The Ninth Circuit recently issued an opinion affirming that Zillow infringed thousands of copyrights owned by a real estate photography studio. Scott Hervey and James Kachmar discuss this case on this episode of The Briefing.
James is a shareholder in Weintraub Tobin’s litigation section. He represents corporate and individual clients in both state and federal courts in various business litigation matters, including trade secret misappropriation, unfair business competition, stockholder disputes, and intellectual property disputes.
On June 7, 2023, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in VHT, Inc. v. Zillow Group, Inc., in which it affirmed the trial court’s findings of infringement against Zillow and the award of statutory damages. In 2019, the Ninth Circuit had previously found mostly in Zillow’s favor as to an earlier trial and had reversed and remanded the case back for further proceedings.…
On April 24, 2023, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., and affirmed the trial court’s ruling in Apple’s favor as to Epic’s Sherman Act claim for restraint of trade relating to Apple’s distribution of apps in its App Store. (This article does not address the other antitrust and state law claims also at issue in the 91-page opinion.)The legal battle involved “a multi-trillion dollar technology company” (Apple) versus “a multi-billion dollar video game company” (Epic).…
The Ninth Circuit addressed whether parties can contractually agree to shorten the statute of limitations for copyright infringement claims.
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