2014 All Hands Meeting
November 7th Main Session
Technology Agreements Track Agenda
Business Risk Management Update: Lessons Learned from the "Scariest Decision" of 2014
Christopher J. Banks, Roland Chippey III, Benjamin Pensak & Benjamin P. Smith
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
The California Supreme Court denied review of a $407 million judgment (including approximately $360 million in lost-profit damages), arising from a Swiss drugmaker's acquisition of a California biotech startup. Some observers have predicted that the opinion affirming the judgment will cause a wave of lost-profit litigation and discourage companies from participating in mergers and acquisitions. This session will examine the implications of this decision in the context of potential tort liability and the drafting of licenses, joint development agreements, and M&A transactions as well as provide an update on lost-profit damages law and indemnification issues.
Privacy Provisions in Technology Agreements
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
Jason D. Haislmaier/Matt H. Jacobs
Bryan Cave LLP/Black Duck Software, Inc.
The Internet of Things
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice