On October 26, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment and permanent injunction previously secured by ADD&G attorneys Ryan Santurri and Brian Gilchrist on behalf of ADD&G client Axon, formerly TASER International, the manufacturer of TASER-branded conducted electrical weapon (CEW) technologies. ADD&G attorney Ryan Santurri worked with Pam Petersen, Axon’s in-house counsel, to secure the affirmance of the judgment. A copy of the Court’s Order is attached here.
October 29, 2018
ADD+G attorney Matthew McKinney secured a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Tampa Division) against a Defendant’s use of an infringing trademark. The litigation entitled Integrity Services of Tampa, Inc. v Integrity Turf Solutions, LLC (Case No. 8:18-cv-02165) involves the assertion of the client’s unregistered trademark rights under the Lanham Act against a competing pest control company in the Tampa Bay area.
October 26, 2018
ADD+G attorney Ryan Santurri won a jury trial involving copyright infringement of software in the United States District Court in Denver, Colorado. The outcome was a complete victory for ADD+G client Live Face on Web, LLC, with the Jury awarding $262,197 in actual damages for the unlicensed use of Live Face on Web’s virtual spokesperson software.
October 8, 2018
The Women’s Executive Council selected Ava Doppelt to receive their Achievement Award for her outstanding work in the legal profession. Ava Doppelt is certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law and manages trademark and copyright portfolios, she has substantial litigation experience in federal and state court and administrative agencies, advising clients on trademark, publishing, entertainment, and licensing, franchising, and copy right matters. Ms. Doppelt was formerly an attorney for Prentice-Hall, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. She was the President of the Orlando Ballet and serves on the boards of the Florida Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance Company and The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community. The award was presented October 1st, 2018 at the 46TH Annual Women’s Achievement awards.
October 2, 2018
Florida Trend selects Ava Doppelt, who is certified in intellectual property law, as one of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders. Ava Doppelt has been active in mentorship programs for women lawyers, has served as the president of the Orlando ballet, is on the boards of the Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance and the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community.
September 27, 2018