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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Business leaders invited to learn about legal issues of social media

     Sterling Heights, Mich. – The Lunch and Launch series will continue its successful run at the Macomb-OU INCubator on Thursday, May 31, when Kathy Ossian, principal and leader of Miller Canfield's Information Technology Team and deputy leader of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, will help businesses using social media protect their brand and become aware of other important legal considerations.

     Ossian is listed in the Information Technology Law Section of The Best Lawyers in America, as well as in the Information Technology/Outsourcing Sections  of Michigan Super Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker and has published several articles relating to her areas of practice.

     Ossian's intellectual property and commercial litigation practice spans 23 years and includes extensive experience in negotiating and drafting software licensing agreements, distribution and maintenance and other information technology agreements, computer law, consulting clients in Internet law and intellectual property dispute resolution. She is a certified faculty member at the University of Phoenix teaching graduate level business law courses.

     In the upcoming Lunch and Launch, Ossian will discuss legal implications of social media as new and effective communication tools, as well as how to effectively put them to work to enhance personal and business success.

     The free lecture, set for noon to 1 p.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator, will include a question and answer period. Attendees should bring their own lunch, though beverages will be provided.

     The incubator is located in the Velocity building at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Those interested in attending the lecture are asked to register in advance by contacting Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or e-mailing

     The Macomb-OU INCubator provides comprehensive development and support to start up and emerging businesses with a focus on the defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. For more information, visit the incubator website at

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