DATE & LOCATION
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Third Floor City Center, Minneapolis
Below are the individual CLE topics and abstracts, in chronological order of their planned presentation.
The Year in Review: Top 10 Tech Law Developments for 2013
What are some of the most important legal developments over the past year? Two experienced technology lawyers – a litigator and corporate counsel – will explain how these developments are (or should be) impacting your legal practice.
(big) Data Portability Challenges
New Money: Hot Topics in Mobile Payments and Virtual Currency
Come hear about recent developments in the technology, law, and regulatory environment regarding mobile payments and virtual currency. The current and potential future impact of these developments will be discussed in the context of the mobile payments and virtual currency ecosystems as a whole and as applied to specific issues. The presentation will address topics such as contract drafting, privacy and data security concerns, and regulatory guidance and enforcement.
Managing Privacy and Data Security Risks Through a Vendor Management Program
This session will provide an overview of the privacy and data security considerations associated with the management of service providers across industries. What steps should be taken to select and retain service providers, and how can companies manage risk by imposing contractual obligations on vendors? What privacy and data security risks should in-house and outside counsel consider when retaining service providers in the U.S. and abroad? What are the special considerations resulting from recent information security incidents that impact vendor management programs?
Patents, Policy, Politics and Practice: Are Non Practicing Entities—or Patent Trolls—Everything the Media Claims?
Understand why Non Practicing Entities (NPEs) are not all alike and why definitions for “patent trolls” may be problematic; hear about efforts by states and Attorneys General to fight NPEs and pending bills before Congress; learn how the debate over patent-eligibility for software and eCommerce relates to NPE activities; obtain the latest information about the impact of the America Invents Act and practical practice pointers.
Responding to a bSA or Vendor Software Audit, and Software Asset Management Strategy
Because most software audits and disputes are settled confidentially and without judicial involvement, there is little case law on the subject to guide respondents. And major players including the BSA are purposefully vague regarding their practices, standards and results. Steve has represented over 60 businesses in responding to audit demands involving the BSA and other software vendors. he will offer strategies and tips for responding to vendor software audits. And he will provide a checklist of best-practices for software asset management.
Where Technology Meets Attorney Ethics
What are the potential ethics pitfalls when lawyers “ByoD,” using their own personal devices for work matters? or when attorneys use apps or the cloud? What are best practices for protecting client confidences when using new technologies? A noted privacy attorney and forensics expert provides insights on significant ethics/professional responsibility issues at the cutting edge of technology.
Minnesota CLE is applying to the
Minnesota State Board of CLE for
6.5 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics
credit for the 3:30 p.m. session.
Attendees may claim a maximum of 6.5 credits for this seminar