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Andrews Kurth LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Bissex & Watson, P.C.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Cox Smith
Datacert, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Fenwick & West LLP
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Patentmath.com: Blogging Business Strategies
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Winstead PC

Overview

UT Law's Technology Law Conference includes a nationally-recognized faculty and focuses on key issues involving licensing and technology agreements, opportunities for filing and litigating in European forums, open source enforcement, and managing a dispersed, mobile workforce.

The 2011 program features special coverage of M&A in the tech sector, and robust sessions on third-party information-handling including privacy and security in the cloud and legal and transactional issues in mobile applications.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, May 26, 2011
    Presiding Officer:
    Heather J. Meeker, Greenberg Traurig LLP - East Palo Alto, CA
  • 8:00 am
    Registration Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • 8:50 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 9:00 am
    1.25 hrs
    2011 Advanced Technology Licensing: Select Topics
    Insight and updates on a variety of advanced issues that regularly arise in technology license agreements, including: conditions vs. covenants, the perils of patent exhaustion, licenses vs. covenants not to sue, assignments and change in control provisions, complexities of exclusive licenses, consequences of bankruptcy of licensor or licensee, and the interrelationships of risk allocation provisions.

    Randall E. Colson, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
    Eric M. Reifschneider, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP - East Palo Alto, CA

  • 10:15 am
    Break

  • 10:30 am
    0.75 hr ethics
    Outsourcing Legal Services: Trends, Risks, Professionalism and Ethics
    What is legal process outsourcing? What functions are being outsourced? What business and legal issues arise from legal process outsourcing? This session examines the benefits of, and best practices in managing, legal process outsourcing and provides practical advice on key ethical issues.

    Jeffrey B. Andrews, Thompson & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
    Patrice Gilles, EquaTerra - Houston, TX
    Robert R. Robinson, BancTec, Inc. - Irving, TX

  • 11:15 am
    0.75 hr
    Open Source: Claims and Flames in the New Age of Enforcement
    A practice guide to open source enforcement issues, including the real remedies for open source noncompliance, how to deflect claims and minimize their impact, working with SFLC and gpl-violations.org, and responding to claims, demands, blogs and flames.

    Heather J. Meeker, Greenberg Traurig LLP - East Palo Alto, CA

  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch on Your Own

  • Thursday Afternoon, May 26, 2011
    Presiding Officer:
    Kevin J. Meek, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Austin, TX
  • 1:15 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    How to Stay in Good Graces in Federal Court: A Judge's View on Professional Practice
    Advice from the bench on effective professional practice; with an introduction by Jonathan Lass, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Austin, TX

    Hon. Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX

  • 1:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Legal and Employment Issues involving a Technology Workforce
    This session explores the legal issues implicated by a dispersed, mobile workforce and provides practical suggestions for implementing an effective mobile workforce program. Topics include legal and practical considerations regarding local law compliance, privacy and data security, workplace safety, third-party premises liability, compensation compliance, and the implementation and ongoing management of a successful mobile workforce program.

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

  • 2:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Copyright Litigation and Enforcement: Current Issues and Case Law Developments
    A discussion of current copyright issues and case law developments.

    David G. Swenson, Baylor University School of Law - Waco, TX
    William Reid Wittliff, Lancaster, Helling, Grable & Wittliff, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

  • 3:15 pm
    Break

  • 3:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Non-Disclosure Agreements: Sample Forms and Best Practices, plus Industry and International Differences
    An overview of key drafting issues, relevant law, pitfalls, dos and don'ts, sample provisions, common business practices, and industry/regional differences involving non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Session materials include sample forms and clauses, and the presentation touches on the speakers' experience with how NDAs can vary by industry and region.

    Elizabeth A. Apperley, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Austin, TX
    Peter E. Mims, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

  • 4:00 pm
    1.50 hrs
    M&A in the Technology Sector: Key Issues and Special Considerations
    This session addresses various M&A issues that arise in acquisitions of technology companies, including special "clean room" procedures for handling sensitive technology in the due diligence process; why counsel should pay close attention to "residuals" clauses and non-solicitation and standstill provisions in confidentiality agreements; potential traps in negotiating IP-related representations and warranties; whether selling stockholders should be liable beyond the indemnification escrow for breaches of IP-related representations and warranties; the legal significance of "non-reliance" clauses; and issues related to shared technology in divisional sales.

    Moderator:
    Richard E. Climan, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP - East Palo Alto, CA
    Panelists:
    John Wilemon Martin, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Alan Schoenbaum, Rackspace Managed Hosting - San Antonio, TX
    Panelists:
    J. Robert Suffoletta, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - West Lake Hills, TX

  • 5:30 pm
    Adjourn to Reception

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, May 27, 2011
    Presiding Officer:
    Bart W. Huffman, Cox Smith - San Antonio, TX
  • 8:00 am
    Conference Room Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • Mobile Applications: Technology, Trends and Transactional Issues

  • 8:30 am
    0.50 hr
    The Plumbing of Applications ("Apps")
    A lawyer's guide to the underlying network architecture of apps. How do they work? Whose networks and servers does information reside on? Who has ownership and control of processing and content?

    Dean W. Harvey, Andrews Kurth LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 9:00 am
    1.00 hr
    Mobile Applications: Emerging Legal and Transactional Issues
    Mobile apps are hot. This session addresses the key legal and transactional issues involved in the development and distribution of apps, including contract issues involving application programming interfaces across platforms, e.g., Apple, Android/Google, Facebook and Twitter.

    Edward A. Cavazos, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - Austin, TX
    Tarun Nimmagadda, Mutual Mobile - Austin, TX

  • 10:00 am
    Break

  • Third-Party Handling and Control of Information, including Privacy and Security in the Cloud

  • 10:15 am
    0.83 hr
    Handling of Personal Information by Third-Party Service Providers: Basic Legal Framework, Risk Factors, Best Practices and Corporate Perspectives
    As information technology continues to race along, and data storage and processing increasingly moves to the "cloud", companies rely more heavily on third-party information-handling service providers. Industry-specific regulation of personal information involving both health care providers and financial institutions has existed for some time in the U.S. However, laws such as the Massachusetts data security regulations and Nevada’s amended Security of Personal Information Law – and, increasingly, Federal Trade Commission enforcement of the FTC Act’s prohibition against “unfair or deceptive acts or practices” – now require virtually any company that collects consumer or marketing data to maintain a comprehensive information security program, for both liability and reputational reasons. This presentation reviews the evolving broadly-applicable U.S. legal standards for the handling of personal information by third-parties, and examines pertinent factors in the development of responsible risk assessment and reasonable oversight programs.

    Chris Field, Harte-Hanks, Inc. - Austin, TX
    Meagan McKenney Gillette, Cox Smith - San Antonio, TX
    Bart W. Huffman, Cox Smith - San Antonio, TX

  • 11:05 am
    0.33 hr
    A Practical Guide for Corporate Counsel and Technology Lawyers on How to Respond to Requests for Information
    This session discusses strategies, tactics and how to respond to third-party subpoenas and requests for information.

    Peter D. Kennedy, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C. - Austin, TX

  • 11:25 am
    0.50 hr
    Contracting for Cloud Services: Closing the Gap between Vendors and Customers without Losing Critical Protection
    This session explores key issues in cloud contracting, including what's being offered, what's being negotiated and how to get it.

    Stephen D. Gillespie, Fenwick & West LLP - San Francisco, CA

  • 11:55 am
    0.50 hr
    Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Protecting Intellectual Property including European Forums
    Strategic issues and opportunities in filing and litigating under the European rules.

    David J. Healey, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Houston, TX
    Erick Robinson, Red Hat, Inc. - Raleigh, NC

  • 12:25 pm
    Break to Pick Up Lunch
    Included in conference registration fee.

  • Friday Afternoon, May 27, 2011
    Presiding Officer:
    Michael P. Adams, Winstead PC - Austin, TX
  • Luncheon Presentation

  • 12:40 pm
    0.75 hr
    Data Markets and Data Aggregators: What Are the Sources, How to Evaluate Whether to Use External Data, and What Are the Privacy Implications?
    A representative from a leading international data provider discusses the market landscape for data, and the major issues to be considered when accessing and using information from the global digital data market, including the latest developments, trends, opportunities and pitfalls. Privacy principles and other legal and practical concerns are also addressed.

    Sheila D. Colclasure, Acxiom Corporation - Little Rock, AR
    Commentator:
    Bart W. Huffman, Cox Smith - San Antonio, TX

  • 1:25 pm
    Break

  • 1:40 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    Fashioning and Implementing the Litigation Hold
    When does duty to preserve arise?

    Alan D Albright, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - Austin, TX

  • 2:10 pm
    0.50 hr
    What Every Technology Lawyer Needs to Know about the Laws Governing Payments: Issue Spotting and Regulatory Pitfalls
    This session provides an overview of payments law for technology practitioners, with a discussion of the overall legal regime governing payments and hot buttons around anti-money laundering, consumer protection and privacy issues.

    Christopher T. Brown, NetSpend Corporation - Austin, TX

  • 2:40 pm
    0.50 hr ethics
    Ethical Pressures and Dilemmas in Corporate or Organizational Environments
    Social psychology teaches us a great deal about the ethical or unethical behavior of individuals in an organizational environment. Do more rules help? More training? What causes people in bureaucracies to behave ethically or unethically?

    William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., of counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

  • 3:10 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Alan D Albright

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Austin, TX

Jeffrey B. Andrews

Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX

Elizabeth A. Apperley

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX

Jason Boulette

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

Christopher T. Brown

NetSpend Corporation
Austin, TX

Edward A. Cavazos

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Austin, TX

William J. Chriss

Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., of counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Richard E. Climan

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Sheila D. Colclasure

Acxiom Corporation
Little Rock, AR

Randall E. Colson

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Chris Field

Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Austin, TX

Patrice Gilles

EquaTerra
Houston, TX

Stephen D. Gillespie

Fenwick & West LLP
San Francisco, CA

Meagan McKenney Gillette

Cox Smith
San Antonio, TX

Dean W. Harvey

Andrews Kurth LLP
Dallas, TX

David J. Healey

Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX

Bart W. Huffman

Cox Smith
San Antonio, TX

Peter D. Kennedy

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C.
Austin, TX

John Wilemon Martin

Baker Botts L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

Heather J. Meeker

Greenberg Traurig LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Peter E. Mims

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Tarun Nimmagadda

Mutual Mobile
Austin, TX

Eric M. Reifschneider

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Erick Robinson

Red Hat, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

Robert R. Robinson

BancTec, Inc.
Irving, TX

Alan Schoenbaum

Rackspace Managed Hosting
San Antonio, TX

J. Robert Suffoletta

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX

David G. Swenson

Baylor University School of Law
Waco, TX

William Reid Wittliff

Lancaster, Helling, Grable & Wittliff, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Hon. Lee Yeakel

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Bart W. Huffman—Co-Chair

Cox Smith
San Antonio, TX

Heather J. Meeker—Co-Chair

Greenberg Traurig LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Michael P. Adams

Winstead PC
Austin, TX

Jeffrey B. Andrews

Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX

David Andrew Bain

DataCert
Houston, TX

Walter Earl Bissex

Bissex & Watson, P.C.
Austin, TX

Christopher T. Brown

NetSpend Corporation
Austin, TX

Christopher J. Byrne

Tessera, Inc.
San Jose, CA

Edward A. Cavazos

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Austin, TX

Richard E. Climan

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Randall E. Colson

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Michael J. Esposito

University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Christopher A. Garcia

Dell, Inc.
Round Rock, TX

Dean W. Harvey

Andrews Kurth LLP
Dallas, TX

David J. Healey

Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX

Lance A. Jones

Trilogy
Austin, TX

Peter D. Kennedy

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C.
Austin, TX

Robert L. King

Silicon Laboratories
Austin, TX

William L. LaFuze

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Jonathan E. Lass

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Mark L. Murdock

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Eric L. Natinsky

Quick Technologies Inc.
Austin, TX

Eric M. Reifschneider

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Erick Robinson

Red Hat, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

Robert R. Robinson

BancTec, Inc.
Irving, TX

J. Robert Suffoletta

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX

James M. Vickery

Austin, TX

Wesley C. Watts

Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Keith E. Witek

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX

William Reid Wittliff

Lancaster, Helling, Grable & Wittliff, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
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.  
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.  
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
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.  

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Austin – May 26-27, 2011 – Four Seasons Hotel
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