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Trade Secrets West Coast Agenda

Trade Secret IP Protection & Litigation West Coast Summit
23 April, 2024
San Jose

Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2024
8:00-9:00
Networking Breakfast and Registration
9:00-9:10
Chairs’ Welcome and Opening Introduction
9:10-10:00

Join us for an insightful panel on the Defend Your Trade Secrets Act, which, since its signing by President Obama in 2016, has laid the foundation for federal protection of trade secrets. Discover the promising commercial and job creation opportunities arising from this legislation, fostering innovation across industries.

 

-        Gain a comprehensive understanding of state and federal resources for safeguarding your innovative products through trade secret protection.

-        Explore the extensive reach of the DTSA, even beyond national borders.

-        Learn how to identify trade secrets with precision.

-        Understand the nuances of misappropriation under the DTSA and UTSA.

-        Dive into the available remedies under the DTSA and UTSA.

What is the overview for trade secret litigation in 2024?

Author:

James Pooley

Attorney and Expert Witness
Independent

James Pooley

Attorney and Expert Witness
Independent

Author:

Ben Herbert

Partner
Miller Barondess

Ben Herbert

Partner
Miller Barondess
10:00-10:45

Innovative companies must ensure that exiting employees are not taking valuable intellectual property with them when they join a new company. Conversely, employers must adopt best practices when recruiting new employees to avoid any costly litigation challenges. This panel session will provide you with the best approach in dealing with the on-boarding and exiting of employees to protect your trade secret assets.

 

-        Discover when to use forensic tools as part of onboarding new employees or conducting investigations.

-        Understand the implications of employment and non-compete agreements for trade secrets:

  • When should an employer use an injunction to protect your trade secret?

-        Discover how to safeguard your intellectual property assets when changing to a new company:

  • What information can be used by the new company?

What due diligence must be completed before joining a new company?

Author:

Sanjesh Sharma

Assistant General Counsel- Patents
Johnson and Johnson

Sanjesh Sharma

Assistant General Counsel- Patents
Johnson and Johnson

Author:

Kelly Burke

Associate Senior Legal Counsel- IP Investigations
Adobe

Kelly Burke is Associate Senior Legal Counsel, IP Investigations at Adobe, where she focuses on IP investigations and protection, and leads the Trade Secret Protection Program.  Prior to that, she was Senior Security Counsel at Apple, concentrating on insider threats.  Before she went in-house, she was a prosecutor for more than a decade at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in trying complex white collar, public corruption, and public integrity criminal cases.

Kelly Burke

Associate Senior Legal Counsel- IP Investigations
Adobe

Kelly Burke is Associate Senior Legal Counsel, IP Investigations at Adobe, where she focuses on IP investigations and protection, and leads the Trade Secret Protection Program.  Prior to that, she was Senior Security Counsel at Apple, concentrating on insider threats.  Before she went in-house, she was a prosecutor for more than a decade at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in trying complex white collar, public corruption, and public integrity criminal cases.

Author:

Ada Wong

Vice President Intellectual Property
Brightseed

Ada Wong

Vice President Intellectual Property
Brightseed

Author:

Mindy Morton

Partner
Procopio

Mindy Morton

Partner
Procopio
10:45-11:15
Networking Break
11:15-12:00

The restriction and legislation of non-compete agreements is gaining traction around the country, with states and the federal government passing or proposing new restrictions on the clauses. This industry-led panel session will explore the impact of non-compete agreements on your trade secret strategy.

 

Part 1: Latest Update

-        Federal Trade Commission latest priority on non-compete agreement and examine the Impact on Trade Secret Protection in an Ever Fluid Workforce

-        Explore the Federal Trade Commission latest priority on non-compete agreement and examine its impact on trade secret protection in an ever fluid workforce

Part 2: Debate and Analysis

-        How far will the proposed clause limit a company’s ability to protect their trade secrets when employees seek to switch employment?

-        How will this affect function of the company?

-        If the non-compete rule becomes enforceable, will other technical measures for trade secret become more important?

How will this affect the ability to prove trade secret misappropriation?

Author:

Monica Baig-Silva

Vice President Intellectual Property
Thermo Fisher

Monica Baig-Silva (Vice President, Intellectual Property at Thermo Fisher Scientific) provides strategic counseling and intellectual property support for Thermo Fisher’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and clinical trials businesses.  With over 15 years of experience, Monica routinely handles all matters of intellectual property protection.  In addition, Monica has extensive experience advising on matters related to IP infringement, employment agreements, contract negotiations, and cyber security.  A champion of trade secret protections, Monica founded Thermo Fisher’s trade secret and risk assessment committee for internally monitoring company trade secret practices. Monica is currently a member of the Intellectual Property Organization’s trade secret committee.

Monica Baig-Silva

Vice President Intellectual Property
Thermo Fisher

Monica Baig-Silva (Vice President, Intellectual Property at Thermo Fisher Scientific) provides strategic counseling and intellectual property support for Thermo Fisher’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and clinical trials businesses.  With over 15 years of experience, Monica routinely handles all matters of intellectual property protection.  In addition, Monica has extensive experience advising on matters related to IP infringement, employment agreements, contract negotiations, and cyber security.  A champion of trade secret protections, Monica founded Thermo Fisher’s trade secret and risk assessment committee for internally monitoring company trade secret practices. Monica is currently a member of the Intellectual Property Organization’s trade secret committee.

Author:

Rob McCauley

Partner
Finnegan

Rob McCauley

Partner
Finnegan
12:00-12:45

Trade Secret IP laws are being established across the globe to help protect the assets of innovative companies. This session will take you on a global update on the leading actions governing bodies are taking to ensure trade secret protection is maintained and strengthened within their countries.

 

-        Discover the European approach to trade secrets and the impact of the EU Trade Secrets Directive (2016/943).

  • How will the UPC impact Trade Secret strategy?

-        How has the UK approach to trade secrets diverged from the EU regulations.

-        Understand the Chinese approach to trade secrets:

Block Chained Evidence and Reversed the Burden of Proof – how has this streamlined process for Trade Secret Misappropriation Infringement?

Author:

Chuck Scholtz

Vice President Intellectual Property
Nutcracker Therapeutics

Chuck Scholtz

Vice President Intellectual Property
Nutcracker Therapeutics
12:45-13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45-14:45

Distinguished jurists with some of the liveliest Trade Secret Litigation dockets

in the country will examine decision making practices employed by the judicial

system. They will tease out the key procedural and technical differences between state and federal trade secret law, allowing you to form a holistic offensive and defensive trade secret litigation strategy.

Author:

Laurel Beeler

U.S. Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler was appointed in 2010 to the Northern District of California. She has presided as a trial and settlement judge over hundreds of civil cases, including intellectual-property, employment, civil-rights, and commercial disputes

 

Laurel Beeler

U.S. Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the Northern District of California

United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler was appointed in 2010 to the Northern District of California. She has presided as a trial and settlement judge over hundreds of civil cases, including intellectual-property, employment, civil-rights, and commercial disputes

 

Author:

Elvis Chan

Special Agent
FBI

Elvis Chan is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) assigned to FBI San Francisco. ASAC Chan manages the field office’s Cyber Branch, which is responsible for cyber investigations, digital forensics, technical operations, private sector engagement and community outreach. With 18 years in the Bureau, he is a decorated agent who is recognized within the Intelligence Community as an election cybersecurity and cyberterrorism expert. ASAC Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counterterrorism operations with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Elvis Chan

Special Agent
FBI

Elvis Chan is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) assigned to FBI San Francisco. ASAC Chan manages the field office’s Cyber Branch, which is responsible for cyber investigations, digital forensics, technical operations, private sector engagement and community outreach. With 18 years in the Bureau, he is a decorated agent who is recognized within the Intelligence Community as an election cybersecurity and cyberterrorism expert. ASAC Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counterterrorism operations with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Author:

Nikki Vo

Head of IP Litigation
Meta

Nikki Vo

Head of IP Litigation
Meta
14:45-15:45

Innovative companies across the West Coast are becoming more and more aware of the need to form trade secret strategies. Recent case law has shown that courts can award costly damages in cases of infringement. This industry in-house-led panel will explore the key strategies surrounding maintaining an effective trade secret approach.

 

-        When is the best option to use patent protection and when is the best time to rely upon trade secret protection?

-        Understand where and how a trade secret can be valued effectively.

-        What is the best strategy towards the internal implementation of trade secret management?

Discover the best use of trade secret data protection.

Author:

Jialing Dailey

Senior IP Counsel
Atlassian

Jialing Dailey

Senior IP Counsel
Atlassian

Author:

Peter Jovanovic

Legal Director- IP
Dell

Peter Jovanovic

Legal Director- IP
Dell

Author:

Kim Jessum

Chief IP Counsel
Heraeus

Kim Jessum

Chief IP Counsel
Heraeus

Author:

Matthew Hulse

Associate General Counsel
Intel Corporation

Matthew Hulse

Associate General Counsel
Intel Corporation

Author:

Gregory Bombard

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Gregory Bombard

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15:45-16:15
Networking Break
16:15-17:00

Author:

Chris Buntel

Co-Founder & CIPO
Tangibly

Chris Buntel is a US intellectual property attorney with over 20 years experience connecting innovation and intellectual property law. He is a co-founder and the CIPO of Tangibly.  Chris is passionate about trade secrets – the “next big thing” in intellectual property evolution. While other forms of intellectual property have been well supported for years, people are just now realizing the huge need for trade secret management tools and education.  He has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University, and J.D. in Law from University of Houston.

Chris Buntel

Co-Founder & CIPO
Tangibly

Chris Buntel is a US intellectual property attorney with over 20 years experience connecting innovation and intellectual property law. He is a co-founder and the CIPO of Tangibly.  Chris is passionate about trade secrets – the “next big thing” in intellectual property evolution. While other forms of intellectual property have been well supported for years, people are just now realizing the huge need for trade secret management tools and education.  He has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University, and J.D. in Law from University of Houston.

Author:

Jordan Grotzinger

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Jordan Grotzinger

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Author:

Bridget Smith

Assistant General Counsel, IP
Relativity Space

Bridget Smith

Assistant General Counsel, IP
Relativity Space
17:00:17:10
End of Day 1- Chair’s Closing Remarks

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