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Lewis Rice’s Entrepreneur Law Group Negotiates Key Royalty Agreement for St. Louis Startup

Lewis Rice has represented St. Louis-based technology startup Pixel Press Technology LLC in intellectual property matters since its inception. Pixel Press specializes in educational toys and games, notably the Bloxels® game board and tablet computer application. Bloxels allows children to build their own video games by placing colored blocks on a 13x13-grid board and then using the tablet camera to take a picture of the board. The Bloxels software then converts the picture into a playable video game.

Overcoming initial resistance from the U.S. Patent Office, Lewis Rice startup attorneys Ben Siders and Kirk Damman distinguished the Pixel Press system from prior-art optical character recognition systems and video game editors, thereby obtaining for Pixel Press a patent on its system.

Bloxels received favorable press coverage at Toy Fair 2016, winning praise from USA Today, Yahoo! Tech, and Scientific American, among others. When global toy-and-game distributors expressed interest, Pixel Press turned to Lewis Rice to negotiate a license and royalty agreement for its patented technology.

Lewis Rice attorney Al Ludwig, leveraging the technical expertise and creativity of Lewis Rice's Entrepreneurship and Startup Practice Group, negotiated with a Fortune 500 toy and game company an agreement that protected Pixel Press and met the business needs of both parties. This first-of-its-kind agreement will put Bloxels on store shelves across the globe and position Pixel Press to develop the next generation of its innovative technology.

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