Dr. Dariush Adli

ADLI Successfully Limits Liability in Substantial HOA Lawsuit

ADLI Founder Dr. Dariush Adli and associate Alyssa Dillard, went to trial defending a large homeowners association, who was sued by a member following water damage to their condominium. The resident and homeowner was seeking monetary damages to repair the condo’s interior, to fund further work on common areas and for diminution of property value.…

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ADLI Law Group Wins Patent infringement Case ––– Jury Awards Plaintiffs Nearly 1 Million Dollars

Plaintiffs Lubby Holdings LLC and Vaporous Technologies Inc. successfully sued Defendant Henry Chung for infringing its personal vaporizer patent regarding anti-leaking technology (Patent No. 9,750,284). On May 9, 2019, after a three-day trial, the jury rendered its unanimous verdict awarding the Plaintiffs $863,936.10 in reasonable royalty damages. ADLI attorney Dr. Dariush Adli was the prevailing trial attorney…

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EP’s Louboutin Decision Opens the Door for U.S. Businesses to Protect Their Color/Shape Brands in Europe, IP Watchdog (September 4, 2018)

In an article for IP Watchdog, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the relevance and significance of European high court’s decision to recognize color a protectable form of trademark and offers practical advice to businesses who own color trademarks to take advantage of the ruling by obtaining exclusivity for their products in the EP market. To read…

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Who’s An Employee? The Impact of Dynamex, Daily Journal (July 2, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the landmark decision, where the California Supreme Court changed the standard for designating employees as independent contractors, making it much more difficult to classify employees as independent contractors. The article discusses the implications of the decision on California’s Gig economy as well the potential…

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Should Musical Works be Entitled to ‘Broad’ or ‘Thin’ Copyright Protection?, The Recorder (June 12, 2018)

In an article for The Recorder, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the hotly disputed legal issue between the majority and dissent in the recent, highly publicized, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit “Blurred Lines” decision.  That decision weighed in on whether Marvin Gaye’s 1976 hit song “Got to Give it Up” was entitled to…

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Amazon patents blur human-robot lines

Amazon’s recent success in obtaining two U.S. patents (9,881,276 and 9,881,277) for wristbands, capable of controlling employees’ hands and directing their actions, has raised fundamental legal and even constitutional questions about government authority to authorize and enforce inventions. Thus, potentially redefining the relationship between humans and technology by effectively treating people as robots. The looming…

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Amazon Wristband Patents Blur Human-Robot Line, Daily Journal (April 18, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses Amazon’s three patents relating to the control of human wrist movements. The patents are directed to controlling the movement of workers by making it faster and easier for workers in the fulfillment centers to accurately locate the bins in which ordered items are stored…

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What is the ‘Right of Publicity”?

Most people have heard of well-known categories of intellectual property law such as trademark or copyright, but there is another type that you might not know, and all of us own one – the right of publicity. Don’t be misled by the word “publicity”; this right does not require you to be a celebrity pursued…

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Homemade Inventions Deserve Patents, Too

In my many encounters with inventors around the country, I find that many believe that patents may only be issued for completely new inventions. However, U.S. patent law does not require that a new product or process to resemble something from a science fiction movie; a useful modification or improvement of an existing device or…

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Using Patents to Establish Brand

Small businesses and especially startups are often well aware of what a patent can accomplish for their businesses; provide a legal monopoly for their inventions for a period of time.  And yet, the effects of a patent can go beyond protection of an invention and can include helping establish a strong brand for the business,…

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