Although Barnes & Noble sold zero copies of the e-book in question, a disgruntled author sued Barnes & Noble for allegedly violating federal intellectual property law in connection with its “digital locker” system. After Stris & Maher filed a motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr., an Obama appointee, agreed that the author’s suit had no merit.
Stris & Maher Intellectual Property Chair Elizabeth Brannen led the successful defense.
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Barnes & Noble Beats IP Suit Over Cloud-Stored E-Books (Law360, November 2, 2015) (subscription required)