Copyright Traps for the Unwary

13 Jan 2022 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PST

When preparing for copyright litigation in U.S. District Courts, there are key considerations that may impact the course of your case in significant ways. Join our panel as we discuss what to expect—and what to look out for that you may not expect—when navigating your copyright dispute. Our discussion will cover:

  • Registration requirements for U.S. lawsuits and potential policy changes at the U.S. Copyright Office for deferred examinations
  • Termination of transfers, which are non-waivable and unique to copyright law
  • Potential damages, including the range of possible awards for actual damages, infringer’s profits, and statutory damages 

The session will be presented by experienced MoFo litigators who have been involved in a myriad of landmark, precedent-setting copyright cases in both traditional and new media. 

  • Michael Jacobs (Partner, San Francisco). Michael’s work on several landmark copyright cases, including On Command Video, SCO v. Novell, and Vernor v. Autodesk, has helped shape the laws governing emerging technologies. He frequently speaks on cutting-edge intellectual property issues and represents the world’s leading innovators.
  • Paul Goldstein (Of Counsel, San Francisco). Paul is the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and nationally-renowned in the area of copyright law. His widely-consulted five-volume treatise, Goldstein on Copyright, is updated semi-annually. He is also the co-author of the treatise International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice (4th ed. 2019).
  • Roman Swoopes (Partner, Palo Alto). Roman has significant experience litigating complex copyright disputes involving software, including representing Oracle against Google in a case that the court dubbed the “World Series of IP Cases.” He has considerable experience in copyrightable subject matter for software and represents clients in the computer, consumer electronics, music, and graphic design industries. 

View the on-demand replay for this webinar. This replay will be available through April 13, 2022.



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