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MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2016 - Agenda

September 27 2016, Silicon Valley

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 08:15 Registration

08:50 Opening remarks by Managing IP

09:00 Defend Trade Secrets Act

  • Understanding the new proposed federal legislation
  • Tracking the differences between the DTSA and existing state law claims
  • How to prepare for changes
  • Whistleblower protections
  • Review of other relevant federal and state bills including the 50 state approach

John Caracappa, partner, Steptoe & Johnson (moderator)
John Cabeca, director, USPTO Silicon Valley
Paul Cho,
associate general counsel, SK Hynix
Meg Kammerud,
of counsel, Steptoe & Johnson

09:50 Foreign subsidiaries

  • Strategies for protection in a global world
  • What will the implications be in other countries with less enforcement and cultural understanding of policy?
  • How to enforce internationally

Michael Ng, lawyer, Kobre & Kim (moderator)
Nick Leach, chief intellectual property counsel, Chevron
John Schiffhauer,
vice president, associate general counsel, Intel Corporation

10:40 Coffee break and networking
11:10 Examining the immediate action for HR under the DTSA

  • How to work with your HR department to enforce policies
  • Protecting your company when hiring from competitors
  • Date security and compliance
  • Considerations for risk management

Christine Streatfield, associate, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
Terry Cross, general counsel, Samsung
Nadeesha Viswakula,
corporate counsel, head of US legal, Zenbanx  

11:50 Considerations at the ITC

  • Using 337 litigation to enforce trade secrets
  • Examining the high success rates over the last decade
  • Looking to the future

Richard Wells, partner, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
Angela Johnson, IP litigation counsel, HPE
Christine Streatfeild
, associate, Baker & McKenzie

12:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 Review of IP counsel responsibilities

  • Incoming/departing employee concerns
  • Proactively identifying and protecting trade secrets (before litigation)
  • In-house IP counsel’s role(s) in litigation
  • Choosing appropriate forum for litigation (federal court, state court, ITC)
  • Identifying and protecting trade secrets in litigation

Robert McCauley, managing partner, Palo Alto office, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner (moderator)
Deanna Kwong, IP litigation counsel, HPE
Scott Coonan,
senior director of IP, litigation & strategy, Juniper Networks
Fortune Shieh,
associate general counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

14:30 Criminal charges versus civil

  • Overview of DOJ action, especially against foreign players
  • Treaty obligations
  • Analysing DOJ and FBI Involvement

Barak Cohen, partner, Perkins Coie
Elizabeth McBride
, director, global litigation, Applied Materials
Theodore McCullough,
senior director, legal-intellectual property, Marketo
Matthew Parrella
, assistant United States attorney, Office of the US Attorney for the Northern District of California

15:20 Coffee break and networking
15:50 Drawing comparisons with developments in China and Europe 

  • Examining the EU Trade Secrets Directive
  • Tracking the legislative developments in China
  • What US companies need to know
  • Trade secrets in China versus Europe versus USA

Susan Foster, partner, Perkins Coie (moderator)
Tom Anderton, general counsel, secretary, Zonare
Maximin Gourcy,
intellectual property manager, DS Smith

16:30 The future of trade secrets and the DTSA

  • Ex-parte seizure
  • Taking advantages of the benefits of the DTSA
  • Forecasting the implications of the increase in the number of trade secret law suits
  • Will trade secrets be used as an alternative to patent protection?

James Batchelder, partner, Ropes & Gray (moderator)
Matthew Ahn
, senior corporate counsel, Oracle
Julian Moore
, legal counsel, Twitter
Richard McCaulley
, partner, Ropes & Gray
Richard Gallagher
, partner, Ropes & Gray

17:20 Close of conference









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