Speakers

Robert Barr, BCLT Executive Director

Brian Carver, UC Berkeley School of Information

Evan Cox, Covington & Burling LLP

Michelle Dennedy, Sun Microsystems

David Fagan, Covington & Burling LLP

Thomas Fetzer, Univ of Mannheim Law School

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Stephen Gillespie, Fenwick & West LLP

Barbara Lawler, Intuit

Renzo Marchini, Dechert LLP

Adam Miller, California Department of Justice

Julian Millstein, Morrison & Foerster LLP

John Moss, Salesforce.com

Daren Orzechowski, White & Case LLP

Lydia Parnes, Wilson, Sonsini, Goorich & Rosati PC (fmr FTC)

Randal Picker, University of Chicago Law School

Alan Raul, Sidley Austin LLP

Pam Samuelson, BCLT & Berkeley Law

Rich Sauer, Microsoft 

Jason Schultz, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

Paul Schwartz, BCLT & Berkeley Law

Carl Settlemyer,  Federal Trade Commission

Jule Sigall, Microsoft

Peter Tennent, IBM

Duane Valz, Chadbourne & Park LLP

Lee Van Pelt, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

  Robert Barr is Executive Director of BCLT and the former Vice President for Intellectual Property and Worldwide Patent Counsel for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, where he was responsible for all patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. Robert has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Political Science from MIT and a JD from Boston University School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on patent reform and has testified twice at the Federal Trade Commission hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy. He was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 25 Intellectual Property Lawyers in California in 2003, and as one of the top 10 in-house intellectual property lawyers in 2004.
   Brian Carver, UC Berkeley School of Information
  Evan Cox is a partner in the firm's intellectual property and antitrust practices resident in the San Francisco office. He has previously practiced in the firm's Washington, DC and London offices. His transactional and advisory practice involves representation of technology companies in the structuring and negotiation of licensing, distribution, joint venture, standards-setting, and other intellectual property-driven relationships. He counsels clients on US antitrust and European Union competition law matters including intellectual property licensing, standards-setting, patent pools, and mergers and acquisitions and has represented clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the European Union's Directorate General for Competition.
  Michelle Dennedy, Sun Microsystems
 
  David Fagan's practice covers national security law, international trade and investment, and global privacy and data security.  Mr. Fagan has represented clients before federal and state government agencies and Congress in connection with a range of issues, including regulatory approvals of international investments, national security-related criminal investigations, high-profile congressional investigations, and federal and state regulatory and enforcement actions in the data security area. On investment issues, Mr. Fagan has represented foreign and domestic clients in various industries (including defense, software, information technology, communications, energy, aviation, maritime transportation, ports, and biotechnology/pharmaceuticals) in securing the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as in connection with ongoing compliance matters related to mitigation agreements with CFIUS.  He also frequently handles matters related to the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under applicable national industrial security regulations.
 
  Thomas Fetzer studied law at the University of Mannheim where he took his First State Examination in 1998. He completed his doctoral thesis on “The taxation of Internet transactions”. After his Second State Exam in 2002 he studied at the Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN, USA where he graduated in 2003 with the academic title “Master of Laws”. Afterwards he returned to the University of Mannheim. In 2009 he received the habilitation with the venia for Public Law, German and European Economic Law and Taxation. Dr. Fetzer is specialized in Telecommunications Law, Media Law and Privacy/Data Protection Law. He has also published several articles on Tax Law and European Community Law. He co-authors books on Internet Law, telecommunications law and public economic law. He is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Mannheim. Furthermore, he has taught classes at the Vanderbilt University Law School and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Currently he is visiting at the University of Freiburg. 
  Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.  He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.  Dr. Geist has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law and was a member of Canada’s National Task Force on Spam.  He is an internationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and the BBC.  Dr. Geist is the editor of In the Public Interest:  The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, published in 2005 by Irwin Law, the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. Dr. Geist serves on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Expert Advisory Board, on the Canadian Digital Information Strategy’s Review Panel, the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board, and on the Information Program Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008, Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003.
  Stephen Gillespie is a partner in the Intellectual Property Transactions Group of Fenwick & West LLP, a premier Silicon Valley law firm specializing in technology and life sciences matters. Mr. Gillespie provides strategic and legal advice to software, new media and technology companies. He helps his clients build their value while maximizing options for liquidity through careful management of the legal and intellectual property aspects of their technology development and distribution. He helps structure, draft and negotiate key deals, including national and international development and distribution deals, licenses, and strategic alliances. He also manages the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including as lead outside IP counsel on acquisitions for Cisco, Symantec, Electronic Arts and other acquirers. In addition, he has significant experience in open source business models and export control regulations.
  Barbara Lawler is the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intuit, makers of, TurboTax®, Quicken®, QuickBooks®, and other online financial services.  Lawler is responsible for creating and driving personal information use strategy, policy and implementation to deliver the best experiences to customers and employees, leading to Intuit’s tie for first as the “Most Trusted Company for Privacy” in 2007. Before Intuit, Lawler spent over 20 years in privacy, data management and marketing at Hewlett Packard, and was their first CPO.  She was the driver for implementing customer-friendly privacy practices, helping HP to become a recognized global leader in privacy, culminating in HP’s selection as the “Most Trusted Company for Privacy” in 2004.    
  Renzo Marchini is a solicitor dealing with all types of commercial and intellectual property issues, in particular in relation to information technology, e-commerce, data protection and international trade/licensing. He handles supply, licensing and support, consultancy, development and outsourcing agreements, standard terms and conditions, distribution and agency, liability and consumer protection issues, and the full range of commercial transactions and advisory work in these and general intellectual property and commercial areas. A former software engineer for Logica, a major independent UK software house, Mr. Marchini is skilled in designing, programming and testing complex software applications (primarily in an UNIX/C environment). Mr. Marchini lectures and writes regularly on IT law, e-commerce and data protection. He contributed the chapter on IT law in Exchange and Alternative Trading Systems, Ed. Dick Frase and Helen Parry, Sweet & Maxwell, 2002. Recent articles have appeared in European Lawyer, Computers and Law, Compliance Monitor and World Data Protection Report.
  Adam Miller has worked for the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco since 1997. From 1997 until 2001 he worked in the Licensing Section, prosecuting vocational licensees for professional misconduct. Since 2001 he has worked in the Antitrust Law Section, primarily on monitoring Microsoft’s compliance with a federal antitrust judgment. Other cases he has handled are the AMC/Loews theater merger, and refinery and gas stations mergers. He recently led a multi-state investigation (along with the United States Department of Justice) into the proposed Google/Yahoo! Advertising Services Agreement. Before joining the State Mr. Miller was a Deputy County Counsel for Contra Costa County for two years, and an associate at Trump, Alioto, Trump & Prescott for one year. Mr. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from Brandeis University in 1987, and his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1993.
  Julian Millstein has over 30 years of experience negotiating and litigating complex outsourcing, e-commerce, and technology-related matters, across a wide range of industries. His practice is focused on representing clients in the negotiation of global information technology (ITO) and business process (BPO, HRO, F&A) outsourcing contracts, and providing legal support for ongoing governance and dispute resolution in connection with outsourcing relationships. Mr. Millstein has led legal and business teams in structuring and negotiating individual outsourcing contracts valued from $20 million to $5 billion. He has led strategic teams in successful workouts, restructuring, renegotiation, and litigation in connection with troubled outsourcing initiatives.
  John Moss is VP, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Commercial Practices at salesforce.com, inc., where he oversees customer and partner contracts globally.  Prior to joining salesforce.com, he served as General Counsel of Intraware, Inc., a publicly-traded electronic software delivery and management company, Deputy General Counsel of Barra, Inc., a financial software company, and Corporate Counsel at Oracle Corporation.  He began his career in the intellectual property practice group at Graham & James.  He is a co-author of the treatise Negotiating and Drafting Software Consulting Agreements (Glasser LegalWorks 1997) and was an adjunct professor at Golden Gate Law School.  He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.
  Daren Orzechowski is a member of White & Case's Intellectual Property Group. Practicing in all areas of intellectual property law, he handles both litigation and transactional matters for clients in a variety of industries, including information technology, software, outsourcing, sports and entertainment. His practice also includes matters involving trademarks and Internet-related issues. He regularly assists clients with intellectual property clearance, registration, enforcement, and licensing and has appeared before courts and tribunals throughout the United States.
  Lydia Parnes is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on privacy, data security, Internet advertising, and general advertising and marketing practices. Lydia was the former director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and is a highly regarded expert in the field of consumer protection. Besides overseeing the enforcement of a wide range of laws designed to prevent fraud and deception, Lydia also represented the Bureau in international settings and on Capitol Hill in connection with such high-profile issues as information security and privacy, Internet advertising, and identity theft. 
  Randal Picker graduated from the College of the University in 1980 cum laude with a BA in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then spent two years in the Department of Economics, where he was a Friedman Fellow, completing his doctoral course work and exams. He received a master's degree in 1982. Thereafter, he attended the Law School and graduated in 1985 cum laude. He is a member of the Order of the Coif. While at the Law School, Mr. Picker was an Associate Editor of the Law Review. After graduation, Mr. Picker clerked for Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then spent three years with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where he worked in the areas of debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations in bankruptcy. Mr. Picker is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and served as project reporter for the Conference's Bankruptcy Code Review Project. He is also a commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and serves as a member of the drafting committee to revise Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  Alan Raul is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Raul has a broad litigation and counseling practice that covers government regulation, enforcement and administrative law, corporate compliance, privacy and information law. Sidley was named one of the leading national “Privacy and Data Security” practices in Chambers USA, and Mr. Raul was ranked in the top tier of Privacy and Data Security practitioners. Mr. Raul is the lead Global Coordinator for Sidley’s Privacy, Data Security and Information Law practice. Mr. Raul’s practice in this area involves federal, state and international privacy issues, including global data protection programs, information security, Cybersecurity and representation in connection with data breaches. He also represents clients with respect to Internet Law, E-Commerce, marketing, advertising and consumer protection issues. He has been named as a leading international Internet and E-Commerce Lawyer in Who’s Who Legal.
  Pam Samuelson is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. Since 1996, she has held a joint appointment with Boalt Hall and UC Berkeley's School of Information. In addition, Samuelson is director of the internationally-renowned Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (since 2000) and on advisory boards for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Public Knowledge, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Samuelson began her career as an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher's New York. She began her career as a legal academic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, from which she visited at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and Emory Law School. While on the Berkeley faculty, she has been a distinguished visiting professor at University of Toronto Law School as well as a visiting professor at University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School. She was named an honorary professor at the University of Amsterdam in 2002.Samuelson has written and published extensively in the areas of copyright, software protection and cyberlaw.
  Rich Sauer assumed the role of Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs on February 9, 2009, reporting to Pamela Passman, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs.  As AGC for Regulatory Affairs Rich leads a team of lawyers and legal specialists responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory compliance with the telecommunications, privacy, data security, accessibility and free speech laws and regulations of the various jurisdictions in which Microsoft does business. Prior to his current assignment, Rich was based in Singapore and responsible for leading LCA for Asia Pacific and Japan from 2004-2008 where he oversaw Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs activities in the Region for thirteen subsidiaries, including Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Brunei.  Rich began his Microsoft career in 1999 as a Senior Litigation Attorney at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond and was responsible for a variety of litigation matters pending against the Corporation, including antitrust claims, employment-related claims, class action lawsuits and complex commercial matters. 
  Jason Schultz is the Acting Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a clinical instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). Before joining Boalt Hall as a faculty member in the Samuelson Clinic, he was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights groups in the world. Prior to EFF, he practiced intellectual property law at the firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the Northern District of California. While a student at Boalt Hall, he managed the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and interned for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California.
  Paul Schwartz is a leading international expert on information privacy and information law. His scholarship focuses on how the law has sought to regulate and otherwise shape information technology - as well as the impact of information technology on law and democracy. Schwartz joined the faculty in 2006 after teaching at Brooklyn Law School and the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville for eight years. He teaches privacy law. Schwartz has advised numerous U.S. and European governmental bodies on privacy and other legal issues and served as an adviser to the Commission of the European Union. In 2002-03, he was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels. Schwartz has also received a Humboldt Scholar Grant, a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship.
  Carl Settlemyer is a Staff Attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices.  Since joining the Commission in 2006, Mr. Settlemyer has focused primarily on online advertising practices and issues involving digital goods and services, including adware and spyware, P2P file-sharing software, and digital rights management systems.  Mr. Settlemyer started his career in private practice, specializing in copyright and trademark litigation and counseling.
  Jule Sigall is Associate General Counsel for Copyright in Microsoft's Legal & Corporate Affairs department, where he leads the company’s copyright and trade secrets group. Before joining Microsoft, Jule served as Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, where he led the division responsible for providing domestic and international copyright policy advice to both the Legislative and Executive branches. He was principal drafter of the Office's Report on Orphan Works and testified on the Report before Subcommittees of the Senate and House of Representatives. He was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he taught copyright law, and is a frequent speaker on copyright in both domestic and international conferences. Prior to his government service, Jule practiced in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he was involved in some of the leading cases involving copyright and new technology. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and received his A.B. from Duke University.
  Peter Tennant is currently IP Counsel, IBM Almaden Research Center, responsible for all intellectual property matters. Previously, he was IP Counsel with IBM Corporate Litigation, focusing on intellectual property litigation and pre-litigation matters. Prior to that he spent a three year international IBM assignment in Tokyo, Japan, where he served as Assistant General Counsel for IBM's Asia Pacific operations, responsible for all intellectual property law matters. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University, masters of computer science degree from the University of Virginia, and juris doctorate from Campbell University School of Law. Prior to joining IBM, Pete served as General Counsel for a software firm and also engaged the private practice of patent law.
  Duane Valz has counseled a wide variety of emerging growth, public and privately held companies on intellectual property and technology matters. At Chadbourne his practice focuses on patent portfolio development, IP strategy and complex technology transactions. Mr. Valz also advises on all aspects of IP issues ranging from litigation, licensing and corporate development matters as well as energy and green technology, social media and networking, web-content and cloud computing and issues related to enterprise use and distribution of open source software.
  Lee Van Pelt has evaluated patent strategies for investors and developed strategies and prepared patents for emerging companies in Silicon Valley for over fifteen years. He also prepares patent opinions and provides litigation analysis. Mr. Van Pelt received a B.S. in Physics, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of California-Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He currently teaches a patent law class at Boalt.  He has been named on the Daily Journal's lists of Top 25 Patent Prosecutors and Top 25 Patent Strategists in California, as well as on the IAM 250 list of The World's Leading IP Strategists.