Elman Technology Law attorneys continue to speak and write about various topics. Recently, two of our attorneys (Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston) have been speaking about cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and more. Josh Waterston authored an article in the Delaware County Bar Association’s quarterly publication (Delco Re:View) on a law prohibiting the banning of negative online reviews in standard business contracts.
In addition, we strive to stay ahead of the curve, in keeping with our slogan: “Strategic Lawyering. Cultivating Innovation.”® Below is a sample of our firm’s recent activities.
June 22, 2017 Gerry gave the Keynote Breakfast Speech on Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things and then participated in a panel discussing Government Cybersecurity Issues and Cyber Threat at the CIO Government Technology Conference in Philadelphia. Download his presentation here.
June 14, 2017 Gerry Elman spoke at the Digital Transformation & Security Roundtable on legal aspects of cybersecurity, at a Lunch and Learn sponsored by Wrklodz (IPR International), 401 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia.
June 14, 2017 Gerry also attended the Smart City Summit and Expo of the LoRa Alliance at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. LoRaWAN is the wide-area wireless technology being rolled out by Comcast business unit machineQ to facilitate applications for the Internet of Things.
June 9-10, 2017 Gerry participated in the Comcast/machineQ Smart City Hackathon in Center City Philadelphia, helping to build an Internet of Things solution for “smarter,” more responsive city infrastructure. This included hands-on experience with the long range wireless technology being rolled out by Comcast subsidiary machineQ. Along with others on Team 12, he proposed a system for logging potholes in streets.
June 9, 2017 Josh Waterston and Gerry Elman hosted a panel discussion at the Delaware County Bar Association’s annual Bench-Bar Conference. They discussed Cyber Threat Management with attorney Craig Huffman and Judges Scanlon and Bradley of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Location: Skytop Lodge in the Poconos.
June 1, 2017 Gerry Elman spoke at the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum on current litigation questioning the constitutionality of the power to invalidate patent claims that has been delegated to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (NEWSFLASH: On June 12, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the requested appeal.) He also discussed recent Supreme Court decisions on where patent infringement suits can take place, and exhaustion of the patent owner’s right to prevent resale of the product. Location: Media, PA
September 26-28, 2017 Join Gerry Elman at IFAI Expo, the gala trade show of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. This year’s location: the Morial Conference Center in New Orleans. Gerry will speak on intellectual property and cybersecurity issues regarding Smart Fabrics, and will be scheduling a series of one-on-one Mentor Meetings as well. There will also be a Hackathon developing applications for smart fabrics.
Click here to read about our latest activities with the Internet of Things, including the use of novel materials and fiber structures such as Smart Fabrics.