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On Thursday, November 2, Edward J. Hansen, a partner in our technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions group, will present a session on “Pricing and Financial Structures in Outsourcing,” as part of PLI’s “Outsourcing 2017: ITO, BPO, and Cloud” Program. Ed will discuss different pricing models, how to choose the right financial structure for your deal objectives, key pricing terms, and common pricing mistakes to avoid.

The entire event consists of two consecutive days of programming (November 2, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, and November 3, 9:00 am–3:30 pm) at the PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York. There will also be a webcast of the program running concurrently.

Ed’s session is scheduled for 2:45 pm–3:45 pm on November 2.

Additional information on the full PLI Program, registration, fees, and CLE credits can be found here.

Based on the popularity of games like Pokémon GO, augmented reality (AR) games are sure to become even more popular. However, unlike standard games, the interactive nature of AR games poses new legal issues.

AR games allow players to travel through the real world while interacting with digital characters or objects that have been programmed to appear like they exist in physical space. For example, Pokémon GO uses a smartphone’s GPS to direct players to real-life locations where they catch fictional creatures called Pokémon that appear as superimposed images through the phone’s camera feature.

The sudden popularity of Pokémon GO will likely bring about a slew of legal issues. AR game developers would be wise to address these issues in their terms of service and privacy policies.