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Representative cases

Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org., 590 U.S._ (April 27, 2020). We obtained a watershed ruling on behalf of a nonprofit organization that makes legal materials available online. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that the annotations in the Official Code of Georgia, Annotated are unprotected by copyright under the edicts-of-government doctrine because they are works created by officials empowered to speak with the force of law. The majority reasoned that it is irrelevant that the annotations are not themselves legally binding. The high court's decision affirmed the Eleventh Circuit's unanimous decision in our client's favor.

uPI Semiconductor Corp. v. International Trade Comm’n, 767 F.3d 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2014). Represented a semiconductor chip design company in its successful appeal from an International Trade Commission determination concerning patents and trade secrets relating to chips used in video game consoles and similar consumer electronics.

Epistar Corp. v. International Trade Comm’n, 566 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2009). Represented a chip manufacturer in an appeal from an International Trade Commission determinination involving patents directed to fabricating LEDS. LLC v. Librarian of Congress, 394 F.3d 939 (D.C. Cir. 2005). Represented music streaming services in an appeal from the Librarian's decision setting royalty rates and terms for compulsory licenses for webcasting music.