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Cloud Computing and Its Key Legal Issues

Third Annual Information Technology Law Seminar

September 22, 2010
Plymouth, MI
Plymouth, Michigan

Sponsor: Information Technology Section, State Bar of Michigan and ICLE
ModeratorCharles A. Bieneman, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, Bloomfield Hills
9:00am-9:15am Welcome and Introductions

9:15am-10:05am The Top Ten Licensing Mistakes to Avoid
  • compliance with laws provisions
  • limitations of liability - the other side of the coin
  • are boilerplate provisions really that important?
H. Ward Classen, Deputy General Counsel - US Commercial Businesses, Computer Sciences Corporation, Hanover, MD

10:05am-10:55am A Guide to Privacy Law
  • a quick overview of a timely subject
  • the legal issues you better be able to recognize
  • hot topics
Robert L. Rothman, Privacy Associates International LLC, Novi

11:10am-12:00pm Cloud Computing and Its Key Legal Issues
  • what is cloud computing?
  • why clients love the cloud
  • service contracts, the law, and the cloud
  • "traditional" contract structures and the cloud
  • hot topics - jurisdiction, venue, privacy, and security
Karl A. Hochkammer, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Detroit

12:00pm-12:15pm Questions and Answers

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch and Section Annual Meeting (Plymouth only)

1:30pm-2:15pm The Intersection of Insolvency, IT, and IP Laws
  • rights of licensees and licensors after bankruptcy
  • security interests in IP
  • when and how can you assign or sell IP rights after a bankruptcy
  • protecting personal and confidential information
Michael S. Khoury, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC, Southfield

2:15pm-3:00pm Protecting Trade Secrets: Lessons Learned from the Litigation Front Lines
  • methods to protect your trade secrets
  • documenting the trail
  • aggressively pursuing a challenge
William Cosnowski Jr., Delphi Automotive Systems LLC, Troy Leigh C. Taggart, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, Bloomfield Hills Bryce C. Pilz, University of Michigan Office of the General Counsel, Ann Arbor

3:00pm-3:45pm Patentability of Computer-Related Inventions
  • the Supreme Court decision in Bilski v Kappos
  • effect on patent practice
  • the USPTO's response
Roberta J. Morris, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

3:45pm-4:00pm Questions and Answers

4:00pm-5:30pm Complimentary Networking Reception