INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Video Game Marketing Precipitates Trademark Dispute INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

Video Game Marketing Precipitates Trademark Dispute

This case involves a trademark dispute surrounding a popular franchise of geometric puzzle video games popular in Europe. The owner of the IP licensed the product to an American firm for distribution in the United States. The contract was not renewed due t …

Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use

When the former employee of a European organic foods startup used the company’s trademarks, she was sued for violating trademark law. After moving to Oregon in order to establish the US branch of the startup, the manager decided to found her own business …

3D Printer Design Allegedly Infringes on Patent INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

3D Printer Design Allegedly Infringes on Patent

…  actions and sued for patent infringement. An expert in intellectual property (IP) was sought to opine on the …

Karaoke Compact Disc Infringes Song Copyrights INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

Karaoke Compact Disc Infringes Song Copyrights

 This case involves a record company that owned the copyrights to seven musical compositions by a popular rock group. The record company had never licensed these songs for use in the karaoke industry. A karaoke company encoded compact discs with the audio …

Film Company Uses Copyrighted Photos in Movie Scene INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

Film Company Uses Copyrighted Photos in Movie Scene

This case involves a man who owned the copyrights to 10 photographs of himself that showed his body and face in several different poses. The man had taken the photographs himself and never used them commercially. A film production company was making a murd …

Pharmaceutical IP Experts Opine on Royalty Payments for Drug Patent Holder INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Expert Case

The case involves a licensing dispute centered in the state of Georgia involving the formulation and testing of a drug that treats neurologic conditions. The drug is a combination of two existing medications, which have been combined into a single therapy. …