Eran Kahana is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice on cybersecurity and intellectual property law. He counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, privacy, technology law, artificial intelligence, trademarks, patents, and copyright issues. In addition, Eran is a Fellow at Stanford Law School and serves in a variety of cybersecurity thought-leadership roles. He is a graduate of the FBI's Citizen Academy and works closely with the FBI, Department of Justice, Secret Service, and colleagues from the private and academic sectors to promote and sustain cybersecurity best practices. To that end, Eran serves as both a director on the Executive Board and as general counsel of InfraGard (Minnesota Chapter), a public-private sector organization affiliated with the FBI. He also serves on the Advisory Board of MN Cyber, an organization dedicated to position Minnesota as a national leader in cybersecurity.

At Stanford Law School, Eran writes and lectures on the intersect between law and artificial intelligence. He has been interviewed on cybersecurity, privacy, and technology law for Bloomberg Law, BBC, KABC Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, TheStreet.com, Stanford University Radio, KZSU FM, Twin Cities Business magazine, and Quartz.

Selected Experience

  • Frequently counsel on cybersecurity best practices, including reviewing and drafting information security policies, incident response plans, and conducting cybersecurity insurance assessments.
  • Negotiate and draft numerous trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret license agreements, domestically and internationally.
  • Advise on trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement.
  • Advise and assist in negotiating technology service agreements such as SaaS and PaaS.
  • Conduct legal proceedings against copyright, trademark, and patent infringers around the world.
  • Managed and provided strategic guidance for a global patent and trademark portfolio, including chairing a corporate patent. review committee.

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association: Internet Law Committee, past Chair
Hennepin County Bar Association
InfraGard: Minnesota Chapter, Board of Directors since 2014
MN Cyber: Advisory Board 2018
Minnesota Connected and Automated Vehicles Cyber Security and Data Privacy Subcommittee of the Governor's Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles: Member 2018
Cyber Security Summit: Advisory Board 2014-2018
FBI Citizen's Academy: Graduate 2015

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

"Inventing Our Future" Award – Named inventor on a patent application in the mobile technology space

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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1996
Education
Stanford Law School
Research Fellow, 2009-present
Hamline University School of Law
J.D., with honors, 1996
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., summa cum laude, 1993
Languages
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
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ERAN WAS RECOGNIZED AS A 2016 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. HE ALSO CURRENTLY SERVES ON THE INFRAGARD (MINNESOTA CHAPTER) BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT ADVISORY BOARD.

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