For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 we will discuss the following cases:

RPX v. AIT (CAFC 2020) (Case Here)

RPX ran a business in which it would legally challenge patents for its subscribers. Salesforce was eventually sued for patent infringement but did not file an IPR against asserted patents in time. RPX (whom Salesforce contracted with) eventually filed IPR petitions on the asserted patents. The patents were eventually invalidated, but on appeal the federal circuit stated, “we determine that Salesforce is an RPI in these proceedings. Accordingly, the Petitions are time-barred under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b).”

Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., (2nd Circuit) (Case Here)

In 2013 Tiffany sued Costco for trademark infringement alleging that Costco had sold rings under the Tiffany trademark. At trial, Tiffany prevailed but now the second circuit reversed and ordered a new trial.

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 at 12:00pm PT. 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.