Conference On Gamer Technology Law

What: The Sixth Annual Two-Day Conference on Gamer Technology Law

When: March 31 – April 1, 2011

Where: Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel in Los Angeles, California (map) – Can also attend via Webcast.

Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am: Introduction and OverviewSeth J. Steinberg, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Digital Arts Law / San Francisco, CA

Russell G. Weiss, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Morrison & Foerster LLP / Los Angeles, CA

8:45 am: Social Networking and Mobile Apps

New trends and impacts on traditional gaming  Russell G. Weiss, Esq., Program Co-Chair Morrison & Foerster LLP / Los Angeles, CA Reggie Davis, Esq., General Counsel Zynga, Inc. / San Francisco, CA Shawn Foust, Director of Business Development/General Counsel Booyah, Inc. / San Francisco, CA 10:15 am: Break: Coffee, Tea and Conversation 10:30 am: Special Address: Video Game Industry Growth New opportunities meet new regulations  Michael D. Gallagher, Esq., President and CEO Entertainment Software Association / Washington, DC 11:00 am: U.S. Supreme Court’s Review of California’s Violent Video Games Law (Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA)) What is its impact?  Katherine A. Fallow, Esq. Jenner & Block LLP / Washington, DC George L. Rose, Esq., Executive Vice President, Chief Public Policy Officer Activision Blizzard / Santa Monica, CA 12:00 pm: Lunch (on your own) 1:15 pm: Next Generation Systems Peripherals to Xbox and PS3: The new Nintendo system; consoles meet cloud services  Heidi Holman, Esq., Senior Attorney, Interactive Entertainment Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA Eve Saltman, Esq., Vice President of Legal OnLive, Inc. / Palo Alto, CA 2:45 pm: Break: Soda, Tea and Conversation 3:00 pm: Litigation Updates Leading copyright and trademark-related cases  Carole F. Barrett, Esq., Director Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, P.C. / San Francisco, CA Top 10 for other IP litigation: Leading cases from the past year or so including MGA vs Mattel and Viacom vs Google William Sloan Coats, Esq. Kaye Scholer LLP / Palo Alto, CA 4:15 pm: labour/Employment Update: Developments In Misclassification Cases Trade secrets and the Activision case  Eric A. Tate, Esq. Morrison & Foerster LLP / San Francisco, CA 5:00 pm: Adjourn Friday, April 01, 2011 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast 8:30 am: Introduction and Overview 8:45 am: Dealing with Patent Trolls and the Growing Importance of ITC Litigation What do these trends mean for the gaming industry and where are they going?  Seth J. Steinberg, Esq., Program Co-Chair Digital Arts Law / San Francisco, CA I. Neel Chatterjee, Esq. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / Menlo Park, CA Mehran Arjomand, Esq. Morrison & Foerster LLP / Los Angeles, CA Richard A. Medway, Esq., Director, Litigation Nintendo of America, Inc. / Redmond, WA Michael Edelman, Esq., Director of Litigation Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC / Foster City, CA 10:30 am: Break: Coffee, Tea and Conversation 10:45 am: Sales and Marketing: Case Studies of Blockbusters Sharon Scott Zezima, Esq, Vice President, Legal Affairs Electronic Arts Inc. / Redwood City, CA  Patricia Masai, Director, Interactive Games Mattel, Inc. / El Segundo, CA 12:00 pm: Lunch (on your own) 1:15 pm: Digital Distribution Update How much progress has been made in the past year? What impact will trends in digital distribution have on the gaming industry?  Marc Jackson, Founder & CEO Seahorn Capital Group / Malibu, CA Anthony Jacobson, Vice President Business Development Atari Interactive / Los Angeles, CA 2:00 pm: Ongoing Operational Vigilence: Privacy, Online Safety and Dealing with Thieves Mitigating security policy issues in interactive entertainment  Aaron E. Kornblum, Esq, Director of Security Policy Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA 2:45 pm: Break: Soda, Tea and Conversation 3:00 pm: Operational Vigilance (cont.): Monitoring for and Dealing with Infringement Developing an effective rapid response strategy; tips for obtaining injunctions more quickly  Robert W. Payne, Esq. LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP / Monteray, CA 3:30 pm: Ethical Issues for Outside and In-House Lawyers Representing the company without alienating your business contact or compromising the business relationship; negotiation tactics and ethical conduct; negotiation with the other side and unrepresented parties; protecting client confidences and secrets  Kraig L. Marini Baker, Esq. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA 4:30 pm: Evaluations and AdjournCost: Standard Rate ($995.00), Government Rate ($665.00), Student/New to Job ($497.50) – Register here.

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