2017 Sacramento Indie Arcade Speaker: Jason Lott
The Sacramento Indie Arcade is proud to welcome Jason Lott!
Jason Lott is the Attorney Advisor for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in Alexandria, Virginia. Working within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, he assists the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. For four years prior, he spearheaded the Pro Se Video Work Project, tasked with creating multimedia-based trademark educational materials. He has been with the USPTO since 2000, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, and is a recipient of the Exceptional Career Award.
Mr. Lott earned his J.D. in 2000 from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1997 from Kenyon College. He is admitted to the bars of Ohio and the District of Columbia.
About the panel:
Trademark Basics: What Every Game Developer Should Know Now, Not Later
Mr. Lott will discuss how trademarks, copyrights, and patents all differ, as well as why it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable. The presentation will also highlight issues of importance to game developers, including protection of game titles and character names.
Don't miss this informative session!
On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, West Sacramento Parks & Recreation in partnership with Nascent Games and IGDA Sacramento presents the 4th Annual Sacramento Indie Arcade!
Since 2014, we’ve had the distinct honor of working alongside some memorable nerd and geek community members including: Atari Party, Capitol Fight District, Ninja Pandas, Consolecade, Orange Lounge Radio, Videogame Bang, Sac Geeks and Extra Life!
Now, for 2017, we continue to extend our collaborative reach with NEW community members: KittensLIVE (representing the TwitchKittens streamers community), Last Token Gaming, Small Business Association of Sacramento and more to bring it all together!
The core of the Sacramento Indie Arcade is about our ever-growing list of Indie Game Developers here in the Sacramento region and beyond! Attendees will be able to play games created by 30+ developers (Board, Card & Video Game), including our VERY 1ST INTERNATIONAL Game Developer all the way from Singapore! Our inspiration is beginning to spread to new parts of the world now! Incredible stuff, isn’t it?
Because Sacramento Indie Arcade continues to create inspiration and results for all who attend, we will once again incorporate speakers and panelists including: Michelle Hill – Keynote (2K Games), Joe McClure (Small Business Association-Sacramento), Sela Davis (Xbox Live, VREAL), Alona Jennings & Gina Lujan (Hacker Lab & Code for Hood) and MORE!
These truly inspiring speakers and panelists will be ready to provide some professional and thought-provoking discussion throughout our community! +1 WISDOM!
Gaming Tournaments will, of course, return thanks to our awesome Capitol Fight District crew! This will include Street Fighter and more! Stay tuned for the official list very soon!
There will also be an awesome lineup of game-themed vendors ready to show their crafts on display for sale!
Finally, we will be incorporating something new to expand our efforts even MORE: INDEPENDENT FILM DEVELOPERS! More on this addition soon!
What is Sacramento Indie Arcade:
Since 2007, our active game developer community has fostered growth of game development in Sacramento. In April 2014, Nascent Games & IGDA Sacramento decided it was time to show the region and the world what is being created in California’s capital city. A reason to CELEBRATE these milestones from our respective developers! Through celebration, education and inspiration, the inaugural Sacramento Indie Arcade was born!