• 12.17.15

    New Royalty Rates Imposed for Digital Performances

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, and Charles Biederman, a partner in the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the Copyright Royalty Board's new royalty rates for digital ...

  • 12.16.15

    Pandora Feels Pains of Royalty Rate Hike

    Bloomberg interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on how the Copyright Royalty Board's new rate ruling affects digital music service provider Pandora.Bloomberg reports that Pandora's music fee goes up 21 ...

  • 12.11.15

    Copyright Royalty Board's Decision Looms

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the Copyright Royalty Board's pending decision that will determine how much music is worth in the digital age.The Daily Journal reports that the ...

  • 12.07.15

    Samsung's "Involuntary" Payment Doesn't End Apple Dispute

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Yasser El-Gamal, co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for an article on Samsung's long-running patent dispute with Apple Inc. Samsung recently agreed to pay Apple $548 million while reserving its right to seek reimbursement based on future ...

  • 11.10.15

    ITC Jurisdiction Ruling May Frustrate Film Industry

    The Recorder interviewed Manatt's Yasser El-Gamal, a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for an article on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that limits the International Trade Commission's digital jurisdiction.As reported by The Recorder, ...

  • 11.03.15

    Tips on Federal Circuit Briefs

    Law360 interviewed Manatt's Benjamin Shatz, co-chair of the firm's Appellate practice, for an article on the mistakes that attorneys make in intellectual property appeals at the Federal Circuit and how to avoid them.Patent appeals can easily become bogged down by highly technical details. ...

  • 11.02.15

    Practices Ranked Among Top in Nation by U.S. News

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings, with Manatt earning seven Tier 1 national rankings and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the sixth edition. In addition, the firm has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in ...

  • 11.02.15

    The Art of Trademark Enforcement

    IPPro The Internet interviewed Manatt's Michelle Cooke, a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice, for a special Q&A-style article on the art of trademark enforcement.When asked how brands can stop trademark infringement, Cooke replied:"One of the best ways to stop ...

  • 10.22.15

    Infringement Suit Against Jay Z Dismissed

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the lawsuit filed in 2007 against rappers Jay Z and Timbaland that accused them of using elements of a 1957 song by an Egyptian composer without permission. A ...

  • 10.22.15

    Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'" Hit Is Off the Hook

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the ruling that ends eight years of complex litigation over whether the 1999 Jay Z hit Big Pimpin' infringed on the rights of an Egyptian song it ...