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Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

Seventh Circuit rules that editor of anthology of stories featuring Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson characters did not need

Siegel, et al. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., et al.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

District court holds that plaintiffs, heirs of one of the co-creators of the Superman character, successfully terminated certain prior grants in copyrights and recaptured the rights to several Superman-related works from the 1930s and 40s, including portions of Superman comic books and two weeks’ worth of daily newspaper strips; however, the court ruled that the remaining Superman material at issue in the litigation was created as a work made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that ownership of such material remains solely with defendants

Marvel Worldwide, Inc. v. Kirby

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2011

District court grants motion for summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, comic book publishers, against defendants, the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby, finding that the works at issue were works made for hire under the Copyright Act of 1909, and that the plaintiffs owned the copyrights in those works

Bridgeport Music, Inc, et al v UMG Recordings, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2009

Sixth Circuit affirms a jury verdict which found defendants willfully infringed plaintiff’s musical composition copyright; court rejects defendants’ argument that district court erred in jury instructions about substantial similarity, fair use and willful infringement

Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted

Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc.

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2013

Ninth Circuit affirms district court order denying motion to strike, under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, right-of-publicity claims asserted by

Flava Works, Inc. v. Gunter

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2012

Seventh Circuit vacates preliminary injunction against social bookmarking site myVidster, finding that plaintiff Flava Works was not likely to succeed on its claim of contributory infringement because no evidence existed of any direct infringement by myVidster users

Corbello v. DeVito

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2012

District court grants summary judgment in favor of defendants, writers and producers of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, in copyright infringement action brought by widow of author of biography upon which musical was based, holding that defendants had valid licenses and sub-licenses to exploit the biography

Mine o' Mine, Inc. v. Calmese

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2011

District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiff, exclusive licensee of “Shaq” family of trademarks related to basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, and against defendants, who marketed t-shirts under the “Shaqtus” mark, on plaintiff’s trademark infringement and unfair completion claims

Realnetworks, Inc, et al v DVD Copy Control Association, Inc, et al

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2010

Court grants motion picture studios’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s antitrust claims arising from studios’ refusal to license plaintiff’s product; court holds plaintiff lacks standing to plead an antitrust claim because it failed to prove that it suffered an anti-competitive injury and failed to plead a plausible antitrust conspiracy