For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 1st, 2020 we will discuss the following cases:

Esip Series 2, LLC v. Puhzen Life USA, LLC (CAFC 2020)(available here)

ESIP Series 2 LLC appealed a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board stating that certain claims of ESIP’s patent were invalid as obvious. ESIP also contended that the PTAB should not have instituted inter partes review because appellee Puzhen failed to identify “all real parties in interest” as required by 35 U.S.C. § 312. The CAFC took the case on appeal and found “no error in the Board’s obviousness determination, and the Board’s decision to institute inter partes review is final and nonappealable.”

Ubisoft Entertainment et al v. Ejoy.Com Limited et al (C.D.Cal 2020)(available here)

Ubisoft created a blockbuster video game entitled Rainbow Six Siege. A rival game developer created an allegedly carbon copy of the game and began distributing it via the Apple Appstore and other digital platforms. Ubisoft requested these platforms take the game down but they refused. After filing the above lawsuit, there is no trace of the imitation game online.

We will also discuss a recent executive order by the president regarding the communications decency act. (order here)

All are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted electronically via zoom. Join us by using this link. 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.