Speakers

Richard Allan Horning
Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.; Redwood City, U.S.

Richard Allan Horning has been representing technology companies globally since 1970, from the classic "garage-based" start-up to Fortune 50 multi-nationals.  He specializes in counseling high technology companies in all stages of development on domestic and international issues, including financing growth and development, securing, protecting and licensing intellectual property rights, supply and distribution relationships including antitrust and unfair competition considerations, and dispute resolution affecting technology driven industries.

Mr. Horning has been a guest lecturer at leading universities in Europe and the Americas.  He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Who's Who of Internet and E-Commerce Lawyers, Guide To The US Leading Lawyers - Best Of The Best 2006, Guide To The World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers 2008 and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and as a Northern California Intellectual Property “Super Lawyer,” 2004-2007.  De Facto, a magazine covering the Nordic legal community, recognized his work as a close adviser to venture-backed start-ups.

Mr. Horning is a past president of ITechLaw and serves on Advisory Boards to several technology law publications, as well as advising the Innovation Journalism Program at Stanford.  He has written numerous articles on Internet law and international arbitration. 

Mr. Horning was educated at the University of California, Berkeley (B.A.) and Duke University School of Law (J.D.).  He served as Law Clerk to Judge Oliver D. Hamlin, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.