On June 20, Marvel Enterprises and 20th Century Fox filed a federal court copyright infringement lawsuit against Revolution Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The suit alleges that "Zoom," a forthcoming movie from Revolution to be distributed by Sony, infringes on Marvel's and Fox's "X-Men" properties and seeks to unfairly trade off the enormous investment that Marvel and Fox have made, and will continue to make, in X-Men comics and movies. It was filed in response to Sony’s alleged decision to push the date of "Zoom’s" release to immediately before the release of "X3."
Robert Boldt, partner at Kirkland & Ellis, along with Yosef Riemer represent Fox and Marvel, and Mr. Boldt is quoted in the article stating that their clients have invested "hundreds of millions of dollars" in developing, producing and marketing X-Men.
This article appeared in its entirety in the July 1, 2005 edition of the Los Angeles Times.