2009 Annual Meeting & World Conference


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

6:30–8:00 pm

ITechLaw Welcome Reception (All Attendees are Invited)

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, The Garden

Sponsored by Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP

Thursday, May 14, 2009

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Local Representatives Meeting

8:30–8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Address

John M. Carson, President, ITechLaw Association

Annual Meeting Proceedings: Election of Board of Directors and Officers

John M. Carson, President, ITechLaw and Enrique J. Batalla, Immediate Past President and Chair, Nominations Committee

8:45–9:15 am

Keynote Address

Alessandro Muti, Ascentium, Bellevue

9:15–10:45 am


Moderator: Michael Erdle, Deeth Williams Wall, Toronto

In the Clouds: Cloud Computing

Mauricio Uribe, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP, Seattle

Ambient Intelligence: Changing Legal Standards of Behavior

Kees Stuurman, Van Doorne, Amsterdam

Smart Grid Technology

Susan Lyon, Perkins Coie, Seattle

10:45–11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am–1:00 pm


Moderator: Dr. Ursula Widmer, Widmer & Partners, Bern

Liability for Wireless Internet Connections

Niels Bo Jorgensen, Lind Cadovius, Copenhagen

E-Commerce Latest Developments in Dealing with Fake Profiles, Age and Identity Issues

Paulo Brancher, Barretto Ferreira, Kujawski, Brancher & Gonçalves, Sao Paulo

Screen Scraping

Marc Friedman, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, New York

Continued Transformation of Money: Mobile Payments and Mobile Banking

Stefan Schicker, SKW Schwarz, Munich

1:00–2:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:30–4:15 pm

Commercial Contracting/Outsourcing I

Moderator: Eugene Weitz, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill

Liability and Indemnification Provisions in ICT Projects: A Comparison of Current Practices and Trends in the Negotiation of ICT Contracts Across the U.S., Europe and Asia

Michael Mensik, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago

Stephan Lemarchand, Bird & Bird, Paris

Rahul Matthan, Trilegal, Bangalore

Don McAleese, Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin

Kiran Sandford, Mishcon de Reya, London

7 Ways to Make It Harder (or Easier) to Sell Your Technology Company—Especially in a Down Market

Kevin Swan, K & L Gates, Seattle

Garrett Krueger, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond

4:15–4:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break

4:30–4:50 pm

A Celebration of the Life of Stephen J. Davidson

ITechLaw President (1996–1997)

4:50–6:00 pm

Substantive Law Committee Meetings

  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection
  • E-Commerce
  • Outsourcing

7:00–11:00 pm

Gala Reception and Dinner (Ticketed Event, Black Tie Encouraged)

The Museum of Flight, Seattle

Friday, May 15, 2009

7:30–8:30 am

  • Continental Breakfast
  • ITechLaw Women’s International Network (I-WIN) Committee Meeting

8:30–10:15 am


Moderator: Ken Dort, McGuire Woods LLP, Chicago

Application of IP Laws in Virtual and Mirror Worlds

James Gatto, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, McLean

Harry Little, Vidiator, Bellevue

Marketing and Advertising: Doing Business on the Internet

Michael McCue, Lewis & Roca LLP, Las Vegas

Dr. Thomas Stögmüller, teclegal Habel, Munich

Andrea Rush, Heenan Blaikie LLP, Toronto

Open Source Update

Reinoud Westerdijk, Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam

Sara Harrington, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

10:15–10:45 am

Networking Coffee Break

10:45 am–12:30 pm


Moderator: Michael Caulfield, ByteMetrics LLC, Cranford

Mobile Data Protection

Travis Dodd, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue

Data Protection in a Down Economy

Francoise Gilbert, IT Law Group, Palo Alto

The Aftermath of a Security Breach: Beyond Notice

Cathy Kiselyak Austin, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Chicago

Global Developments in Workplace Privacy

Ceylin Beyli, Mehmet Gün & Partners, Istanbul

12:30–2:00 pm

  • Networking Lunch
  • In-House Counsel Committee Meeting

2:00–3:30 pm


Moderator: Mark Hayes, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto

Social Networking within the Work Place – Strategic Advantage or Liability Bomb?

Chris Kelly, Facebook, Palo Alto

Peter McLaughlin, Foley & Lardner, Boston


Sajai Singh, J. Sagar Associates, Bangalore

Errors in Electronic Communications: An Update on International Legal Developments

Dr. Faye Fangfei Wang, Bournemouth University, Poole

3:30–4:00 pm

Networking Coffee Break

4:00–5:45 pm


Moderator: Stuart Meyer, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View

Outsourcing: The Impact of Global Economic Turmoil in Financial Markets on ICT Projects and Contracts

Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Montreal

Issues Regarding Multi-Territorial IP Licenses

Paul Taylor, Osborne Clarke, Reading

Alan Sutin, Greenberg Traurig, New York

Kurt Kappes, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Sacramento

Asa Kling, Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group, Tel Aviv

Esther Nunes, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo

5:45–6:00 pm

Closing Address

John M. Carson, Immediate Past President, ITechLaw Association
Dr. Ursula Widmer, President, ITechLaw Association


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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