2009 Annual Meeting & World Conference

Kenneth K. Dort
Partner, McGuire Woods LLP; Chicago, Illinois

Mr. Dort's practice focuses 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.

He is an experienced litigator who has handled cases at the trial and appellate levels throughout the United States in the areas named above and in others, 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.  He also advises 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's practice areas and industries include technology and telecommunications, Intellectual Property, complex commercial litigation, electronic discovery and records management, health care, outsourcing and technology transactions.

Before joining McGuire Woods, Mr. Dort was a Partner at Gordon & Glickson in Chicago.  Previously, he was a Partner at Freeborn & Peters, and before that he was with Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner and Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Dort's honors include being named one of America's Leading Lawyers, by Chambers USA, 2008; an “Illinois Leading Lawyer,” by the Leading Lawyers Network, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; and he is AV-rated, by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest ranking).



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