T. H. Buscaglia and Associates
80 Southwest 8th Street
Suite 2100
Brickell Bayview Center
Miami, Florida 33130
305.324.6000 Tel
305.324.1111 Fax

Thomas H. Buscaglia is a principle in the Miami firm of T. H. Buscaglia and Associates, where he practices intellectual property litigation, technology law and employment litigation. Tom has over 15 year of litigation experience in both State and Federal Courts. Tom is dedicated to the computer and video game industry, assisting developers in all aspects of their legal and business needs and has been representing game developers since 1991. Tom is presenting again this year at the Indie Game Conference in Eugene, Oregon, speaking on Effective Developer Contracts as well as Legal Issues to Consider When Starting a Game Development Studio. He presented again this year at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Jose on developer/publisher deals and contracts in a presentation called The Negotiation and a round table discussion on the Publishers “Rules of Acquisition”. Tom was on the Game and Simulation panel at the The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) and was the Keynote Luncheon Speaker at the 2003 Summer Simulation Multiconference in Montreal, Canada, sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation speaking on The Game and Simulation Industries: Convergence or Collision.

He wrote the chapter entitled "Effective Developer Contracts" for the game industry guide book, The Secrets of the Game Business. He is a contributor to numerous International Game Developers Association Business and Legal Committee publications including: the Publisher Contract Walkthrough white paper, on Game Documentation and Trade Show Demos and Termination Provisions; the Game Submission Guide white paper on Legal Issues and the soon to be released Intellectual Property white paper on IP Contracts Independent Developers Sign. He has also published a series of 3 online articles on GIGnews for rookie game developers on the legal issues they should consider when starting out in the game industry entitled Initial Legal Issues, What are these games made of…legally speaking and Completing your Contract Arsenal. Tom was a presenter at the 2002 Game Developers Conference, in San Jose, California, on the topic of "The Phenomenology of Game Design" and is a frequent guest lecturer at the Full Sail Game Development Program in Orlando, Florida.

Tom is the Founder and Executive Director of Games-Florida, a non-profit committed to building the Computer and Video Game development industry in Florida by bringing Florida to the Game Development industry and bringing the Game Development industry to Florida. . He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Digital Media Alliance of Florida. Tom has been the Chapter Coordinator for the South Florida Chapter of the International Game Developers Association since its inception, and is a moderator for the Business and Legal forums on the in IGDA web site.

Tom was a presenter at a National Business Institute continuing legal education seminar for attorneys on Law Firm Marketing with a presentation on "Marketing Technology and Business Developement." He is also the author of a series of articles for the Florida Direct Marketing Association newsletter as follows: "Direct Marketing on the Internet" (December 10, 1996); "What's In a Name: Internet Domain Names vs. Trademarks" (February 10, 1997); "Whose Website Is It Anyway? - Content and Copyright" (April 10, 1997); and,"Internet Commerce ... Fact or Fiction?" (September, 1997). Guest speaker before the Miami - Airport West Chamber of Commerce on the topic "Legal Issues Concerning Marketing Over The Internet."

Mr. Buscaglia earned his B.A. degree, with departmental honors in philosophy, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received a Juris Doctorate in Law, cum laude, from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Dade County Bar, Federal and American Bar Associations. An experienced trial attorney Mr. Buscaglia is admitted to the Florida Bar, as well as the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eleventh and Third United States Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.

Born Buffalo, New York, February 13, 1948; admitted to bar, 1986, Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Eleventh Circuits. Education: State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., Departmental Honors Philosophy, 1982); Georgetown University (J.D., cum laude, 1985). Founding Chairman, Georgetown Space Law Group, 1984-1985. Author: "Direct Marketing on the Internet," Dec. 12, 1996; "Whose Website is This Anyway?" Content and Copyright, April 17, 1997, South Florida Direct; Chapter on "Electronics Industry" for the Political Action Committee Source Book, 1985. General Counsel, Association of Game Developers Artists, 1997 -- . Member, Legal Advisory Committee, Computer Game Developers Association, 1997 -- . Member: Dade County, Federal and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar. Practice Areas: Trial Practice; Federal Civil Practice; Intellectual Property Litigation; Employment Litigation.

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