Law Seminars International Presents:

The 26th Annual National Seattle Conference on Cutting edge issues in

Technology Law

Leading technology experts from around the country bring you up to date on game changing developments in IP and technology

November 30 & December 1, 2017

Seattle, WA
(or anyplace you may be via webcast!)

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Program Overview

Who Should Order

Private and in-house attorneys, business executives, agency officials and consultants involved with developing, using, and protecting Intellectual Property for technology companies or with consumer protection issues arising from operations and marketing

Why You Should Order

The technologies change and evolve; the speed of downloads increases; and the network effects converge with antitrust issues; and the beat goes on in the convergence of technology and IP. The cadence of change varies, but the types of intellectual property abide. Creativity and nimble thinking is needed to manage the opportunities for intellectual property protection. Companies constantly confront IP issues in their daily business activities on a range of topics, including what to do in light of recent changes of non-obviousness and jurisdiction in patents; understanding who owns copyrights and trademarks on ideas and creations made in the workplace, ways to protect their brand, infringement, damages and attorneys fees issues.

This seminar is designed to cover intellectual property and related areas of law (such as privacy, consumer protection) as applied to emerging technology such as 3D Printing, Internet Commerce, Social Media, Bio-Medical research, Nonprofit, Virtual Reality. The speakers of this seminar are experts in their fields and are also engaging speakers. As an industry networking platform, this unique Seattle seminar provides meaningful and valuable insights in IP generation as well as managing, protecting, enforcing and imonetizing ntellectual property in conjunction with specific industries.

The old adage is "If you want to avoid change, keep moving." This is a seminar for those who both embrace change and for those who are moving to keep up.

~ Teresa Stanek Rea, Esq. of Crowell & Moring LLP and Katherine C. Spelman, Esq. of Lane Powell PC, Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn

  • ~ Federal update on new leadership and policy directions in the PTO plus Congressional developments and key cases in the DC Circuit and SCOTUS
  • ~ New developments in patent, copyright and trade secret law.
  • ~ Key cases where copyrights bump up against another area of the law
  • ~ Net Neutrality: New developments in the IT infrastructure for technology companies and options for coping with the reversal of the FCC's Open Internet Order
  • ~ Privacy & Data Security: New industry standards for the Internet of Things
  • ~ Consumer protection: FTC enforcement priorities, tips for minimizing the target on your back, plus ways of dealing with fake news and digital fraud
  • ~ Lessons from the open access/open data movement for bio-medical research
  • ~ 3-D printing: Enforcement of IP rights and licensing strategies to avoid problems

What Attendees Said

  • "All speakers were outstanding. A big congratulations to LSI on coordinating such a great faculty and curriculum."
  • "There were cutting edge topics presented by the most talented roster of speakers that I've heard in many, many years."
  • "I recommend the LSI December Tech Law Seminar. It's one of the best conferences that I have ever attended. Every speaker was excellent and every topic was current and the information provided is something that every practitioner needs to know."
  • --Extraordinary! This seminar is opening so many doors! Oustanding speakers with practical addresses.

Agenda Day 1

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am

Introduction & Overview

Katherine C. Spelman, Esq. , Program Co-Chair
Lane Powell PC / Seattle, WA

8:45 am

Federal Update: Intellectual Property and Technology Goings on About Town in the Nation's Capital

New leadership and policy directions at the Patent & Trademarks Office; legislative developments; key cases on the dockets for the DC Circuit and Supreme Court

Teresa Stanek Rea, Esq. , Program Co-Chair
Crowell & Moring LLP / Washington, DC

9:15 am

New Developments in the Intellectual Property (IP) Underpinnings for Technology Law: Patents

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

10:00 am


10:15 am

IP Underpinnings (cont'd): Trade Secrets

Post-Alice patent filings are down, so are companies relying more on trade secrets? What do recent cases have to tell us about the when and when not, and do's and don'ts, for keeping secrets rather than obtaining patents?

James Pooley, Esq.
James Pooley PLC / Menlo Park, CA

11:00 am

IP Underpinnings (cont'd): Copyrights

Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands (industrial design); Google v. Oracle (Java method call coding case); PhantomALERT v. Google (Waze points of interest data case); other key cases where copyright law butts up against another area of the law

Benjamin Glatstein, Esq. , Senior Attorney
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

Joseph C. Gratz, Esq.
Durie Tangri LLP / San Francisco, CA

12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

New Developments in the Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Underpinnings

Federal Communications Commission: Enforcement of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, dismantling of the Open Internet order; other developments in regulation of Internet Service Providers and cellular telecom/broadband service providers.

Walt Sapronov, Esq.
Sapronov & Associates PC / Atlanta, GA

Tips for negotiating wireless infrastructure agreements

Kenneth A. Klatt, Esq.
Sapronov & Associates, P.C. / Atlanta, GA

State consumer protection: The enforcement of state and federal privacy laws; State cooperation in investigations and enforcement actions; new privacy legislation

Andrea Alegrett, Esq. , Assistant Attorney General
Washington State Attorney General's Office / Seattle, WA

Implications of the loss of Net Neutrality for technology startups: Coping strategies for companies that can't afford to buy their way into the fast lane

Kevin Goldsmith , Chief Technology Officer
AVVO, Inc. / Seattle, WA

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

IT Infrastructure Underpinnings (con't): Privacy/Data Security and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Regulation vs Innovation: Update on federal and state regulatory initiatives including how the right cybersecurity and privacy safeguards can help businesses optimize the promise of IoT

Alex Alben, Esq. , Chief Privacy Officer
The State of Washington / Olympia, WA

Development of new technologies and industry standards: Defining personal data and who owns it; specifying which data actions are allowed; achieving context-aware/dependent authorization; new developments at the standards setting organizations

Kevin Miller
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA

5:00 pm

Wine Tasting Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by Crowell & Moring LLP and Lane Powell PC

Friday, December 01, 2017

8:30 am

Consumer Protection: The Challenge of Achieving Regulatory Compliance and Meeting Customer Expectations

Regulatory adaptation to changing technology and business models: Current items on the top of the Federal Trade Commission's list of problems to address

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

Tips for avoiding FTC enforcement actions arising from marketing and operational activities

J. Michael Keyes, Esq.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP / Seattle, WA

Cyber security: dake news, digital fraud, and brand protection

Paul M. Rosen, Esq.
Crowell & Moring LLP / Washington, DC

10:30 am


10:45 am

Open Access and Open Data as Ways for Speeding Bio-Medical Research

Not-for-profits as the drivers for basic and much applied research: Overview of the approaches and legal issues

Katherine C. Spelman, Esq. , Program Co-Chair, Moderator
Lane Powell PC / Seattle, WA

Shared data to meet the challenge of saving time/money in trials: Movement towards an agreed upon infrastructure for deploying data as a fuel for the research engine; achieving the essential element of trust in the data and how to show that to regulators

Lara Mangravite, Ph.D. , President
Sage Bionetworks / Seattle, WA

Jennifer Hansen , Senior Officer, Knowledge & Research
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Seattle, WA

Maja D. Larson, Esq. , General Counsel
Allen Institute / Seattle, WA

12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

New Technology Case Study: Navigating the Perilous Waters of 3D Printing

The new legal issues raised by 3D printing: IP enforcement challenges and strategies; licensing issues and tips; products liability issues including the potential for 3D mass tort actions

Kara A. Specht, Esq.
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP / Atlanta, GA

Biometrics in 3D printing: Applicability and trends in state privacy and data breach notification laws; evolving FTC/AG expectations for security measures; impacts to uses like marketing, and personalization

Samuel R. Castic, Esq. , Senior Counsel and Director of Privacy
Nordstrom, Inc. / Seattle, WA

3:00 pm

Choice of Forum

Now a surprisingly important consideration, due to a web of applicable statutes that change state-to-state and circuit-to-circuit: Areas where differences in case law on key substantive make forum much more important that one might expect

Brent Caslin, Esq.
Jenner & Block LLP / Los Angeles, CA

3:30 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn

Faculty Bios

Teresa Stanek Rea, Teresa Stanek Rea, Program Co-Chair is a partner with Crowell & Moring LLP. She is the former Acting and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as Acting and Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for intellectual property.

Katherine C. Spelman, Katherine C. Spelman, Program Co-Chair, is a shareholder at Lane Powell PC. She advises on the development, production, sale and defense of work related to emerging content distribution strategies, special issues in news reporting including repurposing content, and firewall and paywall configuration in light of changes in the fair use defense. She received recommendation from Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (2017).

Alex Alben Alex Alben is the Chief Privacy Officer for The State of Washington. He works to coordinate policies relating to privacy protection, data and telecommunications.

Andrea Alegrett Andrea Alegrett is an Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office. She leads the Office's High Tech Unit, which investigates and litigates cases involving online privacy, tech support scams, ticket bots, data breaches, and business opportunity scams.

Brent Caslin Brent Caslin is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP. He focuses on intellectual property matters and has played a role in several of the most prominent trade secret matters in recent US history.

Samuel R. Castic Samuel R. Castic is Senior Counsel and Director of Privacy for Nordstrom Inc. Previously he was in private practice where he advised clients on behavioral advertising, vendor and service provider agreements, and data collection and use.

Lesley Fair Lesley Fair is a Senior Attorney at The Federal Trade Commission She spent 17 years as a litigator with the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices and now specializes in industry education as the Bureau's business blogger,

Benjamin Glatstein Benjamin Glatstein is currently the Assistant General Counsel of Artificial Intelligence and Research at Microsoft's Seattle campus.

Kevin Goldsmith Kevin Goldsmith is the Chief Technology Officer at AVVO, Inc. Previously he served as Vice President of Engineering at Spotify and Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems.

Joseph C. Gratz Joseph C. Gratz is a partner at Durie Tangri LLP. He has litigated a number of important internet copyright and trademark disputes including representation of Google in the Google Book Search copyright cases and in the Rescuecom and Vulcan Golf trademark cases.

Jennifer Hansen Jennifer Hansen is a Senior Officer of Knowledge and Research at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads the strategic development and management of the Foundation's research outputs, which includes the implementation of the Foundation's Open Access Policy.

J. Michael Keyes J. Michael Keyes is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He focuses on cases involving trademarks, copyrights, and false advertising. He recently represented the creator of Angry Birds in obtaining an injunction against the use of Angry Clubs on golf-related merchandise.

Kenneth A. (Ken) Kenneth A. (Ken) Klatt, former Assistant General Counsel at Delta Air Lines, is Of Counsel at Sapronov & Associates, P.C. He has a broad background in commercial transactions, working in areas a diverse as fuel procurement and logistics, IT and telecommunications, sports and entertainment endorsement and appearance matters, and aircraft components and service agreements. He has extensive experience in audio and video content licensing and compliance, including audio and video streaming, and has worked on licenses with most of the major movie studios, recording studios and music publishers in the United States.

Maja D. Larson, GC, Allen Institute, oversees the legal, research compliance, grants management, risk management and crisis management functions. She is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. Previously, she was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Expedia, Inc.

Lara Mangravite, Ph.D. Lara Mangravite, Ph.D. is President of Sage Bionetworks. Previously, she served as Director of the Systems Biology Research Group at Sage Bionetworks.

Kevin Miller is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft's Azure IoT team in Redmond, where he leads development and worldwide availability of products and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including the IoT Hub cloud service and IoT offerings for edge computing. Kevin joined Microsoft in 1995 and has held a series of R&D positions since then as program manager, product unit manager, and software architect, most often building products for developers or enterprise partners.

James Pooley James Pooley focuses on high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes. He was one of the driving forces behind the recently adopted Defend Trade Secrets Act. In 2016, Mr. Pooley was named to the IP Hall of Fame, and in 2017 he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Managing Intellectual Property.

Jerry A. Riedinger Jerry A. Riedinger is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP. He focuses his practice on patent infringement, trade secret and complex intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in cases involving over 120 technologies. He is named by the Best Lawyers, Seattle, WA, "Lawyer of the Year," for Patent and Copyrightin 2012; for Litigation - Intellectual Property in 2016; for Litigation - Patent in 2012, 2015 and 2017 and for Copyright Law in 2018.

Paul M. Rosen Paul M. Rosen is a partner with Crowell & Moring LLP's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement, Privacy & Cybersecurity, and Government Contracts groups. He is a former federal prosecutor and was most recently the Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

Walt Sapronov, Walt Sapronov, Sapronov & Associates PC, has represented enterprise, carrier and service provider clients including some of the largest in the United States in telecoms transactions, regulation and privacy matters.

Kara A. Specht Kara A. Specht of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP focuses on patent litigation before district courts and before the International Trade Commission. Her practice covers a wide range of electronic and electrical technology areas related to computers, consumer electronics, and computer-implemented business methods.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 12.0 Washington MCLE credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.

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