2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 20–21, 2010 • Boston, Massachusetts, USA • The Charles Hotel


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception (All attendees welcome)

Charles Hotel – The Courtyard - Moved to The Kennedy Room

Thursday, May 20, 2010

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

The Charles Ballroom Foyer

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Address

The Charles Ballroom

Dr. Ursula Widmer, President, ITechLaw Association

8:40 – 9:10 a.m.

Keynote Address

James Tansey, President, Offsetters, the Official Carbon Offsetter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games

9:10 – 10:40 a.m.

Current Internet Issues

Moderator: Diane Mullenex, Ichay & Mullenex, Paris

The Semantic Web: Critical Issues

  • Philip Nolan, Mason Hayes + Curran, Dublin

A Graduated Response to Online Infringement

  • Andriani Ferti, Clifford Chance, Brussels

The Latest Internet Issues from an In-House Counsel Perspective

  • Takehiko Suzuki, DIRECTV, Inc., Los Angeles
  • Ken Dort, McGuireWoods LLP, Chicago

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Data Protection and Privacy

Moderator: Sandra Jeskie, Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia

Mobile Computing and Location-Based Services

  • Alan Sutin, Greenberg Traurig, New York

US Data Security Rules and their Global Impact

  • Matthew Karlyn, Foley & Lardner, Boston

E-Discovery & Cross-Border Data Protection Issues

  • Alexandra Neri, Herbert Smith, Paris

Privacy, SNSs and the Canadian Approach: The Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Investigation of Facebook, Inc.

  • Daniel Caron, Legal Counsel with the Legal Services, Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Branch , Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

12:40 – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch


2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Green Tech and Emerging Technologies

Moderator: John Fitzpatrick, CMS Cameron McKenna, Bucharest

Green IT, Green Outsourcing, Remanufacturing, and Sustainable Supply Chain Requirements: Using “Energy Smart Technology”

  • William Tanenbaum, Kaye Scholer, New York
  • Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tétrault, Montreal

Gone with the Cloud: Data You May Trust to the Cloud, and Data You Must Not

  • Dr. Thomas Stögmüller, teclegal Habel Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, Munich

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

The Charles Ballroom Foyer

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Substantive Law Committee Meetings

Data Protection: Rogers Meeting Room

E-Commerce: Stratton Meeting Room

Intellectual Property: The Charles Ballroom

Outsourcing: Comstock Meeting Room

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings

ITechLaw Women’s International Network (I-WIN): Rogers Meeting Room

Local Representatives: The Charles Ballroom

In-House Counsel: Comstock Meeting Room

Virtual Worlds and Gaming Working Group: Stratton Meeting Room

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Gala Reception and Dinner – Ticketed Event

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum

Black-Tie Encouraged. Buses Depart from Charles Hotel lobby at 7:15 p.m.

Friday, May 21, 2010

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

IP Law Update

The Charles Ballroom

Moderator: Jenna Leavitt, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Los Angeles

Google Books and Current Copyright Issues

  • Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights, Washington, D.C.

Will Bilski Sound the Death Knell for “Business Method” Patents?

  • Marc Friedman, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, New York

A Roundup of Hot IP Issues from Europe, US and India

  • Conor Ward, Lovells, London
  • Chuck Lobsenz, Clearwire Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates, Bangalore

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

The Charles Ballroom Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contracting and Outsourcing I

The Charles Ballroom

Moderator: Stuart Meyer, Fenwick & West, Mountain View

EDS v BSkyB: the Impact of this Recent Landmark UK Decision About How Suppliers Sell and Contract for Major Outsourced IT Solutions for Suppliers and Customers in the UK and Elsewhere

  • Clive Seddon, Pinsent Masons, London

Contract Issues in Cloud Computing

  • Jan Geert Meents, DLA Piper, Munich

Free & Open Source Software Litigation Updates

  • Sara Duval Harrington, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

RFP Tips to Meet Your Business Case

  • Glynna Christian, Winston & Strawn LLP, New York

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch


2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

File Sharing and Social Networking

The Charles Ballroom

Moderator: Jaime Angeles, Angeles & Lugo Lovaton, Santo Domingo

The Pirate Bay Case and the Latest Issues on Collective Licensing at ISP Level

  • Linn Wredström, Hammarskiöld & Co, Stockholm

From Safe Harbour to Fortress: Reflections on the iiNet Case

  • John Lambrick, RMIT University, Melbourne

Online Social Networking for Lawyers: the Impact on the Practice of Law

  • John Lipsey, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Connected, Los Angeles
  • Eugene Weitz, Computer Sciences Corp. (Consultant), Berkeley Heights

IP Infringements in Social Media: Self-regulation and Dispute Resolution

  • Ursula Widmer, Dr. Widmer & Partners, Berne

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

The Charles Ballroom Foyer

4:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Contracting and Outsourcing II

The Charles Ballroom

Moderator: Lukas Morscher, Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich

Trends in Outsourcing in the Great Recession

  • Diana McKenzie, Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, PC, Savannah

Privacy Concerns on Next Generation Networks - Evolving Challenges for Indian Service Providers

  • Salman Waris, FoxMandal Little, New Delhi

Critical Issues in Insourcing

  • Amy-Lynne Williams, Deeth Williams Wall, Toronto

Regulatory Aspects of Global IT-Outsourcing

  • Peter Brautigam, Noerr LLP, Munich

5:45 – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Dr. Ursula Widmer, President, ITechLaw Association