For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 we will discuss the following cases:

hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp (9th Cir. 2020) (available here)

hiQ Labs has a business model that includes scraping the internet for publicly available information. When hiQ scraped information from Linkedin, Linkedin sued alleging that scraping violated the CFAA. The 9th Circuit ruled that web scraping likely does not violate the CFAA.

Muzik Inc. v. Perkins Coie (Complaint N.Y. 2020)(available here)

An ex client of a patent law firm alleged that the firm failed to file an important patent application, then lied about filing it. Plaintiff alleges it lost $150,000,000 as a result and is also suing to recover attorney’s fees.

All are invited to join us on Monday February 3rd, 2020 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.