27th Annual Program in Law and Technology Seminar

Please join the University of Dayton School of Law on June 9, 2017, for the 27th annual Program in Law and Technology (PILT) Seminar: Exploring the Future of Cyber, Technology and Intellectual Property Innovation.

Featuring the attorneys who argued the Sec. 2 (a) SLANTS case at SCOTUS:

John C. Connell & Ronald D. Coleman, Partners, Archer & Greiner P.C., Haddonfield, N.J.

CLE credit 6.20 hours (1.0 Professional Conduct hour)

The fee for the 2017 seminar is $295.

The seminar will be held at the University of Dayton School of Law, Joseph E. Keller Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio.

Registration

Registration for this event IS NOW OPEN.

For more information, contact Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676 or by email at lawandtechnology@udayton.edu.

The registration fee of $295 will cover the seminar sessions, beverages and pastries, lunch and online access to course materials. Scholarships are available which would reduce the registration fee for full-time judges, government employees, and professors to $200, and full-time students to only $15. 

You can register two ways:

Online: Use our secure online registration system.
Fax: Fax completed forms to 937-229-4778.

The registration fee, less a $50 handling charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received by May 27, 2017. There will be no refunds after that date.

For more information, contact Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676 or by email at lawandtechnology@udayton.edu.

Agenda

Thursday, June 8

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Speaker Dinner
Coco's Bistro

Friday June 9

CLE Credit is as follows at 6.20 total hours: 5.20 general and 1.00 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics). Program is subject to change.

8:00 -8:30 a.m.

Check-in and continental breakfast in the Atrium

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.


Courtroom

Welcome to the 27th Annual PILT Seminar
Professor Tracy Reilly, PILT Director

Dean Andrew Strauss, University of Dayton School of Law

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.


Courtroom

Disparaging Trademarks: Arguing the SLANTS Case at SCOTUS

Featuring the attorneys representing Simon Tam and his rock band The Slants: 

John  C. Connell & Ronald D. Coleman, Partners, Archer & Greiner P.C., Haddonfield, N.J.

9:45 - 9:55 a.m. Break

9:55 - 10:55 a.m.

Courtroom

Exploring the Practicalities of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
Martin A. Foos, Attorney, Gottschlich & Portune, LLP, Dayton, OH
10:55 - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. - Noon



Courtroom

Panel Discussion: Digital Music Sampling: Back in "Vogue" After the 9th Circuit Madonna Ruling?
Joe Bogdan, Attorney, Silvershift®, Chicago, IL (Moderator)

John C. Beiter, Leavens Strand & Glover, Nashville, TN

Professor Dalindyebo B. Shabalala, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Atrium
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

Session 1-1

Room 201
Patent Breakout: Interface to the State of Design Patent Law

George Raynal, SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group LLC, Silver Spring, MD
Tyler Back, Co-Founder and CEO, Mitosis Creative, Dayton, OH

Session 1-2

Courtroom

Data Privacy Breakout: Internet of Things and Smart Homes: The Developing Legal Landscape
John Sperino, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, Sidney, OH
2:00 - 2:10 p.m. Break
2:10 - 3:30 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION TWO

Session 2-1

 Room 201

Patent Breakout II: Designing an Enforcement Strategy in the Wake of Samsung v. Apple
Scott P. McBride, Attorney, McAndrews, Held & Malloy,, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Julie A. McConihay, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Cincinnati, OH

Session 2-2

Courtroom
Data Privacy Breakout II: With Great Data Comes Great Responsibility: Biometrics, Security, and the Importance of Privacy Impact Assessments
Zach Heck, CIPP/US; Attorney, Faruki, Ireland, Cox, Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L., Dayton, OH
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45  - 4:45 p.m.


Courtroom
Ethics: We Are Not Immune: Why Every Legal Practice Must Get Smart About Information, Privacy and Security. Now.
Scot Ganow, CIPP/US, Attorney, Faruki, Ireland, Cox, Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L., Dayton, OH 
4:45 p.m. Adjournment

Speakers


Tyler Back

Mitosis

Tyler Back is one of those wild-eyed, mile-a-minute, soul-on-his-sleeve individuals you never forget meeting. And one of the rare company heads who whole-heartedly personifies his company’s spirit and mission. Determined to shake up everyone in the digital landscape, Tyler is constantly invigorating his strategic brain to shake things up for the good of clients and for goodness’ sake. Tyler is the Principal Director at Mitosis, an international award winning digital experience company, as well as co-founder and acting CEO of Meiosis, a data agnostic SaaS marketing automation company determined to transform marketing technology and analytics. Read more.
@mitosiscreative


John Beiter

Leavens Strand & Glover

John Beiter practices entertainment and intellectual property law as a partner in the Nashville office of Leavens Strand & Glover.  In his more than 20 years as an entertainment lawyer, John has represented a diverse array of clients, from recording artists and producers, record companies, songwriters and music publishers, to documentary filmmakers and book authors.  His institutional clients include SESAC Inc., the nation’s second-oldest and most innovative music rights organization;  the Americana Music Association, a music industry trade organization for which he serves as general counsel; and the International Entertainment Buyers Association, the leading not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals who buy, book, and sell talent.  John has represented clients regarding copyright-related legislation such as the Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act and the Songwriter Equity Act.  In addition to his transactional entertainment law practice, John has an extensive litigation background in federal and state courts throughout the country, including cases regarding copyright infringement and entertainment industry contracts, and he has served as an expert witness in a copyright infringement lawsuit.  He also has taught as a guest lecturer for undergraduate and law school entertainment industry classes.  Following law school, John served as law clerk to the Honorable John T. Nixon, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Before practicing law, he was a newspaper reporter and a songwriter for a Nashville-based music publisher.  Read more.


Joe Bogdan

Columbia College Chicago

Joe Bogdan is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Live & Performing Arts Management Major in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department of Columbia College Chicago. He has previously taught intellectual property-related courses at a variety of institutions, including The University of Connecticut School of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and The University of Gdansk.  Joe began his career as an intellectual property attorney in private practice focusing on the leveraged exploitation of entertainment content through new media platforms.  He is the past Sr. Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he held primary responsibility for running the day-to-day operation of the Business Affairs of the company.  He is also the founding principal of Silvershift®, a firm providing both legal and business consulting services to clients connecting the lines of thinking between expanding markets and ideas. Read more.

Ron Coleman

Archer & Greiner P.C.

Ron Coleman, partner at Archer & Greiner P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ has shaped the law relating to the use and abuse of intellectual property as a tool of competition. A leader in social media for lawyers, his blog about copyright, trademark and free speech, LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®, has since its inception in 2005 become one of the most influential publications in IP law.  Author of the first article on Internet law in the ABA Journal (1995), Ron was co-author of the chapter on "Responses to Complaints" in Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts (ABA / West Group 1998).  Ron has represented clients of every size in state and federal courts, bench and jury trials, the TTAB and in arbitrations and mediations throughout the country. He has also been retained as an expert on trademark law and practice in professional liability litigation. A graduate of Princeton University, he received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.  Read more.


John C. Connell

Archer & Greiner P.C.

John C. Connell, partner at Archer & Greiner P.C. in Haddonfield, NJ, practices in the area of civil litigation as a trial attorney for both jury and bench trials, appeals, and ADR in State and federal courts.  Mr. Connell also works in conjunction with the firm’s Intellectual Property Group as trial counsel in litigated matters. He has experience in litigation in the fields of patent infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright and trademark actions. He has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals in an array of commercial, employment, civil rights, health care and communications law matters.  Mr. Connell holds degrees from Columbia University (A.B., 1978), New York University (M.P.A., 1982), and Rutgers University Law School (J.D., 1986). He was the Law Secretary to Hon. Thomas F. Shebell, Jr., P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, from 1986-1987.  Read more.


Scot Ganow

Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L.

Scot Ganow is an attorney in the law firm of Faruki, Ireland, Cox, Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. in Dayton, Ohio. With ten years of corporate and compliance experience in Fortune 500 companies prior to becoming an attorney, Scot brings a diverse background to his privacy and security law practice.  Scot assists clients in dealing with a variety of data governance regulations, including HIPAA, GLBA, FCRA, EU Data Directive/Safe Harbor compliance, and state laws governing personally identifiable information. Scot counsels clients on readying themselves for and responding to the inevitable data breach or regulatory action, as well as preparing for audits by companies and insurers for data governance compliance.  A former chief privacy officer for healthcare and pharmaceutical informatics companies, Scot also holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional certification. He has also presents and writes extensively on the topics of data protection and de-identification, including TEDx Dayton on the "Humanity in Privacy."
Read more.


Zachary Heck

Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L.

Zachary Heck is an attorney at Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. in Dayton, Ohio, where he practices in the fields of cybersecurity and data privacy. Heck's practice involves all aspects of information privacy and security compliance to include policy development, risk analysis, third party agreements, incident response/data breach management, de-identification of personally identifiable information, and consumer litigation. Heck is an adjunct professor at Wright State University, where he teaches a graduate course entitled "Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity." Heck is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional for United States private sector laws and regulations. He is also a co-chair for Cincinnati's KnowledgeNet Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Heck is a 2014 Order of the Coif and Order of the Barrister graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he served as a member of the Indiana Law Journal Editorial Board, and the Sherman Minton Moot Court Executive Board. He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Dayton in 2011. Heck graduated magna cum laude and with full tuition merit scholarships from both institutions. Heck has been published multiple times by the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and multiple blogs. Heck also serves as the head coach and legal advisor for Centerville High School's Mock Trial team. Read more.

George Raynal

Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC

George Raynal is an experienced patent attorney with Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland. His practice covers all aspects of design law, with a particular focus on U.S. and international design patent procurement and enforcement. George manages significant design rights portfolios for major electronics, automobile and heavy equipment manufacturers, helping them obtain robust design protection and enforce their rights against knock-offs. Read more.


Dalindyebo Shabalala

University of Dayton School of Law

Dalindyebo Shabalala will be joining the University of Dayton School of Law in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Law.    He conducts research on the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional communities to their traditional knowledge and culture. He also conducts research on the interaction of patent law with climate change, focusing on the role of technology licensing and transfer in enabling the addressing climate change. He is co-chair of the Climate Action Network Technology Working Group and continues to provide advice on patent law and technology licensing to developing countries and civil society organizations in climate change negotiations. He has published in several edited volumes, and has published a book “Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property – Options for Action at the UNFCCC”, Maastricht University (2014) available in print from Amazon and electronically. His reflections on his research and policy work can be found on his blog at dalishabalala.wordpress.com.

John Sperino

Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions

John Sperino is the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions.  While with Emerson, he has served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. (2007-2016), Senior Counsel for Emerson Electric Co.  (2005-2007), and Counsel for Emerson Process Management (2003-2005).  Prior to joining Emerson, John was in private practice in the Corporate Department of a St. Louis law firm.  He also served in the United States Navy for six years and was stationed at the Submarine Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  John is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Washington University (M.B.A.) and St. Louis University (B.S.B.A.).

More Information

The Seminar Chair is Tracy Reilly, NCR Professor of Law and Technology and Director of the Program in Law and Technology, University of Dayton School of Law.

The data privacy and cybersecurity law issues are basic to advanced. The patent issues are intermediate to advanced. CLE Credit is as follows at 6.20 total hours: 5.20 general and 1.00 of attorney professional conduct instruction (formerly ethics). We will help you obtain CLE credit for other states upon request. CLE is pending.

Parking

There is no charge for parking in Lot S1 (on Brown Street at the corner of Stewart Street). No parking passes are required. PARKING IS LIMITED TO LOT S1. If you require handicapped parking, please go to the Visitor Center at College Park and L Streets.

Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own hotel reservations: 
Courtyard by Marriott University of Dayton
2006 S. Edwin C. Moses Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45417
1- 800-971-3980
UD PILT Seminar group
Last day to book: Thursday, 5/18 /2017


Contact Us

School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772

937-229-3555