Gold has experience in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, law and motion, trial, appeals, and complex settlements in state and federal courts. Gold has prosecuted and defended lawsuits involving copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, and defamation. He also has prosecuted and defended lawsuits involving breach of contract, motion picture finance, corporate fraud, self-dealing, and breach of fiduciary duties applicable to officers and directors.
His experience extends to litigating and advising clients on issues relating to technology, intellectual property, and online advertising in connection with internet continuity programs, due diligence, Federal Trade Commission inquiries, investigations, and litigation, keyword advertising, patents in the field of online advertising, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Communications Decency Act.
He also has experience in First Amendment law, particularly with respect to evolving new media and whether the First Amendment should bar liability for violence allegedly motivated by the content of media. As a result of his extensive intellectual property litigation experience, Mr.
Gold also routinely advises clients with respect to intellectual property transactions and proactive protection of their intellectual property assets. Gold has provided legal services for publicly traded companies, private companies, film studios, major record companies, and individuals. Gold practiced as a partner at another firm in California. James Hardie Building Products, Inc.
Obtained precedential ruling dismissing tortious interference claim. Avid Life Media Inc. Represented famous dating site in trademark infringement action based on keyword advertising and metadata practices. Obtained dismissal with prejudice of entire action at pleading stage. Avid Life Media, Inc. Prosecuted breach of contract action on behalf of famous dating site. Obtained precedential ruling that California litigation privilege does not insulate defendant from breach of non-disparagement agreement arising out of statements made by defendant in litigation against third party.
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Fireworks Entertainment Group, Inc. Prosecuted trademark and cyberpiracy action against foreign internet website operator.
Obtained consent judgment including injunction in trademark infringement action on behalf of famous maker of headphones. Trustees of the Coppola Family Trust et al. Torg Holding Company et al. Prosecuted trademark infringement action on behalf of famous winery.
Represented online advertising network in lawsuit alleging trade dress infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of technology used for serving banner advertisements across the internet. Epic Media Group, Inc. Represented online advertising network in action alleging breach of contract and fraud arising out of the provision of lead generation services. Nehemiah Progressive Housing Development Corporation v.
Maxim Lighting International Inc. Represented fitness center company in action alleging trademark infringement and cyberpiracy. Nehemiah Corporation of California, Inc.
Represented juice company in action for trademark infringement and cyberpiracy.