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Mobile/Social Gaming Clones: Evolution Or Theft?


The term “cloning” in social and mobile gaming connotes the type of blatant copying that infuriates innovators who have created and developed a hit game. But how similar does a game have to be to be labeled a clone? What legal protections does a video game have, and how are those being addressed by the courts? Who wins and loses as our IP laws currently stand vis a vis cloning?

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About the Speakers

As an intellectual property and complex commercial litigator with a deep understanding of the gaming and mobile application industries, Ben Hur helps those companies and developers protect their greatest assets – innovative ideas, products and relationships. Using a client-centric approach, he recently helped various clients to safeguard cutting-edge technology, resolve a founder dispute, and secure a successful settlement which avoided litigation.

Michelle Ybarra has represented clients in commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including intellectual property, antitrust, securities and appellate disputes.