Monday, 19 April 2021 14:26

Establishment of Small Claims Forum for Copyright Cases

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As detailed in an article published by Firm Associate, H. Jared Doster, in The IP Examiner, the Federal Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s publication (see full article here:, the U.S. Copyright Office will establish a Copyright Claims Board in Washington, D.C.  This Board is designed to provide a venue for Copyright holders to file small claims while avoiding the expense of litigation in the Federal Courts.  The Register of Copyrights is expected to issue regulations governing the procedures of the Board, but the forum will likely apply relaxed evidentiary standards and expedited determinations.  This is an interesting development for individuals and small businesses, as well as overburdened Federal Courts.

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Jared Doster

Mr. Doster is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School where he was a Robert L. Sullivan Intellectual Property Law Scholar.  With degrees in Physics from Florida State University and Michigan State University, he is also a Registered Patent Attorney.  Mr. Doster is admitted to practice in Florida and Texas, and concentrates in Intellectual Property Litigation.  Before practicing law, he worked as an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Gulf Coast State College and as a research assistant in Nuclear Physics at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) in East Lansing, Michigan.