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.

Game Technology Law | October 13 & 14 – Seattle, WA

gamewa-pm-kid-playing-video-game-on-phoneLaw Seminars International is pleased to announce our new and improved Game Technology Law Conference, taking place at the Washington State Convention Center on October 13 & 14.

Our Co-Chairs, Kraig Baker, Esq., of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and S. Gregory Boyd, Esq., of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC have been tremendous in helping us to identify and assemble a top-notch faculty who will provide insight and updates on cutting edge topics.

Those include:

  • The current state of the industry for business models and financing sources
  • New developments in the IP underpinnings for video games
  • Virtual currency systems and related tax issues
  • Analysis of rights of publicity cases and clearance process tips
  • Virtual/augmented reality opportunities and issues for the game industry
  • Special privacy and data security issues for the game industry
  • eSports and fantasy sports: the line between games of skill and gambling

Full information can be viewed at http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=16GAMEWA

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 also available. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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

Register soon to reserve your place!

Data Breaches and Cybersecurity | Seattle

On the web today! Cybersecurity is a field that is difficult to define let alone master, as legal, policy and technological developments are occurring at a dizzying pace. An effective defense strategy requires an understanding of both technological capabilities and legal structures. We have assembled a group of leading experts with deep experience in all aspects of cybersecurity and cloud security planning and response to share current information, new developments, and their own insights with you.

~ Program Co-Chairs: Rob McKenna, Esq.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
and Tyson Storch, Esq.
Microsoft Corporation