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William Stroever

Member, Co-Chair IP Department

Cole Schotz

William Stroever, co-chair of Cole Schotz‘s Intellectual Property Department, dedicates his practice to counseling businesses for growth and success through the use of intellectual property strategies. He has represented a wide range of clients, and has particular experience in the areas of consumer and biomedical products. Willie has also counseled numerous clients operating non-traditional businesses in online marketplaces.

Recent Articles by William Stroever

‘All I Want for Christmas’ Copyright Suit Is Probably More ‘Fantasy’ Than ‘Heartbreaker’

Headline-grabbing copyright infringement complaints are nothing new – especially recently. Robin Thicke, Ed Sheeran, and Dua Lipa have all faced copyright infringement lawsuits seeking eye-popping damages claims. At a quick glance, the $20 million lawsuit filed this month by Andy Stone against Mariah Carey, co-writer Walter Afanasieff, and Sony Music is just one more in a string of these cases. But a closer look at the Complaint, and a comparison of the 1989 Vince Vance & The Valiants song, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” with Mariah Carey’s 1994 song of the same name, raises more questions than answers.