University of Texas School of Law
29th Annual
Technology Law Conference
Austin May 26-27, 2016 Four Seasons Hotel
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Live Webcast May 26-27, 2016
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SPONSORS
Baker Botts
Dell
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Locke Lord LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Prichard Hawkins & Young, LLP
UnitedLex Corp.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

Program Features
UT Law’s 29th Annual Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in copyright, trademark, open source, and data privacy and security for the latest issues affecting the technology industry. This year's program features:
  • Advanced licensing—learn practical negotiation and drafting strategies, including key clauses in light of recent developments
  • Open source software licensing and developments in compliance initiatives
  • The Evolving U.S. and EU Privacy Framework, with insight from Dell and BP International
  • Ethical issues involved in the use and regulation of big data, as well as the intersection of data mining and political activities
  • Cybersecurity—recent legal and regulatory developments, tips for developing and testing incident response plans, and best practices for cyber risk management
  • Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights Online
  • A look at how technology is changing the employee-employer relationship—agreements for protecting yourself from the “moonlighting employee,” as well as the evolving difference between employees and “end-users” when Working for the App
  • Key Issues in Corporate Transactions, plus legal and business considerations for taking a company public
  • A panel of U.S. District Court Judges discuss current issues in technology law and best practices as they occur in federal litigation
  • Network with program faculty and attendees at the Thursday Evening Reception.

 

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

11/24/17
Schedule

Thursday Morning, May 26, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Bart W. Huffman, Locke Lord LLP - Austin, TX

7:30 am

Austin Only

Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Protecting Your Technology Post-Alice?

The Alice case has reestablished Section 101 as a real test of patent validity and scope. How does this case change a company’s strategy toward patent acquisition and valuation? Do portfolios need to be reevaluated or reorganized? Do filing targets and budgets need to be reevaluated? 

Kevin J. Meek, Baker Botts - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.75 hr

Open Source Software Licensing Compliance in the Age of Community and Containers

A look at the latest developments in open source community compliance initiatives, as well as trends in technology that present new challenges for compliance initiatives.

Heather J. Meeker, O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Menlo Park, CA

9:45 am

0.50 hr

Understanding Dispute Resolution Options in Technology Agreements

A discussion of key strategies for determining the best options for your technology agreement, including a look at the types of ADR in domestic and international disputes, treaty obligations applicable to litigation and ADR, and model ADR clauses.

John R. Lane, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Houston, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

1.00 hr

The Evolving U.S. and E.U. Privacy Framework

Explore the E.U. and U.S. approaches to addressing the need to provide national security while maintaining privacy protections for individuals, examining international data transfer protections including the end of Safe Harbor and the creation of Privacy Shield.

Laura Ewbank, Microsoft Corporation - Redmond, WA
Gavin D. George, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
Lisa E. Zolidis, Dell - Round Rock, TX

11:30 am

0.75 hr ethics

The Ethics of Using Big Data

Traditional legal compliance just doesn’t cut it for governing big data processes. Data is re-purposed for uses beyond expectations. The Federal Trade Commission is concerned with hidden discrimination. Privacy regulators are concerned with secret outcomes. To be acceptable, the process needs to be legal, fair, and just—how can companies meet these expectations? 

Martin Abrams, The Information Accountability Foundation - Plano, TX

12:15 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon, May 26, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Gavin D. George, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:35 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Data Mining and Democracy: The Use of Technology and Data for Political Activities

Marci Harris, POPVOX - San Francisco, CA

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

eHealth: Where Are We Now?

Explore recent trends arising from the intersection of technology and health care, including the use of telemedicine/telehealth, wearable health technology, mobile medical apps, and a review of current data sharing issues and how health data can be shared among payors, providers, and employers, and for what purposes.

Jennifer L. Rangel, Locke Lord LLP - Austin, TX

2:05 pm

0.75 hr

Recent Developments in Cybersecurity Law and Policy

An overview of recent developments in cybersecurity law and policy, including executive branch initiatives and regulatory efforts, with a focus on the recently-enacted Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015—the result of several years of debate about how Congress should address cybersecurity issues.

Jonathan W. Gannon, AT&T Services, Inc. - Columbia, MD

2:50 pm
Break

3:00 pm

1.00 hr

Development and Testing of Incident Response Plans

Across industries, the threat of increasingly inevitable—and devastating—data breaches has increasingly become a Board of Directors concern. Learn critical best practices to consider adopting—and key pitfalls to avoid—in conducting proactive data breach response planning, including identifying critical vulnerabilities, assembling an effective incident response team, defining training exercises that will prepare the response team to mobilize when crises hit, and addressing legal and regulatory requirements and risks.

Moderator:
Christopher M. Koa, Dorsey & Whitney - Seattle, WA
Panelists:
Bill F. Odom, EY - Houston, TX
R. Jason Straight, UnitedLex Corp. - New York, NY
Luke Tenery, Kroll - Chicago, IL

4:00 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Cyber Risk Management

Survey the current cyber threat landscape and explore ways to manage the related risks. Gain a view from the front lines of recent attacks along with tips on how to mitigate the risks and manage a crisis should a company become a victim.

Gerard M. Stegmaier, Goodwin Procter LLP - Washington, DC
Robert Wallace, Mandiant - Dallas, TX

4:45 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Technology Law from the Bench

This panel discusses technology, eDiscovery, and information governance best practices as they occur in federal litigation specifically from the view of the bench. Topics include recent developments in eDiscovery law, including legal holds, cost-shifting, proportionality, privilege preservation, and sanctions; and judicial approaches to managing eDiscovery, including procedural issues, production disputes, noncooperation, noncompliance with court orders, production and privilege issues, proportionality, privilege waiver, and use of special discovery masters, with a focus on the December 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Moderator:
Jonathan Lass, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
Hon. Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn

Austin Only

NETWORKING RECEPTION (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees.

Friday Morning, May 27, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Shelayne Clemmer, Solutionary - Omaha, NE

7:30 am

Austin Only

Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Advanced Licensing

With more and more companies monetizing their intellectual property through licensing arrangements and other forms of technology transactions, courts continue to develop licensing law and contract principles at an ever-increasing pace. Review important key agreement clauses in light of recent developments, with an emphasis on practical drafting and negotiating strategies.

Edward A. Cavazos, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek, Tesla Motors - Austin, TX

9:30 am

1.00 hr

Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights Online: Perspectives and Strategies from In-House and Outside Counsel

For many companies and other IP owners, trademark and copyright issues involving domain names, websites, online marketplaces, and social media platforms continue to account for a significant amount of legal spend and effort, especially as infringements may occur across the globe and IP owners receive backlash in the media and on social networks. Trademark and copyright owners need to develop strategies to determine how and when to protect their IP. Examine recent legal developments in this area, and hear practical discussion and tips on these topics from both in-house and outside counsel perspectives.

Alicia Morris Groos, Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX
Sanjiv Sarwate, Dell - Round Rock, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr

The Case of the Moonlighting Employee

When your company's employee creates IP for the competitor, who owns it? Hear litigation options as well as state-of-the-art agreements for such a scenario and learn how employers can best protect themselves when they discover that their employee has been secretly competing while on the company payroll.

Allison L. Bowers, Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP - Austin, TX
Brenna Holmes Nava, Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - San Antonio, TX

11:30 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Working for the App

Explore the effects of the sharing economy on the traditional employment model as companies use technology to connect providers and end-users in novel ways, and employees increasingly view themselves as individual entrepreneurs with their own business aspirations. Understand more about the scope and limitations of the employee–vs.–contractor classification system, the use of arbitration agreements as a response to judicial second-guessing, the scope of an employee’s fiduciary duty, the ownership of employee inventions, and some of the potential consequences associated with replacing the traditional employment model with individually-defined, market-driven, peer-to-peer business relationships.

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

12:15 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, May 27, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Elizabeth C. Rogers, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Austin, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:35 pm

0.50 hr

Algorithmic Liability: Robots, Drones, Trolleys, and More

Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina School of Law - Columbia, SC

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

The Social Media Economy

Learn how IP assets, including patents, trade secrets, data, content, and media, are being bought, sold, licensed, and monetized (and best practices for doing so), reviewing relevant, current transactions.

Adam A. Berry, Twitter, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Stephen E. Stein, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

2:05 pm

0.75 hr

Taking a Company Public: Key Legal and Business Considerations

Review the new initial public offering (IPO) playbook four years after the JOBS Act, with special attention to the confidential submission process, use of testing the waters communications, and the typical IPO timeline. Explore key issues regarding the decision whether to go public, trends in employee compensation for companies going public, and due diligence considerations involving IP matters.

Rob Horton, MuleSoft - San Francisco, CA
J. Robert Suffoletta, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - Austin, TX

2:50 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Key Issues in Corporate Transactions: Lessons Learned from Select Delaware Cases

Discuss lessons learned from select Delaware cases of particular relevance to emerging companies, and explore strategies for satisfying fiduciary and contractual obligations to common and preferred stockholders with divergent interests, binding selling stockholders to indemnification and other obligations desired by the buyer in a sales process, balancing the fiduciary obligations of designated directors with the demands of the designating stockholder, preserving the target’s attorney–client privilege with respect to pre-closing communication, and insulating sellers from liability for extra-contractual statements made during the due diligence process.

Moderator:
Wilson Chu, McDermott Will & Emery - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Margot Carter, Living Mountain Capital LLC - Dallas, TX
Lisa R. Stark, K&L Gates LLP - Wilmington, DE

3:50 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Martin Abrams
The Information Accountability Foundation
Plano, TX
Adam A. Berry
Twitter, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Allison L. Bowers
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Austin, TX
Margot Carter
Living Mountain Capital LLC
Dallas, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
Wilson Chu
McDermott Will & Emery
Dallas, TX
Laura Ewbank
Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, WA
Jonathan W. Gannon
AT&T Services, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Gavin D. George
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Alicia Morris Groos
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Marci Harris
POPVOX
San Francisco, CA
Rob Horton
MuleSoft
San Francisco, CA
Christopher M. Koa
Dorsey & Whitney
Seattle, WA
John R. Lane
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Kevin J. Meek
Baker Botts
Austin, TX
Heather J. Meeker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Brenna Holmes Nava
Rackspace Hosting, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Bill F. Odom
EY
Houston, TX
Jennifer L. Rangel
Locke Lord LLP
Austin, TX
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Sanjiv Sarwate
Dell
Round Rock, TX
Bryant Walker Smith
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, SC
Lisa R. Stark
K&L Gates LLP
Wilmington, DE
Gerard M. Stegmaier
Goodwin Procter LLP
Washington, DC
Stephen E. Stein
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
R. Jason Straight
UnitedLex Corp.
New York, NY
J. Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Austin, TX
Luke Tenery
Kroll
Chicago, IL
Robert Wallace
Mandiant
Dallas, TX
Keith E. Witek
Tesla Motors
Austin, TX
Hon. Lee Yeakel
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
Lisa E. Zolidis
Dell
Round Rock, TX

Planning Committee

Christopher T. Brown—Co-Chair
Attorney at Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Bart W. Huffman—Co-Chair
Locke Lord LLP
Austin, TX
Adrienne L. Baugh
Dell
Round Rock, TX
Walter Earl Bissex
Bissex & Watson, P.C.
Houston, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Allison L. Bowers
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Austin, TX
Albert Carrion
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
Shelayne Clemmer
Solutionary
Omaha, NE
Randall E. Colson
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Andrew J. Gajkowski
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
Christopher A. Garcia
Dell
Round Rock, TX
Bert A. Greene
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
David J. Healey
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, TX
Jordan J. Herman
Baker Botts
Austin, TX
Paul A. Huggins
Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP
Austin, TX
Shannon Harpold Hutcheson
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Austin, TX
Joanna Jefferson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Lance A. Jones
Jones & Spross PLLC
Austin, TX
Peter D. Kennedy
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX
Alice L. King
Alice L. King, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
Robert L. King
Silicon Labs
Austin, TX
Christopher M. Koa
Dorsey & Whitney
Seattle, WA
William L. LaFuze
McKool Smith
Houston, TX
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Heather J. Meeker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Eric L. Natinsky
Quick Technologies Inc.
Austin, TX
Barry S. Newberger
Conley Rose, PC
Austin, TX
Elizabeth C. Rogers
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Austin, TX
Brandon N. Satterwhite
AT&T, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Stephen E. Stein
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
J. Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Austin, TX
Michele B. Thompson
Law Office of Michele B. Thompson
Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek
Tesla Motors
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
14.50 hrs  |  3.25 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  |  3.25 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.  
Oklahoma
17.50 hrs  |  4.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
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
17.50 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  |  3.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
14.50 hrs  |  3.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Oklahoma
17.50 hrs  |  4.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
17.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and 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.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: May 18, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 20, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 23, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 20, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 23, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

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

Accommodations

$259 room rate good through April 24, 2016 (subject to availability). 

Parking Information

$12 Event Daily; $16 Valet Daily; $32.50 Overnight Self-Parking or Valet.

UT Law CLE

2016 Technology Law Conference

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