Interactive Entertainment

Representative clients

Electronic Arts Inc.  •  Storm 8  •  Foundation Mobile

Our team understands the world of video, social, and mobile gaming. We protect game industry leaders, start-ups, and individual developers from trademark, right of publicity, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and class action litigation.

Our team understands the world of video, social, and mobile gaming. We protect game industry leaders, start-ups, and individual developers from trademark, right of publicity, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and class action litigation.

Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Finalist for IP Litigation Department of the Year

December 21, 2017

In a blockbuster year defined by complex cases, Keker, Van Nest & Peters’ intellectual property practice kept its approach surprisingly simple, crafting a litigation strategy that emphasized a strong narrative and a diverse team capable of telling it. Read more

Law360 California Powerhouse: Keker Van Nest & Peters

October 06, 2017

Longtime California trial staple Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP found success for a wide range of clients this year, winning a nationwide injunction against a presidential executive order, defending Arista Networks in a groundbreaking copyright suit and resolving a feud between two prominent San Francisco philanthropists. Read more

Judge Cuts Calif. Publicity Claim From Madden Suit

August 07, 2017

A California federal judge trimmed a state law claim from a suit filed by former NFL players against Electronic Arts. Read more

Defend Trade Secrets Act


Jeff Chanin will present "Adapting Litigation Strategies to the Provisions of the Act." Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.


Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. Read more

Four Partners Named to List of the 75 Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California


Bob Van Nest, Christa Anderson, Ashok Ramani and David Silbert were chosen for their groundbreaking work on behalf of established tech titans and cutting-edge Bay Area startups. Read more

Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee: Supreme Court Clears the Way for the PTAB to Continue Its Practices in Inter Partes Review Proceedings


Gene Paige will provide an overview of the decision, and its potential impact on pending and future IPR proceedings Read more

Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Cases


Rachael Meny will discuss how to protect trade secrets, guard against employee raids, recruit from competitors without getting sued, and deal with the important issues that arise when employees leave to compete with their former employers. Read more

10th Annual Patent Law Institute - New York

April 14-15, 2016

Asim Bhansali will present "Non-Practicing Entities: What's the Big Deal?" Read more

The State of IP Across Industry Verticals


David Silbert will present at the IP Value Summit. Read more

How To Monetize Failure


Paven Malhotra discusses how inventors and businesses must think of IP from an offensive and defensive perspective. Read more

Netflix Scores Victory in Rovi Patent Litigation


Ashok Ramani and his team won summary judgment of invalidity on all five patents. Read more

Leo Lam Reveals Significance of High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling


In Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc., the Supreme Court ruled a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement. Read more

Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum


Adam Lauridsen will co-chair this annual event for in-house counsel and patent litigators. Read more

Crossed Wires: Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age


Ashok Ramani's panel will discuss the price that ordinary citizens pay in the name of cybersecurity. Read more

Staging a Multi-front Patent War


Gene Paige provides ten things that companies considering engaging in patent litigation outside of the United States should consider before taking action. Read more

Advanced Patent Law Institute


Matthias Kamber will present "Joint/Divided Infringement" at the 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute. Read more

International Women's Leadership Forum


Christa Anderson will present "Litigation and Technology Trends." Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique


One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Christa Anderson Named One of the 20 Most Influential Women In IP Law


Law360 included Ms. Anderson in its select group of female attorneys for leading the charge in waging high-stakes patent battles and other sophisticated intellectual property litigation. Read more

Do the Metes and Bounds of Patent Claims Limit Academic Freedom?


Gene Paige analyzes whether patent law may limit academic freedom in the June issue of Intellectual Property Today magazine. Read more

Brian Ferrall Weighs In On High Court's Patent Indefiniteness Ruling


The Supreme Court ruled the Federal Circuit's long-standing precedent for proving a patent indefinite allowed for too much ambiguity. Mr. Ferrall explains why the decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. is significant. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program. Read more

2014 Patent Disputes Forum


Ashok Ramani, Leo Lam, Gene Paige and other distinguished faculty will share their experience and insight into critical patent litigation topics. Read more

Gene Paige Explains Significance of High Court's Patent Rulings


The Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit's standards for awarding attorneys' fees to prevailing parties in "unreasonable" patent infringement cases must be eased. Read more

2014 Patent Law Institute

March 17-18, 2014

Matthias Kamber will be a featured speaker at this annual institute, designed to be of ultimate practice value to all three subgroups in the patent law community: patent prosecutors, patent litigators, and strategic/transactional lawyers. Read more

In Late Game Upset, EA Wins Copyright Dispute Over Madden Football


In a stunning order, Breyer entered judgment for Electronic Arts in a dispute with video game designer Robin Antonick, who had accused the company of cheating him out of royalties for the wildly popular Madden Football series. Read more

Finding The Best Cure


Matthias Kamber explains how recent White House executive actions and proposals targeting frivolous litigation are efforts to treat the symptoms of a broken system rather than cure it. Read more

Traditional Gaming Meets the New Frontier


Ben Hur and his fellow panelists will discuss recent developments in patent law, case law updates such as the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2013 decision in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., recent developments in ITC based litigation, and practical changes resulting from 2011’s Patent Reinvention Act. Read more

Mobile/Social Gaming Clones: Evolution Or Theft?


Ben Hur and Michelle Ybarra will cover what constitutes “cloning,” and how courts and current IP laws address this hot topic. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Bid to Arbitrate Class Action


The class action accuses Google of creating unfair terms of use for its online SuperPoke! Pets game, which the company shut down in March amid outcry from users who had "invested" real dollars on in-game pet customization. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Defends Client's Combat Video Game From Trademark Claims


Jamie Slaughter and Adam Lauridsen assert Electronic Arts did not infringe trademark rights by using brand-name helicopters in a military combat video game because its expressive work is protected by the First Amendment and the doctrine of nominative fair use. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins "Total Victory" for Gaming Industry Leader in Trademark Suit


Jamie Slaughter and Adam Laurisden successfully defended Electronic Arts Inc. in a trademark suit brought by heirs of 1930s American bank robber, John Dillinger. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Fights Class Action on Behalf of Electronic Arts Inc.


The class action was brought by retired NFL players who claim the video game maker used their likenesses without permission. Read more