Pillsbury Expands Its Virtual World Team with High Profile Lateral Hires

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We are proud to welcome two high profile lateral hires to our rapidly growing Virtual Worlds and Video Game team. On July 1, Sean Kane joined our New York Office. This follows on the heels of Mark Litvack joining our LA office in June of this year.

Sean has a broad range of IP experience advising on copyrights, trademarks, digital rights, trade dress, trade secrets, unfair competition and publicity/privacy rights. He joins from Kane & Associates LLC, where he provided comprehensive legal and business solutions for start-up ventures, mid-cap companies, multinationals and individuals involved in various interactive entertainment and IP-related enterprises. Sean has also been active in various industry and legal organizations. For example, he is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (Co-Chair of the Computer Games and Virtual Worlds Committee), a member of the Section of Science & Technology Law (Co-Chair of the Virtual Worlds and Multiuser Online Games Committee), a member of the Board of Editors of the LJN publication, Internet Law & Strategy and frequently writes and lectures on these subjects.

Mark has extensive experience in a wide range of IP litigation matters, including copyright and trademark infringement, Internet piracy and prosecution, and entertainment law and previously served as Vice President at the Motion Picture Association of America, where he focused on Internet piracy issues. He also advises video games and virtual world companies.