Category: Business Litigation

Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney | ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Creator Puts Former Publisher in Crosshairs Over Control of Next Game

Patrice Désilets, designer of the historical action-adventure video game Assassin’s Creed, left Ubisoft in 2010 to work in the Montreal office of North American video game developer THQ. However, when THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2012, Ubisoft was one of several companies that came into purchase some of the developer’s assets in January—one

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Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney | Not the ‘sTORIbook’ Ending Three Producers Had in Mind

Three producers filed a $60 million breach of contract lawsuit over the Oxygen cable television channel’s 2011 reality series “Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Denny O’Neil Jr., Jake Hall and Charles Malcolm claim that they registered an idea with the Writers Guild in 2007 for a show called “Wedding Rescue,” in which

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Los Angeles Copyright Infringement Attorney | Will Intellectual Property Issues Be ‘Floating in a Most Peculiar Way’?

We have frequently discussed the many concerns that have been voiced regarding the age and limitations of copyright law. As technology continues to evolve, certain groups are pushing for stronger copyright infringement penalties in cases of piracy. In an increasingly global economy, there is also unease about international copyright protection. On May 22, an article published in

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Los Angeles Business Litigation Lawyer | Nokia Alleges Nothing ‘Quietly Brilliant’ About HTC’s Alleged Patent Infringement

The patent litigation battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. dominated a majority of the headlines concerning mobile phone technology, but Bloomberg News reported on May 23 that Nokia Oyj is suing rival mobile phone maker HTC Corp. for selling products in the United States that allegedly infringe three of its patents. According

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Los Angeles Copyright Infringement Lawyer | Broadcasters, Streaming Services Continue ‘Legal Ping-Pong’

Less than a week after multiple owners of Washington DC television stations—including Fox, NBC, ABC and Albiritton Communications—filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against digital media entrepreneur Alkiviades “Alki” David’s FilmOn.TV video-on-demand website and his Aereokiller service, the entertainment news website reported on May 28 that David said he was pulling the broadcasters from his streaming service.

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