A Hull lawyer will be advising delegates how to protect their intellectual property at Platform 2012, an annual digital and gaming event, which takes place in Hull later this month.
This is the third year that Marie Kell, a partner with Andrew Jackson solicitors, has been invited to speak at the nationally-renowned event, which this year is aiming to attract up to 10,000 visitors.
The two-day conference, to be held at the University of Hull on 17 and 18 March, is aimed at all those interested and involved in digital technology and gaming. It will include educational seminars by leading industry experts, a showcase for local talent, competitions and game play.
Other speakers include industry legend Charles Cecil, MBE, of Revolution Games; Mark Estdale of OM, the UK’s most experienced dialogue production team working with video games; and Steve Ince, an award-nominated writer and designer.
Marie, who heads up Andrew Jackson's commercial and IP unit, said: "I will look at why IP laws are of real importance to the gaming industry, what steps can be taken to protect intellectual property and what gamers should be aware of if presented with a licence agreement from a large entity to exploit their ideas.
"I will also advise on what steps new game designers should take to ensure that they gain maximum benefit from their ideas."
Marie is speaking at 3.30pm on Saturday 17 March 2012.