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The MSBA's Antitrust and Computer & Technology Law Sections Present


"Technology Licensing – Potential Hazards at the Intersection of Antitrust and IP Law"

The courts and antitrust enforcement agencies have revised their skeptical attitude toward IP licenses since the "Nine No No's" of the 70's. The pro-competitive aspects of IP licenses are now emphasized in the Justice Department / FTC joint Guidelines for Licensing Intellectual Property, but a number of licensing arrangements and specific license terms can restrict competition in ways that will still draw antitrust scrutiny. This program will identify some of the potential trouble spots and discuss the antitrust issues that can arise.


Tom Sheran , Moss & Barnett, P.A.
Tom Sheran is a shareholder at the Moss & Barnett firm here in Minneapolis. His practice includes business and commercial litigation as well as antitrust counseling and transaction work in the field of information technology. He is a past chair of the Computer & Technology Section as well as the MSBA Antitrust Section. He has a graduate degree in software systems from the University of St. Thomas. He has taught antitrust law at Hamline University Law School and is currently teaching a course on legal aspects of managing technology as part of St. Thomas' Graduate Programs in software.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for (event code: 153441)



Date:   Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time:   11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15 pm to 1:15 p.m. CLE Program
The Computer & Technology Law Section Council will meet promptly at 11:30 a.m.
  Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP
800 LaSalle Ave., #2800 Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]



Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Antitrust or Computer & Technology Law Section Members):  $15.00
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00

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Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336