1/9/2012 - DVD CCA v. Kaleidescape
On January 9, 2012, the Superior Court of California (County of Santa Clara) granted a complete victory to Compass Lexecon’s client, DVD CCA. The Court ruled that Kaleidescape, a manufacturer of DVD movie servers, breached its license agreement with DVD CCA, the organization responsible for licensing the security technology that protects against unauthorized copying of DVD content. Citing extensively to the testimony of Compass Lexecon expert, Professor Richard Gilbert, the Court ruled that the harm suffered by DVD CCA as a result of the breach could not be adequately remedied through money damages and therefore that a permanent injunction was warranted. Professor Gilbert was supported by Bret Dickey and Jim Ratliff, working with Kun Huang, Chris Rhyu and others in Compass Lexcecon’s Oakland Office. DVD CCA was represented by Steve Zager, Reg Steer, and others at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Mark Weinstein, Mark Lambert, and others at Cooley LLP.