On Friday, March 13, 2020, the UIC John Marshall Law School is putting on a day long – 8:45am to 4:30pm – program focused on cutting edge legal issues surrounding the Internet of Things. Here is their description:

Online platforms have become a focal point for many in the United States as well as in key jurisdictions around the world. Governments and legal advisors are struggling to understand the issues and implications these platforms raise, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, and antitrust law and practice. This Conference brings together top experts in government, industry, practice, and academia to share their cutting-edge insights on these issues as well as where things are headed.

The program promises to be very interactive between speakers and the audience. It also claims to be the only event of its kind and scope in the Midwest.

Registration is $195, with discounts to $95 for in-house lawyers and free for government lawyers.

The excellent line up of speakers includes:

  • Professor Daryl Lim – UIC John Marshall Law;
  • Professor Daniel Sokol, University of Florida;
  • Professor Matthew Spitzer, Northwestern University Center on Law, Business, and Economics;
  • Themi Anagnos, Head of IP for the Americas, Continental Automotive;
  • Kirti Gupta, Vice President, Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm;
  • Grant H. Peters, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg;
  • Professor Haochen Sun, University of Hong Kong;
  • Michael Chu, Partner & IP Litigation Practice Group Leader, McDermott Will & Emery (invited);
  • Erin Lothson, Senior Counsel, Uber (invited);
  • Robert H. Newman, Co-Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Innovations, Loeb;
  • Cameron Krieger, Senior Counsel, Digital Governance, Privacy & Security, Mars;
  • Divya Mathur, Vice President and Consultant, Analysis Group;
  • Sunil Shenoi, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP;
  • Liad Wagman, Senior Economic and Technology Advisor, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission;
  • Professor Randy Robinson, UIC John Marshall Law School;
  • Christine S. Wilson, Commissioner, FTC (Keynote);
  • Professor Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago Law;
  • Michele Lee, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Global Litigation, Regulatory, & Competition, Twitter;
  • Rob Mahini, Senior Policy Counsel, Google;
  • Kate Patchen, Director and Associate General Counsel, Competition, Facebook;
  • Professor Dan Spulber, Northwestern University Law;
  • Aaron Yeater, Managing Principal, Analysis Group;
  • James M. Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer, CSX Corporation (keynote)