Chester PLLC Attorneys merge with Klemchuk LLP

Dallas, Texas, March 15, 2018 – The litigation, intellectual property, and transaction law firm of Klemchuk LLP is pleased to announce that Jim Chester has joined the firm as a Managing Principal.  Jim Chester is a 20-year attorney and will lead the firm’s business & technology transactional practice.  He joins the firm from Chester PLLC, […]

RAK The Planet

We interviewed Lexie Beard, founder of RAK The Planet LLC, a Texas based company aimed at changing the way you make someone’s day and pass along the random acts of kindness. Company website: www.rak-experience.com Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/RAK_thePlanet Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RAKexperience/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rak_theplanet/?hl=en Founded: 2017 Main office:   Georgetown, Texas     What was the inspiration behind […]

SAVaGEs: Get the Most Bang for your Legal Buck: Three Critical and Cost-Effective Legal Projects for SAVaGEs

Working with many software, app & video game entrepreneurs (“SAVaGEs”) who are partners, owners and other “key” persons in various small to mid-sized businesses over the years, I noticed that they had many similar legal needs, regardless of their size, industry or location.  Some of these projects, three of which are discussed below, represent valuable […]

Are you a SAVaGE?

What is a  SAVaGESM ? We practice business and innovation law.  Our clients range from start-ups to established small/mid-sized innovation-based companies, venture capital firms, and even a few larger companies. A significant element of our clients are software, app and/or video game developers, investors, resellers, distributors, service technicians, or entrepreneurs.  To describe these types of companies, […]

Survival Mode: “SAVaGE” Law

Presentation discussing the legal issues software, app & video game entrepreneurs (“SAVaGEs”) face. SURVIVAL MODE: SAVaGE Legal Issues from CHESTER

The Art of Video Games

They thrill, exhilarate and inspire. In just four decades, video games have become an increasingly popular form of mass entertainment, a powerful and exciting platform for innovative art and a multibillion dollar industry. Super Mario Brothers 3: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Hiroshi Yamauchi, directors; Satoru Iwata, executive producer; Konji Kondo, composer, Nintendo Entertainment System, 1990, […]

WIPO Study: Report on Multi-National of Video Game Laws

Due to their complex and cross-cutting nature, video games present a number of questions and challenges in terms of copyright. The current landscape of the legal protection of video games appears extremely complex indeed.  Although Article 2 of the Berne Convention provides a solid basis for eligibility for protection of video games by copyright, they are in […]

SE-KB.3 -Protecting Intellectual Property: Overview

For US businesses in the entertainment or high-tech industries, the value of intellectual property (“IP”) is obvious. They realize that their entire business relies on the protection and exploitation of their IP assets. However, all businesses have IP – though many do not adequately identify or protect theirs. What is IP? Technically speaking, IP is […]

SE-KB.4 – Protecting IP Rights in Software

Over the past few decades, intellectual property (IP) has become an increasingly larger portion of the capital investment and assets of U.S. companies. For software companies, in particular, IP legal protection is crucial to secure their assets from theft or copycats. Pros and Cons of Software Patents. For many software companies, patents serve as a […]

SE-KB.1 – Non-Disclosure Agreements

If you’ve been to enough business meetings, chances are someone has shoved a document in front of you and asked you to sign it to protect the confidentiality of their information. Or maybe you were the document-shover, hoping to protect your own proprietary information. This type of agreement is typically called either a confidentiality agreement […]