Intellectual Property Litigation

Copyright

We have extensive experience prosecuting and defending copyright actions. We have also developed particular expertise in counseling clients regarding the changing aspects of copyright law, including the liability and safe harbor issues raised by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). 

The ability to strategically navigate the intersection of copyright law with new mediums of expression and new forms of digital content is a hallmark of our practice. As only a few examples, we have reached favorable outcomes in copyright disputes involving:

  • multimedia software
  • video game source code
  • web site engines
  • market risk assessment software
  • online display of photographic content
  • the design of three-dimensional dinosaur puzzles

Firm Highlights

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Christopher Wheeler   is a speaker at Alliance for Health Policy's webinar "Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps."  To register for the webinar, please click  here .

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How New Climate Change CEQA Thresholds Will Impact Bay Area Development Projects

Farella's CJ Higley and Donald Sobelman with guest speakers, Michael Keinath from Ramboll and Tania Sheyner from City and County of San Francisco, discuss "How New Climate Change CEQA Thresholds Will Impact Bay Area Development...

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Lawyers on the Fast Track: Aviva Gilbert and Janice Reicher

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Basics of Impact Investing: A Conversation About Investment Policies and Evaluation Metrics For ESG Investors

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, we address the fiduciary duty of a nonprofit board when setting its investment policies and how to think about impact...

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New California Bill Requires Employers to Offer Bereavement Leave

AB 1949 , a bill passed by the California legislature and awaiting Governor Newsom’s signature, would require California employers to offer five days of bereavement leave to employees each time they lose a spouse...

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Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders

Tyler Gerking and Patrick Loi will discuss "Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders" to the ACC Bay Area Chapter on October 12.  The “war” exclusion in cyber insurance policies has received...

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California AG Signals Enforcement of the Global Privacy Control Under the CCPA

As companies prepare for the provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) to come into effect in January 2023, California Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) has signaled that companies should not wait to...

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New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California

Holly Sutton and Hillary Marks spoke to The Recorder about California's pay transparency act, SB 1162, for the article "New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California." Read the article here  (subscription required...

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William Keane Elected Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers

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