Adjunct Professor Joseph Gratz is a partner at Durie Tangri Page Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP.
Professor Gratz has litigated a number of important Internet copyright and trademark disputes. He represented Google in negotiating the settlement of class action copyright litigation related to the Google Book Search case and in the Rescuecom v. Google and Vulcan Golf v. Google trademark cases. He successfully defended the Ninth Circuit's judgment in favor of a credit card processing company in Perfect 10 v. VISA against en banc and certiorari attacks. In a pro bono case, Joe won summary judgment on behalf of Troy Augusto, an eBay seller of promotional CDs who had been sued by the world's largest record company. He currently represents artist Shepard Fairey in fair use litigation against the Associated Press over the Obama Hope poster.
Professor Gratz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the University of Minnesota Law School.