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Jim Gatto, Partner Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP He is in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is also Co-Team Leader of the firm’s Digital Media Industry and Social Media and Games Industry Teams, and Team Leader of the firm’s Open Source Team. Jim leverages his unique combination of nearly 30 years of IP experience, business insights and attention to technology trends to help companies develop IP and other legal strategies that are aligned with their business objectives. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, internet and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and open source. Mr. Gatto advises clients of all sizes (start-ups to Fortune 100 companies) on key legal and business issues relating to the use of social media, video games, social games and online gambling (gamblification), virtual goods and currency, social networks, virtual worlds, mirror worlds, augmented reality, open source user-generated content, location-based services and gamification. He has extensive experience advising internet and social media companies on business and legal strategies relating to virtual goods and virtual currency, developing IP protection and monetization strategies, handling terms of service and end user license agreements, development, licensing and partnership agreements, developing DMCA policies, handling DMCA enforcement, privacy and COPPA policies and much more.
Tony Lai, CoFounder Legal.io Tony is a Silicon Valley based entrepreneur and legal informatics researcher at Stanford Law School, where he co-chairs the Blockchain Group. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Legal.io, Tony leads a team of lawyers, engineers, and designers building and deploying A.I., blockchain, and customer experience solutions for the legal industry. Prior to his time in Silicon Valley, Tony practiced law for 5 years in the London and Hong Kong offices of Herbert Smith, advising companies, public sector bodies and charities on regulatory, transactional and IP issues. In 2017, Tony was appointed for a 3 year term to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Tony holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Oxford University, and graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Law, Science and Technology.
Peter Rafelson, Founder DigiRAMP Peter has produced and written hit records selling over 180,000,000 units including Madonna, Britney Spears, The Corrs, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Berlin, and many others. He is a composer, film producer, worked with indie and major studios and has established corporate office headquarters and facilities in North Hollywood (10,000 sq. ft. of production spaces) for “in-house” content production and client projects. Peter consults and produces for international tech and media companies including Microsoft, Apple, Compaq, Toshiba. His specialities include Entertainment Production, Rights Aggregation, Publishing, Technologies R & D, Music, Film, Gaming and Technology, FinTech and Rights/Asset Management on an international level
Mason Borda, CEO/CoFounder Tokensoft Mason is a cryptocurrency infrastructure veteran with experience scaling foundational technologies on Bitcoin and Ethereum. TokenSoft is a SaaS infrastructure and treasury management solution for token offerings. He was previously VP of Token Operations at doc.ai where he designed the Neuron Network, an ecosystem for decentralized, edge learning. As co-creator of Ether.li, he launched the world’s first multi-signature web wallet for Ethereum, the first secure wallet offering of its kind.
Moderator: Shane Glynn, FinTech Silicon Valley Crypto News bought his first Bitcoins in 2011 for $2.50 each and promptly spent them on on Bitcoin-themed merchandise. Since then he has hosted nodes, mined coins, stored files, written bad smart contracts, and participated in other cryptocurrency endeavors. His interests tend towards the regulatory and political aspects of cryptocurrencies.