Len Morales Jr.

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Your Litigator is Failing You and You Dont Even Know It

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Chris Arledge of One LLP discusses the importance of hiring an expert trial litigator.

Tara Cavosie with Peter Afrasiabi

One LLP Education|

A local charity asked Peter to host a podcast with content creators to discuss the intersection of law and the creative process, to discuss their specific creative processes, and to look at where the law works for them…and doesn’t... Here, Peter interviews Tara Cavosie, an inventor and patent owner in the intimate apparel fashion space. They discuss Tara’s inspiration as a creator, and her odyssey through patent law as she went from idea to patent to commercialization, with all the legal pitfalls along the way that can engulf young inventors. For new inventors navigating patent law and the inventive process dealing with NDAs, this one is hilariously eye-opening and beneficial! Patent Law for Inventors

What is a Copyright?

One LLP Education|

Peter Afrasiabi from One LLP gives a brief explanation of copyrights.

Sandra Jones Campbell with Peter Afrasiabi

One LLP Education|

A local charity asked Peter to host a podcast with content creators to discuss the intersection of law and the creative process, to discuss their specific creative processes, and to look at where the law works for them…and doesn’t... Here, Peter sits down with renowned artist Sandra Jones Campbell in her Laguna Beach studio, an artist whose works grace museums, art stores, and local walls in public spaces. They discuss the transformative role of art and other creators, the relationship of art to the artist, how copyright law mediates that relationship, and what artists can do to protect themselves commercially in business transactions given the copyright laws. Artists Navigating the Law

Emma Lord with Peter Afrasiabi

One LLP Education|

A local charity asked Peter to host a podcast with content creators to discuss the intersection of law and the creative process, to discuss their specific creative processes, and to look at where the law works for them…and doesn’t... Here, Peter interviews Emma Lord, a writer who started her writing in the fan fiction space. The interview addresses the role of fan fiction in the creative process, and the role of copyright law in mediating what fan fiction creators can do and cannot do, and the impacts on creativity and authorial development given legal regimes. Fan Fiction

Winning on Appeal Period

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Peter Afrasiabi discusses why it is so critical to hire an experienced appellate lawyer.

Social Media & Copyright

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Here, John Tehranian argues a copyright and trade secret appeal involving our client’s design work that led to a video game drive; the case had been dismissed by the trial court, but John got that reversed and the case sent back to trial. The issues involved the amount of creativity required for art or utilitarian works to be deemed original under US copyright law. The Ninth Circuit agreed with our case and in a published opinion reversed the trial court, opening the way for our client to have his day in court before a jury. Mavrix v. Live Journal

Protecting Creators & Inventors

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Here, John Tehranian argues a copyright and trade secret appeal involving our client’s design work that led to a video game drive; the case had been dismissed by the trial court, but John got that reversed and the case sent back to trial. The issues involved the amount of creativity required for art or utilitarian works to be deemed original under US copyright law. The Ninth Circuit agreed with our case and in a published opinion reversed the trial court, opening the way for our client to have his day in court before a jury. Direct Tech. v. EA

DMCA in Action

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Here, John Tehranian argues a copyright and trade secret appeal involving our client’s design work that led to a video game drive; the case had been dismissed by the trial court, but John got that reversed and the case sent back to trial. The issues involved the amount of creativity required for art or utilitarian works to be deemed original under US copyright law. The Ninth Circuit agreed with our case and in a published opinion reversed the trial court, opening the way for our client to have his day in court before a jury. Ventura Content v. Motherless

Hollywood Copyright Battles

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This is the Empire litigation case where our client had sued the creators and distributors of Empire for copyright infringement relating to his years-old episodic television treatment called King Solomon over the similarities between it and the Empire series. His case was dismissed at the trial level. We argued his appeal for him to the federal appeals court, and against one of the largest law firms in the world, we won the appeal and got his case reinstated. One of the judges wrote a concurrence in our appeal addressing the intersection of race and copyright in copyright cases in Hollywood. This case is another example of our efforts to protect content creators against infringement. Jon Astor-White v. Daniel Strong

DEFENDING A PATENT JURY VERDICT

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Nate Dilger secured a plaintiff’s verdict of willful infringement against an infringer in the federal courts in California. The defendant tried to get the Federal Circuit to reverse and find the patent invalid and not infringed. But Nate Dilger successfully defended the actual damages verdict and the patent validity was affirmed. Nate Dilger secured a seen figure patent jury verdict and defends it on appeal

Takedowns Shakedowns and the DMCA Safe Harbor

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Essential IP for the Nimble GC Copyright Takedowns Shakedowns and the DMCA Safe Harbor 

What is Trade Dress?

One LLP Education|

Peter Afrasiabi from One LLP discusses Trade Dress.

One LLP won a landmark Ninth Circuit victory in a copyright infringement suit

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One LLP won a landmark Ninth Circuit victory in a copyright infringement suit addressing the limits of the DMCA in online infringement.  One LLP prevailed for its client, celebrity photo company Mavrix Photographs and secured a reversal of the case's dismissal with a ruling that the case must go to trial.  The MPAA provided an amicus brief on Mavrix's behalf and the case sets an important new precedent in the Ninth Circuit.  Among others, the Wall Street Journal and Hollywood Reporter have profiled One LLP's copyright case.