Technology Law | Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2017 | Seattle

Over the years, this annual conference has followed IP and the  technology industry as it has evolved from computer law into the Internet, wireless communications, e-commerce, outsourcing, cloud services, social media, the Internet of Things, drones, and now the birth of commercial applications for 3D printing. The core legal issues have always involved patents, trademarks, copyrights, and protection of trade secrets. Over time they’ve expanded to include standards setting, open source software, data breaches, location tracking, big data, privacy by design, and Cybersecurity. Doing business via your website in Germany? You need to designate who will go to jail for violation of their privacy laws.
It’s a lot of moving pieces for technology companies, or companies heavily relying on digital technology, and their lawyers to put together. We’re happy to say that this conference, now in it’s 26th year, has stayed on top of the cutting edge issues that you will need to address.
Seattle is a big life sciences town with several well-funded medical research foundations promoting open access as a way for more rapidly finding solutions for critical health problems around the world. Like the open source software movement, which resulted in open source code finding it’s way into commercial applications, this will have ramifications beyond the medical research field. Our discussion of those issues will enable you gain the insights you will need to look into the future for impacts on other technology sectors.
You won’t want to miss this event. For further information and to register, click here.

Defend Trade Secrets Act | November 7 – Seattle, WA

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Our Co-Chairs, Jeffrey C. Johnson of K&L Gates LLP and Jerry A. Reidinger of Perkins Coie LLP have been tremendous in helping us to identify interesting new topics and assemble an expert faculty.

This will be a great opportunity to hear updates on key issues and expert insight on new topics. Those include:

  • Key events and issues from the first six months
  • Remedies not found in the uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Strategic difference between litigating in Federal court vs. state court
  • Adapting to the new whistleblower provisions for confidentiality agreements
  • Potential new issues in business such as hiring, joint ventures and licensing transactions

To view the full agenda and faculty, please visit

We hope you’ll be able to join us in person in Seattle to connect with your colleagues. However, if you can’t make the trip this year, register and tune in remotely to our live streaming webcast, or watch the replay at your convenience. Group, non-profit, and government discounts are available.

Register soon to reserve your place!

Call us at 206-567-4490 if you have any questions.