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Navigating Patent Troll and Competitor Litigation

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 4
208 Barton Springs Rd

As interactive and gaming technologies develop and mature (and companies find success in the marketplace), they will inevitably face intellectual property issues raised by stakeholders, competitors, and even patent trolls — each of them seeking a toll for use of their IP. In just the past few years, a number of high-profile competitor lawsuits and patent-troll cases have been filed against gaming companies and other participants in the interactive marketplace. Recent court decisions give companies substantial guidance on litigating the key issues. This panel of in-house counsel from the gaming industry and distinguished trial lawyers lays out the roadmap for crossing these bridges before the issues arise.
Presented by Akin Gump


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David Youssefi

VP/General Counsel

Daybreak Games

Fred I. Williams


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Fred I. Williams’ practice focuses on complex litigation and counseling, with emphasis on intellectual property, antitrust, class action, and white collar disputes. The majority of his practice is ...

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Omer Salik

Dir, Litigation & Intellectual Property


Omer Salik is the Director of Litigation and Intellectual Property at Activision, a major video game publishing company headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Todd Landis


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Todd E. Landis practices intellectual property litigation in the areas of electronic arts, chemical arts and oil field services. Mr. Landis has served as trial counsel in several intellectual prope...

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