Below are representative intellectual property matters for Mr. LoBue.
News Media Client
Enforcing the proprietary rights of national news media entity in numerous “hot news” and copyright cases against web-based competitors and others alleged to have regularly reproduced news reports published on client’s newspaper, newswire and web products. Secured several substantial monetary and injunctive settlements, including one in which defendant also publicly admitted liability for both copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation.
Serving as global IP enforcement counsel for news agency active in print, news photography and video news sectors. Working regularly with in-house and foreign counsel to police client’s IP rights in its news content from unauthorized use in all media. Recent matters have included claim against major U.S. television network, leading to negotiated license agreement under threat of copyright infringement action, and successful claim against advertising agency for copyright infringement in unauthorized use of award-winning news photo owned by client.
News Industry Trade Association
Representing and advising national association of news publishers in variety of IP matters; filed amicus brief on organization’s behalf in Oracle v. Google in Supreme Court.
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
Litigation of copyright, trademark, right of publicity and other IP claims. Defense of copyright case alleging unlicensed music performances.
Securities Index Publisher
Representing publisher of world-famous stock indexes in litigation contesting rights of publisher to control use of index in creation of derivative investment instruments. Ongoing counseling and enforcement of publisher’s rights against unauthorized uses of indexes.
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 claim for copyright infringement and breach of contract; secured award of attorney’s fees under Copyright Act for client in successful defense.