ITechLaw 2009 Annual Meeting & World Conference
The Premier Conference for Technology Law

An Invitation from ITechLaw President John M. Carson

It is my sincere pleasure to invite you to the International Technology Law Association’s Annual Meeting and World Conference, to be held in vibrant Seattle at the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel, May 14-15, 2009.

Delivering You the Best: Legal Content You Should Not Miss

This conference promises to be a memorable one. Set in the progressive and fast-growing city of Seattle, attendees will enjoy learning the latest developments in technology law from the world’s top practitioners. We will cover critical areas of law affecting your practice, including the following:

  • Data Protection/Privacy - The aftermath of a security breach: Beyond notice - steps to take when security is breached and sensitive data disclosed.
  • E-Commerce - Mobile payments and mobile banking. A panel discussion with participation from carriers, banks, retailer and consumer groups.
  • Outsourcing - The Impact of global economic turmoil in financial markets on ICT projects and contracts.
  • Intellectual Property - A look at the application of intellectual property laws in virtual worlds and video games, and an update on the most recent case decisions in the U.S. and around the world.
  • And much more

The Power of Networking: Your Key to Success

Now more than ever, effective networking is crucial for growing your practice and succeeding in a competitive marketplace. Attending the ITechLaw annual conference opens the door for you to gain valuable face time with the world’s key players in the field of technology law. But don’t just take my word for it - consider our track record. Last year our program in Las Vegas drew close to 200 participants from 25 countries worldwide, and provided a round-the-clock forum for conferring with legal colleagues. Attendees were able to meet tech lawyers in a wide variety of practice specialties, not only sharing knowledge but also building useful contacts.

Building powerful relationships is what ITechLaw is all about, and the Seattle 2009 conference will be no different. Don’t miss the chance to network with your international colleagues in this dynamic hub of IT business.

And don’t forget - Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be offered for many states!

To make the most of your time, the ITechLaw 2009 Annual Meeting and World Conference immediately precedes the International Trademark Association’s 131st Annual Meeting, taking place in Seattle on May 16-20, 2009. We expect many will attend both events.

Topping off your ITechLaw conference experience, the Gala Reception and Dinner promises to be a delightful evening at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, the largest aviation museum on the West Coast. Enjoy our black-tie-optional dinner and conversation with your international colleagues and fellow ITechLaw members among the Museum’s impressive collection of air and space artifacts, from the first jet Air Force One, delivered to President Eisenhower in 1959, to the last Concorde ever to make a commercial flight.

See you in Seattle for this informative and exciting event!

With my very best regards,
John M. Carson
President, International Technology Law Association

SPECIAL NON-MEMBER PROMOTION: Non-members who register for the Conference will receive a FREE membership in ITechLaw. Your new membership will commence on May 18, 2009 and will be valid through June 30, 2010.

About ITechLaw

ITechLaw is the world's premier organization representing lawyers worldwide, representing six continents and a broad spectrum of expertise. We welcome you to learn more about us and become part of a rapidly growing network of legal professionals.

Conference Co-Chairs:

John M. Carson
Kobbe Martens Olson & Bear, San Diego

Sandra Jeskie
Duane Morris, Philadelphia

Don McAleese
Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin

Jenna Leavitt
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Los Angeles

ITechLaw Program Committee Chair

John Beardwood
Fasken, Martineau, Toronto


Seattle Planning Committee

Ira M. Schwartz
DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, Phoenix

Antonio Millé
Estudio Millé, Buenos Aires

Jorg Wimmers
Taylor Wessing, Hamburg

Thomas C. Bell
Perkins Coie, Seattle

Johan Nylen
Lindahl, Stockholm

Matt Karlyn
Foley & Lardner, Boston

Matt Mousley
Duane Morris, Philadelphia

Charles Morgan
McCarthy Tétrault, Montreal

Stuart Meyer
Fenwick & West, Mountain View

Scott Warner
Garvey Schubert Barer, Seattle

Larry Robins
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Cambridge

Eric Nelson
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, San Diego

Francis Chang
Blakes, Vancouver

Future ITechLaw Meetings

2009 European Conference
5-6 November 2009
Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

2010 Annual Meeting and World Conference
May 20-21, 2010
The Charles Hotel

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Information on Swine Flu - Effective April 30, 2009

By now you may be aware of the recent outbreak of the swine flu. These two Web sites provide up to date information about the swine flu:

- U.S. Center for Disease Control

- World Health Organization

Registration for our Seattle conference is nearing 200 people, and registrations continue to come in. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone in Seattle for a successful 2009 Annual Meeting & World Conference.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact ITechLaw Member Services.

About ITechLaw

Conference Co-Chairs

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Future ITechLaw Meetings

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