Curriculum of the IT&TMT School

School of New Technologies Law (IT&TMT) 2023 – curriculum

Part I: Technological and business aspects of new technologies
Current trends on the software marketCurrent trends on the software market in Poland and abroad – business software (ERP, CRM, BI), office and anti-virus software, mobile applications, computer games, leading producers in Poland and abroad, their position, market shares and turnover, projects, trends, cloud solutions (SaaS), models of software distribution and licensingMarcin Setlak

Managing Director of Brandelaw

Implementation agreementsTypes of agreements and rights to use IT systems, practical issues related to vital elements of implementation agreements, implementation agreements in the context of licence agreements and maintenance agreements, principles of contract negotiations.Anna Kobylańska
Attorney at Law at Kobylańska Lewoszewski Mednis
Basic IT notionsAlgorithms, manners of algorithm presentation, computer programme, interface, source code, object code, decompilation, interpreted language, interoperability, programming languages: Java, Java Script, PHP, SQL, Scala, Python, R, Swift, C#, C++, databases and their typesMarcin Setlak

Managing Director of Brandelaw

Software developmentStages of software development, waterfall model, prototyping, incremental (iterative) model, parallel model, agile programming, extreme programming, scrum, spiral modelMarcin Setlak

Managing Director of Brandelaw

Blockchain, tokens, cryptocurrencies – business and legal aspectsIntroduction to blockchain technology and its applications, new business models based on blockchain, market trends in the blockchain area, basic legal challenges related to blockchain, legal aspects of cryptocurrencies, legal aspects of tokens, regulation of blockchain projects, decentralisation as a legal notion, practical examples (case studies) of legal issues related to blockchain in the context of financial regulations and personal data protection.Dr Agata Ferreira

Legal Counsel in England and Wales

Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences at the Warsaw University of Technology

Smart contracts: technology and legal frameworkIntroduction to smart contracts and related technologies, examples of smart contracts, legal importance of smart contracts in the context of private and public law, cooperation between lawyer and developer on the development of smart contract, future of legal professions in view of development of smart contracts.Katarzyna Szczudlik

Attorney at Law, Partner SSW Pragmatic Solutions


Innovative IT projects and tools in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industryPersonalised healthcare, data sources & advanced analytics tools: provision and processing of data by medical devices, wearable technologies, social media as a diagnostic tool for health parameters, e.g. physical activity, mood or eating habits; electronic health records; real-time alerting on health conditions; predictive analytics of diseases.

Execution of innovative projects in corporations with the participation of start-ups (innovation canvas); cooperation with external organisation as a trigger for innovation development; cooperation models and forums; examples of joint projects; evolution and change of business models as a result of innovation canvas;

Michał Openchowski

IT Delivery Manager Roche

Bioinformatics – introductionNotion of bioinformatics, its application in science and business, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry; cataloguing of biological information; analysis of DNA sequences and proteins; DNA mutations and their impact on the process of carcinogenesis, molecular modelling and drug design; modern diagnostic methods based on bioinformatic methodsMichal Własnowolski

Technology Transfer Centre at the University of Warsaw

Security of IT systemsNotion of security of IT systems (cybersecurity); IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operation Technology) security; biggest cases of IT and OT system hacking; modus operandi of cybercriminals – attack methods; detection and prevention of cybernetic attacks; standards and best practices in the area of cybersecurityDaniel Grabski

Cybersecurity & Compliance Lead, Public Sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence and marketing actionsNotion and use of artificial intelligence in e-marketing, artificial intelligence algorithms, Turing test, artificial intelligence tools, e.g. chat bots, virtual assistants, machine learningPiotr Krauschar

President of the Management Board of F11 Agency

Digital media
Media on the InternetTypes of media on the Internet, including social media, blogs, vlogs, discussion forums, Internet radio and TV, principles of operation of information and entertainment portals, content acquisition,Piotr Krauschar

President of the Management Board of F11 Agency

E-marketing, Big Data, Data Science
E-marketing, Big Data, Data ScienceNotion of e-marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, ad-words, video marketing, content marketing, viral marketing, marketing on social media portals: Facebook, Instagram, notion of Big Data and Data Science and their application in marketingPiotr Krauschar

President of the Management Board of F11 Agency

Part II: Legal aspects of new technologies
Computer software protection
Legal protection of computer programmes in copyright in Poland, Europe and USAProtection of computer programmes in accordance with copyright, with consideration given to the case law of the EU Court of Justice, assertion of claims under the civil and criminal law in relation to infringement of rights to computer programme, exceptions from protection, e.g. interoperability, examination of software operationDr Marcin Balicki

Attorney at Law at SPCG

Legal aspects of licensing software and cloud computing
Software licensing – legal aspects: models and contractual clauses





Software as a service – SaaS / Cloud computing

Models of software licensing; types of licences: B2B, B2C (EULA), open source licences; end user licences (EULA) and consumer protection; clauses in licence agreements – analysis, e.g. “as is” clause or indemnity clause; transposition (localisation) of American contracts in the Polish system; additional services, e.g. maintenance services, upgrade and licence agreement.





Use of software in the cloud model (cloud computing) and SaaS model (Software as a Service), including practical issues of cloud/ SaaS agreements, regulations of service provision, liability of service providers, risk analysis (including the risk of vendor lock-in, migration to foreign cloud) and selected sectoral regulations (financial, public sector) that affect the use of software in this model.

dr Arkadiusz Michalak

Legal Counsel/ Patent Attorney

Dr Arkadiusz Michalak, Intellectual Property Law Office


Dr Damian Karwala

Legal Counsel; member of the Intellectual Property and New Technologies Law team in the CMS law office


Computer games and e-sport
Computer games industry – legal frameworkPresentation of standard agreements in the industry – publishing agreements, development agreements, agreements with contractors, authors, engine producers – what to look for, what to avoid; Problem of gambling and loot boxes; Marketing cooperation with entities from outside the industry – tales from the crypt; Possibilities of financing games production – tax reliefs, R&D, cultural video games, etc.; Platforms for contents distribution and applicable principles, with special consideration given to cloud gaming; Gamer protection – issues of geo-blocking, games as a service, ePrivacy, GDPR; Self-regulation – PEGI, USK, ESRB; Examples of regulations from other legal systems – trade in accounts, boosting, etc.; Big data in the service of the industry, examples of industrial property rights;Attorney at Law Jakub Kubalski


SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Legal aspects of e-sportRelations with games publishers – is licence required to organise a tournament?; Relations with players – what contracts are to be concluded, how transfers look like, how to disseminate the players’ images; Doping, fixing of matches and tournaments, sport-related risk and injuries; Streaming and dissemination of games; Regulations of tournaments, organisation of mass events; National and international e-sport organisations and their activitiesAttorney at Law Jakub Kubalski


SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Cybersecurity – legal aspectsCriminological, substantive criminal and procedural criminal issues related to cybercrime;

acts of international and EU law on cybercrime; crimes against information protection; crimes against intellectual property; crimes related to illegal contents; crimes against property; notion, classification and characteristics of electronic identification

Attorney at Law, dr Natalia Daśko

Cybercrime Research Centre, Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University

Financial Technology (Fintech)
Financial and bank electronic systemsCharacteristics of the financial market operation; forms of restrictions of Fintech operation – when and what licence is necessary? Statutory limits for the provision of financial services – where innovation ends and supervision intervention starts? Principles of combating money laundering – basic problem of every innovative activity.Wojciech Kapica

Legal Counsel, partner at the Lawarton Ługowski Kapica sp.k. (limited partnership)

Legal aspects of the Internet of Things
Legal aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT)Notion of the “Internet of Things,” examples (systems for remote reading of meters, monitoring of the use of resources or environmental conditions, health monitoring, smart home); M2M (Machine-To-Machine) networks, communication between devices and their knowledge thanks to which they are capable of making independent decisions; scalability, localisation and tracking position, self-organisation possibilities, data management, built-in security and privacy protection, principles of data processing; new technologies, use of radio waves for data transmission (RFID); scope of processing, purpose and period of data storage, anonymisation, sensitive data, transparency, bases for data processing, execution of rights of data subjects, security, end device, PIA/DPIA – data processing impact assessment; ICT aspects concerning healthcare, intellectual property, liability of providers, cybersecurity.Patrycja Lubieniecka

Legal Counsel

Law Office of Patrycja Lubieniecka

Internet in the context of personality rights and Internet domains
Protection of personality rights on the Internet




Disputes concerning Internet domains

Characteristics of infringements of personality rights on the Internet, posts at websites and platforms as examples of infringements of personality rights; combating infringements of personality rights on the Internet, combating infringements of personality rights, standards of court assessment of online infringements of personality rights on the Internet.



Global system of Internet domain names – establishment and operation. ICANN organisation.

Role of top level domain register. Top level domain – models of registration and maintenance of domain names. Legal relation between the register and the registrar. Nature of the Internet domain name. Disputes concerning names of Internet domains. Role of arbitration tribunals in solving disputes concerning domain names.

Anna Kruszewska

Legal Counsel, partner

Hasik, Rheims and Partners




Artur Piechocki

Legal Counsel


AI and the law
Artificial intelligence and the lawNotion and types of artificial intelligence (AI), use of artificial intelligence in law offices; opportunities and risks for the lawyers; career planning in the context of AI development, smart contracts, artificial intelligence and principle of creativity in copyright and patent law, legal liability of autonomous machines; interactions with robots and declarations of will, concept of artificial legal person; International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law.dr Arkadiusz Michalak

Legal Counsel/ Patent Attorney

Dr Arkadiusz Michalak Patent Law Office

Legal aspects of advertising on the Internet
Advertising on the Internet – Internet platform law




Internet platform law


Internet platforms – regulations and restrictions; P2B (Platform-to-Business) relations, Regulation 2019/1150, Internet platforms and competition law, Internet platforms and unfair trade practices, drafted EU regulations: Digital Service Act Package covering the Digital Services Act and the Digital Market Act



classification of advertising in legal context and its regulation; non-standard forms of advertising [including AdWords, email marketing, content marketing, influencer marketing; “prohibited” advertising, unfair advertising, spam, spyware and Adare; Profiling, segmentation, targeting, programmatic personal data protection; self-regulation and online market initiatives.



dr Arkadiusz Michalak

Legal Counsel/ Patent Attorney


Sandra Wieczorek

Legal Counsel at the Wirtualna Polska Group

Personal data protection in marketing
Personal data and marketingPersonal data – what it actually means? Can cookie ID be personal data? Who is who in the digital marketing puzzle from the perspective of personal data; status of the publisher, advertiser, entity providing analytical services, fan page administrator; is it necessary to obtain consent under GDPR and ICT law for the purposes of remarketing and other digital actions? Can you in that respect base your actions on legitimate interest? What contract should the advertiser conclude with the publisher or the entity providing analytical services?Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła

Legal Counsel, Partner

Bird & Bird

Paweł Meus

Director at Legal Open X

IP and TMT School Festival – joint live meeting of the IP School and IT/TMT School – social meeting *

IP Festival – joint meeting of the IP School and IT/TMT School, conference, negotiation tournament, games, meetings with employers, presentation of IP management programmes, and many other attractions.  The programme includes: (a) simultaneous events taking place in several rooms at the same time, (b) block on classic IP and new technologies, (c) negotiation tournament run by our partner law office, (d) academic block – theoretical novelties, (f) presentation of potential employers – partners of the IP Centre – recruitment opportunities and some other surprises.

* Additional classes if there are no pandemic restrictions.



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