In Bell Semiconductor, LLC v. Omnivision Technologies, Inc., 8-22-cv-01979 (CDCA Mar. 1, 2023)( John A. Kronstadt), the Court granted the Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s indirect patent infringement claims for failure to sufficiently allege Defendant “made” the accused product. Plaintiff had argued that using the patented methods in the design process, which guides the subsequent manufacturing process, is sufficient to state a claim. However, the Court held the Plaintiff provides no authority supporting the contention that the use of a method to design a product is the same as the use of a method to manufacture the product, as contemplated by the statute.Continue Reading District Court Finds Use of a Method to Manufacture a Product Does Not Indirectly Infringe a Patented Method to Design A Product
The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Did the Court Bag the MetaBirkin Case?
The jury hearing Hermes v. Rothschild found the artist’s ‘MetaBirkin’ NFTs constitutes trademark infringement and trademark dilution. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about this case on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.Continue Reading The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Did the Court Bag the MetaBirkin Case?
Getty Images Sues Stability AI for Copyright Infringement
Getty Images, a global visual content creator and leading source for visual content, has filed a lawsuit against startup technology company Stability AI for allegedly scraping more than 12 million photographs from Getty Images’ portfolio without consent or compensation. According to Getty Images, Stability copied Getty’s photographs with associated text and metadata to train its Stable Diffusion model, which uses AI to generate computer-synthesized images in response to text prompts. Getty Images alleges that Stability’s actions constitute copyright infringement, false copyright management information, removal or alteration of copyright management information, trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and deceptive trade practices under Delaware law.Continue Reading Getty Images Sues Stability AI for Copyright Infringement
The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Is Trump’s Copyright Claim Against Woodward “Trumped Up”?
Journalist Bob Woodward conducted an audio interview with former President Donald Trump for his book ‘Rage’ and later released the tapes as its own audiobook. Now, Trump is suing for copyright infringement. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about this case on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.Continue Reading The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Is Trump’s Copyright Claim Against Woodward “Trumped Up”?
Is Trump’s Copyright Claim Against Woodward “Trumped Up”?
Veteran investigative reporter Bob Woodward conducted an audio interview of former President Donald Trump for Woodward’s book, Rage. Woodward later released these recordings as a separate audiobook. Trump claims that Woodward did not have his permission to release these audiotapes as a separate audiobook, and sued Woodard and his publisher for, among other claims, copyright infringement. Does Trump have a claim, or is his copyright claim “trumped up”?Continue Reading Is Trump’s Copyright Claim Against Woodward “Trumped Up”?