For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018, we will discuss the following cases:

Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. , (CAFC March 14, 2018) (available here). During an IPR proceeding, the examiner rejected several claims of the ‘359 patent as obvious. The patent holder argued the claims were not obvious due to a claim for priority from a PCT application. The board agreed with the patent holder and the CAFC affirmed.

Ventura Content, Ltd. v. Motherless, Inc., (9th Cir. March 14, 2018) (available here). Plaintiff sued defendant website for posting thousands of copyrighted photos and videos to his site. Defendant asserted a safe harbor defense under the DMCA, the trial court ruled in defendant’s favor and the 9th circuit affirmed.

All are invited to join us on March 26, 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.