Sean F. Kane

Co-Chair, Interactive Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit

Sean F. Kane is co-Chair of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, where he represents companies in the video game industry. Mr. Kane represents clients in transactions involving console and PC video games, eSports, online gaming, social gaming, mobile and tablet gaming, virtual currency, mobile apps and social media. He has considerable experience negotiating licenses and developer and publisher agreements, and in protecting and monetizing the intellectual property rights of video games and related social media applications, including trademark and copyright protection, clearance and enforcement. He also has experience litigating complex business and intellectual property disputes in federal and state courts at trial and appellate levels and in ADR forums throughout the country. Mr. Kane is a founding member of the Video Game Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, where he recently served as Chair of the Computer Games and Virtual Worlds Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Section of Science & Technology Law, where he served as the founding Chair of the Virtual Worlds and Multiuser Online Games Committee.


My Sessions

Avoiding Glitches: eSports Legal Issues for Developers and Executives

Room 12b

The eSports landscape is exploding. But in the rush to get a profitable tournament up and running, eSports organizers and game developers can easily overlook important legal and business concerns. Sean Kane, one of the country’s leading eSports legal experts, runs down some of the most important issues to be considered, including: > Establishing the […]

Audience Track

You Need a Lawyer (Probably More Than One)

Room 18d

We know the jokes… not another lawyer. Too many lawyers. Etc. However, not having a lawyer can put all your hard work at risk. The right kind of legal representation protects your business, your product and your personal assets. This panel of lawyers will tell you how to minimize risk while growing your business. Think […]

Business Track