Previous Editions


2015 Programme

14.00-14.30 Registration

14.30-14.35 Welcome (Dr Gaetano DimitaProfessor Spyros Maniatis)

14.35-16.30 First Session

  • Ross A. Dannenberg, Banner & Witcoff, Washington, "Patentslayer: Patentability of Video Games After the US Case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank"
  • Arty Rajendra, Rouse, "Patenting in Gaming Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction and Virtual Reality Technologies"
  • Robert Guthrie, Osborne Clarke, London, "More Than Just Software: Protecting the Game"

Followed by a panel discussion on Game Cloning

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-18.45 Second Session

Hugh Hancock - More Than A Game from Strange Company on Vimeo.

Followed by a panel discussion on Digital Exhaustion and Key Selling

18.45-19.00 Closing Remarks

19.00-19.45 Reception


2016 Programme

  • 14.00-14.30 Registration
  • 14.30-14.45 WelcomeDr Gaetano Dimita, CCLS/ QMUL
  • 14.45-15.15 Game Cloning:  Intellectual Property Theft? or Fair Use?Scott M. Kelly, Attorney, Banner & Witcoff
  • 15.15-15.45 Fighting Bots, Pirate Servers and Other Enemies of Online GamesDr Andreas Lober, Partner, Beiten Burkhardt
  • 15.45-16.30 Panel Discussion: Creative Use of Third Parties’ Intellectual Property
    Chair: The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, UCL
    Alessandro Cimaschi, Intellectual Property, Legal & Business Affairs, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
    Robert Guthrie, Partner, Osborne Clarke
    Dr Joan Purvis, Head of Rights, BBC World Service Group
    Arty Rajendra, Partner, Rouse Legal
  • 16.30-17.00 Coffee
  • 17.00-17.30 E-Sport, Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO, Multiplay
  • 17.30-18.00 Legal Contradictions Manifest in Video Game Worlds: Through the Post-Structuralist Looking GlassProfessor Jon Festinger QC, Festinger Law & Strategy LLP
  • 18.00-18.45 Panel Discussion: End User License Agreements and Terms of Service
    Chair: Paul Gardner, Partner, Osborne Clarke LLP
    Dr Yin Harn Lee, Lecturer, University of Sheffield
    Anna Klingberg, IP Enforcement, Mojang
    Professor William Latham, Professor of Computer Games and Entertainment, Goldsmiths, University of London, and CEO Games Audit
    Nicolas Murfett, Senior Associate, Harbottle & Lewis
  • 18.45-19.00 Closing RemarksDr Gaetano Dimita, CCLS/ QMUL
  • 19.00-19.45 Reception