Tuesday, November 28, 2023 2pm to 3pm
About this Event
Join us to learn about various ways to protect your creative innovations in gaming and the arts! The Marshall University Technology Transfer Office is proud to have Mr. Scot Duvall of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, who will provide a general overview of intellectual property protection available for creations in gaming and the arts and the importance of understanding creative rights and property in the world of gaming as well as theater, music, photography and digital imagery, literary works, and artistic works and expression.
The session will be led by attorney Scot Duvall and hosted by Amy Melton, Director of the Marshall University Technology Transfer Office. Mr. Duvall is an intellectual property attorney in Stites & Harbison’s Louisville, Kentucky office. He has practiced in the fields of trademarks and intellectual property for over 25 years, with significant experience in legal issues affecting the tabletop gaming industry. His practice includes brand development and clearance, and trademark registration in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). His transactional experience includes licensing, contracting, due diligence, and IP-related aspects of business transfer and franchise agreements. Scot has negotiated licenses for his clients’ use of iconic brands such as Hello Kitty and The Smurfs in tabletop games and related Kickstarter campaigns. He also has experience in pre-litigation disputes as well as in litigation in the Trademark Trial & Appeals Board and federal courts.
The Technology Transfer Office provides guidance for university faculty, staff and students in all facets of the technology commercialization process including confidentiality agreements, funding support from federal, state, foundation and corporate sponsored research support, research collaboration and networking, material transfer, export control, conflict of interest management, angel and venture capital, technology licensing, and business startup development.