motions for judgment of invalidity asserting that the claims covered ineligible subject matter under 35 USC 101. The district court held that two of IV’s patents were invalid under 101, but that the plaintiff failed to prove that the claims of the third patent were invalid under 101.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Noelle Smith by 9 am Monday morning.