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Connect: Social Media as a Platform for Innovation and Collaboration

February 3, 2012
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

UC Davis School of Law

The emergence of social media and social networking technologies has created many opportunities for individuals and businesses, enabling new ways to communicate, promote branding and advertising, and disseminate ideas and content throughout the world. These new abilities to communicate in more socially relevant contexts have disrupted a variety of established communication and business methods. Even while social media and social networking technologies have given individuals and organizations new ways to share and learn they present a number of challenges. This symposium will bring together entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley lawyers and other advisors, and scholars to consider issues of privacy, intellectual property rights, and host liability related to social media. They will discuss current issues and also future directions for social media and social networking technologies including their use in new and existing businesses. Professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, and students in law, management, engineering, and other related fields are invited to attend this important symposium to learn how to skillfully and successfully navigate this evolving landscape.

MCLE credits available

About the Fenwick & West TESLaw Lecture Series

The TESLaw Lecture Series, sponsored by Fenwick & West, is a five-year program of annual symposiums focused on providing practitioners, academics, and students with the knowledge base to successfully address the challenges that are inherent to the computing, digital communications, social media, "clean" technology, and life sciences and biotechnology markets of the 21st century.

Fenwick & West LLP

Established in the heart of Silicon Valley in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life-sciences clients of national and international prominence. A full-service law firm, Fenwick & West has leading practices in mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, venture capital financing, intellectual property prosecution and counseling, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, tax planning, and tax litigation. More than 275 attorneys work with a wide range of clients, from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 companies, from the firm's offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boise.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, California International Law Center, and King Hall Intellectual Property Law Association.