Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 29, 2013 will be a discussion of a Ninth Circuit decision regarding copyright infringement. In addition, Kala Sarvaiya will lead a roundtable discussion on design patents.
Fox Broadcasting Company, Inc. v. Dish Network LLC (9th Cir. 7/24/2013) (available here). Fox Broadcasting Company sued Dish Network in the Central District of California asserting that Dish Network’s products called the “Hopper” and the “Joey” infringed Fox’s copyrights and that these products were outside of the scope of the contract between the parties. The district court denied Fox’s request for a preliminary injunction. The 9th Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision.
After the case discussion, Kala Sarvaiya will lead a roundtable discussion on design patents, discussing issues such as multiple embodiments in a design patent application and continuation applications.
All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 29, 2013 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.