Category: copyright

Judge Ross Examines Morass of Pleadings and Refines Dispute to Supported Claims of Patent, Copyright, and Trade Dress Infringement

In an earlier post today we reported on the Third Amended Complaint filed by Lisa Duer (“Duer”), a resident of Woodstock, Georgia, alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and trade dress infringement action against Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc. (“BDA”), a Washington corporation, and Eli Lilly and […]

Georgia Becomes the First State to Mount a Direct Challenge Against Unauthorized Publishing of Annotated Code

In what has already become news in the copyright community nationwide, the State of Georgia has launched a legal campaign against Public.Resource.org, Inc., a California non-profit corporation that dedicates itself to compiling, scanning, and publishing laws, codes, and rules from around the world. Photo credit: georgiajusticeblog.com The complaint […]

Order Pierces Allegations Unsupported By Receivable Evidence In Granting Summary Judgment To All Parties In IP Dispute

This blog post is authored by Kirk Watkins and posted by the Womble Carlyle Team.In 2011 EarthCam, Inc. (“EarthCam”) brought suit against Richard Hermann (“Hermann”), OxBlue Corporation, Chandler McCormarck, John Paulson, and Brian Mattern (collectively “OxBlue”) asserting corporate espionage to misappropriate trade secrets.  OxBlue filed counterclaims for copyright […]

11th Circuit: Award of Fees Affirmed in “Objectively Unreasonable” Copyright Action Where Plaintiff No Longer Possessed a Copy of the Copyrighted Material

On September 24, 2014, in an unpublished opinion the 11th Circuit denied the appeal of InDyne, Inc. (“InDyne”), which asked the Court to vacate an award of attorneys’ fees to Defendants Abacus Technology Corporation, Jerry Reninger, and Matthew Boylan (collectively, “Abacus”) in a copyright infringement action in Middle […]

Recent Copyright Cases Filed in Georgia

The following is a summary of recent copyright suits filed in Georgia: BWP Media Alleges Copyright Violations in Complaint Against Sandra Rose On December 13, 2013, BWP Media USA Inc. of Los Angeles, California (doing business as Pacific Coast News, hereinafter “BWP,” or “plaintiff(s)”), filed a complaint against […]

Composer accuses famed Atlanta Rapper Young Jeezy of copyright infringement in misappropriating lyrics to song provided to rapper in 2009.

Brian Smith (Smith), who describes himself as a music producer and songwriter specializing in urban music, filed his complaint seeking an injunction, damages, and attorney fees against Jay W. Jenkins d/b/a Young Jeezy Music (Jenkins), Demetrius L. Stewart d/b/a Shawty Redd Songs (Stewart), UMG Recordings, Inc. (UMG), Island […]