Register Now: 2016 IP and the Internet Conference – Sept 6 in SF

ipandinternet22016 IP and the Internet Conference
Sept 6 – San Francisco

I am very proud to be chairing this year’s IP and the Internet Conference which will be held at Salesforce in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 6th.

The bi-annual conference is sponsored by the California Bar IP Section and will feature some of internet community’s top names to discuss a variety of issues from computer crime to cyber harassment, social media, privacy and an inside view of innovation and disruption.

The program and registration information are below or simply click here.  I hope you will join us.

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:45-9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard Downing provides the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section‘s perspective on this year’s major developments from the battle over encryption to ransomware.


  • Richard Downing, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

9:30 – 10:30 a.m

CDA Section 230 in the Age of Cyber Civil Rights and Terrorism

Communications Decency Act Section 230 immunizes web publishers for third party content. The immunity, however, is not absolute as courts have carved limited exceptions and social media websites are now being challenged for aiding and abetting ISIS and other terror groups. This panel will offer competing views on what exceptions, if any, should be made for Section 230 immunity.


  • Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Chris Kelly, Safer California Foundation


  • Bennet G. Kelley, Internet Law Center

10:40 – 11:40 a.m

Internet Law Update

IP Vanguard Award winner Ian Ballon, author of the leading treatise on Internet Law, E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms, provides a meta view on the latest developments in Internet Law.


  • Ian Ballon, Greenberg Traurig

11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Lunch will be held at the State Bar Offices, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, and will feature “table topics” with separate discussions led by leading practitioners.

1. Heather Antoine, Antoine Law Group (Social Media)
2. Francoise Gilbert, Greenberg Traurig (Privacy – Global)
3. Karl Kronenberger, Kronenberger Rosenfeld (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act)
4. Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation (Copyright)
5. Hannah Poteat, Github (Privacy – U.S.)
6. Jonathan Tal, Tal Global (Cybersecurity)
7. Dan Tynan, Former Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Tech (A Reporter’s Viewpoint)
8. Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons (Creative Commons)

1:30  – 2:30 p.m.

Social Media Takedowns

The panel will discuss online copyright and trademark infringement on social media sites, including the legal basis for requesting that a social media platform takedown infringing materials. A brief overview of the DMCA safe harbor available to social media platforms will be provided along with a parallel discussion of the lack of safe harbor for trademark infringement. We will also discuss secondary liability, liability for improper takedowns, and defenses to infringement that often prevent a successful takedown. The presentation will include a sample take down request and the information needed by a social media platform from a rights holder for a successful takedown.


  • Lynne E. Graybeal, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Beth M. Goldman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Emily Burns, Google, Inc.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m

Privacy Like It’s 1999: Do We Need 21st Century Privacy Laws?

Ever since the Snowden leaks, electronic privacy has been a hot topic and contributed to the collapse of the US-EU Safe Harbor framework. Get the latest on developments in privacy law in the U.S. and in the EU from the Director of Privacy Education and Policy for Attorney General Kamala Harris and the author of the treatise Global Privacy and Security Law.


  • Joanne McNabb, California Department of Justice
  • Francoise Gilbert, Greenberg Traurig


  • Francine D. Ward, Of Counsel, Monty White, LLP

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Disruption, Innovation, and the Law: An In-House Perspective

In this age of disruption and rapid innovation, this panel offers the in-house perspective on managing the legal and business risks created by new technology, evolving business models, and globalization.


  • Norman Reed, Ripple (Tentative)
  • David M. Simon,
  • Gregory P. Goeckner, Hollywood Foreign Press Association


  • Bennet G. Kelley, Internet Law Center

Stay after the program to network with IP practitioners with a hosted reception.


Online Registration

Click here to register online.

Pre-Registration Deadline

In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Registration Fees

  • $395 Intellectual Property Law Section Members
  • $490 Non-Section Members (includes enrollment in the Intellectual Property Law Section for 2016)
  • $270 Law School Faculty, Paralegal, Government, or Non-Profit
  • $100 Non-Attorney Law Student

Register by Mail or Fax

To register by mail or fax, print out and complete the Mail/Fax Registration Form and return it with payment to The State Bar of California. Checks should be made payable to The State Bar of California.

Mail To:

Program Registrations
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Or Fax To: Program Registration at 415-538-2368. In order to fax your registration, credit card information is MANDATORY. VISA or MasterCard Only. Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.

Cancellations / Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Substitute Registrants

Substitute registrants are allowed and must register in their own name at the event to receive MCLE credit.


For registration information call 415-538-2508. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information, please call 415-538-2375.

Special Assistance

For special assistance, please call 415-538-2375.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. and is subject to space availability.


(All California Young Lawyers Association members that have been in practice 5 years or less OR are 36 years or younger.) Please call 415-538-2375 for information on a 25% discount towards registration.


The State Bar of California and the Intellectual Property Law Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers.