LOS ANGELES – An Encinitas individual is accused of unlawfully using photos in a presentation.
Andrew Paul Leonard filed a complaint on May 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ron Rothenberg and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he owns the rights to the photograph "Scanning Electron Microscopy of Human Bone Marrow Stem Cells 4" and another photograph of the same subject. The plaintiff holds Rothenberg and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly publicly displayed and used plaintiff's images in a PowerPoint presentation
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, statutory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Howard S. Han of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-03965-DSF-E