Levin College of Law

Using Technology for Business Growth Subject of February Law Conference

MIAMI, Fla * Cutting edge issues in software, e-commerce and e-business, and American and international trademarks and domain names will be discussed here Feb. 21-22, at the first annual Law & Technology Conference.

Under direction of Thomas Cotter, professor and director of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s intellectual property program, the “Leveraging Technology for Extraordinary Business Growth” event will be held at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

Keynote speaker will be Bill Hamilton of Tampa’s office of Holland & Knight LLP, who will discuss “Technology Clients and Ethical Pitfalls – Traps to Avoid. ” Also featured will be Bruce Proctor, chief trademark counsel for Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Ga.; and Cathryn Mitchell of Princeton, N.J., former associate general counsel of Prince Sports Group (division of Benetton SportSystem).

Miami speakers include Virginia Quijada, senior corporate counsel for Oracle; Allison Kimerbly Hift, Becker & Poliakoff P.A.; and Darrell W. Payne, Shook Hardy & Bacon. Also speaking will be Joseph Montemarano, director of Princeton’s Industrial Liaison School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Principal conference sponsors with the UF law school are legal firms Holland & Knight LLP and Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, with additional funding by Becker & Poliakoff P.A., and Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik. UF is the only law college in the Southeast with an intellectual property certificate program.

Registration for the conference is $320 and includes an opening evening reception and Friday luncheon. Special fees are available for multiple attendees from the same company. Those interested in attending contact Barbara DeVoe at (352) 392-8070 or send an e-mail to devoe@law.ufl.edu. The Florida Bar will be granting eight Continuing Legal Education hours, including one Ethics CLE.

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Published: January 18th, 2002

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