University of Texas School of Law
2007
Technology Law Conference
An advanced course for business lawyers, corporate counsel, IP and licensing practitioners
Austin May 23-25, 2007 Four Seasons Hotel
Conference Concluded
Austin May 24-25, 2007
Conference Concluded
Sponsors
Dell Inc.
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody P.C.
McKool Smith P.C.
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Winstead PC

UT Law CLE

2007 Technology Law Conference

Program Features
Join business lawyers, corporate counsel, IP and licensing practitioners at the 2007 Technology Law Conference. A nationally-recognized faculty will address the latest developments and emerging trends in the technology sector, including:

• Advanced licensing issues—best practices for creating successful channels and supply chains
• Developing and licensing IP in China
• Open source developments, including latest drafting techniques
• Fee agreements in technology litigation
• Internet trademark developments
• Copyright and digital copyright developments, including third-party content issues with commentary from YouTube
• Click fraud issues and online advertising
• Import and export compliance issues
• Electronic discovery—key issues and practice tips
• Non-competition agreements in the tech sector
• Antitrust issues in the technology sector
• Accounting red flags and revenue recognition issues for technology companies
• International tax strategies for developing sourcing and moving IP

Registration includes a superb set of conference materials, the Wednesday evening session on advanced technology licensing, and Thursday’s lunch presentation.

UT Law CLE

2007 Technology Law Conference

9/24/18
Schedule

Day 1 Afternoon

5:00 pm

Austin Only

Registration opens

Day 1 Evening

6:00 pm

2.00 hrs

Austin Only

Advanced Technology and Patent Licensing: When, Where and How

This session covers key licensing issues involving technology. Topics covered include: effective management and response to demand letters; offensive and defensive licensing strategies and techniques; and a discussion of pitfalls and best practices of patent and technology licensing.

Kent J. Cooper, Advanced Micro Devices - Austin, TX
Robert L. King, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. - Austin, TX
John C. Lindgren, MOSAID Technologies Inc. - Kanata, ON
Garland T. Stephens, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Houston, TX

8:00 pm

Austin Only

Adjourn

Adjourn

Day 2 Morning

Presiding Officer:
Keith E. Witek, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Austin, TX

8:00 am
Registration opens

Includes continental breakfast

8:50 am
Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Licensing Issues – Creating Successful Channels and Business Models

In order to create successful partnerships, ecosystems, channels, business models, and markets, an attorney has to fairly apportion and assign risk, revenue, ramifications, reps and warranties, indemnification, and other obligations among several legal entities that are connected in complex transactions that execute over long periods of time. 

Eric Drattell, Risk Management Solutions, Inc. - Newark, CA
Keith E. Witek, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Ethics in Negotiations

A discussion of several real-world fact situations that commonly arise in negotiations, the ethical issues posed to each, and the resolution or occasional lack of resolution of ethical issues.

Tom Adolph, Jackson Walker LLP - Houston, TX

10:30 am
Break

Break

10:45 am

1.25 hrs

Austin Only

Open Source: Recent Developments and Managing Risk

The session will update you on the latest developments in open source, including GPL version 3, the most recent GPL-related litigation, and the latest trends in corporate use and managment of open source.  Our speakers will focus on the issues you need to spot to manage risk for your company and clients.

Edward A. Cavazos, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Austin, TX

Day 2 Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Amber Hatfield Rovner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Austin, TX

12:00 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Fee Agreements in Technology Litigation: Harmonizing Client and Attorney Interests

A discussion of the pros and cons of fee agreements in complex technology litigation and how much agreement can be used to harmonize client and attorney interests.

Stephen D. Susman, Susman Godfrey LLP - New York, NY

12:30 pm
Pick up box lunch - included in registration

Pick up box lunch - included in registration

12:45 pm

0.75 hr

Austin Only

Avoiding Pitfalls in Licensing IP in China

Licensing technology in and out of China is subject to numerous Chinese regulations. What is legal in the U.S. may be illegal trade restraints in China. This presentation will explore such pitfalls and ways to deal with them.

J. Benjamin Bai, Jones Day - Houston, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Ethical Issues Involving Lawyer Blogs, Including Advertising Issues

Attorneys are increasingly using blogs as a source of discovery and as a means of advertising their services.  This session will cover the ethical issues associated with the use of blogs by attorneys and provide practical tips for ensuring compliance with the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.

Jason Boulette, Boulette & Golden L.L.P. - Austin, TX

2:15 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Recent Developments in Internet Trademark Law

This session will cover significant case law and other recent developments in keyword advertising, cybersquatting and domain name tasting, Internet-based jurisdiction, and more.

Susan Jeanette Hightower, Pirkey Barber LLP - Austin, TX

2:40 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Internet Advertising and Click Fraud

Recent controversies and cases involving click fraud allegations and internet advertising.

Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara, CA

3:30 pm

1.25 hrs

Austin Only

Key Copyright Developments, Including Digital Copyright

This session covers key copyright and other legal developments in the space of digital media content, including recent cases and controversies, legislative and business model trends, and issues in user-generated and third-party content.

Gabriel E. Meister, Morrison & Foerster, LLP - New York, NY
Mary W S Wong, Franklin Pierce Law Center - Concord, NH

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

The Enforceability of Online Agreements

A discussion of what constitutes a binding online agreement, including what constitutes manifestation of assent and the enforceability of passive browsewrap agreements.  The latest court cases and the implications of browsewrap agreements in business-to-business transactions will also be reviewed.

William D. Wiese, Dubois, Bryant & Campbell, LLP - Austin, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn to Sponsored Reception

Adjourn to Sponsored Reception

Day 3 Morning

Presiding Officer:
Scott T Morris, Winsen Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Palo Alto, CA

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Data Privacy and Security - Legislative and Enforcement Trends

A look at recent legislative and enforcement efforts that have been taken to address breaches in information security.

C. Brad Schuelke, Office of The Attorney General - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Import and Export Compliance Issues

This program will address current developments in U.S. trade control compliance, including emerging trends in U.S. government enforcement of U.S. export controls, economic sanctions, and import regulation.

Thad McBride, Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. - Washington, DC

9:30 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Austin Only

Electronic Discovery Landmines to Avoid: A Guide for Business, Technology and IP Lawyers

The new electronic discovery rules took effect December 1, 2006: this session covers key issues under the new rules by applying the rules to common discovery issues, as well as reviewing key case law developments of interest to all practitioners.

Barry K. Shelton, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Austin, TX

10:15 am
Break

Break

10:30 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Noncompetition Agreements: Latest Developments and Special Considerations for Technology Companies

Will discuss significant recent developments under Texas law in relation to drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements and how noncompetition agreements can be used effectively in conjunction with an overall strategy to protect valuable technical and business data.

Tim McInturf, Littler Mendelson P.C. - Houston, TX

11:00 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Doe v. MySpace Inc., Defining the Statutory and Common Law Limits on Liability for Publication of Third Party Content

This session discusses latest developments in the application of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to the obligations of publishers to protect site visitors from the harmful acts of third parties.

Christopher Vasil Popov, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Austin, TX

11:30 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Antitrust Concerns in Technology Matters

A discussion of key antitrust issues and developments in the context of technology licensing, industry standards setting, patent pooling, and patent misuse.

Steven J. Pollinger, McKool Smith, P.C. - Austin, TX

Day 3 Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Michael P. Adams, Winstead Sechrest & Minick - Austin, TX

12:00 pm
Lunch on your Own

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Austin Only

Revenue Recognition and Accounting Red Flags in the Technology Sector

What lawyers should know about the "numbers game"; how drafting affects the bottom line; questions asked by auditors and the SEC.

Mark E Mouritsen, MFI Capital - Austin, TX
Thomas Irvin Queen Jr, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC - Austin, TX
Larry Westall, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP - San Jose, CA

1:45 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Austin Only

Where to Put IP: International Tax Strategies for Developing Sourcing and Moving Technology Assets

Where IP is developed and how such development is funded could have dramatic impact on the overall tax position of companies and entrepreneurs. Often, it is possible to consolidate the legal title to IP in the US yet transfer the beneficial interest in IP to a low tax jurisdiction outside the US through careful consideration of tax, transfer pricing and operations. This session will use illustrative examples to demonstrate common planning techniques which are utilized by many US-based technology companies.

Sang Kim, DLA Piper - East Palo Alto, CA
Eric Ryan, DLA Piper - East Palo Alto, CA

2:30 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Effective Use of Special Committees in Going Private Transactions

In the current financial climate of cheap and plentiful money and aggressive private equity groups more and more companies are considering options to go private. This session covers effective use of special committees in going private transactions.

Thomas W. Adkins, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP - Austin, TX

3:00 pm
Adjourn

Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2007 Technology Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Thomas W. Adkins
Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
Austin, TX
Tom Adolph
Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX
J. Benjamin Bai
Jones Day
Houston, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette & Golden L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Austin, TX
Kent J. Cooper
Advanced Micro Devices
Austin, TX
Eric Drattell
Risk Management Solutions, Inc.
Newark, CA
Eric Goldman
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Susan Jeanette Hightower
Pirkey Barber LLP
Austin, TX
Sang Kim
DLA Piper
East Palo Alto, CA
Robert L. King
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Austin, TX
John C. Lindgren
MOSAID Technologies Inc.
Kanata, ON
Thad McBride
Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.
Washington, DC
Tim McInturf
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Houston, TX
Gabriel E. Meister
Morrison & Foerster, LLP
New York, NY
Mark E Mouritsen
MFI Capital
Austin, TX
Steven J. Pollinger
McKool Smith, P.C.
Austin, TX
Christopher Vasil Popov
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Austin, TX
Thomas Irvin Queen Jr
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC
Austin, TX
Eric Ryan
DLA Piper
East Palo Alto, CA
C. Brad Schuelke
Office of The Attorney General
Austin, TX
Barry K. Shelton
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Austin, TX
Garland T. Stephens
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX
Stephen D. Susman
Susman Godfrey LLP
New York, NY
Larry Westall
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
San Jose, CA
William D. Wiese
Dubois, Bryant & Campbell, LLP
Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX
Mary W S Wong
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, NH

Planning Committee

Mark A. Lemley—Co-Chair
Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Keith E. Witek—Co-Chair
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX
Michael P. Adams
Winstead Sechrest & Minick
Austin, TX
Walter Earl Bissex
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Diana K. Borden
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC
Austin, TX
Daniel Joseph Brennan
Dell Inc.
Round Rock, TX
Christopher Tracy Brown
NetSpend Corporation
Austin, TX
Teresa Jean Burroff
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Austin, TX
Michael J Esposito
University Of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Albert B. Kimball Jr.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Houston, TX
Robert L. King
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Austin, TX
William L. LaFuze
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Jonathan Ethan Lass
Clark, Thomas & Winters
Austin, TX
Barry Newberger
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX
Amber Hatfield Rovner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Austin, TX
Garland T. Stephens
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX
Joseph Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Austin, TX
Michele Barbero Thompson
Pervasive Software Inc.
Austin, TX
James M. Vickery
DLA Piper
Austin, TX
William Reid Wittliff
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody P.C.
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2007 Technology Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
14.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
14.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
17.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
14.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
14.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
17.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

UT Law CLE

2007 Technology Law Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 16, 2007
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 18, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 21, 2007
    $50 processing fee applied

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Feb 20, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Feb 20, 2007
    $0 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2007 Technology Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701-4082
512.685.8100 (reservations)
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