| PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF E-COMMERCE
An International And Academic Conference On Internet Distribution And Computer Law
Sponsored with the Center for International Legal Studies, The Center for Advanced Legal Studies and the LL.M. in Global Technology
Please Note: This course has already
Date: Thursday, October 20, through the 22 2005
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL LL.M. IN GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY Technology is transforming the way lawyers think and work, while globalization is transforming the law itself. To be competitive in this new world will require special skills and knowledge. The LL.M. in Global Technology will provide you with the expertise to be prepared for the practice of law in the 21st Century. Specialization is offered in one of the following four tracks: International Law and Business, Intellectual Property, Biotechnology & Health, Information Technology. For information about the LL.M. in Global Technology, contact Professor Stephen C. Hicks by phone 617-573-8381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
CENTER FOR ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES The Center for Advanced Legal Studies was created in 1982 to respond to the needs of an ever increasing population of attorneys for whom rapid changes in the law required quality continuing legal education (CLE.) The study of law should not cease upon graduation but rather should remain a lifetime professional activity for every lawyer. We believe that the modern law school should not remain isolated from the profession of the law but should be engaged in that process. For information about upcoming CLE conference, please call 617-573-8627 or email email@example.com.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES The Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) is a nonprofit research, training, and law publications institute, established and operating under Austrian law and with its international headquarters based in Salzburg, Austria. The Center has operated since 1976 in Salzburg. CILS has a close cooperation with the Salzburg Seminar, Suffolk University Law School, the Faculty of Law of the University of Salzburg, the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Faculty of Law of the University of Durham, England, the National University of Chile, and numerous other universities and educational organizations in Europe and the US. The essential purpose of the CILS is the promotion of the dissemination of information among members of the international legal community, this being achieved through the Center’s various research and law publication projects, the administration of post-graduate and professional training programs, and international continuing legal education conferences. Please visit the CILS website for more information http://www.cils.net.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
STANDARDS FOR THE INTERNET Moderator: Lisandro A. Allende
4:10 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Brons & Salas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Who Sets Standards on the Internet?
Suffolk U. Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
Who Owns the Internet: Is the Internet a Global Monopoly?
M. Georgia Gibson-Henlin
Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co., Kingston, Jamaica
INTERNET ISSUES Moderator: Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart
5:00P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
The Delaware Counsel Group, LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
Recent Securities Law Developments Affecting the Use of Internet in Corporate Financing Transactions
Barbara A. Jones
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Evidence Collection in Cases that Involve Internet Distribution, e-Commerce and other Computer Activities
Julio F. Lago
Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen and
Martinez de Hoz, Jr.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The (Sui Generis) Database Right in Europe
Drakopoulos Law Firm, Athens, Greece
The A-Z Guide to E-Commerce in the Financial Services Industry
Metavante Corporation, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES
6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
FUNCTION ROOM 170
Friday, October 21, 2005
8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. WELCOME REMARKS
Dean Robert H. Smith
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
FORUM: ANTITRUST AND THE INTERNET How European Union Antitrust Law Deals with Internet Trade; The Ability of Manufacturers to Control Distribution of Products via the Internet
Ted Boswell, Forum Chair
Boswell Law Firm, Bryant, Arkansas
DMH Stallard, London, England
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Europe) LLP,Brussels, Belgium
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart PA, Miami, Florida
REGULATING THE INTERNET Moderator: Colin Pearson
9:00 A.M. to 10:40 A.M.
Allen & Overy LLP, London, England
Website Compliance-A European Perspective
Allen & Overy LLP, London, England
Major Issues Affecting Company Websites
Raymond R. Ferrell
American Express Company, New York, New York
Developing Trends in State Regulation of Internet Commerce
Richard M. Knoth
Bricker & Eckler, Cleveland, Mississippi
How United States Federal Courts Examine Personal Jurisdiction Based on Internet Presence in the State/District
John F. Stephens and Stacy Goldscher
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, Los Angeles, California
FORUM: LATEST PATENT ISSUES Patentability of Computer Program Product Claims; Software Patent Protection in the United States; Software and Business Method Patents in Europe; Business Method Patents on the Internet; Non-Infringing Offshore Use of United States Business Methods Patents.
10:50 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Steven A. Shaw, Forum Chair
Nokia Inc., Irving, Texas
Withers & Rogers, Birmingham, England
Kory D. Christensen
Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah
Brouse McDowell, Akron, Ohio
Daniel E. Venglarik
Davis Munck P.C., Dallas, Texas
Frederick C. Williams
Burns & Levinson LLP, Washington, DC
12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Function Room 170
1:00 P.M. to 2:20 P.M.
Moderator: Dominik Eickemeier
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Cologne, Germany
Trademark and Brand Identity on the Internet: Recent Developments
Donald S. Burnham
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC, Boston, Massachusetts
The Internet Name Game: Protectability and Use
Ann C. Keays
Levins & Ginsburg Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
Litigating Transnational Disparagement Torts Committed Via Internet
Robert M. Kunstadt
R. Kunstadt, P.C., New York, New York
TRADEMARKS AND DEFAMATION Moderator: Andrea Lazzaretti
2:20 P.M. to 3:40 P.M.
Rinaldi e Associati, Rome, Italy
Potential Recourse Against Pop-Up Advertisers in Light of1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. WhenU.com
Charles R. Macedo
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP, New York, New York
Some Recent and Pending U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on the Interaction of the Internet on Copyright and Trademark Law
Morten G. Rosen
Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP, L.A., California
Recent Developments in Internet Defamation Law
Berkley D. Sells
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto, Canada
DISPUTE RESOLUTION Moderator:Heather C. Devine
3:50 P.M. to 5:50 P.M.
Gowlings, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Funding the Defense as well as Pursuit of Internet/E-Commerce Litigation
Gauntlett & Associates, Irvine, California
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Disputes Related to “.eu” Domains
Central European Advisory Group Prague, Czech Republic
Domain Name v. Corporate Name v. Trademark - Who Wins in the Virtual World?
GÖRG, Cologne, Germany
Litigating Information Technology Disputes
Shadbolt & Co, Reigate, England
Saturday, October 22, 2005
FORUM: OUTSOURCING AND THE INTERNET Liability and Relationship Management in Outsourcing - A Solution Based upon Partnership Contracting, Intellectual Property Issues in IT Outsourcing in China, Outsourcing Legal Jobs: It’s Happening and Technology Makes It a Viable Alternative to Traditional Firms, Risks in Outsourcing Software Development.
8:00 A.M. to 9:20 A.M.
Albert B. Maggio, Jr., Forum Chair
Simmons & Simmons, London, England
Hayhurst Robinson Law Offices, Bucharest, Romania
Lovells, Hong Kong, China
Stephen B. Schott
Volpe and Koenig, P.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
David Thibodeau Jr.
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, Concord, Massachusetts
Busse & Miessen, Bonn, Germany
ONLINE CONTRACTING Moderator: Chrysta Bán
9:20 A.M. to 10:40 A.M.
Bán S. Szabó & Partners, Budapest, Hungary
On Principle and Applicable Law in Online Contracting
Maria Jacqueline Barreiro Rius
LVM Attorneys & Consultants, Montevideo, Uruguay
Latest Developments in and Decisions Impacting Enforceability of Online Contracts
Rodger R. Cole
Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, California
Establishing Intent in the Electronic Environment
St. Pauls Chambers, Leeds England
PRIVACY ISSUES AND THE INTERNET I Moderator: Elena Pagnoni
10:50 A.M. to 12:20 P.M.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Rome, Italy
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, California
E-Commerce: Relevant Privacy Issues in Latin America
Zuleta Suarez Araque & Jaramillo, Bogotá, Colombia
E-Commerce Insurance and Identity Theft
Robert Paul Norman
Jones, Lemon, Graham & Clancy LLP, Geneva, Illinois
The Customer’s Data Protection in E-Commerce Sales
Fontana e Associati, Rome, Italy
12:20 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Function Room, 170
PRIVACY ISSUES AND THE INTERNET II Moderator: Juan Manuel Caceres
1:20 P.M. to 2:40 P.M., Classroom 295
Tronocoso Y Cacere Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Privacy and Security: Best Practices for Global Security
Sheila A. Millar
Keller and Heckman LLP, Washington, DC
Greg Tolbert & Allison Crane
Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington & Vancouver, BC, Canada
FILE SHARING Moderator: Barbara S. Drenkelfort
2:40 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Aixtron AG, Aachen, Germany
Contributory Liability after Grokster
Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, LLP, New York, NY
The Trouble with Grokster and Is It Contagious?
David M. Ostfeld
Adams and Reese LLP, Houston, Texas
Internet File Sharing in Canada
Goodmans and Carr LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER RELATED ISSUES I Moderator: Sheryl M. Schwartz
4:10 P.M. to 5:05 P.M.
Harold & Haines PA, Warren, New Jersey
George J. Siedel, III
University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Representing the Independent Software Vendor Against Microsoft
Hosie McArthur LLP, San Francisco, California
SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER RELATED ISSUES II Moderator: José Manuel Rey García
5:05 P.M. to 6:00 P.m.
Larrauri & López Ante, Madrid, Spain
Tax Treatment of Software under Venezuelan Laws and International Tax Conventions
Eduardo Leañez Berrizbeitia
Leañez & Asociados, Caracas, Venezuela
Minimizing Open Source Risk in Outsourcing and Collaborative Agreements
Lawrence R. Robins
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Cambridge, Massachusetts
CONCLUDING REMARKS 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Boston Restaurant Closing Dinner
Thursday, October 20, through the 22 2005
$699; $549 for Suffolk University Alumni. Conference materials are included in the price of tuition as well as breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please submit a written request to via fax to 617-305-3099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an additional fee if you plan to attend the optional networking activities:
Cocktail Reception - Thursday, October 20 (add $35 pp) Closing Dinner - Saturday, October 22 (add $50 pp) Guests are welcome to attend the optional activities. If you plan to bring a guest, please provide his/her name by e-mailing Advanced Legal Studies at email@example.com.
Space is Limited. Please call Advanced Legal Studies to confirm space availability, 617-573-8627.
Written requests for cancellations received via fax or email 7 days prior to the program will be granted a refund, minus a $15 charge. If you cannot attend, you may send a substitute for all or part of the course, but please let us know in advance.
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