For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:
Thales Visionix Inc. v. United States, (Fed. Cir. March 8, 2017) (available here). Plaintiff asserted infringement of a patent that discloses an inertial tracking system for tracking the motion of an object relative to a moving reference frame against the government. The Claims Court determined that all of the claims were directed to patent-ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. section 101. The Federal Circuit reversed.
Glassdoor, Inc. v. Super. Ct., (6th Cal. Ct. App. March 10, 2017) (available here). Plaintiff, a video gaming company, brought suit against an employer reviews website to seek the name of a Jane Doe reviewer who allegedly posted confidential information about the plaintiff in violation of a confidentiality agreement. The trial court ordered the website operator to reveal Doe’s real name. Here, the website operator’s petition for a writ directing the trial court to set aside its order is granted, where the plaintiff failed to make a prima facie showing that Doe’s statements disclosed confidential information in violation of the confidentiality agreement.
All are invited to join us on Monday, April 3, 2017, 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 Elisha Manzur by 9 am Monday morning.