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BMI lawsuits

Posted by Steve Vondran | Apr 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Broadcast Music Incorporated et al v. Go Irish Holdings LLC et al 2:23-cv-00573-ROS [Arizona]   Introduction Broadcasting copyrighted music in your restaurant, bar, nightclub or other entertainment establishment can get you into legal trouble as this case filed by BMI shows.  If you are facing...

How much does an ANSYS software license cost?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Mar 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Law Essentials - ANSYS license fees? Here are some general fees I found on the internet.  These could well be older prices but may provide some general guidelines when trying to settle your Ansys litigation case (two were recently filed in Texas Federal Court (Waco). ...

The basics for software development agreements

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Law Essentials - Software Development Agreements Overview   Introduction Software development agreements are essential documents that protect the interests of both parties involved in a software development project. They outline the scope of the project, the rights of ...

Siemens sues 268 John Does in Texas Federal Court

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Defense - Siemens Lawsuits - 2023.  If you received a notice of infringement, call us at (877) 276-5084.  We have helped many clients in the past several lawsuits filed by Siemens.   Introduction Siemens has been quiet for some time, but a review of the federal cou...

Top 10 jewelry infringement cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

1. Swarovski AG v. David Yurman, Inc., 841 F.3d 133 (2d Cir. 2016): Swarovski sued David Yurman for infringement of its “whirl and twirl” design. The court awarded Swarovski $11.2 million in damages. 2. Cartier v. Costco Wholesale, Inc., 754 F.3d 782 (9th Cir. 2014): Cartier sued Costco for selli...

Overview of a music production agreement with an artist

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

 As a music producer, you understand the importance of having a comprehensive agreement in place with the artist you are working with. When dealing with composition and master recordings, it is essential to include certain key terms in the agreement to protect both parties. Here are five of the m...

Top California trade secret verdicts

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

summarizing the top California trade secret verdicts California is known for its robust trade secret laws, and its courts have seen a number of high-profile verdicts related to trade secrets. Here is a summary of some of the top California trade secret verdicts. In 2018, a jury in Northern Califo...

Smith v. The Weeknd copyright infringement case brief

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Entertainment Law Case Briefs - Smith v. The Weeknd (2021) Introduction Smith v. The Weeknd was a copyright infringement case in which a songwriter, Yasmina "Yas" Smith, sued Canadian singer-songwriter Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye for allegedly infringing on her copyright in he...

Coinbase compels arbitration in class action lawsuit

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Crypto Law - Coinbase Lawsuits and their Arbitration Provision Introduction Coinbase, one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, is facing legal issues as a result of recent alleged customer losses in crypto transactions. Coinbase is currently facing multi...

Wolfram software infringement letter

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials - Wolfram demands   Introduction   Wolfram licensing agreement   Prohibited uses According to their website, certain uses of Mathematica software are prohibited.  For example: Prohibited Uses All uses of the Software and other elements of the Pro...

What is an Orphan Work in copyright law?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Essentials: Orphan works explained [contact us for infringement and licensing issues]. Phone (877) 276-5084. Introduction The concept of copyright orphan works is one that has been discussed in the legal world for some time. This issue came to the forefront of le...

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