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Case Summaries

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SOFTWARE & COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT – Tales from the Trenches!

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CASE SUMMARIES

  • Represented client in a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) case against Fortune 500 lender in connection with trademark cancellation proceedings.

  • Represented prominent athlete in an intellectual property dispute involving the right to publicity / invasion of privacy in regard to use of his name and likeness by a major sports manufacturing company.

  • Represented Canadian company in software piracy & infringement case brought by large software vendor.

  • Represented multiple manufacturing clients accused of unauthorized software installation and usage by Vero Software.

  • Successfully asserted reverse domain hijacking offense against cyber-squatting company seeking to bully a domain name out of a law firm.

  • Represented online retailer accused of selling glasses (frames) alleged to be infringing.

  • Represented internet podcaster seeking legal advice on first amendment issues.

  • Served as outside intellectual property counsel for software audit brought by the Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) alleging illegal software usage.

  • Successfully resolved demand brought by major motion picture studio for alleged unauthorized display and exhibition of copyrighted movies.

  • Served as lead counsel in major California right of publicity matter involving prominent local businessman.

  • Obtained a 1.7 million-dollar judgement against real estate brokers for fraud.

  • Successfully recovered damages against a car dealership for financial elder abuse under the California laws.

  • Appeared as counsel in breach of contract case for Northwestern Lumber company.

  • Effectively litigated and successfully settled numerous high-profile real estate cases involving some of the largest banks and financial companies in the world, resulting in appearing on Fox News three times as a guest commentator.

  • Successfully resolved a real estate fraud case resulting in a large judgement flowing for arbitration.

  • Successfully defeated a California SLAPP motion recovering a very large attorney fee award for Client against a major law firm specializing in first amendment law.

  • We have settled numerous software copyright audit claims brought by major software publishers against media companies, designers, manufacturers, gaming company, law firm, medical and dental offices, and many others.

  • We have had cases dismissed against Clients sued for allegedly infringing Siemens PLM software and were admitted to the U.S. District Court in Houston Texas.

  • We represented a company accused of copyright infringement of Jewelry in Los Angeles, California arising from the Plaintiff's claim that the client's work was “substantially similar” to theirs.

  • Fought and obtained temporary restraining orders (TRO) and preliminary injunctions in multiple real estate litigation cases involving alleged violations of various California laws.

  • Represented multiple clients accused of illegally using copyright photos and images (of allegedly protected works) on corporate websites and blogs.

  • Successfully resolved a copyright infringement claim in New York (admitted into Federal Court) based concerns of an adult pornography movie company that Defendants illegally filed shared protected movies.

  • Have successfully handled sand minimized legal exposure in many Malibu Media and Strike 3 torrent download cases (p2p).

  • Advised client in regard to Television Realty Show contract.

  • Represent fine art gallery owner / photographer in connection with alleged infringement of original artwork found on internet websites using copyrighted photos to create derivate products without a commercial license.

  • Advise major California coffeehouse on trademark issues.

  • Successfully navigated multiple TV signal piracy cases (illegal broadcast of boxing matches) brought by major PPV distribution rights holders.

  • Represented multiple clients in responding to cease and desist and/or demand letters dealing with Adobe and Apple products including copyright and trademark.

  • Represented prominent online businesses in drafting terms of services and providing DMCA legal advice.

  • Advised product designers concerning copyright parody and fair use issues.

  • Assisted major YouTube celebrity in responding to YouTube take-down notice.

  • Successfully represented multiple clients in Microsoft internal audits including SPLA audit.

  • Served as outside intellectual property counsel for trademarks in connection with VAPE products.

  • Successfully advised and closed cases regarding SIIA (software & information industry association) audits and investigations.

  • Represented multiple client companies facing demand letters form Solidworks software

  • Represented multiple companies dealing with Autodesk license compliance audits for CAD, Maya, Inventor, and Revit software issues.

These are just a sample of the cases we have handled.  Past successes are no indication of future outcome.  These are for reference purposes only.

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