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J. Michael Monahan
Attorney
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP

J. Michael Monahan is an attorney with the Chicago law firm of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP. Mr. Monahan practices in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property, counseling clients on the establishment, development and protection of intellectual property assets through registration, policing, enforcement through litigation and ADR, and the commercial exploitation of these assets through licensing, franchising, and other transactions.

Mr. Monahan teaches Video Game Law at Chicago-Kent Law School and is a frequent speaker on the law of video games, massively-multiplayer online games and social networking issues. His presentations include:

"Can My Game be a Brand?" -- GDC Canada 2008 in Vancouver;

"My Game, My Rules: the Power and Pitfalls of End User License Agreements in Games." 2008 Austin Game Developers Conference, Austin Texas (September 15, 2008);

"License Agreements: Best Practices, Avoiding Pitfalls" at the 2008 Virtual Worlds/Virtual Law Conference in April 2008.

He also has spoken on numerous intellectual property topics, including nominative fair use of trademarks, intellectual property rights and licenses in bankruptcy, and intellectual property law for the general practitioner.

Mr. Monahan authored "Using IP Rights is Not a Game" for the December 2006/January 2007 issue of Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Mr. Monahan is the co-author of Chapter 4 (Criminal Enforcement of State Anticounterfeiting Laws), Trademark Counterfeiting, Aspen Law & Business, 2001 and 2002 Supplements; the co-author of Louisiana Limited Liability Companies: Forms and Practice Manual, 2nd Ed., Data Trace Publishing Company, (2001); and the author of "Waiting By the Phone: Why Telephone Number Mnemonics Warrant Trademark Protection," a comment published in the Louisiana Law Review at 58 La. Law Rev. 281.

Mr. Monahan is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association.

Education: Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Louisiana State University, J.D. - 1998 (Order of the Coif, Senior Editor - Louisiana Law Review). Georgetown University, B.A. - 1994.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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