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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Datacert, Inc.
Dell
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Winstead PC

Overview

In its 25th year, UT Law's Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of leading technology, licensing and M&A counsel along with experts in copyright, trademark, open source and advertising for two days of sophisticated and practical presentations and discussions.  The program also draws a prominent audience and sponsorship from leading technology companies as well as their legal, financial and data security advisors.

2012 Program highlights include:

  • Anatomy of a Facebook Scam – uncover how deceptive practices used to exploit the social network earn massive advertising revenue and the legal issues associated with the scams.

  • Advertising in the Digital Age: Privacy Snafus in Data Collection, Marketing and Messaging – learn how key federal and state regulatory enforcement and industry best practices are establishing a framework for compliance of legal privacy and consumer protection.

  • Protecting Your Company’s Data from Hackers and Disclosure: Are You Ready for Anonymous?

  • Contract Employees in the Technology Sector: Employment Issues, IP Protection and Export Control

  • M&A in the Technology Sector Workshop

Event Schedule

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

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, May 24, 2012
    Presiding Officer:
    Bart W. Huffman, Locke Lord LLP - Austin, TX
  • 8:00 am
    Registration Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • 8:50 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 9:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Advanced Licensing: Select Topics
    A business lawyer's guide to effectively representing clients on both sides of a transaction on the following licensing issues: drafting and interpreting efforts clauses, dispute resolution provisions, most favored nation (MFN) provisions, and representations and warranties.

    Jordan J. Herman, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Austin, TX

  • 9:45 am
    0.75 hr
    Advanced Licensing Workshop: Negotiating and Drafting Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions
    This workshop combines mock negotiation with a close look at problematic issues and drafting approaches involving indemnification and limitation of liability provisions in a licensing context.

    Moderator:
    Jeff Dodd, Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston, TX
    Panelists:
    Anthony E. Peterman, Dell, Inc - Round Rock, TX
    Panelists:
    Keith E. Witek, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Austin, TX

  • 10:30 am
    Break

  • 10:45 am
    0.50 hr
    Cloud Computing: Contracting for Vendor Services and Risk Management Issues
    More and more companies are storing data in the cloud using a variety of vendor services and mobile applications, including Gmail, Dropbox, Salesforce, etc. This session examines key provisions in these vendor contracts with particular attention to liability and risk management involving service outages, and lost or compromised data.

    Edward A. Cavazos, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - Austin, TX

  • 11:15 am
    0.67 hr
    Trademark Current Developments: Domain Names, Disputes and Generic Top-Level Domain Names (gTLD)
    Current developments and case law involving domain names, improper use, top-level domain names and other hot topics.

    Erin S. Hennessy, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP - Seattle, WA

  • 11:55 am
    Lunch On Your Own

  • Thursday Afternoon, May 24, 2012
    Presiding Officer:
    William L. LaFuze, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
  • 1:15 pm
    0.50 hr
    Copyright Developments: Current Issues and Case Law Update
    A review of recent copyright developments, current issues and the latest case law.

    David G. Swenson, Baylor University School of Law - Waco, TX

  • 1:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Contract Employees in the Technology Sector: Employment Issues, IP Protection and Export Control
    Best practices and policies for managing contractors and employees with access to corporate intellectual property, including key export control issues.

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

  • 2:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    The Seven Deadly Sins of Outsourcing Litigation
    High-stakes outsourcing litigation repeatedly encounters nearly identical legal and factual minefields. Learn the seven deadly sins that expose both sides to significant liability in these highly contentious matters, gleaned from experience representing both providers and customers in large outsourcing disputes.

    Steven G. Schortgen, K&L Gates LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 3:00 pm
    Break

  • M&A in the Technology Sector

  • 3:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    Open Source Issues Involving M&A Transactions: Lessons Learned after 21 Years of GPL
    Best practices in M&A for handling open source risks have matured as the use of open source has become ubiquitous in business. This session provides practical approaches to solving problems that arise in open source diligence, and gives an update on custom and practice in M&A transactions.

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

  • 4:00 pm
    1.50 hrs
    0.25 hr ethics
    M&A in the Technology Sector Workshop
    Experienced deal lawyers highlight essential issues and market practice in structuring, negotiating and executing acquisitions involving technology companies.

    Moderator:
    Richard E. Climan, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Redwood Shores, CA
    Panelists:
    Wilson Chu, K&L Gates LLP - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Steven F. Coleman, NetSpend Corporation - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    J. Robert Suffoletta, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - West Lake Hills, TX

  • 5:30 pm
    Adjourn to Reception
    Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, May 25, 2012
    Presiding Officer:
    David Andrew Bain, Datacert, Inc. - Houston, TX
  • 8:00 am
    Conference Room Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • 8:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Five Top Takeaways of the America Invents Act for Technology and Business Lawyers
    The America Invents Act has been labeled the most significant reform of the Patent Act since 1952. While the AIA focuses heavily on patent prosecution and reexamination matters, there are a number of wrinkles to the law that can and will affect technology and business lawyers.

    Andrew Scott Ehmke, Haynes & Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX

  • 9:00 am
    0.50 hr
    Anatomy of a Facebook Scam
    This session uncovers how unscrupulous publishers use deceptive practices to exploit the world's largest online social network, earning massive advertising revenue in the process. The session also provides an overview of the legal issues associated with Facebook scams.

    Slade Steven Cutter, Cutter Law, P.C. - Austin, TX

  • 9:30 am
    1.00 hr
    Advertising in the Digital Age: Avoiding Privacy Snafus in Data Collection, Marketing and Messaging
    An in-depth discussion of the emerging areas where technology companies and advertisers have faced legal privacy and consumer protection legal scrutiny associated with their online and mobile data collection, disclosure and data usage. Learn how key federal and state regulatory enforcement and industry best practices are establishing a framework for compliance, and gain practical tips for when an advertiser finds itself the target of a privacy regulatory investigation.

    Moderator:
    Bart W. Huffman, Locke Lord LLP - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Slade Steven Cutter, Cutter Law, P.C. - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    John Heitmann, Kelly Drye & Warren LLP - Washington, DC

  • 10:30 am
    Break

  • 10:45 am
    0.50 hr
    How to Approach an International Deal: Best Practices, Tips and Checklists
    Advice, tips and checklists on how corporate and business lawyers should approach international deals and contractual arrangements.

    D. Marie Wagner, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX

  • 11:15 am
    0.75 hr
    What Does that Language Mean? Judicial and Litigator Perspectives on Technology License Drafting and Disputes
    You may think you know what your technology license means, but when push comes to shove, a judge or possibly even a jury will have the final say. Illustrated by specific cases that were decided in court, hear perspectives from both sides of the bench on how complex technology licenses and agreements are presented to, interpreted, and enforced by non-technical judges and lay juror—to help you write better, tighter and clearer agreements.

    Moderator:
    Peter D. Kennedy, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Lance A. Jones, Lancaster Helling Jones Grable & Wittliff L.L.P. - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, 345th Judicial Civil District Court - Austin, TX

  • 12:00 pm
    Break for Buffet Lunch
    Included in conference registration fee.

  • Friday Afternoon, May 25, 2012
    Presiding Officer:
    Michael P. Adams, Winstead PC - Austin, TX
  • Luncheon Presentation

  • 12:20 pm
    1.00 hr
    Data Security Breaches: Lessons Learned from Major Hacks of Corporate Web Sites—Are You Ready for Anonymous?
    Learn best practices in protecting your company and client data from both inadvertent disclosure and third party system intrusions. This session explores physical and technical data security measures, including software, services and process solutions to protect credit card information, FTP servers, hosted services, mobile file sharing and file transfers.

    Moderator:
    Jonathan E. Lass, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Neal Maguire, Verizon - Dallas, TX
    Panelists:
    Craig A. Robinson, GlobalSCAPE, Inc. - San Antonio, TX

  • 1:20 pm
    Break

  • 1:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Effective Use of Electronic Documentation for Both Consumer-Facing and Business Agreements
    It has been nearly twelve years since the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN) became the law and electronic signatures, delivery and fulfillment methods have become a standard way to do business. Since then, forty-six states have also enacted the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). This session describes how a thoughtful e-process can actually reduce a company's risk, relative to traditional paper processes. Among the topics covered are a Six-Point Risk Assessment Framework and what the courts are saying about the enforceability of records signed with electronic signatures or sent solely via e-delivery.

    Patrick Joseph Hatfield, Locke Lord LLP - Austin, TX

  • 2:00 pm
    0.75 hr ethics
    Who is the Client? It Is Not as Easy as We Think

    Thomas H. Watkins, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

  • 2:45 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Jason Boulette

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

Edward A. Cavazos

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Austin, TX

Wilson Chu

K&L Gates LLP
Dallas, TX

Richard E. Climan

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Redwood Shores, CA

Steven F. Coleman

NetSpend Corporation
Austin, TX

Slade Steven Cutter

Cutter Law, P.C.
Austin, TX

Jeff Dodd

Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX

Andrew Scott Ehmke

Haynes & Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Patrick Joseph Hatfield

Locke Lord LLP
Austin, TX

John Heitmann

Kelly Drye & Warren LLP
Washington, DC

Erin S. Hennessy

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Seattle, WA

Jordan J. Herman

Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Bart W. Huffman

Locke Lord LLP
Austin, TX

Lance A. Jones

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

Peter D. Kennedy

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Jonathan E. Lass

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Neal Maguire

Verizon
Dallas, TX

Heather J. Meeker

Greenberg Traurig LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Anthony E. Peterman

Dell, Inc
Round Rock, TX

Craig A. Robinson

GlobalSCAPE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Steven G. Schortgen

K&L Gates LLP
Dallas, TX

J. Robert Suffoletta

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

David G. Swenson

Baylor University School of Law
Waco, TX

D. Marie Wagner

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX

Thomas H. Watkins

Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Keith E. Witek

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX

Hon. Stephen Yelenosky

345th Judicial Civil District Court
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Bart W. Huffman—Co-Chair

Locke Lord LLP
Austin, TX

Michael P. Adams

Winstead PC
Austin, TX

Jeffrey B. Andrews

Thompson & Knight LLP
Houston, TX

David Andrew Bain

Datacert, Inc.
Houston, TX

Walter Earl Bissex

Bissex & Watson, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX

Christopher T. Brown

Attorney at Law, PLLC
Austin, TX

Albert A. Carrion Jr.

Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Edward A. Cavazos

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Austin, TX

Randall E. Colson

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

Michael J. Esposito

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Christopher A. Garcia

Dell
Round Rock, TX

Megan E. Gray

Gray Matters
Washington, DC

David J. Healey

Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX

Jordan J. Herman

Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Lance A. Jones

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

Peter D. Kennedy

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Robert L. King

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Austin, TX

Jason Douglas Krieser

K&L Gates LLP
Dallas, TX

William L. LaFuze

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX

Jonathan E. Lass

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Heather J. Meeker

Greenberg Traurig LLP
East Palo Alto, CA

Mark L. Murdock

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Eric L. Natinsky

Quick Technologies Inc.
Austin, TX

Barry Stephen Newberger

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Austin, TX

J. Robert Suffoletta

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, 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 24-25, 2012 – AT&T Conference Center
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