Law Seminars International Presents: The Washington Technology Industry Association The 21st Annual Seattle Conference on

Technology Law
Legal and regulatory developments most relevant to the creation, development, licensing and distribution of digital technology and cloud services featuring leading experts from around the country

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



December 13 & 14, 2012
Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys, business executives, agency officials and consultants involved in the development, licensing and distribution of software products and hosting of online services

Why You Should Order

Each December for the past 20 years leading legal, regulatory and business practitioners from around the country convene in Seattle for a two-day event to report on new legal and regulatory developments associated with the ever-changing world of technology. This 21st annual Seattle Conference will continue to build on this tradition focusing on the legal and regulatory issues most relevant to the creation, development, licensing and distribution of digital technology and cloud services.

Our experienced and engaging faculty will provide expert insights on intellectual property issues of the day including the latest on patents and the America Invents Act as well as copyright and trademark developments and counseling strategies; details on privacy related public policy debates and the regulatory and antitrust implications associated with collection and use of consumer data with cloud-based technologies; issues related to the ever growing use of social media by consumers and in the workplace; new business models stemming from new technologies and best practices for cloud computing agreements.

Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn what's new, ask questions of our esteemed faculty and engage and network with other technology practitioners working in this space. The line-up of hot topics and experienced presenters will make this a great event. We look forward to meeting again with folks who have attended the conference in the past and we especially welcome the opportunity to expand our community through participation by those who may not have attended before.

~ Program Co-Chairs: Jama Cantrell, Esq. and Kate Spelman, Esq.

What You Will Learn



Agenda

Thursday, December 13, 2012

8:00 am

Registration Begins

 
8:30 am

Introduction & Overview

Jama Cantrell, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Microsoft / Redmond, WA

Kate Spelman, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Cobalt LLP / Berkeley, CA

 
8:45 am

New Technologies and Business Models: The Shift from "Content is King" to "Hardware is King" in the Technology and Media World

Serving your clients well in 2013: Implications of this change in bargaining power for technology lawyers (particularly in conjunction with consumer demands for content when, where and how they want it, but without paying for it more than once)

Steve Tapia, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel
DirecTV Regional Sports Networks / Seattle, WA

 
9:30 am

Federal Policy Update: The Continuing Public Policy Debate Over Consumer Protection and Data Ownership

The Administration's March proposal for a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" and other developments on the Hill, including enhanced protection for minors and consumer takedown rights

Robert Stankey, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Washington, DC

 
10:15 am

Break

 
10:30 am

International Privacy and Data Security: To What Extent is the U.S. Out of Sync with Europe?

Update on the foreign privacy and data protection landscape

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

Practical tips for complying with both regulatory approaches

Michael D. Hintze, Esq., Chief Privacy Counsel
Microsoft / Redmond, WA

 
11:45 am

Regulatory Developments at the FTC: Update on the Agency's Primary Concern for Internet-Based Technologies and Services

Initiatives relating to behavioral advertising and social media; avoiding problems with peer and celebrity endorsements; compliance tips

Lesley Fair, Esq., Senior Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission / Washington, DC

 
12:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 
1:45 pm

Regulatory Developments for Mobile Payments

Mobile payments, micropayments, and virtual currencies: When does your site or app trigger banking regulations?

Andrew J. Lorentz, Esq.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP / Washington, DC

 
2:30 pm

Social Media Employment Policies and Socially Networked Employees

Cases in which personal posts, tweets, and blogs intersect with workplace mandates: Recent legal developments and analysis of outcomes

Debbie Weissmann, Esq., School of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University / Santa Monica, CA

 
3:15 pm

Break

 
3:30 pm

Recent NLRB & EEOC Activity: Impacts and Strategies for Compliance

Disciplining employees for social media content; using social media in the hiring process; drafting effective social media policies and avoiding NLRB complaints

Linda D. Walton, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

 
4:15 pm

New Regulations Under the America Invents Act: How do They Affect Patent Prosecution, Licensing, and Litigation?

First-Inventor-to-File; supplemental examination; administrative patentability challenges; prioritized examination; prior commercial use; best mode

Erik R. Puknys, Esq.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP / Palo Alto, CA

Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

 
5:15 pm

Adjourn Day One

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

8:30 am

Introduction and Overview

Kate Spelman, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Cobalt LLP / Berkeley, CA

Jama Cantrell, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Microsoft / Redmond, WA

 
8:45 am

Ten Things I Love "Like" About Social Media

Line linking and APIs; surprising things in the TOS for social media platforms; the real meaning of "like"; how hash tags can get you into trouble

Brian G. Murphy, Esq.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C. / New York, NY

 
9:30 am

The Right To Be Forgotten: Is It Possible to Kill All the Copies of Something?

The conflict between new regulatory requirements here and abroad vs. the existence of too many copies in too many places: How do you determine what is required? As a practical matter, how can you comply? If you can't comply, what do you do?

David C. Thompson, Esq.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP / Los Angeles, CA

Janet C. Driver, Esq., Senior Attorney
ProQuest LLC / Ann Arbor, MI

 
10:30 am

Break

 
10:45 am

Copyrights: New Developments of Particular Importance to the Technology Industry

New developments including collective licensing and orphan works

Kate Spelman, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Cobalt LLP / Berkeley, CA

 
11:15 am

Copyright Litigation Case Study: Update on the Ongoing Costco Omega Case

Arguments on Appeal

John C. Sullivan, Esq., Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Costco Wholesale Corporation / Issaquah, WA

 
11:45 am

Potential Antitrust Issues in Enforcement of Patent Rights

Lessons from recent cases involving Standards Setting Organizations and Standards Essential Patents; principles that might apply to the trend towards portfolio acquisitions; potential impacts of competing patent and antitrust policies on innovation

Ramsey M. Al-Salam, Esq.
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

 
12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

 
1:30 pm

A New Frontier for Antitrust: Data in the Cloud

A guided discussion of how antitrust can and should evolve to address issues arising from the regulation, ownership, and control of cloud data and services

Christopher F. Nelson, Esq.
Microsoft / Redmond, WA

 
2:15 pm

Dealmaking Tips: Current Hotspots in B2B, IP & IT Licensing & Service Agreements

Speakers take Licensor and Licensee positions on clauses that have become problematic as technology and business models change. Join the debate and submit clauses you'd like covered (submission deadline is 11/01/12).

Holly K. Towle, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Diana J.P. McKenzie, Esq.
Hunter Maclean / Savannah, GA

 
3:15 pm

Break

 
3:30 pm

Litigation Practice Tips: Electronic Records in Litigation

Recent cases on e-discovery, social media, spoliation, and other issues

Darren S. Cahr, Esq.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP / Chicago, IL

 
4:00 pm

Ethics - Beyond the RPC

Rising above minimum standards; an analysis of factors and attitudes that can lead to ethical shortcomings; how technology helps and hurts; considering the ethical implications of law as "profession"

Jeffrey B. Van Duzer, Esq., Dean, School of Business and Economics
Seattle Pacific University / Seattle, WA

 
5:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn

 


Cost

Regular tuition for this program is $1245 with a group rate of $935 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $830. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $622.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation

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

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 13 WA CLE (incl. 1 ethics) and 13.5 CA MCLE (incl. 1 ethics) credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.





Faculty Bios

Jama Cantrell, Program Co-Chair, Senior Attorney with Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs, focuses on software development issues including intellectual property and licensing issues, commercial and transactional matters, and antitrust and regulatory compliance.

Kate Spelman, Program Co-Chair, member of Cobalt LLP, is experienced in copyright, media, licensing and trademark issues. She specializes in copyright matters, as well as start-up companies, including those engaging in handheld computing devices and wireless technology.

Ramsey M. Al-Salam, partner at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. He represents a variety of clients, with specific experience in software and Internet related disputes.
Full bio and contact info for Ramsey M. Al-Salam at Perkins Coie LLP

Darren S. Cahr, partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation. He assists clients with intellectual property disputes, social media, rights of publicity, parallel imports, advertising and promotion law.

Janet C. Driver, Senior Attorney at ProQuest LLC, collaborated in the transformation of UMI Company to ProQuest LLC, evolving its publishing activities from traditional microfilm and dissertation publishing through expansion to online database research and unified discovery services.

Lesley Fair, Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, focuses on new forms of advertising and marketing, including social media.

Francoise Gilbert, managing director of IT Law Group, focuses on data privacy & security and cloud computing. She authored Global Privacy & Security Law, and is listed in Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in America, and ComputerWorld's Top 25 American Privacy Law Professionals.
Full bio and contact info for Francoise Gilbert at IT Law Group

Michael D. Hintze, Associate General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, focuses on data privacy, electronic commerce, and the regulation of encryption. Previously, he practiced at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, focusing on export controls and commercial matters for high technology companies.

Andrew J. Lorentz, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on the retail financial services sector, emphasizing payments and billing issues. He counsels major banks, global technology companies and international retailers on financial regulation, billing and payment systems.
Full bio and contact info for Andrew J. Lorentz at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Andrew J. Lorentz, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on the retail financial services sector, emphasizing payments and billing issues. He counsels major banks, global technology companies and international retailers on financial regulation, billing and payment systems.

Diana J. P. McKenzie, leader of the Information Technology and Outsourcing Practice Group at Hunter Maclean, focuses on technology, privacy, security, and electronic commerce transactions. She practices in electronic commerce, acquisition, license, development and service agreements.

Brian G. Murphy, partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C., focuses on advertising, intellectual property and entertainment law, and counsels on copyright, trademark, right of publicity/right of privacy, false advertising and unfair competition.

Christopher F. Nelson, Attorney in Microsoft's Antitrust Group, supports and counsels their worldwide sales and licensing group on a variety of antitrust and competition law issues. Previously, he was at Sullivan & Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Erik R. Puknys, managing partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, litigates intellectual property disputes involving semiconductors, telecommunications, and software. Previously he worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Jerry A. Riedinger, partner and firmwide chair of the patent litigation practice at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses on patent litigation, trade secret litigation, trademark litigation and complex intellectual property litigation.
Full bio and contact info for Jerry A. Riedinger at Perkins Coie LLP

Robert Stankey, partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on global communications, technology and privacy law for U.S. and European clients. Formerly with AOL Europe and an international telecommunications provider, he has practical experience with commercial and regulatory legal issues for clients in the telecommunications, information technology and media sectors.
Full bio and contact info for Robert Stankey at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Robert Stankey, partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, focuses on global communications, technology and privacy law for U.S. and European clients. Formerly with AOL Europe and an international telecommunications provider, he has practical experience with commercial and regulatory legal issues for clients in the telecommunications, information technology and media sectors.

John C. Sullivan, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Costco Wholesale Corporation, oversees commercial litigation and advises on governance, securities, compliance, and business issues. Previously, he was with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Steve Tapia is Senior Corporate Counsel at DIRECTV Regional Sports Networks and runs its Legal Group. He handles their sports rights agreements, television operations and cable distribution contracts and a variety of media law issues. Previously, he held legal and business positions at Microsoft Corporation, and served as in-house counsel for HBO and KCET-TV.

David C. Thompson, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, is the former General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Reputation.com, Inc. He co-authored "Wild West 2.0: How to Protect and Restore Your Reputation on the Untamed Social Frontier."

Holly K. Towle, partner with K&L Gates LLP, focuses on technology, licensing, electronics in commerce, data privacy and security. She co-wrote "The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions" and is listed among the top 25 Information Technology lawyers.
Full bio and contact info for Holly K. Towle at K&L Gates LLP

Jeffrey B. Van Duzer is Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University and is Professor of Business Law and Ethics.

Linda D. Walton, member of the Labor and Employment Law National Practice Group at Perkins Coie LLP, counsels private sector employers on emerging employment law issues related to employee use of social media. She teaches Employment Discrimination Law as Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law.
Full bio and contact info for Linda D. Walton at Perkins Coie LLP

Debbie Weissmann, an independent researcher and consultant, conducts multi-year studies of the online behaviors of adults in the workplace and of children outside of school. She is also a lecturer at San Jose State University in the School of Library and Information Science.