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3 Oct 14

Comparative Advertising
Presentation slides accompanying a legal education session on Comparative Advertising, given as part of Television Education Network's First Annual Marketing and Selling: Keeping It Legal Conference. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

14 Mar 14

IP Requirements in Contract Drafting
Presentation slides accompanying a legal training and education session on IP Requirements in Contract Drafting, given as part of Legalwise's 2014 In-House Counsel Conference. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

9 Mar 13

Data Sovereignty
Written paper accompanying a legal training and education session on Current Issues for In-house Counsel, given as part of Legalwise's 2014 In-House Counsel Conference series. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument)

23 Mar 12

Digital Innovations and In-House Legal Practice
Presentation slides accompanying a session on Digital Innovations and In-House Legal Practice, given as part of Legalwise's In-House Counsel Conference CPD Compliance Session — Business Skills and Practice Management stream. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

15 Mar 12

ICT Managed Services and Cloud Computing
Presentation slides accompanying a session on ICT Managed Services and Cloud Computing, given as part of Television Education Network's Queensland Solicitors' Compulsory CPD Intensive in the mandatory CPD compliance area of Practice Management and Business Skills — ICT Issues. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

19 Aug 10

Engagement contracts
Presentation slides accompanying a discussion with Brisbane design and technology professionals concerning client engagement. Covers a number of tips and tricks that design and technology professionals can apply, in their own forms of client engagement contract, to clarify obligations, improve payment prospects, protect their IP rights, and manage liability issues. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

26 Mar 10

Privacy and Data Control in the era of Cloud Computing
Exploring the information privacy compliance and data control impacts of the current technology shift towards cloud computing, including the steps open to clients and users of cloud computing services to maintain strong privacy compliance. Paper given by Patrick Sefton of Brightline Lawyers at a Legalwise seminar entitled Privacy Law in Queensland—A New Beginning. (Other formats: PDF, OpenDocument, Word, Rich text, Plain text)

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15 Feb 10

IP Brief for Designers
A brief explanation of the benefits and drawbacks of the various areas of IP protection, with particular focus on applications to graphic design. Presentation given by Patrick Sefton of Brightline Lawyers to Brisbane graphic design and web design professionals. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

22 Sep 09

IP for IT people
Some comments on intellectual property protection in the context of software and databases, including commentary on recent cases relating to copyright in databases, and IP ownership of research products. Presentation given by Patrick Sefton of Brightline Lawyers to Brisbane software and database developer groups. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

12 Mar 09

Information privacy reform – cross-border data flows
Cross-border data flows under the new privacy principles. Presentation given by Patrick Sefton of Brightline Lawyers at a Legalwise seminar entitled Preparing for Privacy Law Reform. (Other formats: PDF, Flash, OpenDocument, Powerpoint)

21 Feb 09

Schrödinger's EULA?
Part good-humoured protest, part argument from reduction to the absurd, engineer Anne Loucks' invention which enables her pet cat to "accept" pre-installation software EULAs...

13 Feb 09

Patent update
A recent Patents Office decision serves as a reminder of the importance of diarising the time in which notices and responses must be given...

12 Feb 09

Trade mark update
Two trade mark opposition decisions were published on 24 December 2008. Both concerned oppositions (by existing rights holders) to new trade mark applications...