Copyright & Law

Appeals Court Upholds $1.6 Million Infringement Verdict

August 26, 2016

By David Walker


Andrew Paul Leonard won a $1.6 million jury award for multiple infringements of these colorized electron micrographs of stem cells. A federal appeals court has upheld the award.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has upheld a $1.6 million jury verdict for photographer Andrew Paul Leonard, who successfully sued nutritional supplement marketer Stemtech Health Sciences for copyright infringement. Leonard won the jury award in 2013 after a four-day trial in federal district court in Delaware. The award was for actual damages for 92 unauthorized uses by Stemtech and...

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