Eran Kahana is a cybersecurity and intellectual property lawyer as well as a Fellow at Stanford Law School. He counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, technology law, trademarks, patents, and copyright issues. Eran also serves in a variety of cybersecurity thought-leadership roles and works closely with the FBI, Department of Justice, Secret Service, and colleagues from the private and academic sectors to set, promote, and sustain cybersecurity best practices. Eran serves as both general counsel and as a director on the Executive Board of InfraGard (MN Chapter).

At Stanford Law School, Eran writes and lectures on the intersect between law and artificial intelligence and is a frequent speaker at Stanford's annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference. He has been interviewed on cybersecurity, privacy, and technology law at Bloomberg Law, BBC, KABC radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Twin Cities Business magazine, Star Tribune, TheStreet.com, and Stanford University Radio, KZSU FM.


 

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
Cyber Security Summit: Advisory Board 2014-2015
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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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
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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