Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd.

This case concerns a large and blatant theft of trade secrets. Plaintiff Motorola and defendant Hytera compete globally in the market for two-way radio systems. Motorola spent years and tens of millions of dollars developing trade secrets embodied in its... Read more →

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Apprio, Inc. v. Zaccari

This case concerns the enforceability of a contract that was digitally “acknowledged” but not explicitly “agreed” to. Between 2015 and 2017, Appellee Apprio, Inc. (“Apprio”), a government contractor in the business of helping clients automate and streamline operations, employed Appellant... Read more →

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Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance v. Library of Congress

This case raises the question of whether copyright rules promulgated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) are reviewable under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). The DMCA prohibits the circumvention of technological barriers that restrict access to digital copyrighted works.... Read more →

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Griner v. King for Congress

The King for Congress Committee posted a meme—a humorous online image—asking supporters of the Congressman to “FUND OUR MEMES!!!” Laney M. Griner, the owner of the copyright to the meme’s template photo, sued the Congressman and the Committee for copyright... Read more →

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Sumrall v. LeSEA, Inc.

A family member may harbor a grudge for decades, not acting on a perceived injustice for many long years. He may not, however, turn to the courts for aid after such a long delay. Take this case: decades after a... Read more →

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Foss v. Marvic

In this appeal, Cynthia Foss, a graphic designer, challenges the dismissal on preclusion grounds of her claim alleging copyright infringement against Marvic, Inc., d/b/a Brady-Built Sunrooms ("Marvic"), and Brady-Built, Inc., based on Marvic's allegedly unauthorized use of a marketing brochure... Read more →

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Ithier v. Aponte Cruz

If you think that Paul, John, George, and Ringo were "the recording artist[s] . . . featured" on the White Album -- even though that iconic record's cover mentioned none of The Beatles by name -- then you will not... Read more →

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Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy

The Copyright Act’s statute of limitations provides that a copyright owner must bring an infringement claim within three years of its accrual. See 17 U. S. C. §507(b). In this case, we assume without deciding that a claim is timely... Read more →

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I Dig Texas v. Creager

This appeal involves advertisements pitting competitors against each other. In the pertinent advertisements, one seller targeted consumers wanting to buy American-made products. To target these consumers, the seller used copyrighted photographs of a competitor’s products to underscore their connection to... Read more →

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R.J. Control Consultants, Inc. v. Multiject, LLC

This case involves the alleged infringement of a copyright on software code used in an industrial control system. This is the third time this case has come before us. RJ Control Consultants, Inc. and its sole shareholder, Paul Rogers (collectively,... Read more →

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