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Partner Mauricio Uribe Interviews with Law Practice Today PT.1 Published
Monday, April 15, 2019
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Partner Mauricio Uribe recently interviewed with Law Practice Today discussing how artificial intelligence is changing law firms and the law.

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Seven Attorneys Recognized for Thought Leadership by JD Supra’s 2019 “Readers’ Choice Awards” Published
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Once again, Knobbe Martens attorneys have been named “JD Supra Top Authors” in the publisher’s annual “Readers’ Choice Awards.” Partners Paul Stewart and Agnes Juang are among just 228 authors recognized for their visibility and thought leadership out of more than 50,000 who published articles on the JD Supra platform last year. 

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Three Partners Named 2019 San Diego California “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” Published
Friday, March 22, 2019
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The firm is pleased to recognize three partners who are included in the 2019 San Diego "Super Lawyers" and “Rising Stars” list.

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The Supreme Court limits the scope of "full costs” in the Copyright Act fee-shifting provision Published
Monday, March 11, 2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, 2019, held in a 9-0 decision that the term “full costs” in § 505 of the Copyright Act is limited by the general “costs” statute (28 U.S.C. §§ 1821 and 1920). For example, § 505 does not allow courts to shift expenses such as expert witness fees, e-discovery fees, or jury consulting fees. The case, Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc, now returns to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for further proceedings. 

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The Supreme Court holds that a copyright claimant may not sue for infringement until the Copyright Office has granted or refused registration of the work at issue Published
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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On Monday, March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that, under § 411(a) of the Copyright Act, a claimant may not bring suit for copyright infringement until the Copyright Office has either granted or refused the copyright claimant’s application for registration. Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC. The Court’s decision affirmed the dismissal of a copyright suit on the grounds that the plaintiff did not comply with § 411(a) prior to filing the suit.

 

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