Legal Considerations in a Tech-Driven World

The field of technology and the law spans legal issues covering the use, development and monetization of technology. Now more than ever, technology leaders need to be aware of the legal framework within which they are innovating. This program will cover how companies can use these legal frameworks to foster innovation, secure competitive advantages, and monetize their assets.

This program is designed for technology professionals, product managers and start-ups who want to better understand the legal implications of using Generative AI, how data protection and privacy laws may impact product development, and how they can use copyright, patent and trade secret laws to protect their competitive advantage in the market.


What You Will Learn


Legal Considerations in a Tech-Driven World

Given the breadth of topics, this is a six-hour course taught in-person. Topics covered include:

Overview of Technology and the Law

  • Definition, scope and historical context
  • Why the law protects ownership & usage of technology

Generative AI and Machine Learning

  • Legal implications & ethical considerations
  • Current laws governing use of Generative AI
  • IP ownership of derivative content from LLM’s
  • Creating corporate governance when using Generative AI

Privacy Laws

  • Overview of privacy laws and regulations
  • Privacy challenges in the digital-era

Data Protection

  • Collection, storage & sharing of data
  • GDPR & global data protection laws

IP Rights in the Digital Age

  • Copyright Law
  • Patents and Innovations
  • Trade Secrets

E-commerce Laws

  • Legal aspects of online transactions
  • Consumer protection in e-commerce

Technology Agreements

  • Drafting and interpreting technology agreements 
  • How to monetize and protect your IP
  • Licensing rights
  • IP Infringement and indemnities

Instructor Bios


Legal Considerations in a Tech-Driven World

  • Sally Baraka

    Sally Baraka

    Sally has had a distinguished career as a business-focused legal executive with strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.  Selected by Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney to serve as Commissioner and then Chair of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Sally oversaw the commission’s enforcement of the Fair Chance Hiring Law, Wage Equity Bill as well as investigations into claims of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.  She has advised businesses on the legal and regulatory landscape for DEI issues and how it can help drive innovation, productivity and profitability.  In her board governance work, she has advised compensation committees on compensation strategies including severance benefits and equity awards, providing actionable recommendations to ensure the tenure of management teams undertaking strategic transactions.  She has also guided organizations in structuring executive compensation plans that align business objectives with shareholder interests.  

    As a business-focused C-level legal advisor, Sally has led IPO efforts and provided strategic counsel to publicly traded (NASDAQ: AGGR & QLIK) and private equity-backed (Thoma Bravo, New Mountain Capital, Goldman Sachs, Apax Partners, and T.H. Lee) technology companies. Sally possess deep experience driving IP monetization and SaaS strategies, as well as structuring patent, data privacy, and open-source programs. She has extensive experience in corporate board governance, complex transactions, and M&A and has led over $3.5 billion in private-equity-backed recapitalization and M&A efforts.  Sally currently serves as General Counsel to private equity backed software companies.  

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