• 06.23.16

    Little Hope for “Stairway to Heaven” Appeal

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article about a possible appeal of the unanimous jury verdict in favor of Led Zeppelin in the recent copyright infringement matter. The ...

  • 04.26.16

    SCOTUS Examines Inter-Partes Patent Review Flaws

    IPPro Patents interviewed Robert Becker, chair of the firm's Patent Litigation and Prosecution practice, for an article about the Supreme Court's hearing on US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings."I think the questioning from the justices highlights the very real problems ...

  • 04.26.16

    Late Court Appearance of Zeppelin Members Is Irrelevant

    The Daily Journal interviewed Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article about a copyright infringement lawsuit over Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."The Daily Journal reports that the plaintiff's attorney in the ...

  • 03.21.16

    Samsung Seeks to Reduce Damages at SCOTUS Hearing

    Law360 quoted Manatt's Yasser El-Gamal, co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for an article on the Supreme Court's pending ruling on design patent damages in Apple v. Samsung. Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to apply the same damages standard to design patents that ...

  • 02.03.16

    VirnetX Patent Award Is Huge for Industry

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Yasser El-Gamal, co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for an article on network security firm VirnetX's colossal win in its patent infringement case against Apple. A Texas federal jury issued a $625.6 million verdict against the tech giant, ...

  • 12.07.15

    Samsung's "Involuntary" Payment Doesn't End Apple Dispute

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Yasser El-Gamal, co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for an article on Samsung's long-running patent dispute with Apple Inc. Samsung recently agreed to pay Apple $548 million while reserving its right to seek reimbursement based on future ...

  • 11.03.15

    Tips on Federal Circuit Briefs

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Benjamin Shatz, co-chair of the firm's Appellate practice, for an article on the mistakes that attorneys make in intellectual property appeals at the Federal Circuit and how to avoid them.Patent appeals can easily become bogged down by highly technical details. ...

  • 11.02.15

    The Art of Trademark Enforcement

    IPPro The Internet interviewed Manatt's Michelle Cooke, a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for a special Q&A-style article on the art of trademark enforcement.When asked how brands can stop trademark infringement, Cooke replied:"One of the best ways to stop ...

  • 10.22.15

    Infringement Suit Against Jay Z Dismissed

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the lawsuit filed in 2007 against rappers Jay Z and Timbaland that accused them of using elements of a 1957 song by an Egyptian composer without permission. A ...

  • 10.22.15

    Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'" Hit Is Off the Hook

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the ruling that ends eight years of complex litigation over whether the 1999 Jay Z hit Big Pimpin' infringed on the rights of an Egyptian song it ...