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Ross Dannenberg handles a wide-range of intellectual property issues, with experience in Internet, video game, telecommunications, and computer software-related issues. With a background in computer science, Ross has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technical fields, and has been involved in numerous patent, copyright, and trademark enforcement lawsuits. He has considerable experience with intellectual property protection of video games, including patent, trademark and copyright protection, copyright clearance, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.


 


 


Mr. Dannenberg earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994, and earned his private pilot’s license in 1999. Between his undergraduate studies and law school, Mr. Dannenberg was an Information Systems Manager for Carnival Cruise Lines, where he was responsible for all facets of computer and network use, training, and administration aboard a cruise ship. He earned his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 2000, where he was a member of The Environmental Lawyer legal journal.


 


Mr. Dannenberg is a founding member of the Video Game Bar Association, and was the founding Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) IP Section Committee on Computer Games and Virtual Worlds. Mr. Dannenberg is the Editor-in-Chief of the Patent Arcade website, is the editor and an author of The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Video Game Production, published by the ABA in 2011, and is an executive editor of Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, published by the ABA IP Section in 2010. Mr. Dannenberg is a Lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is an adjunct copyrights professor at George Mason University School of Law.


 


Mr. Dannenberg's representative clients include multinational software, networking, and telecommunications companies, multiple video game companies having user bases of over 20 million users, video game developers and publishers of various sizes, and emerging technology companies.


 


Mr. Dannenberg practices in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

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  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
  2. Internet: 20%
  3. Copyright: 20%
  4. Licensing: 10%
  5. Patent Infringement: 10%

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Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

1100 13th Street, N.W
Suite 1200
Washington, DC, 20005-4051

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200107/06/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DC Super Lawyer, Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2013
IP Star, Washington DCManaging Intellectual Property2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal ShareholderBanner & Witcoff, Ltd.2000 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Video Game Bar AssociationFounding Member2011 - Present
Independent Game Developers AssociationSteering Committee, Intellectual Property SIG2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationChair, Committee on Video Games & Virtual Worlds2007 - Present
Computer Law AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PalTalk v. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., et al.Judgment of non-infringement in favor of client Jagex Ltd.
Jagex Limited v. Impulse Software et al.Favorable settlement completely shutting down defendants
Wargaming.net LLP v. Worldoftankshop.com et al.Judgment in favor of client Wargaming.net
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Georgia Institute of TechnologyComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Penny Arcade ExpoVideo Game Intellectual Property2009
GDC China 2009Video Game Intellectual Property2009
GDCVideo Game Intellectual Property2009
Digital Law ConferenceVideo Game Intellectual Property2009
Penny Arcade ExpoVideo Game Intellectual Property2008