For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021 we will discuss the following:

Second Circuit Finds Andy Warhol’s Use of Prince Photograph Wasn’t All That Transformative After All – See The Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, Case No. 19-2420 (2d Cir. March 26, 2021)

In a recent decision, the Second Circuit took a step towards drawing a line with a little more clarity between “transformative” and derivative works, finding pop artist Andy Warhol’s use of a copyrighted photograph of musician Prince in a series of prints from the 1980s was not “transformative” and did not constitute fair use.


Icon v Peloton, patent litigation may not be the best business strategy for some.  See recent claim of infringement by Icon at: Icon Health & Fitness Inc. v. Peloton Interactive Inc., D. Del. (2021)

Icon’s latest suit in a back and forth with Peloton is discussed, see also Bloomberg on Peloton and Icon-Peloton patents