Mediakix Named 2018 Shorty Award Finalist for Best Influencer & Celebrity YouTube Campaign & Gaming

MBBP client Mediakix has been named a finalist for the 2018 Shorty Awards. The Shorty Awards is an annual competition that celebrates the web's best social media content by recognizing influencers, brands, and organizations that create such content. Mediakix is nominated with Next Games, a mobile gaming company, for their marketing campaign surrounding Next Games' …

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A Happy Patent Holiday

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Behind all the holiday hustle and bustle is the intellectual property protection that assists in the commercial success of sought after products. A combination of copyright, trademark, and patent protections can be utilized by manufacturers and retailers to keep the toys from being …

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TechCrunch Names Escher Reality One of of Top 7 Startups at Y Combinator S’17 Demo Day

TechCrunch named MBBP client Escher Reality one of the top seven startups from the Y Combinator Summer 2017 Demo Day part 1. Y Combinator's Demo Day is an opportunity for the companies that participated in its intensive pitch preparation program to present their company to investors. Escher Reality is an augmented reality data platform that …

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MBBP Welcomes Intellectual Property Attorney Amanda Schreyer as Counsel

We are pleased to announce the addition of Intellectual Property Counsel Amanda Schreyer. Amanda will continue to concentrate her practice on privacy and data security, licensing and strategic alliances, trademark, and transactional matters. Schreyer’s clients include video game and software developers, digital influencers, media publishers, influencer marketing agencies and other intellectual property holders. Amanda regularly …

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Contours of Copyright #4: No Protection for Game Play

The battle between an Ancient Chinese themed game, and a Wild-West game, reminds us that rules of game play are generally not protectable by copyright, but certain expressive game aspects may be. Discussion: The plaintiff in DaVinci Editrice v. ZiKo Games (S.D. Tex. 2016) published Bang!, a role-playing card game with Wild-West themes that became …

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Firm Client MassDiGI Receives Federal Grant From U.S. Department of Commerce’s EDA

MBBP client the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute ("MassDiGI") at Becker College received a five-year grant in the amount of $583,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The grant will support MassDiGI's promotion of entrepreneurship, economic development, and academic cooperation across the state's video and digital games ecosystem. MassDiGI was established …

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MBBP Client HappyGiant Receives High Praise for New Video Game, Including from Rolling Stone

Firm client HappyGiant, LLC is garnering a lot of attention for its new augmented reality and virtual reality game, HoloGrid: Monster Battles, including in an article in Rolling Stone.  For the new game, Michael Levine, president of HappyGiant, teamed up with Phil Tippett, who has designed countless movie monsters, including the ones featured in the famous 3-D …

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MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz

Fanzcall, an interactive live sports game app, announced that Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz is now a shareholder in the Waltham-based startup company.  Ortiz has an equity stake in the company, and will serve as an Ambassador.  Fanzcall allows users to guess the outcome of at-bats during live games.  It was founded by Anton Khinchuk and has already …

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3/22/16 – On Your Mark. Get Set. GROW!

Join us in Waltham, MA on Tuesday, March 22 for a look at The Business Arc of a Sports Technology Startup. MBBP has teamed up with Boston Seed Capital to co-host a lively discussion on the unique experience of emerging companies in Boston's sports technology industry. Representatives from local sports tech startups Drivn and Fitivity will share a candid look …

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‘The Flame in the Flood’ released for PC, Mac and Xbox One

MBBP client, Boston-based The Molasses Flood has released their first game for PC, Mac and Xbox One. From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood. Gamers navigate a journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America, evading predators along the way. …

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