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The MSBA's Computer & Technology Law Section Presents


"Bits and Bytes Abroad: Protecting Software Outside the United States"

Today's focus on software IP abroad centers around China. This presentation will discuss the different options and difficulties in protecting software IP in some of the major markets across the globe. Topics include copyright, trade secret, antitrust, patent and enforceability issues. The presentation will also cover differences in cultural norms and approaches to protection unavailable in the U.S.


Krista Contino Krahn
Krista Contino Krahn is a registered patent attorney with experience in patent prosecution, IP litigation, reexaminations and licensing. She is owner of Contino Krahn, an intellectual property law firm in Minneapolis. She previously worked at Morrison & Foerster in Los Angeles and Fish & Richardson in Minneapolis. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit to be applied for



Date:   Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 

The Section Council meets at 11:30 a.m., prior to the CLE


MSBA Members :  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Tram Nguyen by October 11 at or 612-278-6316 for teleconferencing needs.

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.