Davidson v. United States

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June 29, 2018
4311 United States Postal Service
491110 Postal Service
intellectual property
copyright, royalty rate, expert testimony, fair market value (FMV), georgia-pacific, royalty base, willing buyer, willing seller, infringement, hypothetical negotiation

Davidson v. United States
2018 U.S. Claims LEXIS 801
US
Federal Court
Federal
United States Court of Federal Claims
Jim Timmins (plaintiff); Christopher Bokhart (defendant)
Bruggink

Summary

Court finds USPS’s unauthorized use of image of Las Vegas Lady Liberty on stamps infringed creator’s copyright and awards damages resulting from a hypothetical mixed license; USPS’s unique licensing history does not limit damages under applicable fair market value measure of damages.
Davidson v. United States
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