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Design Patents – What Game Developers Should Know [2020]

30 Jul 2020

By Eric Magleby, Forrest A. Jones, and Anthony D. Del Monaco of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Intellectual property is critical to the gaming industry. With the push towards digital distribution, more so than ever a video game is at its heart a collection of intellectual property rights. Whether you work for a pillar of the industry or are just starting out as an independent game developer, everyone should have a basic understanding of what these rights are, and how they can impact your business.

In the first of a series of papers exploring the basics of intellectual property law and its application to the gaming industry, we discuss one of the less well-known types of intellectual property rights: Design Patents.

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