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International Bar Association's Annual Litigation Forum


This year, the IBA Litigation Committee will gather for its Annual Litigation Forum in San Francisco. During this event, leading jurists and external/internal counsel will explore topics including:

  • The growing clash between privacy and information sharing rules in Europe and North America and their effect on litigation
  • Litigating complex, high value technology disputes
  • The latest opinions for the use of litigation as a dispute resolution mechanism in key Asian jurisdictions

Robert Van Nest will speak on the panel, "Effective Litigation Of Complex Technology Disputes; The Impact Of Emerging Technologies On The Litigation Process." Complex high value technology disputes have been increasingly in the spotlight as the technology sector grows as a percentage of global GDP. These disputes present unique challenges in the presentation of evidence and the persuasion of the fact finder, including issues of first impression, the challenges of explaining complicated technologies and transactions, and creative application of old laws and regulatory frameworks to disruptive industries. In addition, rapidly changing technology affects the conduct of litigation in the courtroom, as well as the data retention obligations of general counsel and of litigators concerning discovery practices. Taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge from Silicon Valley, this session will provide a thought provoking discussion with leading jurists, litigators, and corporate counsel, on these emerging issues.  

For more information about this event, please visit the conference brochure at this link

About Robert Van Nest
Mr. Van Nest is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who frequently handles high-stakes cases for clients such as Intel, Google, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and American Honda. His practice ranges widely over the field of complex business litigation and intellectual property. He has tried cases involving patent infringement, securities fraud, trademarks, commercial contracts and antitrust.

Mr. Van Nest is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. His honors include being named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, and listed as one California's Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers and one of its Top 100 Attorneys by The Daily Journal.