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Copyright Litigation

Experience Highlights

  • (N.D. Cal.) — Represented a Silicon Valley company in a complex software copyright and contractual dispute involving enterprise resource and supply chain management software

  • (W.D. Tex.) — Represented a major software retailer in a copyright litigation involving piracy of a system repair and data recovery software tool

  • (S.D. Tex.) — Defended a television broadcaster in a multi-million-dollar infringement lawsuit involving an unsettled area of copyright law, and negotiated a favorable settlement

  • (N.D. Tex.) — Defended a large law firm accused of copyright infringement due to the submission of prior art references to the Patent Office as part of its patent prosecution practice; we obtained a summary judgment in our client’s favor on fair use grounds

  • (S.D. Tex.) — Defended an advertising agency and its photographer and client against claims of copyright infringement; case settled quickly after V&E obtained a favorable summary judgment ruling for our client

  • (Tex. Dist. − Harris Cnty.); (Tex. App. − Houston [14th Dist.]) — Successfully defended our client against state law claims regarding computer software that were held preempted by federal copyright law; we obtained favorable rulings from both state and federal courts in multiple proceedings

  • (S.D. Tex.) — Successfully defended an oil company against claims of copyright infringement involving software; the V&E team negotiated a favorable settlement after limited discovery