Author: Ryan Meyer

Ryan helps clients protect both their intellectual property rights and their rights to do business.

Yes, Copyright Can Protect Monstrous Mountains

Typically, Godzilla and other kaiju (Japanese for “strange beast” and also referring to a genre of fiction involving giant monsters) use their armored skin, massive size, and superpowers to protect themselves against almost anything, including human armies, natural disasters, and other kaiju. Perhaps the most continue reading...

“Running Man” Case Trips, Falls, and Is Dismissed

Just two months ago, we published a post about an Eastern District of Pennsylvania decision in the Pellegrino v. Epic Games case regarding Epic’s online battle royale video game, Fortnite. In that case, saxophonist Leo Pellegrino alleged that a Fortnite “emote” (i.e., a feature sold continue reading...

Epic Dance Moves Win Legal Dance-Off (Mostly)

In a recent decision, Judge John R. Padova of the federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed seven out of eight of the claims brought by musician Leo Pellegrino alleging that Epic Games unlawfully copied his “Signature Move” in its massively popular online continue reading...

Retrogaming Responsibly

In the past few years, retrogaming – collecting and playing video games from past generation consoles – has become incredibly popular. However, retrogaming raises some interesting copyright issues for both IP owners and gamers. One such issue is the gaming world concept of “abandonware.” This continue reading...