IP Atty's Fair Use Bid Fails In Newegg Brief Copying Tiff

Law360, Los Angeles (September 13, 2016, 8:32 PM EDT) -- An intellectual property lawyer facing a copyright infringement suit from Newegg Inc. has not shown that copying language from an appellate brief Newegg filed in a patent infringement case and using it in a brief defending his own client was fair use, a California federal judge said Tuesday.

Newegg alleges that Ezra Sutton, a New Jersey IP attorney, infringed on its copyright of a draft appellate brief in a Federal Circuit case where it and another company represented by Sutton were co-appellees. Newegg accused Sutton of...
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Case Title

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


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2:15-cv-01395

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California Central

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Terry J. Hatter, Jr

Date Filed

February 26, 2015

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