What Companies Need to Know About the Legal Risks of Business Blogging
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)
Companies are increasingly launching blogs to advertise and promote their businesses. While the benefits of adopting a business blog can be extensive, companies may also face legal consequences if they start posting to a blog without first having a good understanding of the legal issues they may encounter through their activities. This program will examine the current legal landscape for business blogging, educating companies on what they need to know about the legal risks of business blogging and what they can do to manage those risks.
The speaker for this event is Kristie Prinz, the Managing Principal of the intellectual property and e-commerce boutique firm, The Prinz Law Office, located in Los Gatos, CA. Ms. Prinz is a frequent author and speaker on blog law issues and recently completed work on a monograph titled "Managing the Risks of Employee Blogging," which is scheduled to be published by the Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Prinz is an avid blogger herself, currently running two legal blogs, the California Biotech Law Blog and the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog.
Ms. Prinz is an active member of the American Bar Association, where she serves as Chair of both the Programs and VOIP Committees of the Science and Technology Section. She is also active in the Cyberspace Committee of the ABA and California State Bar's Business Sections and in the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, where she recently finished a three-year term as a member of the board of directors. Her other activities include currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Silicon Valley Chapter of Licensing Executives Society.
Additionally, Ms. Prinz has been a regular contributor to the “Ask the Lawyer” column on intellectual property law for Lawyers.com, is the author of The California Biotech Law Blog and the Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog; and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and ecommerce issues. Ms. Prinz’s media interviews and appearances include Dow Jones, CNN Radio, American Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” IPO 360, California Lawyer, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, and Sky Radio.
Ms. Prinz graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Furman University, and she is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law.
California MCLE credit in the amount of 1.0 hour has been requested for this event. Other CLE credit may be submitted upon request.
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The Prinz Law Office
The Prinz Law Office is an IP licensing and technology transactions boutique law firm which provides negotiation strategy and contract drafting advice to entrepreneurs and companies in the high technology, life science, and e-commerce industry sectors. The firm has developed specialized business contracts expertise across a variety of key high tech, life-science, and e-commerce/Internet industry fields of practice, including such niche practice areas as patent licensing; software licensing and software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) transactions; information technology, hardware, and hardware-as-a-service (“HaaS”) transactions; technology transactions; life sciences transactions; health technology transactions; and content licensing. The firm's clients include businesses and entrepreneurs not only in California but also throughout the United States and such countries as the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Mexico, and Canada. Firm attorneys are frequent speakers and media contributors on intellectual property, technology, Internet, and entrepreneurship issues, and are actively involved in legal and professional organizations related to these issues.
The Prinz Law Office is based in Silicon Valley and has satellite offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Atlanta.