Description:This course reviewsthe holding in the case of STAR ATHLETICA, L.L.C. v. VARSITY BRANDS, INC., including a discussion of copyrightability of useful articles, including physical and conceptual separability. There is also a deep dive into the differing opinions of the Supreme Court Justices, as well as some insight as to what the case means to the future of copyrightability of useful articles.
Bill O'Brien, Partner, One, LLP, Beverly Hills, CA
Bill is a trial and appellate lawyer with 20 years of experience in intellectual property and technology cases. He has extensive experience with patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, and idea submission cases and with a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, consumer electronics, software, optics, aerospace, manufacturing equipment, diagnostics, and chemicals, as well as business-method patents. Bill has successfully represented clients in major jury trials and in multiple appellate proceedings before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal and state appellate courts.