Disney Rips Stan Lee Media's Suit Over Marvel Heroes IP

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 12:32 PM EST) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Friday blasted Stan Lee's former company for filing a lawsuit claiming Disney has never actually owned the rights to the artist's famed comic characters, asking a Colorado federal judge to toss a case that is collaterally estopped and “flawed beyond cure.”

Stan Lee Media Inc. sued Disney in October, claiming the company's blockbuster acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009 was meaningless because Lee transferred his copyrights for characters like Spider-Man to the eponymous entity a month before he purportedly sold them...
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