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Kirkland & Ellis 17th Annual Technology & Law Seminar

In-house counsel are charged with protecting the company's intellectual property and technology assets. These responsibilities reach far beyond traditional patent cases — into the very heart of the company's business. Our annual one-day seminar highlights important developments and cutting-edge thinking about how to protect the company and maximize its IP value. Hosted by Partner William A. Streff, Jr., P.C., this year's program will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010. Topics include:

  • A discussion on the amendments to the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) surrounding electronically stored information (ESI) and their impact on discovery practices
  • An overview of current legal issues in open source law, including the potential impact of the Katzer decision
  • A panel discussion focusing on professional responsibility issues as they relate to cloud computing, sanctions issues in patent matters, and Rule 4.2 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Communication With Person Represented By Counsel)
  • IP updates from China, Europe and Japan
  • A session on false patent marking, including strategies for dealing with these cases, and a discussion on recently proposed related legislation
  • Updates from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court
  • A discussion of the local patent rules adopted by the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an approved CLE provider by the Illinois State CLE Board, the New York State CLE Board and the State Bar of California. This seminar has been approved for the following CLE credits:

CLE Credit for Illinois:
3.25 General
.50 Professional Responsibility

CLE Credit for California:
3.25 General
.50 Legal Ethics

CLE Credit for New York:
3.00 General
.50 Legal Ethics

The seminar will be held live in Chicago, and video conferenced to Kirkland's Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco offices.

For more information, please contact Sara Reyes at +1 312-862-3537 or at