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JT and Britney Infringe Patents?
Highest Court E.D. Texas
Year Ended 2011
Plaintiffs Individual(s)
Defendants Concert Promoter(s)
L.A. Lakers
Spears, Britney
Timberlake, Justin
Tour Manager(s)
Tour Promoter(s)
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Patent litigation is not uncommon with music-related lawsuits. Since the earliest years of the Phonograph and Graphophone, technology has been central to the money-making aspects of music. However, very rarely (if ever) did these lawsuits involve actual musicians. This case, however, does. In an interesting patent infringement lawsuit brought against performers, Plaintiff, a patentee, sued Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and their assorted tour-related entities, for infringing his patented "entertainment technologies for projecting images into cylindrical screens for very large audiences, such as at sporting events or musical concerts held in large venues." However, the suit was brought in the Eastern District of Texas, which had little if no connection to anything relevant to the suit, including Plaintiff's own activities. Because, among other reasons, all parties and witnesses were based in the Central District of California, which is also where much of the alleged infringement occurred, the court granted Defendants' motion to transfer the suit to California. - LSW

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law Jurisdiction & Forum Forum Non Conveniens
    Venue
Patents Infringement Unauthorized Manufacture, Use & Sale


Opinions Large Audience Display Systems, LLC v. Tennman Productions, LLC
98 U.S.P.Q.2d 1360 / 2011 WL 1235354
E.D. Texas , March 30, 2011 ( No. 2:09_CV_356_TJW_CE )


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Related Searches Parties
Concert Promoter(s) ( Defendant )
Individual(s) ( Plaintiff )
L.A. Lakers ( Defendant )
Spears, Britney ( Defendant )
Timberlake, Justin ( Defendant )
Tour Manager(s) ( Defendant )
Tour Promoter(s) ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Forum Non Conveniens
Conflicts of Law / Jurisdiction & Forum / Venue
Patents / Infringement / Unauthorized Manufacture, Use & Sale

Courts
E.D. Texas (highest court)


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