On Thursday, October 14, 2010, Stephen Riden joined a panel of speakers at PoweredUp Boston’s 2010 Video Game Conference.  The “Life As A Startup — Legal Do’s & Don’ts” panel addressed a variety of issues affecting new and established video game companies, including formation issues, noncompete agreements, and protection of trade secrets.

The other speakers on the panel were Bill Reed, CEO of Demiurge Studios, and Marco Mereu, Esq., General Counsel to Regan Mercantile, LLC.  The moderator was Michael Cavaretta, Esq., of Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton.  Attorney Cavaretta is also the founder and chair of New England Games SIG of the MIT Enterprise Forum.

A video of the presentation can be viewed here.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s PoweredUp conference was held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in the city’s emerging Innovation District. The BRA’s CreateBoston program, in partnership with its game steering committee, academic institutions, game companies and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), hosted the two-day international conference.  The conference brought together independent game developers to share best practices and address the challenges and opportunities facing the local video game industry.