Speakers

Kenneth K. Dort
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Chicago, Ill., United States

Kenneth K. Dort is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the chairman of the firm's Technology Committee. His practice is focused on information technology and intellectual property law issues, including software development and licensing, systems development and integration, data encryption and security, trade secret protection, and patent/copyright/trademark/ licensing and protection.

Mr. Dort has extensive experience handling cases at the trial and appellate levels throughout the United States in areas such as patent, copyright and trademark infringement, breaches of data security systems, information systems development and implementation failures, open source software licensing and development, trade secret misappropriation, and related areas of complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He also advises his clients on general corporate issues, business strategies, and related areas of information technology and intellectual property law at the national and international levels.

Mr. Dort earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1986, and his A.B. from Stanford University in 1983. He was named the Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section's Online Data, Transactions and Security Committee for the 2012-2013 year. He was also named an “Illinois Leading Lawyer,” Leading Lawyers Network, Information Technology and Intellectual Property from 2005 to 2010. He is a member of the Museum of Science and Industry's President’s Council and the Columbian Society.