Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015 will be a discussion of:

Mobile Media Ideas LLC v. Apple Inc. Case No. No. 1:10-cv-00258-SLR-MPT, (Fed. Cir. March 17, 2015)  (available here).   There were several patents at issue, primarily concerning cell phone technology.  Among other holdings, the Court upheld the jury’s nonobvious finding regarding the ‘078 patent at issue, that allowed the user to stop the ringer for an incoming call without notifying the caller.  Regarding claim 73 of the ‘078 patent, the court held that the “means for processing and storing” could not be found by a jury to be infringed, based on the language of the claim; the jury’s construction was too broad.  The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part.

Gunnar Optiks, LLC v. Mad Panda, LLC, Case No. 3:14-cv-1938 BTM (KSC) (S.D. Cal  March 9, 2015) (available here).  Mad Panda filed a trademark and patent infringement lawsuit in North Carolina one day before Gunnar filed a California action.  Upon review of the pre-filing correspondence of the parties, Judge Moskowitz found no evidence of bad faith and stayed the action pending the North Carolina suit.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 23, 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.