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Francis ("Frank") X. Taney, Jr.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


Frank is a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, where he chairs the Information Technology Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the firm's Technology Transactions Practice Group. Frank is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer focusing on a number of substantive areas, including information technology, intellectual property, antitrust and construction. He also maintains an active information technology related transactional practice, and frequently counsels his clients on methods to avoid or reduce the impact of disputes and litigation. Frank represents a number of clients active within Second Life and other virtual world platforms in both litigation and transactional matters. Frank is also counsel for the plaintiffs in Eros v. Leatherwood et al. and Eros et al. v. Simon, et al., the first two avatar vs. avatar intellectual property infringement lawsuits arising from Second Life.














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