Copyright Developments (from Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute 2019) (Online Seminar)

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Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the October 2019 live seminar, 20th Annual Virginia Intellectual Property Legal Institute.

This session by speaker Tobey Marzouk covers the following copyright developments:

  • Register, Register, Register—Supreme Court requires copyright registration to sue for infringement
  • Compilation Registration v. Group Registration—maximizing (or minimizing) damages
  • Copyright statute of limitations—Accrual of Claims v. Accrual of Damages
  • The two-edged sword—attorney fees and costs in copyright litigation
  • What’s fair is fair—using (and abusing) the Fair Use Defense
  • Protection of databases—what role does the copyright act play?
  • State Code Annotations—can they be copyrighted?
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Tobey B. Marzouk, Marzouk & Parry / Washington, DC


John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond


John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC / Richmond (Expand/Collapse Bio)

John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia. He served as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America. He is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar. He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association. He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school. After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Hon. Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Hon. James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.

Tobey B. Marzouk, Marzouk & Parry /Washington, DC (Expand/Collapse Bio)

Tobey Marzouk formed the law firm of Marzouk & Parry in 1986 with a focus on Information Technology law counseling and litigation.  He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Copyright Law and Information Technology Law (2010–2018 and was named Copyright “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2013 Best Lawyers Washington, DC.  Mr. Marzouk has also been listed in the 2012–2018 Super Lawyers (Washington, DC) in the field of Intellectual Property.  He serves as Consulting Editor to Internet Law and Business and the Computer Law Reporter, leading legal journals of the high technology industry.  Mr. Marzouk has lectured extensively and served as an expert witness on copyright, licensing and information technology law and has authored three books on technology licensing and software and computer law, as well as numerous articles in national and international trade and legal journals. Over the past 30 years, he has served as an Arbitrator on the Technology Panel of the American Arbitration Association, having arbitrated and litigated over 150 technology cases. Mr. Marzouk received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

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