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IP v.3.0: The Emerging Role of Intellectual Property Protection in the (Digital) Cloud

The McCarthy Institute is hosting its Distinguished Lecturer on Wednesday evening, October 13, 2010. The lecture will be held in the Terrace Room with a reception in Club 59 afterwards.

Speaker

Horacio Gutiérrez is corporate vice president and deputy general counsel in charge of the Microsoft Corporation's worldwide intellectual property and licensing group.

This year's lecturer is Horacio E. Gutiérrez, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in charge of the Microsoft Corporation' worldwide intellectual property and licensing group. In this capacity, Gutiérrez leads the group responsible for the development and maintenance of the company's IP portfolio, including all of its patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets worldwide. This group is also responsible for inbound and outbound patent licensing work, and for the strategy and substance on IP legal and public policy developments.

Prior to his current position, Gutiérrez was based in Paris, France, where he was Microsoft's associate general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing all legal, regulatory and government affairs matters in that region.

Before joining Microsoft in 1998, Gutiérrez was a member of the international practice group at the Miami office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, were he worked on international intellectual property and competition law matters, commercial law and corporate finance legal matters. Prior to that, he was a vice president of corporate finance for a leading Latin American investment bank.

Gutiérrez is trained and has practiced law both in civil law and common law jurisdictions. He holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar; a Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude, from the University Of Miami School Of Law; a Bachelor of Laws degree from Universidad Católica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela; and a Specialization in Corporate and Commercial Law from the same institution.

Gutiérrez is a member of the New York, Florida, American, International and Federal District (Venezuela) Bar Associations.

Registration

Registration is at capacity for this event and, unfortunately, we won't be able to accommodate walk-ins.