Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 will be a discussion of a patent infringement case and a trademark opposition. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.
Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc., No. 2013-1212 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2014) (available here). Amdocs sued Openet for infringing four of its patents. Here, the Fed. Cir. reversed the district court’s ruling of noninfringement of three of the patents on summary judgment. In addition, the Fed. Cir. vacated and remanded the district court’s ruling of noninfringement of the fourth patent based on an erroneous claim construction.
Stoncor v. Specialty Coatings, No. 2013-1448 (Fed. Cir. July 16, 2014) (available here). Stoncor opposed Specialty Coatings mark for ARMORSTONE. The Federal Circuit affirmed the TTAB’s ruling that there is no likelihood of confusion between ARMORSTONE and STONSHIELD and that ARMORSTONE is not merely descriptive.
All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 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.