Brief Rip-Off Suit Could Inspire Copycat Claims Against Attys

Law360, New York (September 22, 2016, 6:18 PM EDT) -- The tale of Newegg Inc.'s copyright suit against a lawyer who allegedly copied a brief it filed in a patent lawsuit may seem like an anomaly, but experts say that hurling accusations of copied briefs and plagiarism at fellow lawyers may be a new weapon for vexatious attorneys.

As a copyright matter, U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter found little gray area for defendant Ezra Sutton, a New Jersey IP attorney targeted by Newegg for ripping off a brief two years ago in a suit in...
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Case Title

Newegg, Inc. v. Ezra Sutton, P.A., et al


Case Number

2:15-cv-01395

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Terry J. Hatter, Jr

Date Filed

February 26, 2015

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