is a NJ-based attorney at Stone & Magnanini LLP (& proud father of infant twins) handling patent, trademark, copyright, whistleblower, financial & securities fraud litigation. He’s also a proud member of the Hanover Twp. Economic Development Advisory Committee, Morris County Life Sciences Committee, the Executive Committee of WRWAC, and Morris Tech MeetUp.
A copyright infringement battle of intergalactic proportions between Plaintiffs CBS and Paramount Pictures, and the company (along with its principal Alec Peters) looking to produce the crowdfunded Star Trek fan film Axanar (“Defendants”) is heating up. The parties have filed numerous motions in the past month, and the Court’s recent ruling on the parties’ motions for summary judgment means the case is inching closer and closer to its January 31 trial date… The Court then concluded that the “Axanar Works have objective substantial similarity to the Star Trek Copyrighted Works,” and therefore it “leaves the question of subjective substantial similarity to the jury.”