Law Seminars International Presents: A Comprehensive Two-Day Seminar on Cutting Edge Developments in

Cloud Computing
New business models and evolving legal issues

(For this past program, we offer two options for purchase: a Homestudy (DVD and written materials) or written materials alone.)

May 17 & 18, 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle Downtown in Seattle, WA

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys, business professionals and cloud service providers

Why Order

In the future, will all computing be cloud computing? As the economic case for cloud computing grows, will the international legal system be able to adequately define and enforce the rights and liabilities of cloud service providers, their partners, commercial clients and ordinary consumers?

This timely two-day conference will explore different cloud computing service models and the challenges they pose to traditional concepts of data ownership and control, contractual rights, privacy and security, law enforcement, copyrights and trademarks, and conflicts of law. In each of these areas, our faculty of leading in-house lawyers, private lawyers and academics with extensive experience in cloud computing will discuss the law today, where it is going, and where it should be going.

~ Barry J. Reingold, Esq. and Steven D. Young, Esq., Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn


Monday, May 17, 2010

8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Introduction and Overview

Barry J. Reingold, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Washington, DC

Steven D. Young, Esq., Senior Attorney, Program Co-Chair
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

8:45 am

Evaluating the Business Models: Who Has the Key to Your Digital Safety Deposit Box in the Cloud?

Cloud computing architectures and business models: Overview of how they developed over time and impact; who has possession, custody and control of data; implications for our view of the Internet as an information source

Scott Forbes, Ph.D., Esq., Managing Director
Sagittarius Ventures / New York, NY

9:30 am

Interoperability: Perspectives on Cloud Governance Through Standards Setting Organizations

Legal perspective on the standards setting process: Pros and cons for cloud computing providers in light of Rambus and other recent cases

Andrew Updegrove, Esq., Co-Founder
Gesmer Updegrove LLP / Boston, MA

10:15 am


10:30 am

Data Maintained In, and Moving Between, Different National Jurisdictions: Differences in the Law and the Resulting Importance of Jurisdictional Issues

Differences in privacy concepts and regulations, and tips for keeping all the regulators happy; the closely related concept of confidentiality, when a duty arises, and how the service provider can control the terms of the commitment

Francoise Gilbert, Esq., Managing Director
IT Law Group / Palo Alto, CA

Navigating the international privacy minefield for cloud computing service providers: What law applies?

Barry J. Reingold, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Washington, DC

Andy James, Esq.
Osborne Clarke / Palo Alto, CA

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm

Security in the Cloud: Better or Worse than the Alternatives? How Do You Avoid Negligence Claims?

Strengths and weaknesses in the cloud compared to desktop and enterprise solutions; determining your standard of care and implementing security protections to avoid negligence claims; certification requirements and processes

Paul F. Hartzell, Sr. VP, DataSite
Merrill Corporation / New York, NY

Ward Spangenberg, Director, PCI and Compliance
Zynga Game Network Inc. / Seattle, WA

2:45 pm


3:00 pm

Dealing With Law Enforcement Agencies

Overview of surveillance entitlements and Fourth Amendment protections in the US; similar provisions in other parts of the world, lessons from telecommunications and ISP experiences; subpoenas; practical compliance and response tips

Daniel H. Royalty, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Potential object of surveillance's perspective

Christopher Soghoian, Ph.D., Candidate
Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing / Bloominton, IN

4:15 pm

Special Issues when Government Data is Involved and/or Government is the Customer

Government immunities: What they are; when the Cloud service provider becomes a government agent and steps into the government's shoes

Lindsey Finch, Esq., Global Privacy Counsel / San Francisco, CA

5:00 pm

Continue the Exchange of Ideas: Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Intellectual Property Protection in the Cloud

Enforcement: Tips for monitoring; what to put in the infringement notice; strategies for what to do next

David A. Bateman, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Infringement: Anticipating the potential for patent infringement when cloud providers run software provided by the customer; prospects for a safe harbor similar to the one in the DMCA for copyrights; how to contractually address the issue in the meantime

Heather L. Buchta, Esq.
Quarles & Brady LLP / Phoenix, AZ

10:00 am


10:15 am

Special Issues in the Use of Open Source Software in Developing Cloud Services

The fit between the GPL3 and other licensing and cloud computing applications; obligations for people hosting the data; what cloud providers need to think through before opening their platforms

Evan R. Cox, Esq.
Covington & Burling LLP / San Francisco, CA

11:00 am

Constructing Terms of Service for Consumer Cloud Services

When are they binding contracts and when are they voidable as a contract of adhesion?

Alison P. Howard, Esq.
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

Kevin D. Swan, Esq.
Law Office of Amy Ragen / Seattle, WA

12:00 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm

Putting it All Together: Working Through Key Terms in B2B Cloud Service Contracts

The need for consistent ground rules for what customers should expect from vendors and vice-versa; business perspective on areas that are settled and ones open to negotiation depending on the parties, business models and service architectures

James Urquhart, Manager, Cloud Computing and Virtualized Data Centers Marketing
Cisco Systems, Inc. / Alameda, CA

Vendor counsel's perspective on key issues and sticking points

Louisa A. Barash, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Seattle, WA

Buyer counsel's perspective

Thomas C. Bell, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

3:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn



There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for 11.25 WA CLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a DVD recording and the course materials (either a binder or searchable CD), is available for $1255. The course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your Homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or from the date we receive payment.
Order Homestudy

Faculty Bios

Barry J. Reingold, Program Co-Chair, partner at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on cases involving antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, false advertising and privacy matters. He co-authored the article Cloud Computing: Industry and Government Developments (Part II).

Steven D. Young, Program Co-Chair, Senior Attorney in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department at Microsoft Corporation, provides legal support for the Windows Azure cloud computing service and FUSE labs.

Louisa A. Barash, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on technology transactions, IP commercialization, and IP counseling.

David A. Bateman, partner at K&L Gates LLP, focuses on Internet law, technology law and IP litigation. He consults on cyberlaw issues, including online brand protection, digital rights management, privacy, electronic communications and Internet commerce.
Full bio and contact info for David A. Bateman at K&L Gates LLP

David A. Bateman, partner at K&L Gates LLP, focuses on Internet law, technology law and IP litigation. He consults on cyberlaw issues, including online brand protection, digital rights management, privacy, electronic communications and Internet commerce.

Thomas C. Bell, partner and Co-Chair of the Internet and Ecommerce Group and Ecommerce Chair, Retail & Consumer Products Group at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on the Internet, IT, software and wireless industries.

Heather L. Buchta, Co-Chair of the Electronic Supply Chain Sub-Team for the Technology Law Team at Quarles & Brady LLP, focuses on e-commerce, software, technology, copyrights and trademark protection.

Evan R. Cox, partner at Covington & Burling LLP, represents technology companies for strategic IP advice and in structuring and negotiating licensing, distribution, hosting, joint venture, standards-setting, and other IP-driven relationships.

Lindsey Finch is the Global Privacy Counsel at where she develops and implements privacy policies and practices, trains employees, works directly with customers on their privacy and data protection concerns, and partners with the technology team to build privacy into service architecture.

Scott Forbes, Ph.D. is Managing Director at Sagittarius Ventures, an intellectual property and investment banking advisory firm focused on the telecommunications, consumer electronics, and renewable energy sectors. Previously, he was GE's Vice President of Technology Ventures.

Francoise Gilbert, Managing Director at IT Law Group focuses on privacy, technology, products and IT service, Internet & electronic commerce, and international law.

Paul Hartzell is Senior Vice President of DataSite at Merrill Corporation.

Alison P. Howard, attorney at Microsoft Corporation, provides legal support for Windows Live product development, engineering and business groups.

Andy James, a UK-qualified lawyer based in Osborne Clarke's Palo Alto office, advises U.S. businesses in their operations impacted by European regulatory rules, from technology transactions, through e-commerce and sales & distribution, to corporate set-up.

Daniel H. Royalty, partner in the IP Litigation department at K&L Gates LLP, litigates cases involving the Internet, traditional intellectual property, privacy, and counsels clients on risks and opportunities in emerging Internet technologies.
Full bio and contact info for Daniel H. Royalty at K&L Gates LLP

Christopher Soghoian, Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, focuses on the intersection of applied computer security, privacy, law and policy.

Ward Spangenberg, Director of PCI and Compliance at IOActive, Inc., assists clients in determining best practices for managing confidentiality, security, and privacy issues from both business and technical perspectives.

Kevin D. Swan, Of Counsel at Law Office of Amy Ragen, focuses on IP and technology transactional works and represents corporations, small businesses, and other entities in intellectual property transactions.

Andrew Updegrove, Co-Founder and partner at Gesmer Updegrove LLP, assists clients forming standards-setting and promotional consortia, and open source foundations.

James Urquhart, Manager, Cloud Computing & Virtualized Data Centers Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., is author of the CNET Blog, The Wisdom of Clouds.