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Q&A with Fenwick's Jennifer Stanley

September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Jennifer Stanley, attorney in the Intellectual Property Group of Fenwick & West, was recently profiled in a Q&A interview with Media & Entertainment Law360.

Jennifer Stanley was interviewed regarding her practice focusing on privacy, data security and intellectual property matters related to new media, including the video game and advertising industries.

When asked about the most challenging matter she has worked on, she commented that negotiating video game development deals is interesting from both a legal and strategic business perspective. While it is a challenge to work through the many questions facing developers, Jennifer says that it is incredibly rewarding, and has even led to her name in the credits when a game hits the market.

She was also asked what area of her practice was most in need of reform. Jennifer said that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act plays a crucial role in her practice. While the DMCA has without a doubt been instrumental for many new business models, Jennifer says that it struggles to keep up with the fast pace of today's technology and the sharing of content and information.

Jennifer also addressed the Ninth Circuit ruling in Vernor v. Autodesk as an important decision impacting her practice. This case addressed whether software purchasers are owners or licensees of the copies of the software in their possession, a distinction she says is critical to software publishers.

Click here to read the full interview on Media & Entertainment Law360 (subscription required).