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“Managing Data Privacy and Information Security in a Complex Regulatory Environment” Jennifer Madine (Vice President and Senior Counsel of Fifth Third Bancorp) will provide an overview of data privacy laws, rules, and regulations. Jennifer will discuss the implications of managing Personally Identifiable Information (PII), the regulations and requirements for handling PII and best-practices in light of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations. Jennifer will discuss safe-guarding information and the latest trends in data privacy and information security measures and regulations and how to protect from data breaches.
“3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Current Technologies and Underlying Legal Issues” Derek Somogy (Attorney at Caterpillar, Inc.) will present on business and legal issues related to additive manufacturing, more commonly referred to as “3D printing.” His presentation begins with a non-confidential discussion of 3D printing at Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Key benefits of 3D printing will be discussed, along with several short case studies on successful uses of the technology.
Derek’s presentation will shift to intellectual property issues relating to 3D printing, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Regarding patents, the presentation will include an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland case (2017), address filing trends at the USPTO, highlight technology in the context of recently-issued U.S. patents, and identify strategies for drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Regarding copyrights, the presentation will include an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Fourth Estate case (2019), address ownership issues for works under U.S. copyright law, and review agreements with 3D printing service providers. Finally, regarding trademarks, the presentation will include a description of the takedown request tool on a popular website that hosts models for use in 3D printing.
“Cybersecurity Preparation and Response: An Update from the Trenches” Mike Nitardy (Member, CIPP-US, Frost Brown Todd), Chris Huntington (Chief Information Security Officer, CISSP, Nexigen), and Kevin P. Rojek (Supervisory Special Agent, FBI) will discuss cybersecurity preparation and responses, as viewed from different perspectives. Cyber criminals are not only targeting large, established businesses but they are also targeting small, emerging businesses. In this session, our panel will discuss the latest cybersecurity threats and who is being targeted, best practices for preparing for cyber threats, and what to do (and not do) when you think you’ve been attacked. Our panel will also discuss when to call law enforcement as well as when to hire an attorney, forensic investigator, and other experts. Finally, our panel will discuss what, if any, recourse there is against attackers.
“The Role of IP Due Diligence in Investment Finance” Paige Connelly (Attorney, Thompson Hine) and Timothy Swan (Attorney, Frost Brown Todd) will lead a joint presentation on IP diligence in acquisitions and investment financing transactions involving startups. They will discuss (i) the importance of IP Assignment Agreements and CDAs from employees, (ii) frequent mistakes that early stage companies make with respect to the use of third party IP, and (iii) other IP diligence issues (including imperfect license agreements) which cause concern for institutional investors and acquirers.