Intellectual Property

Below are representative intellectual property matters for Mr. LoBue.

News Media Client
Represented national news media entity in recent “hot news” and copyright cases against web-based competitors alleged to have regularly reproduced news dispatches published on client’s newspaper, newswire and web products. Secured several substantial monetary settlements, including one in which defendant also publicly admitted liability for both copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation.

Studio and Comic Strip Publisher
Representing owners of copyrights in world-famous cartoon characters “Betty Boop,” “Popeye,” and “Flash Gordon” in litigations against unauthorized licensing by third party of merchandising rights.

Cable Television Channel
Ongoing advice on program-related matters, including copyright fair use, licensing and rights of publicity. Frequent consultation regarding domestic and international rights licenses and disputes. Litigation of copyright, trademark, right of publicity and other IP claims as well as insurance coverage issues arising from those claims.

Securities Index Publisher
Representing publisher of world-famous stock index in litigation contesting rights of publisher to control use of index in creation of derivative investment instruments.

Medical Device Manufacturer
Tried arbitration to resolve billion-dollar dispute concerning construction of a license agreement.

National TV and Radio Broadcasting Network
Successful prosecution of preliminary injunction action against competing network for theft of program format and trademarks. Defense of network in copyright cases alleging unauthorized broadcast of film for purpose of criticism; unauthorized use of recorded music in promotional pieces, and variety of other broadcast-related matters.

Record Company
Defense of copyright infringement claims arising from recordings by internationally famous artists and composers.

Publisher of Business and Financial Data and Reports
Representing major publisher of databases of financial information in worldwide effort to protect franchises by securing intellectual property rights to database material and a variety of business-oriented publications.

Financial Information Vendor
Advice on antitrust, business and intellectual property terms of data distribution agreements. Defense of $90 million claim for copyright infringement and breach of contract; secured award of attorney’s fees under Copyright Act for client in successful defense.