University of Texas School of Law

30th Annual

Technology Law Conference

Austin May 25-26, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel
$645 Individual  |  $695 after May 17

Live Webcast May 25-26, 2017
$595 Individual

Register

Also available as: eConference, Materials, In-House CLE

EVENT SPONSORS
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. 

SPONSORS
Baker Botts
Bracewell LLP
Dell
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Locke Lord LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP

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2017 Technology Law Conference

Program Features
UT Law’s 30th 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.

UT Law CLE

2017 Technology Law Conference

2/19/17
Schedule

Thursday Morning

7:30 am

Austin Only

Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Negotiating in the Open: Open Source Warranties and Indemnities in Transactions

Negotiating warranties and indemnities for open source software components of products can be a challenge. Should it be the same as for proprietary software, or different? Hear best practices to help you get your software deal done. 

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

9:15 am

0.75 hr

License or Service? What You Have, What You Can Do and Asking the Right Questions to Figure It Out

Catherine Bedell, Vapor IO, Inc. - Austin, TX
Amanda Borichevsky, SolarWinds, Inc. - Austin, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

1.00 hr

Advanced Licensing: Strategies for Negotiating and Drafting Licensing Contracts

Drafting and negotiating technology licenses has always been tricky, but the rapid pace of technological disruption, the increasingly complex web of industry relationships, and developing bodies of law have come together to make it more challenging than ever. Review how licensing strategies should evolve to take these and related factors into account, with an emphasis on real-world drafting and negotiating examples.
 

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

11:15 am

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Technology and Intellectual Property Law Issues as Viewed From the Federal Bench

Hear discussion of technology, intellectual property, trade secret, and eDiscovery legal issues from the perspective of three United States federal district judges, including cases involving technology licensing agreements, trade secret misappropriation, and recent developments in eDiscovery law.

Moderator:
Jonathan Lass, Jackson Walker LLP - Austin, TX
Hon. Robert L. Pitman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
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

12:00 pm

Live Webcast Only

Break for Lunch—Presentations Resume at 12:20 p.m.

12:00 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:20 pm

0.50 hr

The Cyber Threat Landscape

Jamie Wallace, AT&T Chief Security Office - Austin, TX

 
12:50 pm
Break

1:05 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Cyber Security Governance in an Era of Bold Regulatory Moves

Moderator:
Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX
Seth Jaffe, Southwest Airlines - Dallas, TX

1:50 pm

0.75 hr

Insurance Coverage

Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

2:35 pm

0.75 hr

Innovative Approaches to Protecting IP in the Technology Sector

Recent developments in IP law have led to some rethinking on how to best protect your IP.

Steven R. Borgman, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Robert L. King, Silicon Labs - Austin, TX

3:20 pm
Break

3:30 pm

0.75 hr

Allocating IP in Development and Collaboration Agreements

There are many ways to allocate rights in IP between parties to a development or collaboration agreement. A few common approaches exist that provide good starting frameworks, but experience also suggests some common pitfalls to avoid. This presentation discusses various frameworks for IP allocation, cross licensing, prosecution and maintenance of patents on developed IP, enforcement of developed IP, joint ownership (and its perils), and rights of first refusal and negotiation.
 

John P. Brockland, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Redwood City, CA

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Christopher T. Brown, Attorney at Law, PLLC - Austin, TX

5:00 pm

Live Webcast Only

Adjourn

5:00 pm

Austin Only

Adjourn to Reception

Friday Morning

7:30 am

Austin Only

Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

1.00 hr

How the Trump Administration Will Impact the Technology Industry

Christopher Mohr, Software & Information Industry Association - Washington, DC

9:30 am

1.00 hr

GDPR Readiness in 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will significantly impact businesses around the world that digitally collect and process data on Europeans. One key change introduces significant fines for noncompliance of up to 4% of annual gross revenue. While the GDPR will not officially become law until mid-2018, companies should start preparing by conducting internal analyses of current data protection practices to identify potential gaps or compliance risks. Get an update on GDPR developments since it was announced in December of 2015 and walk through the specific steps that are necessary for compliance by its effective date.

Elizabeth C. Rogers, Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Austin, TX
Sabina Jausovec Salinas, Walmart Stores, Inc. - Bentonville, AR
Lisa E. Zolidis, Dell - Round Rock, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr

Forced Localization of Cloud Services: What are the Real Drivers?

‘Data Sovereignty’ is now a high-profile issue on both sides of the Atlantic and constraints on data location are a growing challenge for organizations that provide services internationally. Various justifications have been advanced but what are the real drivers for, and practical implications of, such rules?

Professor Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London - London, United Kingdom

11:30 am

1.00 hr ethics

Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession

Lance A. Jones, Jones & Spross PLLC - Austin, TX

12:30 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

12:30 pm

Live Webcast Only

Break for Lunch—Presentations Resume at 12:50 p.m.

Friday Afternoon

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:50 pm

0.50 hr

Social Media Risks in 2017

Discuss new and frequent social media risks that impact legal professionals and their clients in 2017.  

Ryan M. Garcia, Dell - Austin, TX

 
1:20 pm
Break

1:35 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Immigration Update: Trump-Era Policies and Impacts on the Technology Sector

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

2:05 pm

1.00 hr

Influence of Activist Shareholders on M&A and Corporate Governance

Review the impact of activist shareholders on influencing M&A strategy, corporate governance practices, and the decision to go public from the perspective of internal counsel, investor communications, and outside corporate and securities counsel. 

Moderator:
J. Robert Suffoletta, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. - West Lake Hills, TX
Panelist:
John Christiansen, Sard Verbinnen & Co - San Francisco, CA

3:05 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Deal Breakers: Navigating Due Diligence in Technology Transactions

Moderator:
Courtney S. York, Baker Botts - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
Alan Schoenbaum, Austin, TX
John D. Holmes, Forcepoint LLC - Austin, TX

3:50 pm
Adjourn

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2017 Technology Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Catherine Bedell
Vapor IO, Inc.
Austin, TX
Steven R. Borgman
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Amanda Borichevsky
SolarWinds, Inc.
Austin, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
John P. Brockland
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Redwood City, CA
Christopher T. Brown
Attorney at Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
John Christiansen
Sard Verbinnen & Co
San Francisco, CA
Ryan M. Garcia
Dell
Austin, TX
John D. Holmes
Forcepoint LLC
Austin, TX
Bart W. Huffman
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Seth Jaffe
Southwest Airlines
Dallas, TX
Lance A. Jones
Jones & Spross PLLC
Austin, TX
Robert L. King
Silicon Labs
Austin, TX
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
Heather J. Meeker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Menlo Park, CA
Professor Christopher Millard
Queen Mary University of London
London, United Kingdom
Christopher Mohr
Software & Information Industry Association
Washington, DC
Hon. Robert L. Pitman
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Elizabeth C. Rogers
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Austin, TX
Sabina Jausovec Salinas
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville, AR
Alan Schoenbaum
Austin, TX
J. Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX
Leslie C. Thorne
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, TX
Jamie Wallace
AT&T Chief Security Office
Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek
Tesla Motors
Austin, TX
Hon. Lee Yeakel
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
Courtney S. York
Baker Botts
Dallas, TX
Lisa E. Zolidis
Dell
Round Rock, TX

Planning Committee

Christopher A. Garcia—Co-Chair
Dell
Boston, MA
Bart W. Huffman—Co-Chair
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Jeffrey B. Andrews
Bracewell
Houston, TX
Walter Earl Bissex
Bissex & Watson, P.C.
Houston, TX
Steven R. Borgman
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Allison L. Bowers
Hutcheson | Bowers LLLP
Austin, TX
Christopher T. Brown
Attorney at Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Albert Carrion
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Edward A. Cavazos
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Austin, TX
Richard E. Climan
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Redwood City, CA
Randall E. Colson
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Sheryl A. Falk
Winston & Strawn LLP
Houston, 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
William L. LaFuze
McKool Smith
Houston, TX
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
Simon Lopez
Rackspace Hosting, Inc.
San Antonio, 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.
Dallas, TX
Stephen E. Stein
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
J. Robert Suffoletta
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
West Lake Hills, TX
Michele B. Thompson
Law Office of Michele B. Thompson
Austin, TX
James M. Vickery
DLA Piper LLP US
Austin, TX
Keith E. Witek
Tesla Motors
Austin, TX
W. Reid Wittliff
Wittliff | Cutter PLLC
Austin, TX
Lisa E. Zolidis
Dell
Round Rock, TX

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2017 Technology Law Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: May 17, 2017
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 19, 2017
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 22, 2017
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 19, 2017
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 22, 2017
    $50 processing fee applied

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2017 Technology Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

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

Accommodations

$265 room rate good through April 23, 2017 (subject to availability).

Parking Information

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

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2017 Technology Law Conference

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