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Stephen McArthur received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2007 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems.

Stephen is an intellectual property attorney at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles and was formerly an associate of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City and Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles. Stephen’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution and litigation, copyright litigation, patent litigation, general contractual commercial litigation, privacy, right of publicity, and licensing. He has represented clients across the technology spectrum, especially those associated with the video game industry.

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Posted by Stephen McArthur on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:00:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
I explain each of the options a game developer should consider to protect its intellectual property, and I give real-world examples of video game companies doing each and their outcomes.

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Comment In: [Blog - 08/05/2013 - 09:00]

Chad, the fair use analysis ...

Chad, the fair use analysis is worthy of its own separate article. I 'm not taking a side in the debate, I 'm simply saying it 's an open question. For now, I 'll refer to an explanation already written by a law professor for Gamasutra: Your Nintendo Lets ...

Comment In: [Feature - 02/27/2013 - 04:55]

Tom, thanks for your insight ...

Tom, thanks for your insight into the nuances of the case.