The Firm proudly participated in the Miami Corporate Run on April 27th. Attorney Jonathan Woodard sped through the 5K and crossed the finish line in dazzling time. His teammates, however, dragged down the Firm’s average time as they mostly walked the course through downtown Miami, but all Firm participants enjoyed the camaraderie of this wonderful event.
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Recently, a federal district court in Manhattan made a significant ruling concerning the way libraries are allowed to lend eBooks under copyright law. In the case, Hachette Book Group, Inc. v. Internet Archive, four publishing houses sued Internet Archive, a free online digital library, for scanning and lending 127 books for free download. Internet Archive claimed it had a right to do so under the doctrine of fair use. However, the Court disagreed, holding that Internet Archive was making “derivative” works that required permission from the copyright holders. More specifically, the Court found that because Internet Archive was purchasing the books only once before scanning and lending each digital copy an unlimited number of times, it was an infringement of copyright. Internet Archive plans to appeal the decision.
Kelly Malloy, an Associate and Registered Patent Attorney in the Firm’s Miami office, recently sponsored Florida Bar President Gary Lesser for membership in the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. Founded in 1926 with the support and endorsement of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, the purpose of Iron Arrow is the protection, improvement, and general welfare of the University. Ms. Malloy was among an elite few “tapped” into Iron Arrow in the spring of 2022 at the end of her term as President of the Student Bar Association at UM Law. The Florida Bar published an article about President Lesser’s tapping as a “Top Story” on its News page, which can be accessed here: https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/president-lesser-tapped-for-ums-iron-arrow-honor-society/
Firm Partner Oliver A. Ruiz recently presented at the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Symposium. The program was entitled “Case Study: Daubert Motion on Expert Witness in IP Litigation,” and Mr. Ruiz participated as one of the attorneys arguing the case in the program.