For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 we will discuss the following cases:

In Re Zoom Communications Inc. (FTC 2020) (Case Here)

Zoom recently entered into a settlement agreement with the FTC. The FTC alleged that Zoom advertised certain security measures and features that were not actually in the product sold to consumers. The settlement is also publicly available. More on the settlement may be found here.

In re Apple. (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here)

Apple was sued for patent infringement in the western district of Texas. 28 U.S.C. § 1404 states ”

(a) For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any other district or division where it might have been brought or to any district or division to which all parties have consented.

Apple motioned to move venue to the Northern District of California, the motion was denied so Apple filed a writ of mandamus to the Federal Circuit. The Federal circuit granted the writ.

All are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted via video at 1:00pm 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 to obtain a link to the video conference.