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Program

WEDNESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER

19:30

Welcome Reception

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

7:45–8:30

Gaudí 1 & 2

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Sponsored by Microsoft

8:30–9:15

Gaudí 4

Plenary Welcome

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

9:15–11:00

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

Intellectual Property

Patent Matters

  • 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 Matters

  • Copyright law trade marks and video games: when fair use is not enough.

Moderator: Susan Barty, CMS Cameron McKenna, London

Speakers:

  • 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

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

E-Commerce

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

Speakers:

  • 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

11:00–11:30

Networking Break

11:30–13:15

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

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

Speakers:

  • Mark Lange, Microsoft EMEA, Paris
  • Marc Dautlich, Olswang, London
  • Peter Brown, Baker Hostetler, New York
  • Peter Huppertz, Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner, Düsseldorf

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

Green IT

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Christian Ringeling, MicroStrategy Deutschland GmbH., Frankfurt
  • Wolfgang Leonti, Oracle, Munich
  • Paulo Brancher, Barretto Ferreira, Kuiawski, Brancher e Gonçalves, San Paulo
  • Rahul Matthan, Trilegal, Bangalore

13:15–14:45

Café Veranda & Terraza

Networking Lunch

13:00–14:15

Reserved table in Café Veranda & Terraza

In-House Counsel Committee Meeting

14:45–16:30

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

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

Speakers:

  • Sandy Jeskie, Duane Morris, Philadelphia
  • Florian von Baum, MLawGroup, Munich
  • Phil Beckett, Navigant Consulting, London

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

E-Commerce/Internet

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates, Bangalore
  • Robert Bond, Speechly Bircham, London
  • Francoise Gilbert, ITLawGroup, Palo Alto
  • Gabriel Holloway, Leonard Street and Deinard, Minneapolis

16:30–17:00

Networking Break

17:00–18:45

Rooms TBA

Substantive Law Committee Meetings

  • Outsourcing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection/Privacy
  • E-Commerce

19:30–22:30

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

7:45–8:45

Saló Picasso

I-WIN Committee Meeting

8:00–9:45

Gaudí 1 & 2

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin

9:00–10:45

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

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

Speakers:

  • Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg
  • Antoine Aubert, European Copyright Policy Counsel, Google, Brussels
  • Richard Owens, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

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

Speakers:

  • Juha Taipale, Krogerus, Helsinki
  • Dr. Thomas Griebe, Taylor Wessing, Hamburg
  • Bradley Joslove, Franklin, Paris
  • Janek Blankensteiner, Nordea

10:45–11:15

Networking Break

11:15–13:00

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

Litigation

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Truiken Heydn, teclegal Habel, Munich
  • Chris Bloom, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, Chicago
  • Katheryn Andresen, Bonnabeau, Salyers, Stites, Doe & Andresen LLC, Minneapolis

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

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

Speakers:

  • Clive Davies, Fujitsu, London
  • Robert Weiss, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Chicago
  • John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau, Toronto

13:00–14:30

Café Veranda & Terraza

Networking Lunch

13:00–14:15

Gaudi 1&2

Local Representative Committee Meeting

14:45–16:30

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

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

Speakers:

  • 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

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

Data Privacy/Protection

  • 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

Speakers:

  • Alan Sutin, Greenberg Traurig, New York
  • Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Bird & Bird, Madrid
  • Michel Béjot, Bernard-Hertz-Béjot, Paris
  • Johan Nylen, Lindahl, Stockholm

16:15–16:45

Networking Break

16:45–18:30

TRACK A

Gaudí 4

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

Speakers:

  • 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

TRACK B

Gaudí 3

E-Commerce
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

Speakers:

  • 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

18:30–18:45

Gaudí 4

Plenary Closing Remarks

John M. Carson, President, ITechLaw

18:45–20:15

Closing Reception

Restaurant Bestial, C/ Ramon Trias Fargas 2-408005 Barcelona

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A Conference for Technology and Telecommunications Lawyers.
• E-Commerce
• Intellectual Property
• Outsourcing Models
• Data Privacy
• Open Source
• Internet Gaming
• Internet and Telecoms Communications Convergence