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Internet of Things 2018: Everything is Connected


Speaker(s): Barrington E. Dyer, Christopher J.P. Mitchell, David M. Stauss, Gerard James Hayes, Ph.D., Gregory Dunn, Heather J. Meeker, Ian C. Ballon, Jah-Juin “Jared” Ho, Leonard T. Nuara, Pamela Clark-Meister, Thomas Snyder
Recorded on: Jun. 27, 2018
PLI Program #: 242387

David M. Stauss focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts, involving product liability, data security and privacy, and business disputes. David is head of the privacy and cybersecurity practices in the Denver and Boulder offices, and leads the Consumer Products section of the firm's Manufacturing Group.

David has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts across the country securing favorable jury verdicts for his clients.

In his product liability practice, he has provided counseling services and defended cases for manufacturers of various products, including tires, food items, and cleaning products. He has successfully tried cases involving both individual claims and class actions.

In his privacy and data security practice, David regularly assists clients in preparing for and responding to data breaches and data security incidents. He has aided clients in preparing for data breaches by drafting incident response plans and conducting table top exercises. He has counseled numerous clients in responding to data breaches, including managing multi-state breach notifications, appearing before regulators, and providing employee training.

David's combination of trial experience and cybersecurity knowledge uniquely qualifies him to represent clients in litigation involving data security and privacy issues. He has handled disputes involving complex information security issues, and assisted in recovering funds lost in illegal wire fraud phishing schemes by filing lawsuits to freeze the fraudulent bank accounts.

He is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).

David is an avid author and presenter on privacy and cybersecurity and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Cybersecurity Law Report, Law Week Colorado, the Denver Business Journal, and Law Technology News. He is also a frequent contributor to CyberAdviser, a blog focused on the latest news and developments in privacy and cybersecurity law.

David co-authored the Colorado Privacy & Cybersecurity Handbook in 2017, a book dedicated to summarizing and explaining Colorado's evolving privacy and cybersecurity statutes, regulations, and case law and providing attorneys, privacy officers, lawmakers, and decision-makers with a single reference to the many different sources that make up Colorado privacy and cybersecurity law.

He was named a "Top 25 Most Influential Young Professional" by ColoradoBIZ magazine in 2018.


Dr. Hayes has nearly three decades of experience in government and commercial electromagnetic research and design.  Prior to working with the Town of Wake Forest to establish the WRCNC in 2010, Dr. Hayes was the Director of Engineering at GreenWave Scientific where he led the development of antenna and RF circuit designs for a diverse range of DoD applications.  At Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Dr. Hayes provided global technical leadership in the Technology and Research organization with contributions to handset antenna design, technology, and radiated performance optimization.  At Lockheed Martin (formerly Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.), Dr. Hayes supported research and development efforts for space-based, phased array applications.  The scope of his experience encompasses electromagnetic theory, bioelectromagnetics, antenna design, RF circuit analysis, and material engineering. He has participated in the development of international standards for OTA, HAC, and SAR evaluation (including IEEE, IEC, CTIA, and C63 standards).  With over 70 US patents, Dr. Hayes has maintained a prominent technical role in the wireless industry.


Greg Dunn has represented telecommunication clients for more than 33 years, providing legal and strategic assistance to a variety of private and public clients.

Greg has a comprehensive knowledge of both public utility and broadband issues and regularly works with clients on Smart City initiative and public-private partnerships. His clients include municipalities, The Ohio State Supercomputer Center, data centers and wireless providers.  He also consults on state of Ohio broadband and Internet of Things (IoT) public policy issues with Ice Miller Whiteboard LLC and has Public Utilities Commission of Ohio experience in electric issues.

Greg assisted with the development and creation of the Dublink concept in Dublin, Ohio, which includes 125 miles of fiber optics, a conduit system and a Wi-Fi system, all connected to a municipal data center and the Ohio Academic Resource Network. Dublin has attracted international attention, including being named one of the top seven intelligent communities of the year by the Intelligent Community Foundation (ICF) in both 2010 and 2011.  Dublink also received award from the National Science Foundation and the White House’s broadband initiative, US ignite.

Another of Greg’s clients, the City of Columbus, has pursued the broadband plan written by Greg in 2007.  Columbus’ successful execution of that plan has led to Columbus also being selected a top seven Intelligent Community by ICF for 2012.

Greg created a cell tower leasing program for the City of Indianapolis wherein Ice Miller handles and organizes all cell tower leasing program for the City of Indianapolis wherein Ice Miller handles and organizes all cell tower negotiations for the city. In the program’s first year of operation, Ice Miller’s efforts have increased the fees collected by the City of Indianapolis by $2.6 million. Greg is currently working with the Ohio Department of Transportation on an autonomous and connected vehicles project.

Greg speaks regularly on telecommunications, broadband and Internet of Things issues.


Heather Meeker advises technology clients on intellectual property matters. Her practice focuses on counseling in the following areas:

  • Technology transactions, including licenses, channel sales agreements, development agreements, university technology transfer, and consumer contracting 
  • Open source software licensing, including IP strategy, compliance, transactions, and disputes 
  • Technology and IP issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and other IP matters  

Heather has achieved national and international recognition for her leadership in the field of intellectual property law. Drawing on her technical knowledge and experience, she approaches matters with a practical and business focus. Heather handles technology transactions and intellectual property-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions for companies in all technology sectors and for non-technology companies doing technology deals, with an emphasis on IT and software.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Heather practiced at an AmLaw 20 firm, where she served as chair of the firm’s IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group, as well as the co-managing shareholder of its Silicon Valley office.

 

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1994: Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Technology Law Review (1993-1994)
  • Yale University, B.A., Economics, 1979: magna cum laude

 

Experience

  • Provided representation in open source disputes, including Oracle v. Google, Continuent v. Tekelec, and FSF v. Cisco.
  • Participated in drafting team for Mozilla Public License version 2.0.
  • Serves as advisor to the ALI project on the law of software contracting and the Restatement of Copyright Law.
  • Provided counsel to many open source software and technology efforts, including Mozilla Foundation, Cloudfoundry.org, OROPO Foundation, Open Compute Project, and Open Networking Foundation.
  • Authored "Open Source for Business," a handbook for engineers, business persons, and lawyers to understand the use of open source licensing in private enterprise.

 

Professional Activities

  • Former Council Member, American Bar Association Science and Technology Section (2006 - 2010) and Former Chair, Open Source Committee, Section of Science and Technology Law
  • American Law Institute (2006 - present)
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights for the San Francisco Bay Area (2006 - present)


Pamela Clark-Meister is an in-house attorney with over 20 years of experience shaping business and legal strategy, managing complex technology transactions, and advising on intellectual property, commercial and M&A transactions. With Intel since 1999, she is currently serving as a Group Counsel to Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG) in Visual Markets.  IOTG is leading the industry in transforming businesses and the way we live by making it simple, smart and connected IOT solutions.


Ian C. Ballon is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group and represents internet, mobile, entertainment and technology companies in defending data privacy, security breach and TCPA class action suits and in other intellectual property and technology litigation. A list of recent cases may be found at http://www.gtlaw.com/Ian-C-Ballon-experience.

He is also the author of the leading treatise on internet and mobile law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d edition, the 5-volume set published by West (www.IanBallon.net), which includes extensive coverage of security breach and data privacy issues. In addition, he is the author of The Complete CAN-SPAM Act Handbook (West 2008) and The Complete State Security Breach Notification Compliance Handbook (West 2009). He also serves as Executive Director of Stanford University Law School’s Center for E-Commerce, which hosts the annual Best Practices Conference where lawyers, scholars and judges are regularly featured and interact.

Ian was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America and was recognized as the 2012 New Media Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association. In both 2018 and 2019 he was recognized as one of the Top 1,000 trademark attorneys in the world for his litigation practice by World Trademark Review. In addition, in 2019 he was named one of the top 20 Cybersecurity lawyers in California and in 2018 one of the Top Cybersecurity/Artificial Intelligence lawyers in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. He received the “Trailblazer” Award, Intellectual Property, 2017 from The National Law Journal and he has been recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards. In 2010, he was the recipient of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law section's Vanguard Award for significant contributions to the development of intellectual property law (http://ipsection.calbar.ca.gov/IntellectualPropertyLaw/IPVanguardAwards.aspx).

Mr. Ballon was listed in Variety's "Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys" and has been named by the LA Daily Journal as one of the Top 75 intellectual property litigators in California in every year that the list has been published (2009 through 2018) and as one of the top 100 lawyers in California. He is also listed in Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America (in the areas of information technology and intellectual property) and Chambers and Partners USA Guide in the areas of privacy and data security and information technology. Mr. Ballon also holds the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Ian can be reached at: Ballon@gtlaw.com, 310-586-6575 or via leading social media platforms (IanBallon).


Lennie is a nationally recognized authority on technology and internet law and co-author of Drafting Internet Agreements, a practical legal treatise with annotated forms on internet and computer law published by the Aspen Publishers division of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Lennie formerly was a partner at several prominent law firms and served as the Chair of the Technology & Intellectual Property Practice of Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP, and was a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Known for his high energy and unique blend of practice-legal knowledge, technology expertise and skills, Lennie serves as trusted advisor to dozens of multinationals and smaller corporates, hospitals and healthcare providers, financial institutions, startups and venture firms across industries including, E-business, retail, hardware and software, communications and energy, frequently involving the development and deployment of breakthrough and best-of-show technologies. His recognized technology law expertise coupled with his IT education and experience gained while operating technology companies provide unique insights that benefit clients who engage Lennie for strategic guidance and counseling.

Lennie also advises clients on privacy, cyber security and compliance. He offers specialized expertise in the creation of dynamic workflows and incident recovery solutions to manage and mitigate risk exposures. Clients engage Lennie regularly as a special counsel or to manage complex litigation in areas requiring his unique skill set and knowledge.

Lennie gained recognition as a “go to” technology expert and problem solver following the tragic destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, home to Thacher Proffitt & Wood’s main office. Miraculously, no employees of the firm perished, but the destruction of the Twin Towers resulted in a complete loss of all of the firm's technology infrastructure and backup systems. On that day, Lennie interrupted his practice of law and became the CIO of the firm for the following six months. He was responsible for all decisions for the interim survival and ultimate rebuilding of the firm's technology infrastructure, including: equipment specification and acquisition, conversion of the firm's applications palette; extensive outsourcing of such IT functions as help desk and infrastructure management. The experience of losing everything, rebuilding everything from scratch, being the buyer instead of “representing the buyer” has given Lennie valuable insights that inform his practice even today. He has published and spoken on the lessons that he learned from this experience at seminars throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to joining Flatiron, Lennie was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for ICF Mercantile, a technical textile distributor of medical, aerospace and construction yarn where he managed the transformation from a distribution to manufacturing business in a new state of the art manufacturing, research and development center. While at ICF he was responsible for all aspects of business operations, legal and IT, including creating the financial and production models to support the financing for transition; negotiations of the lease, construction, engineering, and architectural services agreements; and on-site management of construction resulting in an on-time and on budget startup.

Before ICF, he was the co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tera Group and TeraExchange. Lennie and his co-founder developed and managed the strategic evolution of the first and only multi-asset, Central Limit Order Book and RFQ based Swap Execution Facility and multi-asset execution management system from inception into a Dodd Frank Act - CFTC regulated institutional exchange for cleared derivatives, equities, futures, fixed income and options markets. Derivatives assets include IRS, CDS, NDF, and the first regulated Bitcoin derivative based on the TeraBit Bitcoin Price Index. While at Tera he managed the firm's operation including fundraising, client/investor presentations and relationships, operations, legal, regulatory, financial, marketing, business development and technology development and implementation.

An experienced commercial litigator, Lennie has handled high-stakes disputes in involving IP infringement, engineering and construction, IT systems and Internet businesses, including the successful resolution of several multi-hundred million dollar matters.

With over 250 articles and presentations, Lennie is one of the most sought-after lecturers in the country on Technology, Internet Law, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Techno-Entertainment, Negotiations, Identity Theft, Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation, E-Discovery, Online Child Safety and Law Practice Management.


Tom is Executive Director of RIoT, supporting Internet of Things and disruptive technology industry growth. By day he runs RIoT Labs at HQ Raleigh. In his spare time, Tom co-instructs Product Innovation Lab, a Forbes award winning multi-disciplinary course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NC State.

Prior to joining RIoT, Tom held an executive leadership role at the ASSIST Center, a National Science Foundation sponsored effort to create wearable electronics for healthcare monitoring. Previously, he spent two decades in product development and technology incubation in NC.

He’s passionate about creating and fostering collaborations across disciplines, markets and cultures. He enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, boardgames, big crowds, craft beer and ideas that are just crazy enough to work.


Christopher Mitchell has been practicing law for over 12 years, which includes running his own business venture and technology law firm located in Manhattan for the past 3 years. His practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs, small businesses, early stage companies, investors and investment groups operating within the sports, entertainment, digital media and emerging technology industries. Christopher ‘s firm advises investors on the creation of investment groups, funds formations, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. He also represents their interests in angel investing, private equity, and venture capital financings. Additionally, Christopher’s firm counsels entrepreneurs, businesses and companies on entity formation, capital raises, and a range of general corporate and business matters with an emphasis on Internet and technology laws and regulations.

Christopher’s firm has built a growing practice within the Blockchain technology space. The firm advises clients on token sales and initial coin offerings, Blockchain based platform and software development along with guidance on regulatory and compliance matters. Personally, Christopher has given many lectures and educational workshops in this field for industry professionals. He also sits on advisory boards and provides strategic business consulting for Blockchain based companies.

Christopher is licensed to practice in Florida and New York. He received his B.A. from George Mason University and J.D. from Pace Law School.


Jah-Juin “Jared” Ho is an attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP) at the Federal Trade Commission.  This Division of the FTC has responsibility for enforcing federal statutes and regulations that pertain to information security and consumer privacy.  Jared investigates and prosecutes violations of U.S. federal laws governing the privacy and security of consumer information and has worked on FTC enforcement actions under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  Prior to joining DPIP, Jared was an attorney in the FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigations.  Jared has also served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau where he advised on cases and rulemaking.

In addition to his federal service, Jared was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey where he led his office’s privacy and data security efforts. He has also served as a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.


Barrington is a litigator of Intellectual Property and Technology Transaction disputes. He represents and advises clients in a variety of data-driven industries, including blockchain, neural networks, mobile apps, web apps, and other internet-related technologies. A former software engineer, Barrington helps companies navigate the evolving legal landscape facing disruptive technologies.

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