Thursday May 13, 2010

Safeguard Your Computers, Intellectual Property

Conference will feature experts counseling participants about "geeks bearing gifts," social media and marketing, and copyright music infringement lawsuits, among other topics.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then licensing, patenting and policing those inventions should be close relatives.

That will be the emphasis of the University of Dayton School of Law's annual Significant Developments in Intellectual Property Law of Computers and Cyberspace 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the University of Dayton School of Law.

The daylong conference, in its 20th year, will feature national and international experts counseling participants about "geeks bearing gifts," pitfalls related to user-generated content, social media and marketing, and copyright music infringement lawsuits, among other topics.

"The session titled 'Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts' refers to navigating the world of free, open-source software. It will help lawyers who sometimes lag behind IT professionals on developments in the field," said Kelly Henrici, executive director of the University of Dayton School of Law's Program in Law and Technology. "Social media and music also are hot topics because they are such big parts of everyone's lives, whether for business or not."

A registration form and brochure can be found by clicking on the related links.

The conference costs $395. Scholarships are available for full-time judges, government employees and students. The cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch and course materials. Participants are eligible for six hours of continuing legal education credit in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.

For more information or to register, contact Nan Holler-Potter at 229-4676.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.