'Ghost Rider' Suit Lives On: Lessons From 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 12:29 PM ET) -- In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated judgment in favor of defendants Marvel Characters Inc. and its related entities (“Marvel”) holding that a genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether comic book artist and author Gary Friedrich intended to convey his renewal rights to the copyright on Ghost Rider when he entered into a work for hire agreement with Marvel six years after he created the supernatural character.

In his complaint before the United States District...
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