Peter and Chris prevailed today in a federal appeal against Electronic Arts. The case is a copyright ownership dispute involving the EA Sims video game PlumbBob USB drive, and was brought on behalf of their client Direct Technologies, LLC against EA. The copyright case was in the Ninth Circuit and the Ninth Circuit panel included Judges O’Scannlain, Trott and Clifton.
Peter argued a significant patent appeal in the Federal Circuit. The case involves a United States Naval Research Laboratory patent and the legal issues revolved around questions of inequitable conduct. The United States of America filed an amicus brief supporting Peter’s client. The case was argued in Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2013.
Peter Afrasiabi and John Tehranian Named to Variety’s 2013 Legal Impact Report Feature On the Top 50 Entertainment Lawyers
Founding partners Peter Afrasiabi and John Tehranian, were recognized in Variety’s 2013 Legal Impact Report, which profiles the world’s top 50 entertainment lawyers. Variety’s 2013 Legal Impact Report featured Peter and John, along with other noted attorneys from O’Melveny & Myers, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Munger Tolles & Olson, Kirkland & Ellis, and Loeb & Loeb, in its list of the top litigators in the business. Variety highlighted Peter and John’s victory in Mavrix Photo, Inc. v. Brand Technologies, Inc., 647 F.3d 1218 (9th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 1101 (2012), which resulted in a widely watched and precedent-setting decision for the entertainment industry that has substantially increased the ability of content owners to bring suit in their home jurisdiction when infringers exploit copyrighted works online before a national audience. In the past year, at least 86 federal court decisions have cited to the case, which earned an extensive recent write-up in the Harvard Law Review.
Peter Afrasiabi spoke at an annual Intellectual Property conference at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Peter provided a presentation on Domain Name Law Developments, focusing on federal statutory remedies and international arbitrations for domain name infringement actions.
One LLP prevailed on behalf of the Diocese of the Pacific and Southwest of the Holy Catholic Church (Anglican Rite) in the Orange County Superior Court. The case arose out of a split in the Anglican Catholic Church. One LLP’s clients had been officers and directors of the Diocese for a number of years. Their status was challenged by a group who asserted that they were the rightful officers of the Diocese and were thus entitled to all of the Diocese’s books, records, and property. The Court rejected their claims and granted summary judgment to One LLP’s clients.
One LLP obtains dismissal with prejudice of all claims against its client, American Re-Insurance Company
One LLP obtains a dismissal with prejudice of all claims against its client, American Re-Insurance Company, in a multi-million dollar case alleging interference with contract and unfair business practices.
One LLP achieves a favorable settlement for client whose trade secrets were stolen by former employee
One LLP achieved a favorable settlement for a client whose trade secrets had been stolen by a former employee. The lawsuit had been pending in the federal district court in Santa Ana. The settlement agreement, the terms of which are confidential, allowed One LLP’s client to protect its proprietary information and receive cash compensation.
On the first day of trial, One LLP obtains a favorable settlement for its client, the managing agent for all homes in California owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in a premises liability case arising out of a gangland shooting.
Peter Afrasiabi prevailed in a domain name arbitration against a cybersquatter who had registered a domain name that was confusingly similar to that of One LLP’s client, Inco-Check, Inc. Read the Article.
The Christian Science Monitor published an article about one of the Firm’s pro bono immigration clients, an Iraqi who fled Saddam Hussein’s regime and sought political asylum in the United States. Peter Afrasiabi, along with University of Utah Professor John Tehranian, has been representing the client in immigration proceedings in order to secure political asylum. Read the Article.
One LLP prevailes in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Golden Feather Realty Services, Inc.
One LLP prevailed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of its client Golden Feather Realty Services, Inc. The plaintiff, John Brooks, had accused Golden Feather of violating various federal regulations related to the selling of HUD-owned homes. The Court of Appeals rejected Brooks’ arguments and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Brooks’ federal-law claims.
Peter Afrasiabi secured an important victory in a federal appeal. The decision was published by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read the Article.
Chris Arledge, working pro bono with assistance from Bryan Westerfeld of O’Melveny & Myers, prevailed at trial in the immigration court, obtaining asylum for a Colombian citizen who had been kidnapped and tortured by communist guerrilla forces prior to fleeing for the United States.
Peter Afrasiabi, along with O’Melveny & Myers, secured an important victory in a business litigation dispute with a published opinion from the California Court of Appeals in the case Winthrop California Investors Limited Partnership v. Crow Irvine #2. Read the PDF