NBC Seeks Escape From 'Animal Practice' IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 18, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT) -- NBCUniversal Media LLC urged a California federal judge Thursday to toss a copyright infringement suit over its veterinarian-themed “Animal Practice” sitcom, saying an attorney who wrote a treatment for a TV series about an animal hospital can't show the works were substantially similar.

The network argued that Paul Andre's infringement claim does not meet the extrinsic test for substantial similarity even if his idea for a show titled “PETS” was original. Andre, who practices IP law, and his DuckHole Inc. company sued NBC in November, alleging...
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Case Information

Case Title

DuckHole Inc v. NBCUniversal Media LLC et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Beverly Reid O'Conne

Date Filed

November 26, 2012

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