Luedtke, Blavin Speak on Legal Issues in The Video Game Industry

Munger, Tolles & Olson’s Carolyn Luedtke and Jonathan Blavin will be featured participants at Game::Business::Law 2013, the International Summit on the Law and Business of Video Games, which will take place on Jan. 24-25 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Ms. Luedtke will moderate a panel entitled “Legal Threats to Game Developers.” Panelists will include fellow partner Mr. Blavin, as well as the General Counsel of uCool and the senior director of intellectual property from Electronic Arts. The session will cover issues related to copying, cheating and hacking in the world of video games. The panel will discuss ways in which developers are protecting themselves from these legal threats. 

The conference will bring together top leaders from the video game industry, law, and venture capital and finance to explore the core business trends and legal issues impacting the growth and future of the video game industry. Munger Tolles is a sponsor of the event, which is organized by the SMU Dedman School of Law, The Guildhall at SMU and the Center for American and International Law (CAIL).

Ms. Luedtke's practice focuses on complex business litigation with a particular emphasis in intellectual property, breach of contract disputes, trade secret and employee mobility disputes. Her clients in the gaming industry include The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary Playdom, Electronic Arts and Vostu. 

Mr. Blavin has substantial experience in high-technology intellectual property disputes and Internet and privacy-related litigation. Mr. Blavin’s clients in the gaming industry include Microsoft and Electronic Arts.

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