10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
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.
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 complete defense award in arbitration involving a highly paid executive who claimed breach of a multiyear employment contract.
Obtained 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)
Obtained summary judgment for television network and writer in connection with claim that popular series infringed Plaintiff's screenplay (Radin v. Hunt)
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.
Represented 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.
Obtained defense judgment in trial involving multimillion-dollar claims brought by film director against his former managers.
Obtained 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)
- Speaker, Loeb & Loeb IP/Entertainment Law Conference, Los Angeles, California (September 18, 2008)
- Editor, Loeb & Loeb’s IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks (September 2007 - present)
- Author, Determining Jurisdiction Over Web Site Defendants, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 2001)
- 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)
- Named among "Top Intellectual Property Litigators" in California by the Daily Journal (2012-2013)
- Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles magazine (2006-2013)
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2000,
Order of the Coif
American Jurisprudence Award in Wills & Trusts
Articles Editor, UCLA Entertainment Law Review
State University of New York at Geneseo, B.A., magna cum laude
California State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit