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St. Louis Character: Video gamer Ben Siders takes a circuitous path to practicing law

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St. Louis Character: Video gamer Ben Siders takes a circuitous path to practicing law

Photo caption:  Character Ben Siders. Dilip Vishwanat | SLBJ. Article by Greg Edwards.

It’s unlikely Ben Siders would be a lawyer, much less a partner at Lewis Rice or an inventor and patent holder, if it weren’t for his love of video games. Video games have been a big part of his life for as long as he can remember, and they led him to a five-year career in computer programming before he found a path to the legal industry and intellectual property, technology licensing and compliance.

He works with video and board game clients and has put his expertise to a variety of gaming products, including fantasy sports, mobile device games and publishing services. He also is a co-author of the American Bar Association’s “Legal Guide to Video Game Development.” As you’ll see, he has come a long way from Atari 2600. […]

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