The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Thomas Sheran J.D.

Adjunct Lecturer
Phone: (651) 962-5500
Fax: 651-962-5543

Office Location:

Courses taught in Spring 2014
SEIS 650-01
Legal Issues in Technology 1745-2100 W OSS 329

3 Credit Hours

The ability to identify legal issues being raised by computer technology and guidelines for their solution is a continuing requirement for competence in the field of software design and development. Consequently, the students are provided with an examination of a broad range of legal issues in technology including patent law, copyright law, trade secrets, trademarks, contracts, ownership issues in software development, and computer failures and related torts. Prerequisite: SEIS610

Career Highlights:

Dr. Thomas Sheran is currently an attorney and shareholder at the law firm of Moss & Barnett, P.A. He has served as an Adjunct Lecturer for GPS since 2005. Sheran's legal experience includes: Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation; General Business and Commercial Litigation; Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation; Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition; Computer Networks, Internet and E-Commerce; and Shareholder and Securities Litigation.

Dr. Sheran is a professional speaker and instructor who has given presentations and seminars on a variety of topics including: anti-trust law, "Law and the Information Superhighway", "The Microsoft Case - Antitrust and the Information Economy", and "Security Risks in Cyberspace".

He volunteers for the Children's Law Center of Minnesota and has been active in Habitat for Humanity.

GPS Courses:

Legal Issues in Technology -- SEIS 650


Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C.; Master of Software Information Systems, University of St. Thomas; B.A., University of St. Thomas.