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Sean Kane

Counsel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mr. Kane is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and a member of the Social Media, Entertainment & Technology team. Mr. Kane has represented clients on transactional matters involving various entertainment, communications and consumer products business segments, such as video games, virtual worlds, computer software, the Internet, music publishing, records, motion picture (feature and independent films) and television production and distribution. He also has considerable experience litigating complex business disputes in federal and state courts at trial, appellate levels and in ADR forums throughout the country. Mr. Kane is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (Chair of the Computer Games and Virtual Worlds Committee), as well as a member of the Section of Science & Technology Law (Chair of the Virtual Worlds and Multiuser Online Games Committee). He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association IP Panel of Neutrals. Mr. Kane is a member of the Board of Editors of the LJN publication, Internet Law & Strategy. Mr. Kane has written and lectured extensively on legal topics relating primarily to intellectual property and entertainment issues. Some of his recent articles are: "Virtual Judgment: Legal Implications of Online Gaming", published by IEE Security & Privacy, Vol 7, No. 3, May/June 2009; Chapter Author of "Virtual Property, Real Law", for the book "Settlers of the New Virtual Worlds" published by BookSurge Publishing, August 2008; and "Virtual Worlds, Real World Perils", coauthored with Benjamin T. Duranske and published in Landslide: A Publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property, Vol. 1, Number 1 September 2008. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Kane was the founder of Kane & Associates LLC, where he served as Manager for the firm’s Interactive Entertainment Practice Group.