Seyfarth Shaw LLP partner Robert Milligan will speak on trade secrets and cloud computing at the 2011 ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting set for May 12th-May 14th.

ITechLaw has been serving the technology law community worldwide since 1971 and is one of the most widely established and largest associations of its kind. It has a global membership base representing six continents and spanning more than 60 countries. Its members and officials reflect a broad spectrum of expertise in the technology law field. Seyfarth Shaw LLP is a member and Milligan serves as a Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section.

The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel – San Francisco. The presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13th. 

The presentation will cover the following topic area:

The explosion of cloud computing has provided both large and small companies with many technological benefits; but with those well recognized benefits, there are incumbent risks to valuable company data, including prized trade secrets. Companies utilizing cloud computing must employ effective measures to legally protect and secure their intellectual property. Cloud computing arrangements require carefully drafted agreements and policies to accomplish the same. Sensible executives will seek advice from competent counsel to ensure that the cost savings in cloud computing are not outweighed by the potential legal and business risks.

Those interested in attending the conference can register at