Barry C. Seaton - Principal
Barry Seaton is a technology, intellectual property and business transactions attorney with 22 years of experience counseling clients in the interactive entertainment, entertainment, licensing, intellectual property and other industries. Barry is a founder and principal of Seaton Law Group, P.C. located in Irvine, California.
Prior to founding Seaton Law Group, P.C., Barry was General Counsel at Crave Entertainment Group for five years. Crave Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, is an international PC game and videogame publisher and distributor. At Crave, Barry handled all domestic and international legal issues and contract and corporate matters for the company. Barry worked with Crave’s partners including Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sega, EA, Atari, Take-Two, UbiSoft, Vivendi Universal, Activision, THQ, Square/Enix and many other publishers and developers.
Before joining Crave, Barry was Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Fox Family Worldwide, in Los Angeles. Fox Family Worldwide, now ABC Family, is an international cable television company. At Fox Family, Barry advised departments of the company including licensing, video and PC games, consumer products, intellectual property, marketing, internet and new media.
In advance of his position at Fox, Barry worked for the law firm of Small Larkin in Los Angeles, an intellectual property firm representing several of the major Hollywood studios including Disney, DreamWorks, Universal and MGM. At Small Larkin, Barry handled trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing and counseling matters.
Barry has also worked for law firms in Los Angeles on corporate and intellectual property matters, including Finley Kumble Wagner et al, and Cox, Castle & Nicholson. Barry represented clients including Castle & Cooke, David Murdock, Westinghouse, Jerry Perenchio, Richard and Lilly Zanuck, and Shaquille O’Neal.
Barry graduated from USC Law School in 1987, and obtained a BA from University of California at San Diego (Revelle College) in 1984. During his career, he has lectured to Bar associations and business organizations and published articles in his areas of legal specialization, including the game industry. He is active with the Entertainment Software Association, Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences, International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association, Orange Coast Venture Group, Irvine Chamber of Commerce and Jewish Community Center Orange County.