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MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2017

September 26 2017, Sheraton Palo Alto






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The Defend Trade Secrets Act has been described as the most significant expansion of federal intellectual property law since the Lanham Act was enacted in 1946. Moreover, trade secret litigation options will considerably expand in an aim to reduce trade secret misappropriation.

The second annual MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2017 analysed the steps taken to ensure delegates were fully prepared and understand their responsibilities as in-house counsel for the new legislation.

The programme encouraged participation and debate on all the pertinent topics relating to the newly enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act. The MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2017 brought together leaders in corporations, industry associations and leading legal experts to discuss and impart valuable knowledge.

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Attendees were able to:

  • Understand the growth in trade secrets threats and emerging issues under the DTSA over the past year
  • Find out how to reduce the risk of losing trade secrets to foreign companies
  • Learn best practice to enforce an ITC exclusion order
  • Discuss the areas of uncertainty that exist under the DTSA to provide preventative strategies
  • Join analysis on District Court litigation over the first year of enactment
  • Examine how to detect and respond to cyber security threats
  • Listen to essential case update and application of Uber v Waymo
  • Evaluate the alternative dispute resolution mechanism available


Who attended?

  • IP in-house counsel
  • Heads of Litigation
  • General Counsel
  • Heads of IP
  • Heads of legal
  • Patent counsel
  • Legal counsel
  • Private practice lawyers


Natalie Canter 
+44 207 779 8730

Melanie Petch

+44 207 779 8836

+44 207 779 8334



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