Patent Litigator Andy Dhuey is also representing Photographer David John Slater who has been sued by the monkey Naruto for copyright infringement. In the 9th Circuit Brief, Dhuey writes:
A monkey, an animal-rights organization and a primatologist walk into federal court to sue for infringement of the monkey’s claimed copyright. What seems like the setup for a punchline isreally happening. It should not be happening. Under Cetacean Community v. Bush, 386 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. 2004), dismissal of this action is required for lack of standing and failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law – at least not in the Ninth Circuit.