A new case, involving an artist’s accusation that Harley-Davidson Inc. has infringed two copyrights, will now delve into the complex relationship between the affirmative defense of laches and the Copyright Act’s statute of limitations.
District court awards defendants attorneys’ fees after finding that use of plaintiff’s video on the television series “South Park “was a parody protected by the fair-use defense, but reduces amount of fee award to account for plaintiff’s financial circumstances.
In a patent infringement case pending before the United States District for the Western District of Wisconsin, the plaintiffs filed a motion in limine before the damages phase of the trial to preclude the defendants from arguing that the work performed by their scientists should be taken into account in apportioning damages.
In a patent case filed in the Western District of Wisconsin, Defendant Digecor, Inc. moved to dismiss plaintiff Hunts Point Ventures, Inc.'s complaint for failing to identify the asserted claims or the accused product.
District court dismisses plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, holding, on a motion to dismiss, that defendants’ parody of plaintiff’s music video in their animated comedy television series constitutes fair use.
Court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in copyright infringement action, holding that plaintiff’s claim arises under the Copyright Act because plaintiff is seeking remedies specifically provided by the Copyright Act.
In a copyright infringement suit involving songs used in the live action movie Snow White, the district court denied defendant MGM’s motion to dismiss the case pursuant to the first-to-file rule because a first-filed declaratory action brought by MGM against Rudich does not include all the parties that are involved in this action.
Plaintiff Coby Recht, who resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, sued MGM Studios for copyright infringement in federal district court in the Western District of Wisconsin.
In Acuity v. Bagadia, Nos. 2006AP1153 & 2006AP1974, 2008 Wisc. LEXIS 314 (Wisc. June 18, 2008), the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court’s decision finding an insurer liable for a judgment entered against the insured for copyright and trademark infringement under the commercial general liability policy’s coverage for “advertising injury.”