S&W specializes in handling lawsuits involving “creations of the mind” that typically involve claims for copyright and/or trademark infringement, theft of ideas or misappropriation of trade secrets.
Sampling of Representative Matters:
Gerald Sauer and Amir Torkamani defended clients in a federal jury trial involving a claim for copyright infringement of legal forms that included the successful pursuit of post-trial motions resulting in the trial judge striking the jury’s award of damages against the individual clients.
Robert Chapman has successfully defended numerous copyright infringement lawsuits including claims concerning major motion picture such as Pearl Harbor and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Greg Barchie prevailed on a motion for partial summary judgment on liability for a client involved in a copyright and rights of publicity dispute, and thereafter, obtained a favorable verdict including recovery of attorneys’ fees.
Gerald Sauer obtained summary judgment on behalf of the studio, distributor and producer of a major motion picture in a copyright action before the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Georgia.