Marcus Chatterton Quoted by Bloomberg Law Class Action Litigation Report Regarding Pokemon Go Lawsuits
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Marcus Chatterton, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice, was quoted in the Bloomberg Law Class Action Litigation Report on July 18, 2017, regarding lawsuits arising from the popular virtual reality app Pokemon Go. The article examines a series of ongoing cases in which homeowners allege that Pokémon and Niantic have “virtually trespassed” on private property by encouraging players of the popular game to hunt for geolocated characters. Marcus commented on the precedent that could arise from a decision, which falls into an unprecedented area concerning both virtual reality and real property.