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MIP Trade Secrets Forum 2017

September 26 2017, Sheraton Palo Alto






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08.30 Registration

09.00 Opening remarks by Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP

09.10 Defend Trade Secrets Act: an overview of year one

  • Pros and cons of the new legislation: what are the emerging issues?
  • Understanding the growth in trade secret threats
  • Damages in trade secrets cases
  • Overlap between uniformed trade secret act and DTSA

Kevin O'Brien, partner, Baker McKenzie (moderator)
Brooks Beard , vice president & deputy general counsel, VMware
Deanna Kwong , IP litigation counsel, Hewlett Packard 
Jenny Blank
, attorney adviser, USPTO

10.00 How has the DTSA changed trade secrets litigation?

  • How are trade secrets litigation viewed and resolved?
  • Analysing District Court litigation over the first year of enactment
  • Case focus: Dalmatia Import Group, Inc. v FoodMatch Inc. et al.
  • Comparing standards of injunctions in patent protection versus DTSA

Fabio Marino , partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Jack Kelly
, senior counsel, intellectual property, GE Aviation
Elizabeth McBride,
director, global litigation, McDermott Will & Emery
Natalie Bennett
, partner, McDermott Will & Emery

10.50 Coffee break and networking

11.20 There are two sides to every story: thematic considerations of proving and defending trade secret claims

  • Early actions/inactions that can irrevocably shape your case
  • Managing common fact scenarios that arise in misappropriation cases
  • Maximizing the use of non-legal resources to advance your case
  • Damages or damage control? Liability and remedies are always linked

Anthony Sammi , partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Douglas Nemec , partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

12.10 International Trade Commission & the DTSA

  • How to enforce an ITC exclusion order
  • Comparing protections available under the DTSA and ITC
  • Rule 36 affirmance

Chris Mammen , partner, Hogan Lovells (moderator)
Theodore Essex, judge (ret.), International Trade Comission
Nathan Walker,
senior director of litigation, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Steve Levitan , partner, Hogan Lovells

13.00 Lunch and networking

13.50 Cyber security developments: tracking the emerging threats

  • Detecting and responding to cyber security threats
  • Trade secrets, cloud storage and computer hacking
  • Ethical issues with trade secret cases & cybersecurity

Janis Kestenbaum , partner, Perkins Coie ( moderator )
Kathy Tsai , managing legal counsel, IP, GoPro
Laura Berger,
senior attorney, div of privacy & identity protection, Federal Trade Commission

14.40 Preventing the misappropriation of trade secrets: IP counsel responsibilities

  • Protecting trade secrets from internal threats by employees
  • Avoiding data contamination whilst recruiting and hiring – Boeing v Lockheed Martin
  • Areas of the DTSA where uncertainty exists
  • Preventative measures and effective litigation strategies

Michael Headley, managing principal, Fish & Richardson ( moderator )
Diane Gabl Kratz , senior intellectual property counsel, Seagate Technology
Mary Fuller,
general counsel & corporate secretary, ASSIA Inc
Renee DuBord Brown , associate general counsel, IP, Knowles

15.30 Coffee break and networking

15.50 Investigating global trade secret theft: techniques and tradecraft

  • Examining the emerging complex techniques used by parties who steal trade secrets
  • What tools are used to investigate such theft?
  • How to navigate the myriad of laws governing such tools and techniques

David Lashway, partner, Baker McKenzie
Meg Kammerud,
associate general counsel, director of legal, Mobilelron Inc.
Priya Venkat, general counsel, Edgewater Networks

16.40 Lessons learned: applying recent decisions and case developments

  • Strategic considerations for your portfolio – what is a ‘trade secret’
  • Handling confidential information effectively
  • What alternative dispute resolution remedies are available?
  • Ex-parte seizure tips

Michael Flynn O’Brien , associate, Steptoe & Johnson ( moderator )
Fortune Shieh , associate general counsel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Theodore McCullough
, senior director, legal intellectual property, Marketo
Paul Rodriquez
, vice president, chief IP counsel & chief international counsel, RR Donnelley
Jeffrey Theodore
, of counsel, Steptoe & Johnson

17.30 Close of conference



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