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AIPLA 2015 Trade Secret Law Summit


 Striking the Balance 

Between Innovation and Security


 AIPLA's Trade Secret Law Committee is taking this year's Trade Secret Law Summit on the road again!  Join us on November 12-13 at the offices of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, 28 State Street, Boston, MA, for a practical and comprehensive CLE program designed to educate new and seasoned practitioners alike. It is more important than ever to learn the fundamentals of trade secret protection and what you and your clients need to do to protect your confidential information from cyber-attacks and trade secret theft.
*Nonmember In-House Counsel: Be sure to take advantage of the special discounted member rate of $199 . Legal departments can also take advantage of our In-House discount. 
Please Note: Speaker Materials will be provided on a flash drive at the meeting and emailed in advance to make copies on your own.
Pre-registration is required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees may pre-register until 5pm (Eastern) on Monday, November 9, 2015. Please note participation is limited. Only on-site registration will be accepted after that date. Space is limited, so on-site walk-ins will be permitted on a space available basis only.
Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is received by AIPLA after Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to (703) 415-0786, and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds or credit will be issued for cancellations received after Tuesday, October 27, 2015.
            AIPLA Member                                    
            Non-Member **                                     
            AIPLA Govt. Member & Corporate In-House Counsel Member                          
            AIPLA Student Member                                            
            Non-Member Government
            Non-Member Corporate In-House Counsel
** To receive the preferred member rate, please submit a membership application and payment with this registration. Download a copy of the 2015-2016 AIPLA Membership Application.


8:30 am 


Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 10:00 am​

Confronting the Threat: How and Why Trade Secret Theft Is Growing Exponentially

Moderator: Missy Sikorski, Boston, MA

Special Agent Carmine Nigro, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Pamela Passman,, Washington, DC

10:00 - 10:45 am

​State and Federal Legislative Update

Moderator: Melissa Nott Davis, McDermott Will & Emery, Boston, MA

Danielle Vanderzanden, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC, Boston, MA

Benjamin I. Fink, Berman Fink Van Horn, PC, Atlanta, GA

Russell Beck, Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston, MA

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Legal Development In Cybersecurity

Moderator: James Pooley, James Pooley, PLC, Menlo Park, CA

James Pooley, James Pooley, PLC, Menlo Park, CA

Gus Coldebella, Fish & Richardson, Boston, MA

​12:00 - 1:00 pm​


Matt Marx, MIT(non-competes and innovation)

1:00​ - 2:00 pm

Protecting Your Trade Secrets In a World of Mergers, Acquisitions and Employee Mobility

Moderator: Dean A. Pelletier, Pelletier Law, LLC, Chicago, IL

Eric Ostroff, Meland Russin Budwick,

Lisa Winsor, Associate General Counsel, IP Patient Monitoring & Recovery Medtronic, Mansfield, MA

​2:00 - 3:00 pm

International Trade Secret Law Issues: Focus on EU and Canada

Moderator: Sid Leach, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, AZ

Helen Conlan, Bird & Bird, LLP, UK

Scott Foster, Gowling Lafleur Henderson, LLP, Vancouver, BC 

​3:15 - 4:15 pm

Extraterritorial Trade Secret Protection: Comparing Disputes Before the "International" Trade Commission and Federal Court

Moderator: Geoffrey M. Goodale, Trade Law Advisor, PLLC, Washington, DC

Michael J. Songer, Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC

Robert Rogers, Steptoe & Johnson, Los Angeles, CA

Mark Whitaker, Baker & Botts, LLP, Washington, DC

​4:15 - 5:15 pm

The Ethics of Data Security and Trade Secret Protection for Lawyers​

Moderator: Erik W. Weibust, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Boston, MA

Jerry Cohen, Partner Burns & Levinson, LLP, Boston, MA

Richard D. Lutkus, Seyfarth Shaw, San Francisco, CA



8:30 am​

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 10:15 am

Perspectives From The Bench: How State and Federal Judges View The Growth and Scope of Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Disputes

Moderator: Russell Beck, Beck Reed Riden, LLP, Boston, MA

The Honorable Mitchell H. Kaplan, Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, MA

The Honorable Janet L. Sanders, Suffolk Superior Court, Boston, MA

The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor, IV, United States District Court, Boston, MA 
10:30 - 11:30 am

Bad Faith Trade Secrets Litigation

Kenneth J. Vanko, Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC

William Lynch Schaller, Baker & McKenzie, LLP

​11:30 - 12:30 pm

Making Smarter Trade Secret Decisions By Assessing The Overall IP Portfolio, Economic Value and Enforcement and Damages Strategies

Moderator: Dean A. Pelletier, Pelletier Law, LLC, Chicago, IL

Jonathan D. Putnam Ph.D, Competition Dynamics, Inc., Salem, MA

Paul L. Rodriquez, VP, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel RR Donnelley, Chicago, IL

Neal F. Weinrich, Berman Fink Van Horn, PC, Atlanta, GA

1​:00 - 2:00 pm​

The Interplay of Patents and Trade Secrets: In the Wake of the America Invents Act and Supreme Court Decisions, Why Companies Should Look To Trade Secret Law

Moderator: James Pooley, James Pooley, PLC, Menlo Park, CA

Louis F. Wagner, Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP, Akron, OH

2:​00 - 3:00 pm​​​

Using Trade Secrets Law In The Bio Tech and Medical Device Arena

Moderator: Victoria Cundiff, Paul Hastings, New York, NY

Elizabeth A. Howard, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, Menlo Park, CA

Debora Plehn-Dujowich, Ph.D., Prismatic Law Group, LLC, Washington, DC

Austin Wang, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Hologic, Inc., Bedford, MA

3:15 - 4:15 pm​

Hot Issues In Trade Secret Litigation

Moderator: R. Mark Halligan, Fisher Broyles, Chicago, IL

Fabio E. Marino, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Menlo Park, CA

Peter J. Toren, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley, LLC, Washington, DC

Chris Dollase, RSA Security Inc., Bedford, MA

We are an approved provider by most states requiring CLE and have applied for credit for this meeting to all states requiring CLE. The number of credit hours will vary depending on the requirements of the individual state. For 50-minute states, up to 15.6 CLE credit hours are available, including 1.2 Ethics credit. Certificates of Attendance, Attendance Sign-in Rosters and all other CLE information for states with CLE requirements will be available at the Registration Desk.
The Trade Secret Law Summit has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California (a 60-minute state) in the amount of 13.0 credit hours, including 1.0 Ethics credit. AIPLA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.
Omni Parker House Hotel
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02139, MA 02108
Reservations: (800) THE-OMNI
Room Rate: $319 Single or Double
Reservation cut-off: October 29, 2015
When contacting the hotel, please be sure to ask for the AIPLA special rate. We have reserved a limited block of room, and they do sell out early, so please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

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