Gamecaster, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of virtual camera control technology for the film, television and video game industries, and an organizer and producer of video game tournaments and related television programs for broadcast worldwide in multiple media.
President and CEO |
Mr. MacIntosh has over ten years of management experience in media, entertainment and technology. Under Mr. MacIntosh's leadership, Gamecaster developed and launched a legitimate brand, two world class video game tournaments, a television pilot, an eight-part television series, and three generations of Gamecaster virtual camera control technology, which enables users to film within virtual environments in real-time with real-life camera equipment. Gamecaster's GCS3 virtual cinematography system is a paradigm shift over traditional camera keyframing techniques. The GCS3 has radically improved the camera layout pipeline for animation studios and game developers, who have reported creating animated shots that feel alive and believable, while saving time and money in the process. Additionally, Mr. MacIntosh developed Gamecaster's substantial intellectual property portfolio, the depth and breadth of which includes numerous granted patents and registered trademarks encompassing domestic and international territories.
Mr. MacIntosh is a C-level executive with experience managing teams in the fields of branding and identity; website development; live event development and production; television program development, production and licensing; technology research, development and licensing; intellectual property procurement and protection; contract negotiation; raising capital and other corporate and securities matters.
Prior to founding Gamecaster, Mr. MacIntosh was the Director of Broadcast Operations at Horizon, one of the largest churches in Southern California with over one hundred organizations around the world. Prior to his position at Horizon, Mr. MacIntosh worked at the motion picture visual effects company Digital Domain, and attended the UCLA Extension Film and Television Program. In his early years, Mr. MacIntosh wrote, produced, directed or edited commercials, music videos, a documentary, an infomercial, and an independent feature film.
Board of Directors |
Mr. Croslin is a recognized technology leader, innovator and innovation coach with over 25 granted and pending patents. Mr. Croslin is President of Innovate the Future, Inc., a technology consultancy. Mr. Croslin is the former Chief Technologist of Communications, Media and Entertainment at Hewlett-Packard (HP). Mr. Croslin worked directly with targeted CME customers, the HP field sales team and HP product/marketing business units to plan, guide and oversee the technical presales engagement process and utilized his industry experience to impact every stage of the sales, business planning, solution design and solution implementation process. Prior to HP, Mr. Croslin was IT Chief Product Architect at Verizon Business, and MCI, responsible for defining the technology foundations and overall success of all product areas, with emphasis on IP and next generation products. Mr. Croslin received his BS in Computer Science from Troy State while serving in the US Air Force and working on top-secret data communications systems, and has received an MBA in Technology Management.
Mr. Elliot is the President of Elliot Animation, a full-range animation studio located in Toronto, Canada. With a staff of approximately 150, Elliott Animation is an artist owned and operated studio with a strong creative agenda and a primary, but not exclusive, focus on long-format, series-based animated television series’. Elliott Animation has worked on such productions as the 3D animated feature films Happily Never After™ and Carebears: Journey to Joke-A-Lot™, the 2D animated feature film Rescue Heroes: The Movie™, and the 3D animated TV series' Backyardigans™, Sitting Ducks™, and RollBots™.
Ms. Cleland is the CEO of Twenty One Inc, a cross-media development, preproduction, and previsualization studio that offers services for live-action, stop-motion, and cg-animated films and other media. Prior to founding Twenty One Inc, Jericca developed as a filmmaker in the story-centric environment of Pixar Animation Studios. An experienced CG Cinematographer, she designed the filming and staging of the popular and critically acclaimed films Toy Story 2™ and Finding Nemo™. She has also worked as Cinematographer for Director-Producer Barry Sonnenfeld and designed the cinematography for the in-progress Weinstein animated feature, Escape from Planet Earth™.
IP Advisors and Counsel
Sam Khoury, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Khoury has over 20 years of experience in Intellectual Property (IP) valuation and licensing. Dr. Khoury provides guidance to Gamecaster in the valuation of its IP, and the development and implementation of its IP licensing program. Dr. Khoury worked as the Senior Intangible Asset Appraiser of The Dow Chemical Company, and developed training courses on technology assessment and valuation. Dr. Khoury started his career as a researcher in the Central Research Organization, and received eight patents during his work in research, two of which moved to pilot plant scale where he supported the development of those products through the Technical Service & Development function. Dr. Khoury is a trustee of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and served as the Chairman of the Valuation Committee. Dr. Khoury is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.
Thomas Foster, Esq.
Mr. Foster has over 15 years of experience in Intellectual Property law, focusing primarily on patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark litigation and related counseling. Mr. Foster supervises the prosecution of Gamecaster's international patent and trademark applications, and provides guidance to Gamecaster in its IP portfolio management and enforcement. Mr. Foster is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as numerous federal and state courts. Mr. Foster is admitted to practice in California.
Patrick Bright, Esq.
Mr. Bright has been licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office for more than 40 years, holding license No. 24,318. Mr. Bright is licensed to appear before the PTO in all proceedings, including representing inventors, and parties challenging the inventions of others, in PTO patent reexamination proceedings, PTO patent re-issuance proceedings, and PTO trademark applications and related proceedings.
From 1976 to date, Mr. Bright has focused on patent solicitation and patent/trade secret litigation involving complex technology issues. In over 30 years of patent litigation, Mr. Bright and his firms have represented companies ranging from large multinationals such as Litton Industries, now Northrop Grumman Corp., Teledyne, Sulzer Medical, Unova, Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. and Digital Instruments, now a part of Veeco, a major manufacturer of atomic force and other scanning electron microscopes. Mr. Bright was co-counsel for an individual who obtained one of the larger damage awards for an individual patentee in Coyle v. Sega, a case which resulted in a $44 million payment for willful patent infringement. Mr. Bright was second chair in the Litton v. Honeywell patent infringement case which provided a jury verdict of $1.2 billion for willful infringement. Mr. Bright represented Litton in the US Patent and Trademark Office in successfully obtaining reissuance of this patent for Litton, strengthening the patent, before Litton sued Honeywell for infringement. Mr. Bright has also had lead responsibility in several Markman litigations (claim interpretation tried to District Courts pursuant to the Federal Circuit Markman decision) in the years since Markman issued.
Mr. Bright was co-counsel in a patent infringement suit against AT&T and Rockwell, settling with AT&T, and recovering a multi-million judgment after jury trial against Rockwell. Mr. Bright was also lead trial counsel in a case entitled Core-Vent Corp. v. Implant Innovations Inc., reported at 53 F.2d 1252 ( Fed. Cir. 1995), which is a leading Federal Circuit case on finality of judgments. Mr. Bright successfully represented an individual inventor in a patent infringement suit against Apple Computer in CD CA District Court, settling the suit for several million dollars. Mr. Bright has been principal trial and patent counsel for two corporations that were acquired in the 1990's by larger corporations for sums in excess of $400 million. Mr. Bright had principal responsibility for solicitation and enforcement of the patents of these entities.
Creativity award from the online poker games authority, PokerListings"For providing key factor elements in the development of gaming tournaments, we hereby recognize Gamecaster as one of the pillars in the gaming world today."
Nomination from the poker guide PokerListings gaming creativity support group.