2013 All Hands Meeting
December 5th Main Session
Technology Agreements Track Agenda

Scenes from an Open-Source Crisis

Robin Lee & Charles Schwab
Cooley LLP

Open-source software is pervasive. You can’t just ban it from your company. Sooner or later, you will have to wrestle with the murky gray issues surrounding copyleft contamination, license compliance, and instituting internal policies and controls to manage open-source software risk – often on an emergency basis. Join our speakers as they present a series of thrilling dramatic sketches that demonstrate practical methods for handling the most common open-source problems arising today, including (a) how to think about the legal risks of using an open-source package, (b) how to design effective open-source policies tailored to the needs of your company, and (c) what to do in case of noncompliance.

Anatomy of a Tech Agreement: Drafting & Negotiating Contracts Involving Digital Media Content

Stephen Fronk & Glenn Nash/Joe Ramirez/Oliver Breme
Sidley Austin LLP/Adobe Systems Inc./cleverbridge

in 2013 the average daily time spent consuming digital media will surpass traditional TV viewing for the first time among US adults. In large part, this is driven by the proliferation of Internet-connected mobile devices and the increasing array of digital content distribution service offerings. In this session, our speakers will deconstruct a digital content distribution agreement, illuminating the key points of contention between content owners and providers of consumer-facing digital content storage and distribution services and offering insights and potential solutions based on real-world negotiations, including: (1) the scope of rights granted; (2) privacy and data security obligations and risk allocations; (3) content protection obligations and risk allocations; and (4) service level commitments.

Contract Drafting for Dollars

Parag Gheewala
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Are you, the contract negotiator, viewed as a roadblock to revenue generation? Are you continuously pressured to speed-up the process and simplify your contracts? If so, this session is for you. Based on helping a number of large companies simplify their contracts, this session will help you do the same. This session provides practical tips on how to simplify and shorten your contracts while striking a balance with the need for precision.

Effective and Efficient Contracting: Outsourcing Agreements

Gregg Kirchhoefer
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

This presentation will examine the purposes, types and available alternatives for outsourcing agreements, and then discuss negotiation strategies and practice tips for making the contract negotiation process for outsourcing agreements more effective and efficient, including: (1) what elements need to be understood at the start of negotiations; (2) how to appropriately view the negotiation process; (3) preparing for negitations; (4) identifying negotiation participants and escalation contacts; (5) addressing relationship factors and negotiation dynamics; (6) documenting agreement v. deferring issues; and (7) when to take a break or walk away.

Protecting Trademarks in Social Media and E-Commerce

Julia Anne Matheson/Stuart Smolen
Finnegan/Juniper Networks, Inc.

This session will cover trademark related matters generated by the social media revolution. In particular, we will discuss: (1) the important take-aways from the FTC’s Social Media Guidelines from 2013; (2) the impact of social media on the trademark clearance process; and (3) special considerations posed by trademark enforcement in the social media realm and corresponding best practices.

NDAs: Drafting Issues and Process Pointers

Randall Colson/Lisa Konie
Haynes and Boone, LLP/Adobe Systems Inc.

This session will cover troublesome drafting issues often encountered in nondisclosure agreements, and practical process pointers for the busy in-house lawyer.

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

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