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Friday, September 30 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Video Gaming Law

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Video Gaming Law for the Non-Lawyer.   Are you a video game developer looking to protect your intellectual property? A game publisher concerned with limiting your liability? Or perhaps a gamer intrigued by the latest celebrity suing a game company for ripping off their likeness?  Then this program is perfect for you!

The presentation will consist of a panel of top attorneys in the gaming industry discussing legal news and trends in video games, including recent video gaming lawsuits, how the right to publicity and copyrights affect the gaming industry, potential risks for Augmented Reality games, and other legal issues impacting both gamers and game developers.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Esplin

Ben Esplin

Partner, Sheppard Mullin
My practice focuses on intellectual property law including patent, trademark, and copyright law. Technical areas and industries of focus include social media, video games, social networks, virtual worlds, augmented reality, virtual reality, and computer software. My favorite video games include, but are not limited to: NHL 16, Civilization, and Contra.
avatar for Christian J. Martinez

Christian J. Martinez

General Counsel, Svitla Systems, Inc.
I specialize in intellectual property and commercial transactions with a modern practice as outside counsel to tech companies and also General Counsel to Svitla Systems, Inc., a software development company headquartered in San Francisco. I love to work on gaming projects, and welcome any discussions about the challenges presented by developing games. | | I earned a Master’s in Law & Technology from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and a JD... Read More →
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Spencer Martinez

Attorney, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Spencer Martinez is an attorney at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Las Vegas, and a member of the Firm’s business litigation group. His practice includes counseling and litigation relating to business contracts, business partnerships and other commercial collaborations, intellectual properties including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, online advertising and commerce, domain name disputes, and... Read More →
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E. Lacey Rice

Attorney, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
E. Lacey Rice is a senior associate in the Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley.  Ms. Rice focuses her practice on a wide range of entertainment and litigation matters involving film and television production, video gaming, copyrights, trademarks, First Amendment and contract disputes. | Ms. Rice has extensive experience in all facets of federal and state court litigation.  She... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panels Room C Camino Real