Welcome to the inaugural issue of Dorsey Legal Arcade, a newsletter that aims to cover significant court decisions involving or affecting the video game industry. Volume 1, Issue 1 tracks 34 decisions from 2020, covering a range of matters including IP issues arising from the depictions of reality in video games, patent litigation, the enforceability of end-user license agreements, and the challenge of contracting with minors. To view this issue, click here. A separate document containing each court decision discussed below is available to download here.

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The contributors to Volume 1, Issue 1 of Dorsey Legal Arcade include Video Game Industry Group Co-Chairs and IP litigators Ryan Meyer and Stefan Szpajda, trademark and copyright attorney Jeff Cadwell, IP litigators Connor Hansen and Payton George, and patent prosecutors Mika Ito and Jonathan Barnard. You can find our contact info at Dorsey.com.

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