PHILIP STILLMAN - Of Counsel

Mr. Stillman works with Mr. Machat on select litigation matters including a five week trial in Northern California where the pair obtained a mid-six figure jury award plus attorneys fees on top.

 

Mr. Stillman handles complex criminal and civil litigations,

with a specialty in entertainment, intellectual property matters.  Among his entertainment clients are Deepak Chopra, The Beach Boys, Madonna, Steven Seagal, Barbra Streisand, and SuperTramp.

 

Mr. Stillman’s extensive appellate practice includes the following published cases:

United States v. Braunstein, 281 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 2002):  Set new law in the Ninth Circuit by awarding attorney’s fees against the Department of Justice for frivolous criminal prosecutions under the Hyde Amendment.

 

Brother Records v. Jardine, 318 F.3d 900 (9th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 824, affirming judgment precluding a founding member of The Beach Boys from touring using variations of Beach Boys trademark, established standards for nominative and classic fair use defenses to trademark infringement.

 

Aalmuhammed v. Lee, 202 F.3d 1227 (9th Cir. 2000) defined standard for joint co-authorship of copyrighted works (screenplay of Malcom X in this case).

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Micro Star v. Formgen Inc., 154 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. 1998), set new copyright law on the ability of video game developers to control the distribution of additional levels of video games.

 

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1989

  • B.A., Brandeis University, 1980

 

Bar Admissions

  • California

  • Massachusetts

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