ITechLaw Annual European Conference: Brussels, Belgium
ITechLaw invites you to join the world's top technology
lawyers and policymakers for two days of information sharing
and unparalleled networking at the 2009 European Conference.
This two-track event will tackle critical issues facing
lawyers and their clients including:
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
website to get more information and register.
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 brief 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. 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.
On August 31,
2009 the German Federal Government filed an
curiae brief with the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of New York seeking denial of the approval
of the Google Book Settlement, or at least exemption of
German authors and publishers from the class. In its brief,
the Government argues that the Settlement would violate the
revised Berne Convention and the World Copyright Treaty,
because the use of copyrighted works would require prior
consent by the copyright owner. Furthermore, the Government
complains that only associations that represent exclusively
American authors and publishers participated in the action
as plaintiffs, while the interests of German authors and
publishers were not represented in the settlement
You could hear the
collective groan when Twitter made the cover of Time magazine
and lawyers realized that they had to become familiar with yet
another online medium. There’s Facebook, MySpace, Naymz, Spoke,
Plaxo, LinkedIn, Martindale Connected, Legal OnRamp, JD Supra,
listservs and JD Supra, to name a few online social networks. It
The good news is that lawyers can ignore most of them,
concentrate on a single online network, experiment with one or
two others, and turn your efforts into new clients, new files
and new billable work. Another big plus is that all the online
networks are free.
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of Larry Bodine, Esq., Glen Ellyn, (Chicago) IL.
He is a business developer with 18 years experience who
helps exclusively law firms attract and keep more clients.
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Rooms and Enthusiastic Knowledge Sharing at ITechLaw's
program is ITechLaw's own 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 the area of technology law.
(Sao Paulo faculty and organizers, pictured above from left to right: Paulo Brancher, Manoel
Pereira dos Santos, Sajai
Singh, Esther Nunes,
Sandra Jeskie, Mônica Guise, Leandro Pereira, Daniel Babinski)
(Faculty pictured above:
Held recently in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, the
curriculum presented the basics of information technology law and
then built on those basics through extended lectures covering
cutting-edge topics such as outsourcing, privacy, litigation and comparative international law.
programs are already being planned in new locations around the
world. For general information
on this program and its developments please contact
or visit the program
* "CYBERSPACECAMP" is a registered trademark of International Technology Law
President, Dr. Ursula Widmer, spoke in Geneva,
Switzerland, on October 12th at the WIPO 10 Year UDRP
Conference. She spoke on the panel "Identity and Dispute
Resolution on the Internet – Looking Ahead" about copyright
and trademark infringements and dispute resolution for
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Welcomes Its Newest Members!
Michael Baldo - Attorney
Habel Rechtsanwalte Partnerschaft
Attorneys at law
Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd
President's Column, 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 based on 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 join specialized committee groups such as the Substantive
Law Committees or ITechLaw Women’s International Network. 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 further develop
website and its content, please
I look forward to seeing you on ITechLaw Connect.
With my best regards,
More Ways to
Connect: Twitter and LinkedIn
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, giving personal and professional updates.
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 on Twitter
here, or search for "Sandra Jeskie" on
If you have any questions about connecting with
other members, please feel free to
I look forward to seeing you online.
Sandra A. Jeskie
ITechLaw Vice President
eNews Editor in Chief