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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
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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
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10 Labor And Employment Considerations In Esports*
Electronic sports, known in the industry as "esports," has seen remarkable growth in the last decade. The term "esports" refers to the growing world of competitive, organized video gaming
United States
25 Jun 2019
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Federal Court "Discards" DOJ Interpretation Of Wire Act
In a closely watched case, a New Hampshire federal court has ruled that the Wire Act is limited to sports betting and set aside the DOJ's recent opinion to the contrary.
United States
19 Jun 2019
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10 Labor And Employment Considerations In Esports
Electronic sports, known in the industry as "esports," has seen remarkable growth in the last decade.
United States
6 Jun 2019
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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
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Senator Wants To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Aimed At Kids
In the latest salvo in the ongoing debate about whether certain game mechanics are exploiting kids, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced that he has introduced a bill to ban the alleged exploitation
United States
27 May 2019
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DOJ Asserts Wire Act Opinion Doesn't Cover Lotteries
In an effort to side-step the lawsuit filed against it by the New Hampshire Lottery (and others), the Department of Justice (DOJ) asserts that its recent reinterpretation of the Wire Act
United States
30 Apr 2019
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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.
Worldwide
30 Apr 2019
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FTC Loot Box Workshop Announced
The Federal Trade Commission FTC has announced that it will hold a public workshop on August 7, 2019 to examine consumer protection issues related to video game "loot boxes."
United States
15 Apr 2019
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Unpacking Recent Loot Box Updates
Check back for more updates as we track developments in the industry.
United States
8 Mar 2019
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DOJ Sued Over Its Reinterpretation Of The Wire Act
It didn't take long. The New Hampshire Lottery has sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prevent enforcement of the DOJ's opinion (issued last month) reinterpreting the Wire Act.
United States
27 Feb 2019
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Failure To Launch: Not Identifying The Proper Parties Can Prematurely End An Video Game IPR Challenge
Most video game patents that are asserted in litigation are also challenged at the PTAB through IPR or PGR petitions. Patent Owners looking for new ways attack such challenges
United States
12 Feb 2019
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DOJ Opinion Leaves Industry Hanging: If UIGEA Exclusions Don't Modify The Wire Act What Does That Mean For Intrastate Gambling Transactions?
The recently released Department of Justice ("DOJ") opinion ("DOJ Opinion") concluding that the Wire Act prohibits both sports and non-sports related Internet betting and wagering
United States
24 Jan 2019
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DOJ Opinion Leaves Industry Hanging: If UIGEA Exclusions Don't Modify The Wire Act What Does That Mean For Intrastate Gambling Transactions?
The recently released Department of Justice ("DOJ") opinion ("DOJ Opinion") concluding that the Wire Act prohibits both sports and non-sports related Internet betting and wagering ...
United States
24 Jan 2019
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DOJ Wire Act Update – 90 Day Window For Compliance
This is a follow up to our recent blog post regarding the DOJ Opinion on its interpretation of the Wire Act. In a memo dated January 15, 2019, the Deputy Attorney General declared:
United States
24 Jan 2019
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DOJ Does High "Wire Act" – Flip Flops On Legality Of Online Gambling
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an opinion (DOJ Opinion) that reverses its 2011 Memo, in which it opined that the prohibitions of the Wire Act ...
United States
22 Jan 2019
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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
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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
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Sports Gambling Law
On Monday, the Supreme Court opened the door for states across the country to authorize sports gambling within their borders—a decision that could have a dramatic effect in the world of sports and potentially weaken the federal government's authority over states on a number of fronts.
United States
18 May 2018
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