PILT 24th Annual Seminar

Please join the University of Dayton School of Law on June 6, 2014, for the 24th annual Program in Law and Technology (PILT) Seminar on significant developments and cyberspace law.


Registration is now open for this event. You can register four ways:

     Online: Use our secure online registration system
Call:  Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676
Print: Download and complete our registration form and mail it to: 
University of Dayton School of Law, PILT 24th Annual Seminar, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2772
Fax:  Fax completed forms to 937-229-4778

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


The total credit hours of CLE, including one credit hour of ethics, is currently pending approval.

Program is subject to change

8:00 to 8:20 Registration and continental breakfast
8:20 to 8:30 Welcome Dean Paul McGreal and Distinguished Practitioner in Residence Michael Jacobs
8:30 to 9:30 What you need to know about the proposed European Union Draft Data Protection Regulation and Proposed Draft Cyber-Security Directive Robert Carolina of Origin LTD, London, England.
9:30 to 10:30 Ethical Considerations of Lawyering in and around Cyberspace Jeff Ireland and Erin E. Rhinehart of Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., Dayton, Ohio.
10:30 to 10:45 Break
10:45 to 11:45 Break out session One
Contentious Clauses in Software Agreements: Licensor and Licensee Perspectives Panel: Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law, P.C., Detroit, and Carla Perotta of General Motors Corporation, Detroit.
Making Your Way through the New, More Challenging World of Patent Prosecution Brian Elias, Director of IP Planning, LexisNexis, Dayton, Ohio.
11:45 to 12:45 Lunch
12:45 to 1:45 Break out session Two
Novatek, Inc. v. The Sollami Company (March 26, 2014):  When a Little “Bit” Matters in Claim Construction” Panel: Josh Lorentz
De-identification of Personally Identifiable Information Panel: Dr. Khaled El Amam of Privacy Analytics Inc., Ontario, Canada, and Ann Waldo.
1:45 to 2:00 Break
2:00 to 3:00 Social Media Savvy: Legal Issues to Reconcile Before the First Step Geof Oberhaus of Dinsmore & Shohl, Cincinnati.
3:00 to 4:00 Legal Ramifications of Native Advertising and “Sponsored Content.”  An examination of the intellectual property and regulatory issues surrounding advertisements that blend seamlessly with news, entertainment, and other editorial content in digital media. Brian Murphy of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, New York.


Conference Chair
Michael Jacobs, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence of the Program in Law and Technology, University of Dayton School of Law.

Registration Fee
The fee is $395. This fee covers the seminar sessions, beverages and pastries, box lunch and a CD with the course material. (A manual containing printed copies of the course material is available for an additional $10 fee.) Those unable to attend the seminar may purchase a CD with the course material for $75 or a manual containing printed copies of the course material for $85 (prices exclusive of sales tax).

  • Refunds - The registration fee, less a $50 handling charge, will be refunded if cancellation is received by June 5, 2014. There will be no refunds after that date.

Scholarships are available which would reduce the registration fee for full-time judges, government employees, and professors to $200; and for full-time School of Law students to no fee but students are still required to register.

About the Courses
The computer and cyberspace law issues are basic to advanced. The patent issues are intermediate to advanced. CLE Credit is expected as follows: Ohio 5.0 general CLE credit, 1 ethics, 0 professionalism. We will help you obtain CLE credit for other states upon request.

Seminar Site

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

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.

Registrants are responsible for their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been set aside at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2006 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton, OH 45417. These rooms will be held until May 29, 2014. To receive the special discounted rate, call 1-877-321-2211 and use booking code: UD Seminar Cyberspace.


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

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Michael Jacobs, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Program in Law and Tech