Jackson Walker partner Chip Babcock was quoted in a June 30, 2014, Forbes article on Supreme Court case American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. The article, titled “Aereo and Meltwater: The Ghost of Napsters Past,” reviewed the recent 6-3 Supreme Court decision, which found the company in violation of copyright laws by streaming broadcast TV signals to subscribers without paying for them.
Mr. Babcock told the publication, “Often times the Court sets a national tone with its opinions and it seems that will be the case here. This is the first BIG win for content providers against new technology, but there have been previous signs that the content providers were making progress in this debate.”
Mr. Babcock has more than 25 years’ experience representing a variety of clients in commercial litigation, including intellectual property disputes, as well as in the field of media and communications law. In 2010, Mr. Babcock was selected as one of Texas Lawyer’s “25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century,” and is ranked as a top First Amendment attorney, a top Commercial Litigation attorney, and a top Trial Lawyer in the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business directory. Mr. Babcock has been awarded the status of “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters every year since its inception in 2003 and has also been listed by D Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” by H Texas Magazine as one of the “Top Lawyers in Houston,” and by Texas Lawyer as one of Texas’ “Go To” lawyers. He is AV-rated by Martindale–Hubbell and is featured in the Commercial Litigation chapter of Who’s Who Legal: Texas. He was named as a “Best in Civil Litigation Defense” attorney by Super Lawyers: Corporate Counsel Edition. Mr. Babcock received his A.B. from Brown University and his J.D. from Boston University.