INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BLOG


2015 CMJ MUSIC MARATHON
Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Entertainment Business Law Seminar in Association with
CMJ Music Marathon
Friday, October 16, 2015
Dream Downtown 355 W. 16th Street | New York City

Blurred Lines or Fuzzy Math: How Did They Come Up with $7.3 Million or was it $5.3 Million? – Damage Calculations in the Music Industry

    Nothing speaks to the currency of music quite like damage calculations in litigation. The recent Blurred Lines copyright infringement ruling which Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have vowed to appeal provides a window into how valuation experts work with legal counsel to put a number on it for their mutual clients and the perils of having such questions go to a jury for a verdict. This expert panel of litigators, CPAs, intellectual property professionals and transactional attorneys will speak with firsthand experience of damage calculations in the Blurred Lines case and other legal actions to bring clarity to what otherwise might merely seem to be blurred lines.

~Moderator~
Robert S. Meloni, Esq., Partner, Meloni & McCaffrey

~Speakers~
Doug Bania, CLP, Principal, Nevium Intellectual Property Solutions
Matt Greenberg, Esq., Partner, Ritholz, Levy, Sanders, Chidekel & Fields, LLP
Bruce Kolbrenner, CPA, Partner, Prager Metis CPAs, LLC