Top 10 Developments in Tech Law

by Damien Riehl | at MinneBar 12 | 2:00 – 2:50 in Theater | View Schedule

What are this year's most important developments in technology law? Notable lawsuits and legislation span areas that include autonomous vehicles, blockchain, API use, trade secrets, data privacy, social media, copyright, patents, trademarks, security, cloud computing, IoT, and net neutrality. In this fast-paced session, an attorney and coder will discuss the evolving tech law landscape, as well as trends that will likely continue to affect technologists in the coming year. Damien Riehl is a lawyer and educator who frequently speaks and writes on legal topics that affect businesses, including the legal implications of the Internet and technology.


Damien Riehl

Damien Riehl is an attorney who for nearly 20 years has practiced in business litigation, intellectual property litigation, and cybersecurity also serving as past Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Computer & Technology Law Section. He has worked for state and federal judges, began coding at 12 years old, has developed websites since 1995, has taught trademark and copyright law, and speaks frequently on technology law issues. He has led cybersecurity engagements, world-scale digital forensics investigations, and currently designs and builds Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing software on nearly 400 million documents. Essentially: moneyball for lawyers.