Events

Commercial Contracts Checkup Series

June 21, 2018 | Are You Up-to-Date on Key Provisions and Confidential Information Protections in Term Sheets, MOUs and Letter Agreements? | Webinar
October 11, 2018 | Blockchain Business Applications: Dot-Com Bust or Business Boom? | Philadelphia and Webinar
January 24, 2019 | E-Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Webinar

Third Session in the Commercial Contracts Checkup Series: January 24, 2019

E-Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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About the Program

E-signatures and online contracting have become staples of modern-day business in an increasingly digital world. Despite widespread adoption, many businesses and attorneys continue to have questions regarding the validity, enforceability and requirements of e-signatures and online contracts. Understanding the current state and the future of e-signatures and online contracting is an essential skill for business people and attorneys.

This webinar will discuss topics related to e-signatures and online contracting, including:

  • Overview of e-signature and online contracting requirements
  • Best practices for ensuring a valid e-signature/online contract
  • Examples of e-signature and online contracting implementation
  • Special use cases
  • The future of e-signature and online contracting

Presenters

  • Hal Marcus, Director, Global Legal Evangelist, DocuSign

About the Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts Group

Attorneys in the Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts Group assist a wide range of clients with maximizing company value from the intellectual property and technology assets that they own or license from third parties and the commercial contracts that they negotiate and execute regarding products and services that they sell and/or license to or from third parties. Drawing on the resources of Duane Morris’ Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice Groups, the attorneys in the group combine the elements of an intellectual property practice with a commercial transactions practice. They are trained in the best practices in these disciplines, enabling them to provide guidance on a wide range of intellectual property and business issues involved in IP licensing and technology matters and transactions.

Second Session in the Commercial Contracts Checkup Series: October 11, 2018

Blockchain Business Applications: Dot-Com Bust or Business Boom?

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About the Program

The Digital Age has transformed virtually every industry, bringing challenges with rapid technological innovation and shifting consumer expectations, security needs and regulatory pressures. As consumers shift from traditional financial services, computing systems and hosting services to distributed, decentralized systems, adapting to these evolving technologies may deliver new opportunities as well as increase concerns.

This webinar will discuss topics related to blockchain technology, including:

  • Overview of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers
  • Brief review of cryptocurrencies
  • The role of “smart contracts” in blockchains
  • Identifying business opportunities in blockchain
  • Using blockchain in business
  • The implications of blockchain on supply chain management
  • How to protect blockchain assets and patent implications

Presenters

About the Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts  Group

Attorneys in the Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts Group assist a wide range of clients with maximizing company value from the intellectual property and technology assets that they own or license from third parties and the commercial contracts that they negotiate and execute regarding products and services that they sell and/or license to or from third parties. Drawing on the resources of Duane Morris’ Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice Groups, the attorneys in the group combine the elements of an intellectual property practice with a commercial transactions practice. They are trained in the best practices in these disciplines, enabling them to provide guidance on a wide range of intellectual property and business issues involved in IP licensing and technology matters and transactions.

About the Financial Technology (Fintech) Group

Duane Morris attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the fintech sector, from fintech startups offering a wide range of new and innovative technologies, to established industry players, including payment processors, credit card issuers, mobile payment providers, stored-value card processors, healthcare payment providers, e-commerce and online retailers, banks, broker dealers and investment advisers.

About IBM Cognitive Legal

The IBM Cognitive Legal team, along with co-leaders Shawnna Hoffman-Childress and Brian Kuhn, built Watson-based artificial intelligence solutions and blockchain solutions for lawyers worldwide. IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, IBM is building industry-based solutions to real-world problems.

About BDP International

BDP International is a privately held, family owned, nonasset-based global logistics provider. Founded in 1966 by Richard Bolte Sr. and based in Philadelphia, BDP has grown to be one of the largest privately held logistics providers in the world. BDP employs over 4,800 people worldwide and operates freight logistics centers across the world through a global network of wholly owned offices, joint ventures and affiliates in 134 countries. The company serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide.

About Essextec

Essextec is an award winning, employee owned firm with intellectually curious and highly skilled teams. Essextec helps organizations solve their significant challenges by applying innovative cloud, cognitive and cybersecurity technologies. As trusted advisers, Essextec consistently enables its clients to exceed their goals and objectives ensuring long-term success.

First Session in the Commercial Contracts Checkup Series: June 21, 2018

Are You Up-to-Date on Key Provisions and Confidential Information Protections When Entering into Your Term Sheets, MOUs and Letter Agreements?

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Attorneys in Duane Morris’ Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts Group, in conjunction with Shannon Sutherland from the Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Group, will review several significant factors to consider when developing effective term sheets, MOUs and letter agreements and confidentiality provisions and trade secret protections in contracts. Topics to be discussed:

  • The use of contract term sheets, memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and letter agreements
  • Major contingencies and conditions before completing a transaction, including financing, permits, satisfactory completion of due diligence and other definitive agreements
  • Confidentiality provisions and trade secret protections, including guidelines under the Uniform Trade Secret Act, Defend Trade Secrets Act and requirements in non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Disclaimer language and binding versus nonbinding words
  • Implications of recent court decisions

Presenters

About the Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts  Group

Attorneys in the Technology Transactions, Licensing and Commercial Contracts Group assist a wide range of clients with maximizing company value from the intellectual property and technology assets that they own or license from third parties and the commercial contracts that they negotiate and execute regarding products and services that they sell and/or license to or from third parties. Drawing on the resources of Duane Morris’ Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice Groups, the attorneys in the group combine the elements of an intellectual property practice with a commercial transactions practice. They are trained in the best practices in these disciplines, enabling them to provide guidance on a wide range of intellectual property and business issues involved in IP licensing and technology matters and transactions.

About the Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Group

In today’s economy, companies face challenges—old and new—relating to the protection of human and intellectual capital. To help companies address these complex and evolving issues, Duane Morris has assembled a dedicated team of lawyers with significant experience in the many intersecting areas of law that fall under the broad headings of “non-compete” agreements and “trade secrets.” The multidisciplinary, integrated Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Group draws on experience from commercial litigation, employment, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, and white-collar criminal defense and corporate investigations, among other areas.