For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020 we will discuss the following cases:

Valeant Pharmaceuticals v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here)

This case further defines the scope of proper venue regarding patent cases. Said the court “TC Heartland raised more questions than it answered; we and district courts around the country have been working through those questions since 2017. Today we tackle one more.”

In re Ivantis, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here)

Petitioner allegedly destroyed documents and relevant litigation documents prior to the initiation of a lawsuit. The District Court tossed the case, in part because of the destruction of documents. Petitioner filed a writ of mandamus to the Federal Circuit, asking that the case be reinstated, the Federal Circuit declined to do so.

In re Cisco Systems Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here)

Cisco petitioned for IPR review of two patents owned by Tel Aviv University. The decision to institute was denied. The decision of whether or not to institute is not appealable, yet Cisco still applied for mandamus review by the Federal Circuit.

All are invited to attend. Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted via video conference (via Teams) 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.