When discovery moved out of the filing cabinet and onto desktop computers and servers, it became e-discovery. Today, as the field expands beyond "traditional computers" to include cloud computing, data from smartphones, and recording devices in cars, a new era is dawning: E-Discovery 2.0. In an article Ira P. Rothken authored for California Lawyer Magazine he discusses five types of high-tech devices that are sure to test the rules of privacy, proportionality, preservation, and burden in e-discovery.
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60 Minutes Interview of Ira Rothken by Bob Simon regarding government abuse of Kim Dotcom
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Bloomberg Interview with Ira P. Rothken on the Megaupload/Kim Dotcom case discussing Court Order finding illegal government conduct
Our firm emphasizes intellectual property litigation (including trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents), internet law, startups, complex business litigation, class actions, videogame law, business law, employment litigation, consumer protection litigation, and personal injury/tort litigation. We are actively involved in cutting edge electronic discovery ("e-discovery") matters and Ira P. Rothken is an active member of the Sedona Conference and maintains a blog at Moredata.com on electronic discovery and evidence issues for legal professionals. Here is a CNET News Story Profiling Ira P. Rothken's Career Protecting Internet Technology Companies.
We Have Assisted in the Startup of Some of the Most Successful E-Commerce and Electronic Entertainment Companies in the World
In addition to our robust litigation practice we assist electronic entertainment, high technology, and e-commerce companies in their business, startup, and legal transactions. For example, since the inception of the "commercialized" internet in the mid 1990s, we have represented some of the largest and most successful web sites in the world on a huge range of matters from startup issues to risk reduction strategies to e-commerce policies and agreements. In many instances we were called upon to handle issues where there was no clear precedent and thus we had to innovate a solution.
We have also helped start numerous successful electronic entertainment and videogame companies including Nihilistic Software, Pandemic Games, Telltale, and Arenanet. Ira P. Rothken, a member of IGDA, has spoken multiple times on how to start a videogame development company at the Computer Game Developers Conference (CGDC). Here is a sample of videogame development transactions in which we assisted our clients: