WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER
Welcome Remarks by John M. Carson, President of ITechLaw; Silvia Gimenez-Salinas, the Dean of the Barcelona Bar Association
Barcelona Bar Association, Carrer de Mallorca, 283, 08037, Barcelona
THURSDAY, 6 NOVEMBER
Gaudí 1 & 2
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Sponsored by Microsoft
Josep Villarreal Moreno, Secretary General of the Department of Justice
John M. Carson, President of ITechLaw
Enrique Batalla, Conference Chair and Chair of Host Committee
Substantive Law Committee Presentations
- Recent developments in the patent arena in the U.S. and EU, including the proposed EU-U.S. patent treaty.
- The marked divergence of patent law on each side of the Atlantic; latest issues and business consequences.
- Copyright law trade marks and video games: when fair use is not enough.
Moderator: Susan Barty, CMS Cameron McKenna, London
- Carles Esteva Mosso, Merger Policy and Scrutiny (Directorate General Competition) European Commission, Brussels
- Jenna Leavitt, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Los Angeles
- Rory Radding, Morrison & Forster, New York
- Denis Rice, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, San Francisco
- Andrew Browne, Royal Mail, London
The Business and Regulation of Digital Media
- Audio-visual in the E-Commerce arena.
- The obstacles to a single EU market for online music, films and games.
- The law applicable to Internet copyright disputes: the Google case in France, and the growing hegemony of U.S. law.
Moderator: Don McAleese, Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin
- Helen Anderson, Denton Wilde Sapte, London
- Ventura Barba, General Manager of Yahoo! Music Europe
- Eniola Akindemowo, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
- José Ramon Morales, Garrigues, Barcelona
Intellectual Property/Open Source
- Co-existence and competition in the software industry: business model and source code choices.
- Managing risks and tackling different types of open source licenses in software development projects.
- Open Source derivative works under u.s. law
- Enforceability of Open Source licenses in europe - recent cases and disputes.
Moderator: Ursula Widmer, Dr Widmer & Partners, Bern
- Mark Lange, Microsoft EMEA, Paris
- Marc Dautlich, Olswang, London
- Peter Brown, Baker Hostetler, New York
- Peter Huppertz, Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner, Düsseldorf
- A practical update on the WEEE and ROHS directives from key jurisdictions in the EU.
- Green IT in emerging markets: the examples of Brazil and India.
- The insider’s view – Oracle’s vendor green IT policy.
Moderator: Richard Allan Horning, Fish & Richardson, Redwood City
- Christian Ringeling, MicroStrategy Deutschland GmbH., Frankfurt
- Wolfgang Leonti, Oracle, Munich
- Paulo Brancher, Barretto Ferreira, Kuiawski, Brancher e Gonçalves, San Paulo
- Rahul Matthan, Trilegal, Bangalore
Café Veranda & Terraza
Reserved table in Café Veranda & Terraza
In-House Counsel Committee Meeting
Data Privacy/IT Security
- Competitive intelligence and corporate espionage
This panel will review the scope of permissible corporate intelligence-gathering; assessment of espionage risk, both internal and external; protection of corporate IP, trade secrets and mission critical technologies from attack.
Moderator: Stuart Meyer, Fenwick & West, Mountain View
- Sandy Jeskie, Duane Morris, Philadelphia
- Florian von Baum, MLawGroup, Munich
- Phil Beckett, Navigant Consulting, London
- Business trends in virtual worlds and social networking.
- Virtual currency and IP – transferability between the virtual and real worlds.
- Antisocial networking/hate sites – the legal issues that flow from this darker side of social networking.
- Age verification on the Internet – duties and liabilities.
- New legal challenges to Second Life.
Moderator: Kiran Sandford, Mischon de Reya, London
- Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates, Bangalore
- Robert Bond, Speechly Bircham, London
- Francoise Gilbert, ITLawGroup, Palo Alto
- Gabriel Holloway, Leonard Street and Deinard, Minneapolis
Substantive Law Committee Meetings
- Intellectual Property
- Data Protection/Privacy
Gala Reception and Dinner
Casa Batlló, Pg. de Gràcia 43, Barcelona
Sponsored by pmlg - An International group of law firms; Luther; Pinsent Masons
FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER
I-WIN Committee Meeting
Gaudí 1 & 2
Sponsored by Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
IT and Fundamental Rights
- Protecting the digital personhood - the German Constitutional Court creates an IT-specific personality right.
- Copyright and freedom of expression in the online world.
- Developing a human rights agenda for IT.
Moderator: Graham Smith, Bird & Bird, London
- Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg
- Antoine Aubert, European Copyright Policy Counsel, Google, Brussels
- Richard Owens, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
Outsourcing (I) – Contract Rights
- Personnel – international migration of employees and how to tackle the key issues in this area.
- New approaches to service level agreement and associated pricing issues.
- Renegotiating an outsourcing contract: considerations.
Moderator: Ole Horsfeldt, Gorissen Federspiel, Copenhagen
- Juha Taipale, Krogerus, Helsinki
- Dr. Thomas Griebe, Taylor Wessing, Hamburg
- Bradley Joslove, Franklin, Paris
- Janek Blankensteiner, Nordea
- Strategies for gathering and presenting evidence - a comparative view.
- Value and admissibility of electronic documents.
- Electronic discovery in the United States and Europe.
Moderator: Alexander Blumrosen, Bernard-Hertz-Béjot, Paris
- Truiken Heydn, teclegal Habel, Munich
- Chris Bloom, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, Chicago
- Katheryn Andresen, Bonnabeau, Salyers, Stites, Doe & Andresen LLC, Minneapolis
Outsourcing (II) – Contract Remedies
- The anatomy of a failed outsourcing project: why do projects fail?
- The role of insurance in outsourcing contracts.
- Getting the remedies right to meet the parties’ mutual objectives - a supplier’s perspective.
Moderator: Esther Donio Bellegarde Nunes, Pinherio Neto Advogados, San Paulo
- Clive Davies, Fujitsu, London
- Robert Weiss, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago
- John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau, Toronto
Café Veranda & Terraza
Local Representative Committee Meeting
Global Technology Contracting
- U.S. contracts – the global implications. An in-depth analysis of the enforceability of key clauses in U.S. contracts on a country-by-country basis.
This panel will review sample contract clauses in a multi-jurisdictional mock telcon with a corporate counsel, providing for a practical discussion of the comparative contractual issues facing IT lawyers and counsel.
Moderator: Haakon Opperud, Thommessen, Oslo
- Richard Kemp, Kemp Little, London
- Pietro Tamburrini, Tamburrini Savi, Milano
- Marc Friedman, Sills Cummis, New York
- Krzysztof Stefanowicz, Salans D. Oleszczuk Kancelaria Prawnicza Sp.k., Warsaw
- Stefan Schicker, Schwarz Kelwing Wicke Westpfahl, Munich
- Recent European privacy regulation (from EU and Member States) including the latest in enforcement and data protection from the French agency.
- Outsourcing and transfers in Spain - the new IT security measures.
- Export of personal data from the EU to the U.S., and U.S. data security.
- Data protection issues in new techniques of consumer marketing.
Moderator: Jeremy Morton, Fasken Martineau, London
- Alan Sutin, Greenberg Traurig, New York
- Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Bird & Bird, Madrid
- Michel Béjot, Bernard-Hertz-Béjot, Paris
- Johan Nylen, Lindahl, Stockholm
IT Contracting: Strategic Issues
- Large IT Projects, common areas of failure, their root causes and strategies to prevent a “Doomsday” scenario.
- IT-based joint venture projects - how to address long-term IP ownership issues.
- Technology and sourcing in the EU and U.S. financial services sector – the specific issues that need to be addressed in this highly regulated sector.
Moderator: Anja Dekhuijzen, DLA Piper, Amsterdam
- Steven de Schrijver, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels
- David Barker, Pinsent Masons LLP, London
- Antonio Millé, Estudio Mille, Buenos Aires
- André Meillassoux, BMH Avocats, Paris
- Rodolfo Fernandez, Miliners, Barcelona
Liability of Internet Intermediaries: A Mock Telcon with In-House Counsel
- Liability for third party content, and other parties liable for third party content.
- Notice and takedown policies – a jurisdictional overview.
- Enforceability of claims against third party providers.
- Exceptions and defenses available to ISPs.
- Filtering software requirements.
- Internet search engine liability.
Moderator: Christian Frank, Taylor Wessing, Munich
- Vyacheslav Khairyusov, Nörr, Moscow
- Gerrit Vandendriessche, ALTIUS, Brussels
- Stephen Mathias, Kochhar & Co., Bangalore
- Fabrice Perbost, Kahn & Associés, Paris
- Dov Scherzer, Feldman Weinstein & Smith LLP, New York
Plenary Closing Remarks
John M. Carson, President, ITechLaw
Restaurant Bestial, C/ Ramon Trias Fargas 2-408005 Barcelona