2017 All Hands Meeting
October 18 Session
Technology Agreements & E-Commerce Track Agenda

9:00AM-10:00AM   Theater
The Pursuit of Innovation in A&D and the Pursuit of Money in Innovation

Brian Sweeney & Daniel Kloke
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

New opportunities are opening for Silicon Valley as the U.S. Department of Defense searches for better/faster/cheaper capabilities, to fight asymmetrical conflicts such as counter-terrorism and cyber warfare. "Traditional" DOD prime contractors are responding by seeking innovation in defense technologies; however, DOD primes and the procurement system they live in move far too slowly to capture the needed innovation, so they are looking to "Nontraditional" defense contractors (NDCs), which usually shy away from DOD contracts and subcontracts. This presentation will survey the legal hurdles to taking advantage of these new DOD opportunities, where the main concerns are administrative and accounting systems compliance, and IP rights.

10:30AM-12:00PM   Theater
Connected: A View from the Legal Trenches

Aaron Rubin & Stephanie Lynn Sharon/Isaac Wofford/Debbie Rosenbaum/William Goodwin
Morrison & Foerster LLP/Caterpillar, Inc./Oculus VR, LLC/AirMap, Inc.

Connected technology companies are at the forefront of the newest tech revolution. They are driving licensing and collaboration agreements and M&A deals that are changing the shape of the tech and consumer products landscape, and have given rise to important legal concerns. Join us for a panel discussion with in-house counsel from leading connected tech companies and lawyers from leading technology transactions practices, covering the legal issues facing companies in cutting-edge technology spaces­such as AR/VR, IoT, autonomous vehicles, AI/machine learning, connected products, and robotics­and the companies that do business with them.

1:30PM-2:15PM   Theater
IP Issues You May Face When Acquiring a Technology Company

Glenn Nash
Sidley Austin LLP

Presented for your consideration: gotchas that can occur during the 4 phases of acquisitions (diligence, acquisition, pre-closing and integration) and take-aways for avoiding the pitfalls.

2:20PM-3:05PM   Theater
Managing Advertising Liability for Technology Products

Michelle Gillette & Christopher Cole
Crowell & Moring LLP

At the state (especially California) and Federal levels, technology and life science companies are coming under increasing scrutiny for how their sales and marketing practices make use of advertising. This presentation will review significant developments and enforcement trends, to update in-house counsel for their crucial role in monitoring and advising advertising programs.

3:30PM-4:30PM   Theater
Negotiating Complex IP Transfers

Nader Mousavi
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

As tech companies become larger and more complex, so do their IP-centric deals. Whether one or both companies are big, the interrelated factors in a technology transfer can grow exponentially, sometimes requiring a qualitatively different approach. This presentation will review recent trends and developments affecting complex IP deals and ways they can be approached, depending on a company's size and situation.

Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice

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