For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 16th, 2019, we will discuss the following cases:

TIG Insurance Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh. (S.D.N.Y. 2019) (available here)

TIG sued an insurance company and then motioned the court to seal the arbitration award and file the petition itself in redacted form. Though the court confirmed the arbitration award, they refused to seal the petition. This case provides a good overview on sealing stipulated judgments.

Peter v. Nantkwest, Inc. (U.S. 2019) (available here)

The Supreme Court upheld the “American Rule” regarding fee shifting. Said the court, “[t]he question presented in this case is whether such ‘expenses’ include the salaries of attorney and paralegal employees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). We hold that they do not.”

All are invited to join us on Monday December 16th, 2019 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.