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John Whitaker
Works at Whitaker Law Group
Attended Cumberland School of Law
Lives in Bainbridge Island, WA
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Copyright Infringement: How Much Might I Owe?
The number one question I get asked when I get a call from someone accused of copyright infringement for downloading a movie with bittorrent is how much will this cost me? I like to respond: How long is a rope?  It depends. In other words, it's impossible t...
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WLG Wins Attorneys Fees Award Against BWP Media
Today a Federal Judge in Seattle handed down an order granting Whitaker Law Group client Rich Kids Clothing Company a second victory in its ongoing dispute with notorious copyright monetization outfit BWP Media. Judge Mary Theiler awarded Rick Kids Clothing...
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DJ Punish Sues Sir Mix-a-Lot over "Baby Got Back"
David Ford, known professionally as DJ Punish, has sued Anthony Ray, better known as Sir Mix-a-Lot, to settle a question over Mr. Ford's joint authorship of a number of works that were created when the two were collaborating together in the early to mid 199...
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I almost feel like Nostradamus. I recently posted my skepticism (to put it kindly) about Law360's claim that the lawyers at the major firms have been as busy as ever , despite patent infringement filings being down by twenty percent. I think the word I used...
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Churn That Bill, Baby!
The good folks over at Law360 just wanted to let us know that the major firms are having no problem keeping their attorneys billing--I mean busy. If you don't know about Law360, it's a legal news source that sends blast emails with the day's latest legal ne...
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BigLaw Missed Appeal Deadline: Now Trying To Dodge A Bullet
Here is a very interesting case.  A small company named Two-Way Media sued AT&T for patent infringement. Lots of stuff happened, and then Two-Way won a jury verdict plus enhancements totaling $40 Million against AT&T. So unless AT&T can get that decision r...
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Judge Jones Kills Subscriber Subpoenas in Dallas Buyers Club Cases
Judge Richard A. Jones Judge Jones today quashed subpoenas that had been served on two Whitaker Law Group clients, as well as numerous other subscribers in several Dallas Buyers Club cases here in Seattle.  Dallas Buyers Club filed numerous cases of copyrig...
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Eagle Harbor Holdings Loses Patent Battle With Ford Motor Co.
A Tacoma jury just returned a verdict of non-infringement in favor of Ford Motor Company in a long patent and trade secrets battle with local technology company, Eagle Harbor Holdings. Eagle Harbor Holdings and Ford Motor Company have been battling over a f...
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Big-Law Missed Deadline: Fed Cir Refuses To Disregard It
I posted earlier about a blunder that caused AT&T's patent firm to miss a deadline for filing a Notice of Appeal. Again, unless you're a lawyer, you may not appreciate how big a deal this is.  In litigation you can miss many deadlines without really feeling...
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Pharrell Hit "Blurred Lines" Results in $7.4 Million Jury Verdict
Wow.  Kind of surprising, really. Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke just got hit for about $7.4 Million for copyright infringement, so says the Los Angeles jury. I'm actually surprised by this news. I've listened to the two songs, and I can't hear the simi...
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WLG Helps RKCC Defeat BWP Media Claim
The Whitaker Law Group assisted local startup, Rich Kids Clothing Company, to defeat a copyright infringement claim brought by BWP Media. If you are not familiar with BWP Media, you should just Google " BWP Media copyright ". BWP Media sued Seattle startup ...
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More on Lawyer Civility
On Tuesday I had to share a silly letter that I got from opposing counsel threatening "sanctions" over the stupidest thing.  It is my sincere belief that lawyers, particularly lawyers in big firms, try to justify and even inflate their bills by picking stup...
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  • Whitaker Law Group
    Principal, 2005 - present
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Bainbridge Island, WA
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Huntsville, AL - Atlanta, GA
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11677 Sunset Loop, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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John is an intellectual property attorney who focuses on infringement litigation, usually on behalf of the rights-owner.
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  • Cumberland School of Law
    Law, 1993 - 1996
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