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"Addressing Video Game Claims Under The Phillips Standard At The PTAB"
Last fall, the PTAB modified its procedures for IPR claim construction, eliminating the use of the broadest reasonable interpretation standard.
United States
28 Aug 2019
Celebrity Entertainer Sues Over Video Game Avatar
As real-world celebrities continue to expand the reach of their persona into the digital realm, the potential benefit for advertisers
United States
27 Aug 2019
Tfue Lawsuit Sparks Scrutiny Of Gamer Agreements And Esports Agency Activity
In a lawsuit filed yesterday against esports entertainment organization, FaZe Clan, Turner Tenney ("Tfue"),
United States
6 Jun 2019
EU Objects To Game Companies Geo-blocking Video Games
The European Commission has informed various game companies (platforms and publishers) of its preliminary view that the companies prevented consumers from purchasing video games cross-border from other Member States.
30 Apr 2019
NY AG Settles Over Mobile App Security Issues
Five companies settled with the New York Attorney General over mobile app data security issues at the end of last year. The AG alleged that the companies, Western Union, Priceline, Equifax,
United States
29 Jan 2019
Challenges In Filing Successful IPR Petitions For Video Game Patents
Video game patents being asserted in litigation are frequently challenged by defendants at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board by filing a petition requesting inter partes review.
United States
9 Jan 2019
FCC's Foreign Media Reporting Requirements: Extension Of FARA Or New Domain?
On September 4, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission issued a new rule requiring foreign media outlets to submit reports to the FCC disclosing their relationships ...
United States
25 Sep 2018
All Bets Are On! Gambling And Video Games
Recently, there has been a frenzy of legal activity with U.S. gambling laws and the number of gambling-related legal issues with video games.
United States
17 Sep 2018
An Uphill Battle Protecting Fashion Designs In Nigeria And Abroad
Growing frustration in the fashion community regarding weak or non-existent intellectual property laws has finally caught the attention of some nations.
6 Mar 2018
Virtual Porn – Real Patent Lawsuit
The porn industry is often one of the early adopters for new technologies. VR is no exception.
United States
27 Sep 2016
New York Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York. This is the eighth state to legalize daily fantasy sports, and the seventh to do so this year.
United States
15 Aug 2016
Pokémon Go…Es To Court!
Hugely successful games attract lawsuits. Pokémon Go has been hugely successful and, predictably, has attracted a lawsuit.
United States
9 Aug 2016
Weekly Web Wrap-Up: July 1, 2016
Welcome to Sheppard Mullin's Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week's top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team.
United States
8 Jul 2016
Begin At The Beginning, Go On Until You Reboot, And Then… (Silicon Valley – Season 3 Finale)
Summarizing the week Jared writes, "Lewis Carroll famously said, ‘Begin at the beginning, go on to the end, and then stop.' But that is hard advice to follow when one's head is spinning…"
United States
8 Jul 2016
Happy Times, High Crimes And Misdemeanors (Silicon Valley – Episode 25)
In this week's episode of Silicon Valley, Richard enjoyed an unprecedented run of success, culminating with the official launch of Pied Piper's platform.
United States
17 Jun 2016
Weekly Web Wrap-Up: April 22
Welcome to Sheppard Mullin's Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week's top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team.
United States
27 Apr 2016
A Day In The Life Of An In-House Fashionista: "Fashion Beat The Clock"
In-house retail fashion counsel face numerous business and legal issues on a day-to-day basis and the pressure is highest during Fashion Week – "Best of British!"
United States
21 Oct 2015
Baker v. Microsoft Corporation Revisited: Microsoft Seeks To Stop Class Action Plaintiffs From Shortcutting The Appeals Process
We recently reported on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing a district court's decision to strike class action allegations in a putative class action against Microsoft.
United States
13 May 2015
Film Tax Incentives In Latin America
Distribution of audiovisual content is blooming at a very fast pace, and producers are struggling with this new competitive era.
United States
23 Jul 2014
New Tax Benefits Available for Film and Television Producers in the United States
Film and television producers in the United States can now benefit from a new tax law that went into effect on Friday, October 22, 2004.
United States
12 Nov 2004
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