James Gatto

Photo of James Gatto Jim Gatto is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He is Leader of the Blockchain Technology and Digital Assets Team and Social Media and Games Team. He is also Leader of the firm's Open Source Team.

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The Game Goes On: Sheppard Mullin Obtains Dismissal With Prejudice of Class Action Alleging Social Gaming Micro-transactions Constitute Illegal Gambling

Another lawsuit alleging illegal gambling in a social game has been dismissed.  Over the last year, social gaming mobile applications have come under attack from the Plaintiffs’ bar as gambling in disguise.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys theorize that in-app micro-transactions where consumers pay cash for virtual items (i.e., gold coins or gems) designed to speed up or … Continue Reading
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