Free Consultation: (877) 276-5084Tap to Call This Lawyer
Steve Charles Vondran

Steve Charles Vondran

The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondan, P.C
  • Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • Arizona, California
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Summary

Our law firm is a leader in intellectual property law. We have handled more software audits and torrent defense lawsuits than most other firms to our knowledge. We have a niche speciality practice in copyright infringement law and handle the following types of cases:

1. Software Audits (Business Software Alliance, BSA, SIIA, Vero, Siemens, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft)

2. Torrent Defense (ex. Malibu Media pornography and Strike 3 Holdings)

3. TV Signal Piracy cases (boxing match PPV infringement). Joe Hand Promotions, G&G Closed Circuit Events and J&J Sports Productions

4. Direct TV cases

5. Copyright infringement litigation (jewelry, photos, photo infringement)

6. Trademark infringement

7. California Right of Publicity Law

8. First Amendment, Media, Anti_SLAPP and social media disputes

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • BSA Audits
  • Torrent Defense
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Fair Use
  • Defamation & SLAPP
  • TV Piracy
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    On Select cases and subject to availablity. Call us at (877) 276-5084 for more information.
  • Contingent Fees
    We may agree to take all or part of your case on a contingency fee basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer low flat rate legal fees for most non-litigation cases. We offer tenacious legal representation and great customer support and responsiveness.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
California
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondan, P.C
Current
Business & Real Esate & IP & Entertainment Law.
President and Founder
Copyright Policy Institute
- Current
Oversee a Washington D.C. based copyright policy and advocacy non-profit organization and think tank. Focused on fair copyright policy and fair use rights.
Education
California St Univ Fullerton
Undergraduate Degree
Placeholder image for education.
Whittier Coll School of Law
Law Degree
Placeholder image for education.
Awards
Top 33 Law Firm by Case Filing
Lex Machina
CALI award for excellence in the study of Intellectual property law
CALI
Top Grade Entertainment Law
CALI award for Excellence in Legal Study
American Jurisprudence Award in Torts
Whittier Coll School of Law
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 232337
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Arizona State Bar
Executive Counsel for Intellectual Property Committee
-
Activities: Discuss and analyzed issues such as trademark, parody, copyright, and patent trolling.
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Inside tips of handling GoDaddy and Domains by Proxy subpoenas
Steve Vondran, Esq.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know if you receive a subpoena from your ISP
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Understanding Vero software "phone-home" IP protection technology
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Copyright "Fair use
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Copyright "Fair use" tips for video producers
Steve Vondran, Esq.
How to choose a Strike 3 BitTorrent Defense law firm
Steve Vondran, Esq.
BSA software audit defense tips for auditees
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Damages possible in a California "Right of Publicity" lawsuit
Steve Vondran, Esq.
BSA software audit defense tips for auditees
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Siemens PLM software audit and defense guide
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Top tips to help settle a photo infringement dispute
Steve Vondran, Esq.
How to respond to a Soildworks software piracy demand
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Business Software Alliance settlements, what you need to know!
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Autodesk software audit survival tips
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Speaking Engagements
How to obtain a trademark WITHOUT hiring a law firm!, InventRight Training Seminar, California
InventRight
This was a free webinar presentation that featured Steve Vondran, Esq. ("Attorney Steve®"" as guest speaker teaching patent licensing candidates how they can seek federal trademark protection on the USPTO principal register without having to pay for costly attorney fees.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Our Corporate Website
Website
Attorney Steve Youtube Channel
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. accused of copyright theft
A: Generally speaking (this is not legal advice) a Plaintiff alleging copyright infringement must show "access" to copyrighted work and "substantial similarity." Independent creation can be a defense to infringement. It sounds like you might want to have a copyright lawyer take a closer look at the details. Good Luck Attorney Steve®
Q. Youtube updated their TOS in November 2020 to include rights to monetise copyrighted content, without paying? Legal?
A: This is not legal advice and is general information only. When you sign up to use a website, usually there are terms of service you agree to when you click on the "I agree" button. Some call this "clickwrap license." If you want to use the service (in this case YouTube and upload videos), you have to agree to be bound by the terms of service. If they were to implement a policy that they can monetize your videos (without paying you), that would be something you would need to decide if you want to comply with or not. For me personally, I have agreed to their terms, but I am able to monetize my videos, and they get a cut for their providing of the platform, security, and other services. So, in short, read your licensing agreements closely, if you agree, most courts would uphold this barring some unconscionable terms. If the terms are not agreeable, there are other platforms you can look into. Good luck!! Attorney Steve®
Q. Is the author of a software's trading name alone, sufficiently binding on an EULA if it's a sole proprietorship?
A: This is general legal information only and not legal advice. For me, if I was operating a software company, I would form a legal entity. It's not too expensive, and it looks a little more legitimate (I would think) to the average customer. Then, I would create the EULA using the name of my company so that the end users are agreeing to certain terms with my company. I think that is what you see most big software companies do, for example Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, Siemens, etc. Good luck! Attorney Steve®
View More Answers
Contact & Map
San Francisco / Bay Area
One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Toll-Free: (877) 276-5084
Fax: (888) 551-2252
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.
Santa Monica / L.A. Area
401 Wilshire Blvd. 12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Toll-Free: (877) 276-5084
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Our offices are open 365/24/7. Please call and usually we will answer, if not, please leave a detailed message and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Newport Beach / Orange County
620 Newport Center Dr
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: (877) 276-5084
Fax: (949) 417-0034
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.
San Diego
8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor
san Diego, CA 92108
Toll-Free: (877) 276-5084
Fax: (888) 551-2252
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.
Phoenix
2415 E. Camelback Road
Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Toll-Free: (877) 276-5084
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.