Copyright Litigation

Our attorneys have handled copyright infringement actions in federal courts throughout the United States involving of a variety of works ranging from photographs, books, musicals and television shows, to complex software. We also litigate cases involving copyright-related claims, including circumvention of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 

If and when we get to litigation, we take a practical and adaptable approach. If our client will be the plaintiff, we select the best forum for the case, based on the facts and circumstances. We assess the likelihood of obtaining damages and injunctive relief, whether TROs, preliminary injunctions or permanent injunctions. Given the potential for substantial damages in copyright actions, we are sophisticated in assessing actual damages and profits, as well as statutory damages.

Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Cindy A. Villanueva
Cindy A. Villanueva
Associate
Phoenix
cvillanueva@​lrrc.com
602.262.5789 / vCard
Meng Zhong
Meng Zhong
Associate
Las Vegas
mzhong@​lrrc.com
702.474.2636 / vCard

Representative cases include:

  • Successfully represented leading navigation software company in a copyright infringement and DMCA action against reseller of navigation devices. NNG v. Boss Audio, 2:2014-cv-00220 (C.D. Cal. 2015).

  • Representing Visa in copyright infringement action involving alleged infringement of copyrights in photographs.________________ (S.D.N.Y. 2015)

  • Obtained dismissal of copyright action against NBCUniversal, Full Tilt Poker and Poker PROductions in copyright infringement action involving television show concept. McSmith v. NBCUniversal, 2:10–cv–00870 (D. Nev. 2011).

  • Won summary judgment in favor of Biotech Pharmacy and Biodose LLC in a copyright infringement and DMCA action filed by Cardinal Health involving software. Cardinal Health v. Biodose LLC, 2:03-cv-472 (D. Nev. 2006).

  • Won reversal of an order denying a motion to preliminarily enjoin use of copyrighted architectural plans where a builder exceeded the scope of a copyright license. LGS Architects v. Concordia Homes of Nevada, 434 F.3d 1150 (9th Cir. 2006).

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G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
626.795.9900
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
626.795.9900