University of Texas School of Law
30th Annual
Technology Law Conference
Austin May 25-26, 2017 Four Seasons Hotel
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Live Webcast May 25-26, 2017
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WEBCAST SPONSORS
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. 

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

UT Law CLE

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. This year's program features:
  • A discussion of current technology policy and possible impacts under a Trump administration
  • Advanced licensing and service agreements—understanding key terms, practical negotiation and drafting strategies, and perspectives from the federal bench
  • Negotiating open source warranties and indemnities
  • GDPR Readiness in 2017
  • A look at the current cyber threat landscape and emerging issues for executive officers and board members
  • Innovative Approaches to Protecting IP in the Technology Sector
  • Programmable Money and the Future of Contracts
  • Key issues in technology M&A: the influence of activist shareholders, and navigating due diligence in technology transactions
  • Immigration Update: Trump-Era Policies and Impacts on the Technology Sector
  • A panel of U.S. District Court Judges discussing current issues in technology law and best practices as they occur in federal litigation
  • 3.00 hours of Ethics, including a presentation on Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession
  • Multiple opportunities for networking, including Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees

UT Law CLE

2017 Technology Law Conference

9/25/17
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
David J. Healey, Fish & Richardson P.C. - Houston, TX

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

A technology contract’s structure and key terms depend on the nature of the offering and its distribution model. Walk through the questions you need to ask to produce a high quality technology contract with terms that match your company’s or your client’s model. 

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 a 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

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:20 pm

0.50 hr

The Cyber Threat Landscape

When it always seems like the sky is falling in the cyber world, it’s hard to know what to actually worry about. Explore who the bad actors are, what they are after, and how the law fits in.

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—Addressing Emerging Expectations

Explore the threat landscape as pertinent to an executive officer and/or board of directors, including the questions that should be asked in light of what applicable regulating bodies are expecting. Discuss how legal and industry requirements and guidance may be used to promote a cultural shift towards data protection, which has become increasingly important both in the US and abroad.

Moderator:
Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Seth Jaffe, LEO Cyber Security - Houston, TX
Thomas Smedinghoff, Locke Lord LLP - Chicago, IL

1:50 pm

0.75 hr

What Every IP Lawyer Should Know about Insurance

From cyber liability coverage to policies covering intellectual property litigation, learn what’s available in the marketplace and the pitfalls to avoid.

Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
Dominic Keller, Willis Towers Watson - San Francisco, CA

2:35 pm

0.75 hr

Innovative Approaches to Protecting IP in the Technology Sector

Hear about recent developments in IP law that 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. Explore 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, Hogan Lovells US LLP - San Francisco, CA

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Programmable Money and the Future of Contracts

Innovations in virtual currency (such as Bitcoin) and distributed ledger technology (such as the Blockchain) are leading to a revolution in contracts, realizing the possibilities of money itself becoming programmable. Review the current developments and near-term outlook, notable legal issues, and the practice implications for technology lawyers.

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

5:00 pm

Austin Only

Adjourn to Reception

Friday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Chad Ennis, Bracewell LLP - Austin, TX

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

From encryption, to copyright law, to data localization, to patent reform, what does a Republican Congress and a Republican President mean for technology policy? 

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

9:30 am

0.50 hr ethics

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

Explore legislative and executive activity affecting technology-related immigration in the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration, including proposed legislation targeting the H-1B program, the President’s executive orders affecting travel, and the administration’s review of immigration programs relevant to the technology sector.

This session was originally scheduled on Friday, May 26 at 1:35 p.m.

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

10:00 am
Break

10:15 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 percent 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 2015, and walk through the specific steps necessary for compliance by its effective date.

This session was originally scheduled on Friday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m.

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

11:15 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?

​This session was originally scheduled on Friday, May 26 at 10:45 a.m.

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

12:00 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Bert A. Greene, Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:20 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.  

​This session was originally scheduled on Friday, May 26 at 12:50 p.m.

Ryan M. Garcia, Dell - Austin, TX

 
12:50 pm
Break

1:05 pm

1.00 hr ethics

Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession

Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns.

​This session was originally scheduled on Friday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Lance A. Jones, Jones & Spross PLLC - Austin, TX
James M. McCormack, The Law Office of James M. McCormack - Austin, TX
W. Reid Wittliff, Wittliff | Cutter | Austin, PLLC - 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. Explore these issues 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
Panelists:
John Christiansen, Sard Verbinnen & Co - San Francisco, CA
Pascal W. Di Fronzo, Autodesk Inc - San Rafael, CA

3:05 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Deal Breakers: Navigating Due Diligence in Technology Transactions

Discuss ethical obligations impacting due diligence, “red flags” and other key diligence issues frequently encountered in technology transactions. Learn tips for tailoring due diligence to meet deal objectives and practical solutions for resolving and remediating issues discovered in diligence. And explore recent trends and best practices when conducting due diligence in technology transactions. 

Moderator:
Courtney S. York, Baker Botts L.L.P - Dallas, TX
Panelists:
John D. Holmes, Forcepoint LLC - Austin, TX
Mark E. Mouritsen, Dell - Round Rock, TX
Alan Schoenbaum, Austin, TX

3:50 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

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
Hogan Lovells US LLP
San Francisco, 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
Pascal W. Di Fronzo
Autodesk Inc
San Rafael, CA
Ryan M. Garcia
Dell
Austin, TX
John D. Holmes
Forcepoint LLC
Austin, TX
Bart W. Huffman
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
Seth Jaffe
LEO Cyber Security
Houston, TX
Lance A. Jones
Jones & Spross PLLC
Austin, TX
Dominic Keller
Willis Towers Watson
San Francisco, CA
Robert L. King
Silicon Labs
Austin, TX
Jonathan Lass
Jackson Walker LLP
Austin, TX
James M. McCormack
The Law Office of James M. McCormack
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
Mark E. Mouritsen
Dell
Round Rock, 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
Elizabeth C. Rogers
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Austin, TX
Sabina Jausovec Salinas
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville, AR
Alan Schoenbaum
Austin, TX
Thomas Smedinghoff
Locke Lord LLP
Chicago, IL
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
W. Reid Wittliff
Wittliff | Cutter | Austin, PLLC
Austin, TX
Hon. Lee Yeakel
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
Courtney S. York
Baker Botts L.L.P
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
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Menlo Park, 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
Bailey Kathleen Harris
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Houston, 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 | Austin, PLLC
Austin, TX
Lisa E. Zolidis
Dell
Round Rock, TX

UT Law CLE

2017 Technology Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
14.00 hrs  |  3.00 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
14.00 hrs  |  3.00 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.  
New York
16.50 hrs  |  3.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#1944), and the State Bar of California is a New York Approved Jurisdiction, our courses are approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Program Rules and the Regulations and Guidelines of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. More information and details can be found at Section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines.

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 New York State Bar Association. 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
17.00 hrs  |  3.50 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
17.00 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
14.00 hrs  |  3.00 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
14.00 hrs  |  3.00 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.
New York
16.50 hrs  |  3.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#1944), and the State Bar of California is a New York Approved Jurisdiction, our courses are approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Program Rules and the Regulations and Guidelines of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. More information and details can be found at Section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines.

New York MCLE credit is 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 New York MCLE credit, New York 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 credit directly to the New York State CLE Board.
Oklahoma
17.00 hrs  |  3.50 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 States
14.00 hrs  |  3.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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 to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. 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 .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour. 

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
17.00 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

2017 Technology Law Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: May 24, 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

UT Law CLE

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.

UT Law CLE

2017 Technology Law Conference

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