Brent Lorentz

Brent Lorentz

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

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Pokemon GO or Pokemon No?

Unless you’ve been living under a Geodude this past month, you’ve no doubt been exposed (either willingly or unwillingly) to some part of the current social media/mobile gaming sensation, Pokemon GO. Niantic’s new “catch ’em...more

7/29/2016 - Data Collection Geolocation Mobile Apps Nintendo Pokemon Terms of Service Video Games

Rise of the Game

Video games have been an existing and growing component of popular culture for my entire life. I literally cut my teeth on the Atari 2600 while I was still a toddler. From there I spread into bowling alley arcades,...more

7/8/2016 - Gaming Intellectual Property Protection Video Games

Solid Snake on Ice

Fans of the Metal Gear Solid franchise received disappointing news earlier this week when Project “Shadow Moses”–an ambitious fan reboot of the original game using Unreal Engine 4–was canceled.  A trailer showing the progress...more

3/11/2016 - Intellectual Property Protection Video Games

Insert Coin

Those of you who occasionally read my posts may have noticed that video games are a hobby and interest of mine. I have posted on issues involving video games several times. See Executing Noriega, Flash in the Panama, Calling...more

1/29/2016 - Copyright Patents Trade Secrets Trademarks Video Games

Executing Noriega?

As some of you may recall, I posted about a lawsuit Manuel Noriega brought against purveyors of the Call of Duty video game franchise arising from his depiction in the game. In essence, I suggested that Noriega’s lawsuit was...more

9/25/2014 - Anti-SLAPP First Amendment Manuel Noriega Misappropriation Motion To Strike Video Games

Calling All Gamers

As some of you may know, the most recent installment of the Call of Duty franchise is set to hit stores later this fall–November 5 to be exact....more

8/19/2013 - Brand Trademarks Video Games

Electronic Arts Takes One In The Kisser

For some time now, Electronic Arts–purveyor of sports video games–has been embroiled in disputes relating to using the likenesses of former college athletes without providing them appropriate remuneration. There has been the...more

5/28/2013 - Athletes First Amendment Free Speech Misappropriation Transformativeness Video Games

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