Game Developer Intellectual Property Primer 5 Jun 2014
Today’s broader range of accessible distribution platforms for smaller games makes the possibility of creating a successful studio a reality. It is not uncommon for a simple project to turn into a commercially successful game, or even a successful franchise. Game are made of Intellectual Property. So, an awareness of the applicable types of intellectual property and their impact is essential. The what and why of IP in games is a good start. Intellectual property issues impacting the transition from aspirant project to commercial game will be considered and discussed. Attendees will also learn ways to navigate through the various IP issues and initial agreements that they should be familiar with in order to bring their games to market and to protect the game from the “fast followers” and copycats who want to unfairly capitalize on their creativity and success. Of course, a livey Q&A will follow.