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Michael Lovitz will lead several sold-out programs on intellectual property law for companies, emerging and established artists at the 45th annual San Diego Comic-Con International 2014, July 24 through 27.  This is the twenty-first consecutive year Lovitz has been invited to present his "Comic Book Law School," which he developed specifically for the San Diego event.  Comic-Con is the largest gathering of its kind in the world.

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07 01 2011    "Defending the Superheroes"
The Pennsylvania Gazette Magazine
— Michael Lovitz is the subject of a profile published in the July/August issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette.  In the article, which identies Lovitz "among those redefining ownership laws" in the intellectual property space, he discusses his Los Angeles-based intellectual property practice and several recent high-profile trademark and copyright cases.  Read the article.



04 26 2010    "Supreme Court to Review Video Game Law"
InformationWeek Magazine
— InformationWeek looked to Michael Lovitz for insight into the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to review a lower court's ruling that blocked a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors.  Read the article.



11 16 2009    "Marvel Artist's Heirs Want Copyrights"
Los Angeles / San Francisco Daily Journal
— Michael Lovitz was quoted in an article on the efforts by heirs of legendary artist Jack Kirby to recapture copyrights to characters he helped create from Marvel Entertainment, following Marvel's announced acquisition by the Walt Disney Company.  Before his death in 1994, Kirby had a role in creating characters for X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man, among others.

If successful, it "might actually make the properties more valuable because the terminations could cancel deals Marvel currently has with other studios," Lovitz told the Daily Journal.  "There are all kinds of interesting questions this raises."



10 01 2009    "Comic Book Guy"
IP Law & Business
— Michael Lovitz and his innovative intellectual property law series for artists and corporates was profiled in the October 2009 issue of IP Law & Business, one of the industry's premier trade publications.  The profile quotes one of Lovitz's long-time clients as saying “getting together with someone like Mike, who understands not only the professional end of the market, but how fans interact with us — he’s gold, he is absolutely gold.”  Read the article.



07 17 2009    "Guarding Superheroes From Evil — of Infringement"
Los Angeles / San Francisco Daily Journal
— In a front-page article, Michael Lovitz and his work protecting artists and publishers from copyright infringement was profiled.  "You find among these creative forces a great imagination and great passion for what they do," Lovitz said of his clients.  The article discusses how, with the ubiquity of social media, a whole new set of legal landmines has been created.  "The more interactive society gets, the harder it is to control intellectual property."