Distinguished Lecture on Innovation & Communication Policy
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SPEAKER: Kevin Harrang, Deputy and Associate General Counsel Legal and Corporate Affairs Microsoft Corporation,

TITLE: "Challenges in the Global IT Market:  open versus closed systems for consumer products"
Foreign regulators are increasingly critical of closed system delivery of copyrighted works, a matter of concern to firms involved in delivery of services and devices that deliver digital content.  This lecture will explore the impact of domestic and foreign IP and competition law frameworks on product development and marketing for U.S. firms.

DATE: October 10, 2006, 5.10-6.30 p.m.

LOCATION: Room 146 (Ares Auditorium), College of Law, 1201 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85721. 

Video Click here to watch the lecture

HarrangKevin Harrang has served in various capacities as in-house counsel for Microsoft Corporation since 1990.  Most recently, he is Associate General Counsel for the Platforms & Services Division of Microsoft, the division of the company that includes the Windows and Windows Live Group, Online Business Group, the Server and Tools Business Group, and others.  Mr. Harrang leads the team of attorneys and paralegals that supports the Online Business Group, which is headed by Corporate Vice President Steve Berkowitz.  The Online Business Group operates the MSN Network, and is principally responsible for consumer online strategy.


Mr. Harrang joined Microsoft in 1990 from the Seattle law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis, where he was a member of the Business Practice Group specializing in computer law and commercial transactions.  Mr. Harrang is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Pomona College.

Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs department (LCA) consists of 900+ personnel located in dozens of locations worldwide, over 200 of whom are lawyers. 

Mr. Harrang is a frequent speaker at legal and industry events. 


Other Intellectual Property Events at the College: Colloquium on Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property Policy

Can Our Culture Be Saved?  The Future of Digital ArchivingDiane L. Zimmerman
Samuel Tilden Professor of Law
New York University School of Law.
Mon 8/28/2006, 5:00–7:00 pm, Room 138

Trademark Law and Social NormsGraeme Dinwoodie
Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of Program in Intellectual Property Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Mon 9/18/2006, 5:00–7:00 pm, Room 138

Safe Harbors in CopyrightMolly S. Van Houweling
Assistant Professor of Law
University of California Berkeley School of Law
Mon 10/9/2006, 4:25-6:05 pm, Room 128.

Patents as Property: Rethinking the Exclusive Right in Patent LawProfessor Adam Mossoff
Associate Professor of Law
Michigan State University School of Law
Mon 10/23/2006, 5:00–7:00 pm, Room 138

Patently Non-Obvious:  How the Hindsight Bias Law, Renders Patent Decisions IrrationalGregory Mandel
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
Professor of Law
Albany Law School
Tues 11/14/2006, 5:00–7:00 pm, Room 122


All the above events are free and open to the public. Please contact Ms Donna Ream to reserve a place if you would like to attend. ream@law.arizona.edu

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