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San Francisco Office – Serving Silicon Valley and the Bay Area!

415 copyright law firm


We are a leading bay area IP law firm focused on copyright law.  Established in 2004, we have represented many individuals and companies - from "mom and pop" to large international companies.  Copyright law is our passion, and we have vast experience dealing with a variety of legal matters including, but not limited to:

  1. Photo infringement cases (PicRights, Higbee cases, SRIP)
  2. BitTorrent litigation in the Northern District Court of California
  3. DMCA takedowns and bad-faith actions under 512(f)
  4. Copyright infringement disputes (Etsy stores infringement, mobile application disputes)
  5. Jewelry infringement
  6. Fabric design infringement
  7. Strike 3 Holdings lawsuits (we have saved our clients MILLIONS in settlement dollars)
  8. Copyright "fair use" opinions for filmmakers
  9. Infringement claims involving music and royalty disputes
  10. Flava Works demand letters
  11. IPTV defense (Dish-Nagrastar cases, MPAA, ACE Alliance)
  12. Software licensing claims, audits, and EULA compliance cases (ex., Autodesk, Vero, Siemens, Microsoft, Solidworks, and others)

Call us for your San Francisco Bay Area copyright needs.  We have offered case review, advice, counsel, and state and federal court litigation and ADR for over 17 years.

Our San Francisco law office serves clients in Northern California, including the cities of San Francisco, Napa, Chico, Redding, Stockton, Oakland, San Mateo, Palo Mateo, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Berkeley, Tiburon, (Marin County), Belvedere, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Marin City, Point Reyes, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Ross. Strawberry and other surrounding areas. We handle both state cases (ex. superior courts), federal cases (ex. northern district court), and administrative hearings in Sacramento and Oakland.

If you need help in a copyright infringement action or defense of Strike Three Holdings, LLC) or with another social media law issue, software (ex., Business Software Alliance audit), illegal movie download (ex., Malibu Media subpoena), or trademark issue, call us at the number below:

One Sansome Street Suite 3500

San Francisco, CA


Phone: (415) 830-9636


San Francisco Legal Resources

1.  San Francisco Superior Court

2.  San Francisco County Recorder

3.  San Francisco School of Law

4.  Golden Gate School of Law

5. Cal Berkeley Law School

6.  Stanford Law School

7.  Santa Clara Law School

8.  Northern District Court of California

9. San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association

10.  San Fran Legal Aid Society

More About Us

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-We offer free initial consultations (subject to availability) and low flat-rate legal fees for most (non-litigation cases).

Types of Cases we may handle

  1. DMCA cases (anti-circumvention, section 512 subpoenas, “safe harbors”, cease and desist, bad faith misrepresentation, youtube strikes)
  2. BitTorrent file sharing litigation (ex. downloading and sharing adult pornographic videos).
  3. Photo infringement license recovery for professional commercial photographers and art studios
  4. TV signal piracy cases (cable and satellite theft)), [California and Arizona cases only] Dealing with Companies like Joe Hand Promotion, G&G Closed Circuit Events, and J&J Sports Production
  5. Software license compliance (audit demand letters from companies like the SIIA, Autodesk, Vero software, Siemens PLM, Solidworks, VB conversion, Microsoft SPLA audits, Business Software Alliance cases.
  6.  General copyright arbitration and litigation (ex., font infringement, jewelry infringement, fashion and textile, music, etc.)
  7. Fair Use Defense - (including fair use opinion letters and DMCA takedown (ex. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and others) and Bad Faith 512(f).

Federal Judges of the Northern District of California

1. Hon. Edward M. Chen
2. Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers
3. Hon. Jon S. Tigar
4. Hon. James Donato
5. Hon. Richard Seeborg
6. Hon. Jeffrey S. White
7. Hon. Vince Chhabria
8. Hon. William Alsup
9. Hon. Charles Breyer
10. Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.
11. Hon. Edward J. Davila
12. Hon. Jacqueline Scott Corley
13. Hon. James Donato
14. Hon. William H. Orrick
15. Hon. Beth Labson Freeman
16. Hon. Maxine M. Chesney
17. Hon. Joseph C. Spero
18. Hon. Susan Y. Illston
19. Hon. Richard Seeborg
20. Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton
21. Hon. Edward M. Chen
22. Hon. Laurel Beeler
23. Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.
24. Hon. Jon S. Tigar
25. Hon. James Donato

Contact us for an initial consultation!

For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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