Naruto v. Slater with Angela Dunning
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Charney Hall, Room 106
Angela Dunning is a litigation partner in Cooley’s Palo Alto office. Her practice spans a wide array of matters in federal and state court, including complex commercial disputes; trademark, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition cases; and representation of companies and their officers and directors in securities litigation, deal cases, and white collar criminal matters. She has tried numerous cases to a jury verdict and has substantial experience in the federal appellate courts, including multiple arguments before the Ninth Circuit.
Angela represented Blurb, Inc. in the widely publicized “monkey selfie” case, Naruto v. Slater et al., in which P.E.T.A. asserted claims for copyright infringement on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, Naruto (Slater is the photographer). Angela will discuss the Naruto case and share her insights on important issues of standing and the scope of copyright protection.
You can listen to Angela’s argument before the Ninth Circuit panel starting at 27:19. At one point, she argued: “Naruto cannot benefit financially from his work. He’s a monkey.”
This event is part of the High Tech Tuesdays Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.
Co-sponsored by the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.