For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 2, 2018, we will discuss:
WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (US June 22, 2018) (available here). 35 U. S. C. §271(f)(2) imposes liability on those who ship components of a patented invention overseas to be assembled there. The specific issue in this case is whether one suing under these statutes can recover for lost foreign profits. The Supreme Court held that a patent holder can indeed recover lost foreign profits.
Robert Stevens v. Corelogic, Inc. (9th Cir. June 20, 2018) (available here). Corelogic provides a software that in part removes metadata from images. A group of real estate photographers sued Corelogic alleging violation of 17 U.S.C. § 1202(b)(1)–(3), alleging that the software tampered with copyright management information. Corelogic motioned for summary judgment, the district court granted and the 9th circuit affirmed it.
All are invited to join us on Monday July 2, 2018, 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.