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September 22, 2015 Accolades
Who Reps: Minding the Store (IP Litigation)
Corporate Counsel September 22, 2015 "Who Reps: Minding the Store" Farella Braun + Martel ranked second as a result of its handling five IP litigation matters in 2014.  According to the article: The California-based firm represents IP-dependent Silicon Valley-based...
September 2, 2014 Media Coverage
Sham Plaintiff Dooms Startup's IP, Trade Secrets Suit
Law360 September 2, 2014 "Sham Plaintiff Dooms Startup's IP, Trade Secrets Suit" James Morando and Deepak Gupta are representing the defendants in  Indiezone Inc. et al. v. Todd Rooke et al. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria tossed e-commerce startup...
April 1, 2005 Media Coverage
Roundtable - Intellectual Property
California Lawyer
California Lawyer April 2005 "Roundtable - Intellectual Property" Farella Braun + Martel’s Robert Holtzapple participates in a roundtable discussion on trademark fair use, trademark damages, copyright issues in open source software and search engine lawsuits
May 1, 2004 Media Coverage
IP Law Update
California Lawyer
Farella Braun + Martel’s Rod Thompson participates in a roundtable discussion regarding the latest developments in the Betamax line of cases and the law of secondary liability for copyright infringement.

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It Wasn’t Me, It Was the AI: Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Concerns With Nonprofits’ Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems

In today's rapidly changing technological landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines and being discussed constantly. To be sure, AI provides a powerful tool to nonprofits in creating content and exploiting for countless cost-effective...

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Will the Supreme Court Limit Copyright Damages? Implications of Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. (Case No. 22-1078) on February 21, 2024. On the surface, the case presents the opportunity...

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Copyright Law for Influencers and Brands: How Content Creators and Companies Hiring Them Can Navigate Copyright Law for a Successful Partnership

In recent years, the advent of the social media “influencer” has revolutionized advertising. Companies often partner with influencers to market their products, hoping to tap into the influencer’s devoted audience. Likewise, influencers create certain content...

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No Three-Year Bar on Copyright Damages (For Now): SCOTUS Issues Opinion in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

In a 6-3 majority decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. , the Supreme Court held that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any...

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Is the Copyright Threat to Generative AI Overhyped? Implications of Kadrey v. Meta

In November 2023, Meta successfully had nearly all of the claims against it dismissed in the Kadrey v. Meta Platforms, Inc. suit, a victory with potential implications for other technology companies with generative AI tools...

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Fair Use Question Goes to Trial in AI Copyright Lawsuit – Thomson Reuters v. Ross Intelligence

On September 25, 2023, a United States Circuit Judge determined that fact questions surrounding issues of fair use and tortious interference required a jury to decide media conglomerate Thomson Reuters’s lawsuit against Ross Intelligence...

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7 Ways Companies and Content Creators Can Navigate Copyright Law for a Successful Partnership

In recent years, the advent of the social media “influencer” has revolutionized advertising. Companies often partner with influencers to market their products, hoping to tap into the influencer’s devoted audience. Likewise, influencers create certain content...

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Thomson Reuters v. Ross Intelligence: AI Copyright Law and Fair Use on Trial

On Sept. 25, 2023, Judge Stephanos Bibas (sitting by designation in the District of Delaware), determined that fact questions surrounding issues of fair use and tortious interference required a jury to decide media conglomerate...

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