For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018, we will discuss:
Berkheimer v. HP, Inc. (CAFC Feb 18, 2018) (available here). Berkheimer owned Patent No. 7,447,713 for digitally processing and archiving files in a digital asset management system. The district court held all challenged claims invalid under 101 (abstract idea). The CAFC affirmed in part and remanded in part. The court did not affirmatively say the remanded claims were automatically patent eligible, just that summary judgment as to those claims was inappropriate.
Huang v. Huawei, (CAFC June 8, 2018) (available here). A pro se litigant sued Huawei for patent infringement. The Pro Se litigant committed various discovery violations and was ordered to pay attorney’s fees of $600,000. The CAFC affirmed the award.
All are invited to join us on Monday June 18, 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.