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Information technology (IT) law is an exciting cross-disciplinary practice area that is growing in importance as electronic communications and interactions continue to become more prevalent in the U.S. and abroad. An IT lawyer is confronted with legal issues from a wide variety of traditional legal practice areas, including but not limited to contracts, intellectual property, torts, employment, first amendment, healthcare, tax, and consumer protection. The application of long-standing as well as new legal principles to the area of information technology makes the practice of IT law both very challenging and very rewarding. The IT law section strives to assist its members in staying up to date and informed in a legal environment that is sometimes volatile and always in flux.

The section welcome’s new members and we eagerly urge anyone interested in IT law to become an active contributor to the section. For more information about the IT law section, please feel free to contact Ron Nixon, the current chair for the section. Ron can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (248) 619-2585.

Annual Meeting & IT Law Seminar

    September 24, 2014
    9 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Inn at St. Johns, 44045 5 Mile Rd, Plymouth

    Register: online or by mail/fax form PDF

    Price includes breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception. There is no charge to attend the Section's annual meeting, which will be held briefly during the lunch break.

    Our Speakers and Topics (View Agenda PDF)

  • H. Ward Classen (Author of A Practical Guide to Software Licensing, 5th Ed.)—A Few Nuances of Software Contracting
  • Rick Kruger (Jaffe Raitt)—Intellectual Property Agreements & Bankruptcy
  • Prof. Kathy White (Wayne St. Law School)—Patent Eligibility: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank What it Reveals: Past, Present, and Future
  • Kathy Ossian (Ossian Law PC)—Update on the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
  • Susan Kornfield (Bodman)—Software Copyright after Oracle v. Google
  • Steve Tupper (Dykema)—The State of Electronic Contracting and Online Consent: UETA and E-Sign Turn 15


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