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March 25, 2024 Media Coverage
JPMorgan Chase Accuses TransUnion of Stealing 'Trade Secrets'
American Banker
Intellectual property practice chair Eugene Mar provided expert commentary to American Banker for the article "JPMorgan Chase Accuses TransUnion of Stealing 'Trade Secrets'." In the article, he said: "By filing this as a trade secret case, Chase's lawsuit actually...
February 16, 2024 Announcement
Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of experienced lawyers who have distinguished...
November 7, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2024 edition of the United States Best Law Firms ® rankings by Best Lawyers ® . National Rankings Tier 1...
August 30, 2023 Media Coverage
USAA Wins Patent Agreement With Discover, Vows To Keep Going After Banks
American Banker
Eugene Mar spoke to American Banker for the article, "USAA Wins Patent Agreement With Discover, Vows To Keep Going After Banks." Link (subscription required): https://www.americanbanker.com/news/usaa-wins-patent-agreement-with-discover-vows-to-keep-going-after-banks Eugene said this becomes a business decision for a company like Discover. "You're looking at...
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July 5, 2023 Announcement
Jim Day Named a 2023 IP Trailblazer by the National Law Journal
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner James L. Day was named a 2023 Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the  National Law Journal  for his work coordinating district court and patent office litigation. His strategic use of...
February 3, 2023 Media Coverage
PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents
American Banker
Eugene Mar, intellectual property litigation partner and chair of the Technology Industry Group, spoke to American Banker for the article "PNC Scores a Win in Battle With USAA Over Mobile Check Deposit Patents." "My general sense is that both...
January 17, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the elevation of three lawyers to the partnership effective January 1, 2023: Ashley Breakfield, Sushila Chanana, and Rebecca Stephens. “We are thrilled to congratulate and welcome these...
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October 6, 2022 Announcement
Tim Horgan-Kobelski Named a Rising Star in IP by Managing IP
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Tim Horgan-Kobelski has been named among Managing IP ’s Rising Stars in IP for 2022. The special publication recognizes some of the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners in private practice who...
October 3, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2023
Farella Braun + Martel continues to be ranked among the top litigation firms in California in the  Benchmark Litigation  2023 guide. Farella was ranked “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in California and earned a Tier 1 San Francisco ranking...
October 1, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2022
Farella Braun + Martel is ranked among the top litigation firms in California in the  Benchmark Litigation  2022 guide. Farella was ranked “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in California and earned a Tier 1 San Francisco ranking. Additional California...
May 20, 2021 Announcement
Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices
Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and 6 practice areas in the legal directory’s 2021 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders Jeffrey Hamilton – Cannabis Law: Western United States Robert Hines...

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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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Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of...

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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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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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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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JPMorgan Chase Accuses TransUnion of Stealing 'Trade Secrets'

Intellectual property practice chair Eugene Mar provided expert commentary to American Banker for the article "JPMorgan Chase Accuses TransUnion of Stealing 'Trade Secrets'." In the article, he said: "By filing this as a trade...

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Hsu Untied Interview With Dan Callaway

Dan Callaway, a partner specializing in intellectual property litigation, was a guest on Hsu Untied , an award-winning podcast hosted and produced by Richard Hsu featuring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, and more.  During...

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Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference

Erik Olson is speaking at the 21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference for the session "Track A: Content Moderation." To register for the event, please click  here .

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