Press Release

ITechLaw Opens Registration for 2012 European Conference in Rome, Oct. 10-12

A Range of Event Sponsorships Is Available

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – Aug. 1, 2012 – ITechLaw, the International Technology Law Association, has opened registration for its 2012 European conference in Rome, October 10-12.  With members in more than 60 countries, ITechLaw is the premier worldwide organization for legal professionals practicing in the global technology sector.

The event will be held at the Rome Cavalieri hotel, where event attendees will receive a discounted room rate until August 29.  An "early-bird" conference registration discount is also in effect through September 14.  Attendees will include leading attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, business executives, government officials, and academics.

Throughout the two days of educational sessions, participants will enjoy ample networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, in addition to presentations and interactive workshops dealing with today's most pressing legal topics, as presented by some of the foremost technology attorneys in the world. 

Scheduled sessions on the program include:

  • Discussions of Recent Software and Copyright Decisions
  • Legal Challenges of Intelligent Systems
  • Behavioral Advertising and Cookies
  • Legal Implications Surrounding Mobile Apps
  • Government Monitoring of Social Media
  • Top 5 Risks Overlooked in MSAs
  • Handling a Multi-Jurisdictional Data Security Breach
  • Evolution Toward a Full Digital Agenda: Business and Regulatory Trends in Europe
  • Financial Services Regulations in the Cloud
  • Legal Issues with PCI
  • BYOD Policies and Contracts
  • Latest Trends in Digital Television Regulations and Licensing

"Our Rome conference offers an exciting juxtaposition of the new and the old: an opportunity to gather in one of the most historic cities in the world, both to review cutting-edge technologies and the newest in legal developments, and to network with the best and the brightest international practitioners in the technology field," said ITechLaw President John P. Beardwood of Fasken Martineau.  "I invite all interested parties to join us – this is a unique opportunity to gain valuable and practical insights into new developments, along with best practices that you can put to work right away to benefit your clients and your organization."

Sponsorship opportunities, including exhibitor slots, are also now available.  Sponsors of the Rome conference gain significant visibility for their organizations as recognized leaders and notable vendors in the technology law space, and they provide an invaluable contribution to the success of ITechLaw and the event.  Opportunities are offered to suit a range of budgets.

"The fact that most of our sponsors are repeat supporters is evidence that each of them has found sponsorship, year after year, to be a worthwhile spend," said Beardwood.  "I encourage each law firm in this sector to look into these opportunities."

The 2013 ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May 2-3, 2013.  All ITechLaw event information is posted at

About the International Technology Law Association
Founded in 1971, ITechLaw is the world's premier organization representing lawyers in the technology sector.  The organization's global membership spans six continents, and embodies a broad spectrum of expertise.  In addition to serving as a forum for members to discuss a wide range of legal issues, the association regularly organizes conferences that explore cutting-edge issues and trends in both information technology and intellectual property law.  Global Sponsors, such as DLA Piper at the Platinum sponsorship level, help support ITechLaw's mission and programs.  For more information, visit


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Judith Vanderkay, ITechLaw PR