Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 will be a discussion of patent infringement and venue. Brief synopses appear below.
Realtime Data v. Morgan Stanley, Case No. 2013-1092 (Fed. Cir. 1/27/2014) (available here). Realtime owns patents relating to compressing data for transmission. The defendants use a standard called FAST which is used in the financial industry for transferring financial information. The district court granted summary judgment of noninfringement and also granted summary judgment of invalidity. On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s rulings.
In re Apple, Miscellaneous Docket No. 156 (Fed. Cir. 2/2013) (available here). In this case, Apple filed a writ of mandamus requesting that the case be transferred to the Northern District of California from the Eastern District of Texas. The Federal Circuit denied Apple’s motion.
In re Barnes and Noble, Miscellaneous Docket No. 162 (Fed. Cir. 2/2013) (available here). In this case, Barnes and Noble filed a writ of mandamus requesting that the case be transferred to the Northern District of California from the Western District of Tennessee. The Federal Circuit denied Barnes and Noble’s motion.
All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 3, 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.
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