For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 12, 2020 we will discuss the following cases:

Ex parte Lebovich (PTAB 2020) (Case Here)

A patent applicant applied for a patent on an invention relating to a packaged food assembly. The patent examiner rejected the claims making a prima facie case for obviousness. On appeal, the PTAB looked to secondary considerations and found that although the examiner had made a prima facie case, the claims were not obvious.

In re Cooper Moon Coffee LLC., (TTAB 2020) (Case Here)

Applicant applied for a trademark registration for the mark BEAN BLOSSOM for use with “coffee, but not including alcoholic beverages.” The examining attorney rejected the application citing BEANBLOSSOM used with “hard cider”. The TTAB affirmed the rejection. Interestingly enough, applicant introduced new evidence after receiving a final office action. The TTAB did not completely disregard the new evidence because the examining attorney did not dispute the introduction of the new evidence.

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 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.