• 08.02.16

    Getty’s Copyright Suit Highlights Complicated Laws

    The Los Angeles Times quoted  Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, in an article about a copyright dispute between Getty Images and photographer Carol Highsmith.The photographer brought the suit after receiving a letter ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 10.19.15

    Verdict: Musical Building Blocks Cannot Be Owned

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the long-running copyright infringement case brought by the heir of an Egyptian composer against artist Jay Z and producer Timbaland. The case alleges ...

  • 11.03.14

    U.S. News Ranks Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

    U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings, with Manatt scoring seven Tier 1 national rankings and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the fifth edition. In addition, the firm has been named "Law Firm of the Year" in Advertising ...

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