Letter from the eNews Editor: Connect with ITechLaw Members
site Twitter has taken the world by storm. Its use has been
varied, from Iranian citizens updating the world on protests
after the Iranian presidential election to fellow ITechLaw
members tweeting about ITechLaw's Annual Meeting and World
Conference held in Seattle in May, 2009. Many of our members
are active on Twitter and tweet about the latest in
technology law and give personal and professional updates.
Many of our members also actively use Linkedin. If you are
using LinkedIn, remember to join the ITechLaw group.
I have enjoyed
following many of you already and would like to extend a
personal invitation to connect with me on Twitter and
LinkedIn. I can be found at
http://twitter.com/jeskie or search for Sandra Jeskie on
LinkedIn. If you have any questions about connecting with
other members, please feel free to
I look forward to seeing you on line.
Sandra A. Jeskie
ITechLaw Vice President
eNews Editor in Chief
ITechLaw Annual European Conference: Brussels, Belgium, 5-6 November
2009 European Conference is the premier meeting place for
technology lawyers worldwide.
Led by a stellar roster of renowned speakers, our two-day
program will offer detailed insight into important industry
topics. The two-track
The Impact of
the Global Economy on Technology Transactions
in ICT procurement
And much more.
There will be a
Welcome Reception on Wednesday, 4 November and a formal Gala
Dinner on Thursday, 5 November, followed by a Closing
Reception following the conference sessions on Friday, 6
now open! Enjoy substantial savings with early bird
registration through September 25, 2009. Visit the
website for details.
ITechLaw’s signature intensive legal seminar geared towards
young technology lawyers who want to boost their know-how as
well as seasoned practitioners who would like to learn more
about this exciting area of law. The curriculum presents the
basics of technology law practice and then builds on those
basics through extended lectures covering cutting-edge topics
such as outsourcing, privacy, litigation, comparative
international law and the Internet. The faculty is drawn from
ITechLaw’s membership and includes university professors and
senior practitioners, many of whom also hold law faculty
will be held in Brazil in September, 2009:
September 24 and 25,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
September 28 and 29, 2009
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For registration and conference information please contact Sajai
Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also check the ITechLaw
calendar for the latest event news.
Fellowship Award: Report by Talha Salaria
As reported in
last month's eNews, ITechLaw's 2009 Traveling Fellowship
Award Winner from the 5th International Asian Conference in
Gurgaon, Talha Salaria, has been traveling to the following
law firms: Setterwalls in Göteberg, Sweden, CMS Hasche Sigle
in Stuttgart, Germany, Dr. Widmer & Partners in Bern,
Switzerland, Lovells in Münich, Germany, Gassauer Fleissner
in Vienna, Austria and Matheson Ormsby Prentice in Dublin,
Ireland. A full report of her experiences is now available
on the new ITechLaw
where you may also find more information on the IVAP
Sampler: Brief Monthly Updates
In addition to
ITechLaw's quarterly online law journal for members, the
(requires log in), ITechLaw often provides 1-2 short articles in
the eNews each month. eNews articles not only cover short legal
updates but also give members an opportunity to share their
unique professional experiences as they relate to ITechLaw.
encourages members to contribute to its
publications. For more information or to submit your
contact us. Submissions are subject to editorial
discretion. Articles not used in eNews may be used in the
eBulletin and vice versa.
News About ITechLaw Members
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18th, 2009 in Warsaw (Poland) at the Hyatt Regency a panel
of industry representatives and legal experts will discuss
recent developments in "Ambush Marketing and Green
Advertising." ITechLaw Board Member Felix Hofer is
scheduled to deliver a keynote presentation on
"Environmental Marketing: the European approach – Examples
from the green washing trick box."
member and former Board Member Richard C. Owens has joined Stikeman Elliott LLP as Counsel. Prior to joining the firm,
Richard was a partner at two other Canadian law firms and
was also the Executive Director of the Centre for Innovation
Law and Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Richard has written and published widely on the law of
information technology, privacy, and the regulation of
financial institutions. He was also recently selected to be
included in the 2009 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Canada"
in the specialty of technology law.
Welcomes Its Newest Members!
Newcastle upon Tyne
by Ursula Widmer
Members and Colleagues,
By now many of you have had the opportunity to visit our
website and social network, ITechLaw Connect,
launched on July 30, 2009. The new website includes many
improvements, including an attractive and easy to use
design, new content and the ability to connect with your
fellow members worldwide.
(Above: Screen Capture of New Website)
By signing into the
Member Center, you will be able
to create a profile reflecting your experience, practice
areas and more. ITechLaw Connect then matches you with other
members, making networking easier than ever before. Not only
can you communicate directly with members, but you can also search
for lawyers in a particular area of expertise, background or
location. You can also find members with similar interests
and conference attendance to connect locally at ITechLaw
events or discuss presentations.
Once you have signed on to ITechLaw Connect, you can also
join specialized committee groups such as the Substantive
Law Committees or ITechLaw Women’s International Network
(I-WIN). Committee groups provide you with interactive
forums, document sharing and meeting announcements, keeping
you up-to-date on the latest developments in a wide variety
(Above: Networking Sample from ITechLaw Connect)
I thank you for your continued membership in ITechLaw and
welcome your feedback on our new website. I invite you to
email me or
Member Services with your thoughts
or if you have any questions about how to sign up with ITechLaw Connect.
Our Web Task Force is currently working on Phase II of our
website project, which is focused on enhancing the content
available on our website. If you are interested in becoming
more active in ITechLaw and have ideas on how to develop our
website and website content further, please
I look forward to seeing you on ITechLaw Connect.
With my best regards,
Call for Papers: ITechLaw 6th International Asian Conference
are pleased to announce a "call for papers" for the upcoming 6th
International Asian Conference being held in Hotel Taj West End
- Bangalore, India on February 4-5, 2010.
you have a current issue or development in Information
Technology (IT) law or Telecommunications law that you think
would make an interesting presentation or panel, please submit a
short one-paragraph description of the topic that includes why
you consider this to be timely and relevant for inclusion in the
Additionally, if you would like us to consider you or someone
else as a speaker on the proposed topic, please summarize the
proposed speaker's qualifications or experience to address this
Please visit the
ITechLaw India website for more
information and conference details.
Please submit your proposal by August 28, 2009, to the following
We look forward to seeing you in Bangalore.
Co-Chair, ITechLaw President