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Daniel Gary Rosenthal

Daniel Rosenthal’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Major photographer vs. political publisher

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Copyright litigation as co-counsel with Morrison Foerster DC Office.
  • FCC Advocacy for Game Industry Coalition

    Practice Area:
    Communications & Media
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    In early 2010, the FCC held a notice for comment for their proposed rule-making on several important telecommunications issues, including net neutrality. I helped build a coalition of interested parties, including several games industry advocacy organizations.
  • Game related contract review

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    Client satisfied
    Description:
    Indie game developer client's game was featured in external media, requested contract assistance.
  • Revenue Share Agreement with AAA MMO Publisher

    Practice Area:
    Gaming
    Outcome:
    Agreement signed.
    Description:
    Developed and oversaw USA/Canada revenue share agreement for game industry journalism site with AAA MMO Publisher.
  • Review of Non-Compete/IP assignment

    Practice Area:
    Gaming
    Outcome:
    Client satisfied, and successfully opened new studio.
    Description:
    Game developers at a studio facing closure wanted to open their own studio to work on an independent project. I was asked to review whether they could do this without losing control of their IP, and to counsel them on steps they could take to open their studio in compliance with their non-compete and employment contract
  • International Game Art Asset Acquisition

    Practice Area:
    Gaming
    Outcome:
    Assets acquired safely.
    Description:
    Was hired to draft up purchasing agreements and provide risk analysis for a U.S. developer purchasing art assets for a nearly completed PC game. The catch was that the assets were to be purchased from a mod team in Russia, which may have had questionable ownership of some of their IP. I drafted a purchasing agreement, risk analysis, and several protective documents to enable to client to safely acquire and use the IP in question.
  • Studio Management Contract

    Practice Area:
    Gaming
    Outcome:
    Game developed on schedule, under budget.
    Description:
    I was contracted to provide studio management of an indie startup, overseeing production and development of their first game. In a very short period of time, we had developed a fun, successful game in a new genre, while remaining under budget and on schedule.
  • Partnership formation for indie studio

    Practice Area:
    Partnership
    Outcome:
    Partnership formed,studio successful
    Description:
    Was contracted by an indie game studio to draft a partnership agreement for them to form an LLP. Partnership has been formed, and the studio is shipping popular games.