Jim Gatto is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He is also Co-Team Leader of the firm's Digital Media Industry and Social Media and Games Industry Teams, and Team Leader of the firm's Open Source Team.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Gatto leverages his unique combination of nearly 30 years of IP experience, business insights and attention to technology trends to help companies develop IP and other legal strategies that are aligned with their business objectives. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, internet and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and open source. Mr. Gatto advises clients of all sizes (start-ups to Fortune 100 companies) on key legal and business issues relating to the use of social media, video games, social games and online gambling (gamblification), virtual goods and currency, social networks, virtual worlds, mirror worlds, augmented reality, open source user-generated content, location-based services and gamification.
He has extensive experience advising internet and social media companies on business and legal strategies relating to virtual goods and virtual currency, developing IP protection and monetization strategies, handling terms of service and end user license agreements, development, licensing and partnership agreements, developing DMCA policies, handling DMCA enforcement, privacy and COPPA policies and much more.
Mr. Gatto's practice is national and international, and it encompasses a full range of IP and technology issues, including: patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation; counseling and technology transactions; developing and implementing IP strategies to protect and to monetize IP assets; creating and implementing corporate IP programs; conducting IP audits; conducting complex patent prosecution, including patent appeals, interferences, Inter Partes Review (IPRs), reissues and protests; handling patent enforcement issues, including licensing and litigation; negotiating and drafting technology agreements; conducting IP due diligence in and negotiating IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions and financings; rendering opinions concerning the infringement, validity and enforceability of patents; handling trademark prosecution, domain name, copyright and trade secret matters; handling IP aspects of employment issues; advising clients on legal issues associated with open source software including open source patent issues, licensing, open source compatibility issues, indemnity issues and developing and implementing corporate policies on use of open source software; advising clients on the legality of cutting edge Internet business methods and technology; and advising clients on computer law issues such as computer fraud and abuse and SPAM-related issues.
Excellent content. Very effectively delivered.
Awesome course, love Mr. Gatto's lectures every time.
Great course! Informative speaker! Enjoyed the program. Interesting material.
The speaker was very thorough - thank you
Another excellent course.
Interesting new area. I'll never argue with my video gamer son again!
Fascinating topic. Great coverage.
Appreciate the presenter’s knowledge of video games.
An excellent discussion of topics in an emerging field.
Interesting topic. thanks!
Useful overview—esp. re: explanation of the underpinning market before delving / issue-spotting.
Great course. Instructor was top notch.
Good course; interesting.
Very informative and interesting.
Outstanding! I am getting into this space and this course provided me with invaluable information!
This was a very informative CLE. Worth the watch.
I enjoyed the overview and discussion
Excellent and clearly knowledgable speaker.
Super interesting and enlightening!
These kinds of courses are why I keep coming back to Lawline.
Enjoyed the course.
An enlightening look into a world of which I know practically nothing
This was a super informative and interesting presentation about a new area of "sports" that I only knew slightly about. Very interesting
Fantastic presenter and presentation on evolving topic.
James is well respected in the industry and he did a great job explaining some of the issues associated with e-sports.
Totally new to me, but very interesting.
Very interesting subject matter.
Very informative and timely
It was a very well presented video. Thanks.
The materials and presentation were very interesting.