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S. Gregory   Boyd

S. Gregory Boyd

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

New York, NY, USA


S. Gregory Boyd is a partner and the chairman of the Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, where he represents a wide variety of interactive entertainment and new media clients. Mr. Boyd has extensive experience negotiating and drafting game development agreements for consoles, PC's, mobile games, social games, online games, and MMO's. 

  Mr. Boyd negotiates, structures, and drafts IP licensing, development, and employment agreements for multiple game and high technology media publishers and developers. Mr. Boyd also drafts privacy policies and terms of use, and has experience with all legal documents associated with the ongoing operations of online games, social networks, branded entertainment, and high technology media outlets.  He has advised high technology media companies on intellectual property portfolio licensing, strategic development, litigation, and registration of intellectual property.

 Mr. Boyd is co-author and editor of the popular textbook Business and Legal Primer for Game Development (Charles River Media) and serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School teaching a seminar in advanced intellectual property. He is frequently quoted on interactive entertainment issues in Gamasutra, Edge-Online, CNN, Fortune, Forbes, and the New York Law Journal.

 Mr. Boyd has his JD and MD degrees from University of North Carolina (Chancellor's Scholar, with honors, 2004). While in law school, Mr. Boyd wrote for the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, and served on its Executive Editorial Board. He also has an MBA with concentrations in finance and marketing from the NYU-Stern School of Business (2009), and is a graduate of East Carolina University (MS)

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