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  • The New York Times, Science Section
    12/18/07

    Re “Laws of Nature, Source Unknown” (Dec. 18): Science is a methodology for asking questions. The so-called “laws” are simply today’s answer to the question posed. As with all things transient, tomorrow a different form of the question may modify, discard or replace “the law” pertaining to whatever is being investigated. The laws, thus, come from nowhere but the mind of humankind.

  • Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Ranks RMKB #25 by Number of Lawyers Law Firm Specializing in Intellectual Property Law in Silicon Valley
    Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - 10/26/07
  • Kathleen Strickland Joins the Firm - San Francisco Business Times
    San Francisco Business Times - 10/19/07
    The San Francisco office of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley hired Kathleen Strickland as partner. Previously, she was shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.
  • Kathleen Strickland Joins the Firm - Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
    Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - 10/19/07
    Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, based in Redwood City, added Kathleen Strickland as a partner to its growing San Francisco office. Strickland is a former shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in Silicon Valley and partner at Holland & Knight in San Francisco.
  • Major Victory for Water Companies in water Contamination Case
    Penn Well -- Water Word Online - 10/04/07
  • "Two VC Firms Square Off in Trademark Fight"
    The Recorder - 08/03/07
    By Jessie Seyfer
  • Knobbe Client Hit With Sanctions
    The Recorder - 07/19/07
    By Jessie Seyfer
    "It's not enough to send a set of discovery requests to the client and ask for their best efforts in responding," Robert Andris II, an IP litigator and partner in Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley's Redwood City office, wrote in an e-mail. "The lawyer needs to work with the client to make sure they can represent [that] a diligent and thorough search was made. Otherwise, disasters like this can turn a lawsuit about patents into a case that is anything but."
  • EVEN A HOBBLED HORSE CAN'T STOP ROPERS LITIGATOR
    The Recorder - 07/16/07
  • Bulletin
    Bar Association of San Francisco - 07/07
  • Unfazed -- but Wearing a Bulletproof Vest
    San Francisco Daily Journal - 06/28/07
    By Donna Domino
  • TorrentSpy ruling a 'weapon of mass discovery'
    C|net News - 06/18/07
    By Greg Sandoval

    "Unfortunately for TorrentSpy, Judge Chooljian's decision may herald the end of an era," Richard Charnley, a Los Angeles-based attorney, said in a statement. "The process, if affirmed, will expose TorrentSpy's viewer-users and, in turn, will allow the MPAA to close another avenue of intellectual property abuse."

     

    Lauren Nguyen, an MPAA attorney, maintains that because TorrentSpy is allowed to redact IP addresses, nobody's privacy is in jeopardy.

  • TorrentSpy ruling a 'weapon of mass discovery'
    ZDNet - 06/18/07
    By Greg Sandoval

    "Unfortunately for TorrentSpy, Judge Chooljian's decision may herald the end of an era," Richard Charnley, a Los Angeles-based attorney, said in a statement. "The process, if affirmed, will expose TorrentSpy's viewer-users and, in turn, will allow the MPAA to close another avenue of intellectual property abuse."

  • TorrentSpy ruling puts your RAM on trial
    USA Today - 06/18/07
    By Greg Sandoval
    "Unfortunately for TorrentSpy, Judge Chooljian's decision may herald the end of an era," Richard Charnley, a Los Angeles-based attorney, said in a statement. "The process, if affirmed, will expose TorrentSpy's viewer-users and, in turn, will allow the MPAA to close another avenue of intellectual property abuse."
  • Ruling on RAM Portents a New Discovery Brawl
    The Recorder - 06/18/07
    By Jessie Seyfer
    The EFF is considering submitting an amicus curiae brief supporting TorrentSpy's appeal of the order.

    But others in the legal community view Chooljian's order as just desserts. "The process, if affirmed, will...allow the MPAA to close another avenue of intellectual property abuse," said Richard Charnley, chair of the entertainment department at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley.

  • Lennar's Request for Discounts Raises Legal and Ethical Questions
    Real Estate Journal - 04/16/07
    By J.T. Long
  • What Is the EU's Real Motive in iTunes Probe?
    Top Tech News - April 8, 2007
    By Jennifer LeClaire
    Related to Fran├žois G. Laugier
  • What Is the EU's Real Motive in iTunes Probe?
    Tech News - 04/06/07
    By Jennifer LeClaire
  • ITunes Restrictions Draw Probe by EU
    San Francisco Chronicle - 04/04/07
    By Ellen Lee
  • iTunes Restrictions Draw Probe by EU
    San Francisco Chronicle - April 4, 2007
    By Ellen Lee
    Related to Fran├žois G. Laugier
  • Rental Housing - Q&A
    Rental Housing Magazine - April 1, 2007
  • Homegrown Creation of Content Raises Creative Rights Questions
    Los Angeles Business Journal - 02/19/07
    By Joel Russell
    Richard Charnley, entertainment attorney and partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley LLP, cites the legal concept of misappropriation of ideas. When someone pitches an idea to a person in the business of exploiting ideas, there is an implied contract. In a contest, the advertiser solicits ideas or film submissions, so "at that point, the misappropriation law takes effect," Charnley said.
  • Macrovision CEO Responds to Steve Jobs
    Top Tech News - 02/19/07
    By Jennifer LeClaire
    To Amoroso's point that DRM goes beyond music, Richard L. Charnley, intellectual property attorney and partner in the Los Angles office of the national law firm Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, agreed that film is a much broader canvas than music. That presents greater problems for films in any anticopy coding debate, he said, pointing to Peter J. Dekom's book "Not on My Watch" that discusses the downside of holding fast to old distribution models. "The simple truth is that some form of copying is going to take place even in the presence of the most advanced 'heavy-duty' management systems," he said.
  • Macrovision CEO Responds to Steve Jobs
    Sci-Tech Today.com - 02/19/07
    By Jennifer LeClaire
    To Amoroso's point that DRM goes beyond music, Richard L. Charnley, intellectual property attorney and partner in the Los Angles office of the national law firm Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, agreed that film is a much broader canvas than music. That presents greater problems for films in any anticopy coding debate, he said, pointing to Peter J. Dekom's book "Not on My Watch" that discusses the downside of holding fast to old distribution models. "The simple truth is that some form of copying is going to take place even in the presence of the most advanced 'heavy-duty' management systems," he said.
  • Macrovision CEO Responds to Steve Jobs
    Newsfactor.com - 02/19/07
    By Jennifer LeClaire
    To Amoroso's point that DRM goes beyond music, Richard L. Charnley, intellectual property attorney and partner in the Los Angles office of the national law firm Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, agreed that film is a much broader canvas than music. That presents greater problems for films in any anticopy coding debate, he said, pointing to Peter J. Dekom's book "Not on My Watch" that discusses the downside of holding fast to old distribution models. "The simple truth is that some form of copying is going to take place even in the presence of the most advanced 'heavy-duty' management systems," he said.
  • SF Apartment Magazine - Q&A
    SF Apartment Magazine - February 1, 2007
  • Bids For Tribune Co. Underwhelm
    Los Angeles Business Journal - 01/19/07
    By Joel Russel
    Yet both bids fail to address the fundamental weakness in the newspaper business, according to Joel Fishman, a mergers and acquisition attorney in the Los Angeles office of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley LLC. "At this juncture, I don't see any good outcome except dealing with the issues facing the industry," he said. "Ad revenues continue to decrease. For help-wanteds, department stores and cars the declines are tremendous. Newspapers are losing their audience, and whatever happens in this transaction will probably ignore that fact.
  • At Heart of Cisco's iPhone Trademark Lawsuit: A Desire for Open Standards
    The Wall Street Journal - 01/12/07
    By Don Clark
  • Is the iPhone Glow Gone
    internetnew.com - 01/12/07
    By Ed Sutherland

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