David A. Grossman
Firm:
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Phone:Array
Address: 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Membership:
University: State University of New York College at Geneseo, B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 2000
Admitted: 2000, California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; California State Courts
Biography: David Grossman's practice focuses on intellectual property and business litigation. Mr. Grossman has represented a variety of clients in all aspects of litigation, including prosecuting and defending claims involving trademark and trade dress infringement, idea submission, false advertising, copyright infringement and unfair competition. Mr. Grossman also has extensive experience in litigating commercial business disputes and appeals in both federal and state courts. KEY EXPERIENCE•Gordon v. DreamWorks Animation et al.Obtained dismissal with prejudice for DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and Paramount Pictures in a copyright infringement suit involving the 2008 animated film Kung Fu Panda. The plaintiff alleged that DWA used his original character sketches and stories as the basis for the 2008 film. The plaintiff dismissed his case with prejudice weeks before trial after Loeb & Loeb uncovered a 1996 Disney coloring book that the plaintiff copied in order to create the panda artwork that was the basis for his lawsuit. (Gordon v. DreamWorks Animation et al)•Obtained Award for Claimant in Arbitration Over Real Estate MattersRepresented claimant in arbitration involving disputes over various real estate holdings, including over ownership of, and distributions received in connection with, a 1600-acre property assemblage. After multiweek arbitration, obtained an award for the claimant granting the relief requested, and rejecting each and every counterclaim filed by the respondent.•Dunn v. DreamWorks AnimationObtained defense verdict after two-week jury trial alleging idea theft with respect to the creation of the animated film, Kung Fu Panda. (Dunn v. DreamWorks Animation) EXPERIENCE•Gordon v. DreamWorks Animation et al.Obtained dismissal with prejudice for DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and Paramount Pictures in a copyright infringement suit involving the 2008 animated film Kung Fu Panda. The plaintiff alleged that DWA used his original character sketches and stories as the basis for the 2008 film. The plaintiff dismissed his case with prejudice weeks before trial after Loeb & Loeb uncovered a 1996 Disney coloring book that the plaintiff copied in order to create the panda artwork that was the basis for his lawsuit. (Gordon v. DreamWorks Animation et al) Capabilities: Entertainment and IP Litigation Litigation Intellectual Property •Arbitration Victory for Executive Who Claimed Breach of ContractObtained complete defense award in arbitration involving a highly paid executive who claimed breach of a multiyear employment contract. Capabilities: Litigation •Dunn v. DreamWorks AnimationObtained defense verdict after two-week jury trial alleging idea theft with respect to the creation of the animated film, Kung Fu Panda. (Dunn v. DreamWorks Animation) Capabilities: Entertainment and IP Litigation Intellectual Property Litigation •Nancy Radin v. Darlene Hunt et alObtained summary judgment for television network and writer in connection with claim that popular series infringed Plaintiff's screenplay (Radin v. Hunt) Capabilities: Entertainment and IP Litigation Entertainment and Media •Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.Obtained summary judgment in federal district court, and a Ninth Circuit opinion affirming that summary judgment, for motion picture studios (MGM and Twentieth Century Fox) relating to claims of copyright infringement with respect to the Academy Award-winning motion picture Raging Bull. Capabilities: Entertainment and IP Litigation Entertainment and Media •Obtained Award for Claimant in Arbitration Over Real Estate MattersRepresented claimant in arbitration involving disputes over various real estate holdings, including over ownership of, and distributions received in connection with, a 1600-acre property assemblage. After multiweek arbitration, obtained an award for the claimant granting the relief requested, and rejecting each and every counterclaim filed by the respondent. Capabilities: Litigation •Defended Film Director in Former Managers' Multimillion-dollar SuitObtained defense judgment in trial involving multimillion-dollar claims brought by film director against his former managers. Capabilities: Litigation •HP-Gem v. Gemini PartnersObtained arbitration award of $1.5 million, including attorneys' fees, and successfully defended counterclaims of over $6 million in arbitration involving breach of contract. (HP-Gem v. Gemini Partners) Capabilities: Litigation Financial Services •Obtained Dismissal of Claims Against Entertainment DistributorObtained complete dismissal of claims against an entertainment distribution company relating to distribution of films on home video. Capabilities: Entertainment and IP Litigation Intellectual Property Litigation •Leader v. HamptonObtained complete defense award, including recovery of defense attorneys' fees, in arbitration involving disputed authorship of musical (Leader v. Hampton) Capabilities: Litigation DISTINCTIONS•Named in The Legal 500 US in Intellectual Property: Copyright, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2013 edition) •Named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine (2013-2015) •Named among Top Intellectual Property Litigators in California by the Daily Journal (2012-2014) •Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine (2006-2015) PAST EVENTS•Loeb & Loeb IP/Entertainment Law Conference in New YorkSpeakerOctober 29, 2014•Loeb & Loeb IP/Entertainment Law Conference, Los Angeles, CaliforniaSpeakerSeptember 18, 2014•Loeb & Loeb IP/Entertainment Law ConferenceSpeakerSeptember 18, 2008Los Angeles, California PUBLICATIONS• 14 Loeb & Loeb Attorneys Named 2015 Southern California Rising Stars Awards and AccoladesJune 5, 2015• Loeb & Loeb Client ION Media Networks Wins Summary Judgment in $4 Million Breach of Contract Dispute Against AtlantiqueAnnouncements/Press ReleasesFebruary 4, 2014• Loeb & Loeb Secures Major Victory for DreamWorks in 'Kung Fu Panda' Copyright Infringement SuitAnnouncements/Press ReleasesAugust 14, 2013• Loeb & Loeb Secures Appellate Victory for Showtime in Defense of 'Big C' Idea Theft SuitAnnouncements/Press ReleasesNovember 29, 2012• Loeb & Loeb Secures Appellate Victory for MGM and Fox in 'Raging Bull' Copyright Infringement SuitAnnouncements/Press ReleasesSeptember 4, 2012• Loeb & Loeb Secures Copyright Victory for Showtime in 'Big C' Idea Theft SuitAnnouncements/Press ReleasesJanuary 3, 2012• Loeb & Loeb Secures Jury Victory for DreamWorks in 'Kung Fu Panda' CaseAnnouncements/Press ReleasesJuly 27, 2011• Loeb & Loeb's IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios and Television NetworksSeptember 2007 - present• Loeb & Loeb Announces New PartnersAnnouncements/Press ReleasesAugust 1, 2007• Loeb & Loeb Obtains Key Victory for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. (MGM) in Pink Panther CaseAnnouncements/Press ReleasesFebruary 10, 2006 MEDIA MENTIONS• MGM Wins Raging Bull FightAugust 31, 2012Daily Journal• Ninth Circuit Rules For MGM In Pink Panther CaseJune 20, 2008The AM LAW Litigation Daily (Los Angeles Office)