Eran Kahana is a technology and intellectual property attorney with extensive experience advising clients in domestic and international settings. His practice focuses on cyber security, patent, trademark, and copyright law. Eran also advises clients on a variety of e-commerce, licensing, joint development, and consulting in diverse industries.

Eran serves as general counsel and on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of InfraGard, a nonprofit partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure. In addition, he is a Research Fellow at Stanford Law School, where he writes and lectures on the legal aspects of using artificial intelligence.

Selected Experience

  • Frequently counsel on data security and privacy best practices, including reviewing and drafting information security policies, incident response plans, and conducting cybersecurity insurance assessments.
  • Negotiated and drafted numerous agreements with various government entities for the deployment of their national identity programs.
  • Negotiated and drafted a contract with one of the largest banks in Europe for the deployment of financial instant issuance.
  • Negotiated numerous software licensing and equipment purchase and maintenance agreements with many of the largest banks in the world.
  • Drafted and negotiated a wide variety of procurement agreements, including, for example, enterprise software deployment, large IT purchases.
  • Managed and provided strategic guidance for a global patent and trademark portfolio, including chairing a corporate patent review committee.
  • Initiated numerous legal proceedings against copyright, trademark, and patent infringers around the world.

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: 2015

Recognition

"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
B.A., summa cum laude, 1993
Languages
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
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ERAN CURRENTLY SERVES ON THE INFRAGARD (MINNESOTA CHAPTER) BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT ADVISORY BOARD.

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