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John Whitaker
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John is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on infringement litigation, usually on behalf of the rights-owner.
John is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on infringement litigation, usually on behalf of the rights-owner.

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Michael Wilson Needs To Respond To The Court
I posted earlier about a Cobbler Nevada case pending against a guy named Michael Wilson. I discussed how easy it actually is to avoid a default judgment and showed that even a simple one-page letter is enough to do so. Michael Wilson basically scribbled his...

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Defending Against Accusations of Bittorrent Downloading
Often people accused of illegal bittorrent downloading call me and have a fatal misunderstanding of how our legal system works. Many times people call and say "but I didn't do it so this case should be dismissed."  While at first blush that statement seems ...

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Dallas Buyers Club, Cobbler Nevada, and Malibu Media update
So there has been a lot of action in the local Dallas Buyers Club and Cobbler Nevada cases here in Seattle.  I'm getting lots of calls right now from people who just got served with formal process asking what to do.  It seems like I'm answering the same que...

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Dallas Buyers Club & Cobbler Nevada: Sample Pro Se Answer
So the Dallas Buyers Club and Cobbler Nevada people have been filing amended complaints and naming tons of people here in Seattle. I'm getting quite a few calls from people who just don't know what they're supposed to do. Everyone has started getting so-c...

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Cobbler Nevada: Meet the Lucky Contestants
As with the Dallas Buyers Club cases, the Cobbler Nevada folks have begun naming people in several amended complaints that have been filed recently. Below are the names I have so far. Are you on the list? Case No. 2:15-cv-01435-TSZ Azucena Rivera Jesse Ro...

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Dallas Buyers Club: Meet the Lucky Contestants
So Judge Jones earlier ordered the Dallas Buyers Club people to move these cases forward.  Today they apparently started doing that by filing a few amended complaints naming quite a few people.  I don't have much time right now, but here is a list of the lu...

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Justice Scalia Found Dead In Room In Texas
It's a sad day for jurisprudence.  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead this morning in his room at a Texas resort.  No foul play is suspected, and it appears he died of natural causes. Justice Scalia was definitely known as having a str...

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Dallas Buyers Club: Court Orders Case to Move Forward
Lots has happened here in Seattle in the Dallas Buyers Club cases.  So here's the latest.  Judge Jones just handed down an omnibus order disposing of a ton of co-pending motions in the several DBC cases here.  Honestly, I couldn't even tell you what all the...

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The Curious Case of Anthony Reale
This story is actually worth highlighting.  There have been several Dallas Buyers Club cases filed here in Seattle.  My last count is about 13 or 14. One of the things that the DBC folks like to suggest is that their "forensic software" is so advanced and a...

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Dallas Buyers Club: Amicus Brief re: Default Judgment
So we just filed the amicus brief on statutory damages awards that I mentioned earlier.  The brief is below. If you're reading, you should pay particular attention to the "Curious Case of Anthony Reale." Dallas Buyers Club: Amicus Brief re Default Judgment ...
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