Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke discussed on Oct. 13 intellectual property issues in the world of social gaming at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Carolyn focused on the application of California Uniform Trade Secret Act in the context of the online social gaming industry.
The industry is booming, and with a wide array of games ranging from tending to virtual farms, building virtual cities or assembling your own mafias and sororities, it continues to expand. “On Avatars, Virtual Gifts, and Loot Drops: Intellectual Property Ownership Issues in the World of Online Social Gaming” addressed legal issues arising in the industry including issues about ownership of ideas, visual assets, mechanics and features.
Ms. Luedtke is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation with a particular expertise in intellectual property, breach of contract, trade secret, and employee mobility disputes. She frequently represents major social gaming companies in disputes involving copyright, trade secret and employee mobility issues.