Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 29, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent TTAB decision and a decision from the Central District of California regarding patentable subject matter. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.
In re 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TTAB 9/16/14) (available here). Mark A. Goldstein will lead the discussion on this appeal. Mark successfully won this rare appeal in which the TTAB reversed the Examiner’s decision to refuse to register applicant’s mark.
In McRO (Planet Blue) v. Activision Blizzard, et al. (C.D. Cal. 9/22/2014) (available here). In this decision, Judge Wu granted defendant’s FRCP 12(c) motion and invalidated all of the plaintiff’s patent claims under 35 U.S.C. 101.
All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 29, 2014 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 Noelle Smith by 9 am Monday morning.