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IP Issues for Mobile Apps, Video Games, and Beyond

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Produced on October 24, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 35m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Intellectual Property

Course Description

The mobile application space continues to explode and evolve. Mastering the arts of coding, marketing and social media aren’t enough. Consider the thicket of legal issues and challenges facing mobile application development, such as:

  • What should every mobile app development agreement address?
  • Now that the app is built, how do you prevail upon Google, Apple, and Amazon to accept it for distribution?
  • How does an app developer best protect itself from legal liability to others?
  • How successfully have video game publishers asserted their exclusive IP rights against others?

Join Joshua Bressler, a practitioner in the mobile app trenches, for an in-depth look at the key IP issues facing mobile app and video game developers and owners.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and understand the key legal issues facing mobile app and video game developers
  2. Address trends affecting IP and other legal rights concerning mobile apps and video games
  3. Recognize how a mobile application developer’s terms of service (TOS), application development agreement, and other tools can help protect the developer’s assets and business interests
  4. Discuss intellectual property ownership, use and infringement principles as applied in the mobile app and video game spaces
  5. Gain insight on strategies to enhance enforcement of IP rights protecting mobile apps and video games

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Joshua R. Bressler

Bressler Law PLLC

Joshua R. Bressler is a strategic business attorney who helps develop, leverage and protect the integrity and value of intellectual property, creative works and results of innovation. He works with a wide range of established companies, entrepreneurs and investors. In addition, Mr. Bressler’s knowledge and insight are respected and sought by other attorneys who frequently invite him to collaborate on matters. His counsel is essential to protecting and advancing clients’ interests and realizing their goals. While Mr. Bressler’s practice spans a broad range of the IP discipline, often clients engage him to address more complex matters having many moving parts.

These include:

  • Business model development and expansion
  • International licensing and distribution
  • Investor due diligence and opportunity evaluation
  • Internet and new media
  • Litigation and dispute resolution for IP, Internet and commercial matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity raises, debt facilities and other corporate finance issues.

Before founding Bressler Law PLLC, Mr. Bressler had extensive experience, both as a corporate general counsel and within several renowned law firms.

This experience includes:

  • FriendFinder Networks Inc. (Boca Raton, FL). As general counsel for this pioneering social media firm, Mr. Bressler directed all legal affairs, including an aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy, oversight of an extensive intellectual property portfolio including 1000+ trademark filings and thousands of copyrights, worldwide brand and content licensing agreements, litigation and dispute resolution, and compliance and best practices.
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York, NY). Mr. Bressler directed the intellectual property and technology matters arising in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance projects for this international law firm.
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York, NY). Mr. Bressler was a founding member and day-to-day manager of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group. He formulated new business models and techniques for the burgeoning Internet and technology industries. The firm appointed him to its Professional Personnel Committee.
  • Kenyon & Kenyon (New York, NY). While still an associate, Mr. Bressler was named assistant chair of the firm’s Copyright Practice Group. He conducted extensive intellectual property and commercial litigation before U.S. District Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional Credentials

Mr. Bressler is admitted to the New York State bar. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York. Mr. Bressler holds a juris doctorate (J.D.), cum laude, from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree (B.S.E.), cum laude, in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from Duke University. He is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association, where he is past co-chair of the Rights of Privacy, Publicity and the Media Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section.

Personal Life and Interests

An inveterate problem solver with a restless and inquisitive mind, Mr. Bressler taught himself computer programming at the age of 12 before even the VCR was a household staple. These days no electronic component is safe from his inclinations on a rainy Sunday afternoon to hack, modify and refurbish it. He has been an avid touring motorcyclist, and once spent a week nomading on two wheels through Andalucia, Spain. For many years he organized and hosted a popular Saturday morning football game in Central Park. He is an occasional and self-taught drummer who has particular respect and compassion for those committed to their arts and pursuits. Mr. Bressler and his wife live in Westchester Country, New York with their two children and three dogs.



Robert C.

Excellent presenter.

Laura H.

WOW. Incredibly detailed material. Probably more about app development than I needed to know, but fascinating!

Martin F.

Great course. It was recorded almost three years ago, which is a long time for a presentation relating to digital IP, but it held up very well. I look forward to the next version of the talk. One complaint: There was no transcript.

John P.

excellent course.

Eric S.


Alizabeth H.

The extra time on this one was useful and this subject matter is difficult to find a lot of guidance on so this was much appreciated.

Sean Paul O.

This was one of the best yet; after a thorough review of IP generally (which I worried would be the entire presentation, he delivered a fact-intensive, focused discussion of the peculiarities of app & gaming IP. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Joretta D.

I learned quite a bit from this video.

Gregory W.

One of the best CLE presentations I have ever seen. Great examples, explanations, and practical tips.

Ron N.

This was the best presenter and info I've encountered for a Lawline IP program

Heather C.

Great content - very educational and an excellent overview of this topic.

Douglas C.


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Rosemary G.

Good overview of IP issues.

Cliff T.


Kimberly B.

Great presentation.

Earl B.

nice checklist

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