Copyright owners should have a comprehensive understanding of the means and requirements for monetizing and enforcing their copyright, and of the potential remedies available if infringement occurs. The facts of the case and (sometimes) the venue where the lawsuit is filed will determine the damages available, including statutory damages, and other remedies such as attorneys’ fees. There is little guidance in the Copyright Act on damages recovery and the courts have broad discretion when dealing with monetary remedies. Our faculty will guide counsel on copyright enforcement strategy and damages analysis.
Identify the requirements for obtaining a copyright registration and consequences for improperly completing a copyright application
Obtain effective enforcement strategies
Explore the available damages and other remedies that copyright owners may pursue when their rights have been infringed
Brad is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in the firm’s Minneapolis office. He helps companies of all sizes monetize, protect, and enforce their intellectual property. He is also an adjunct professor of law and clinic supervisor for the University of St. Thomas School of Law Trademark Clinic and creator of the BOB trademark search software application (www.trademarkbob.com). Brad was named a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2018, named to the Under 40 Hot List in 2017 by Benchmark Litigation, and an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2014. Brad received his Bachelor of Science degree in business economics and his law degree from the University of St. Thomas.
A partner in the Minneapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, Bruce is an experienced litigator and a seasoned trial lawyer. In the past 35+ years, he has been lead counsel in copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, licensing, and non-compete disputes in state and federal courts from coast-to-coast. He was named one of the “Best Lawyers of America” each year from 2011 through 2020 and he has been a Minnesota Super Lawyer each year since 2003.
Highly informative course with practical application.
good summary and update on the law
Great job. Thank you.