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Santa Clara, California, United States
Don't miss out and Register Today! Please join the AIPLA Trade Secret Committee for the 2024 Trade Secret Summit, which is being held March 14-15, 2024 in Santa Clara, CA.
The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is the leading trade secret conference in the nation, with speakers from across the spectrum of private practitioners, in-house counsel, government, and academia, as well as fantastic networking opportunities. CLE credits will be available.
AIPLA Student/Academic/Judicial Member Rate: $55
AIPLA In-House (special form required)/Junior/Government/IP Paralegal-Tech Advisor Member Rate: $199
AIPLA Solo/Small Firm Member Rate: $395
AIPLA Regular and other Member Rate: $495
Non-Member Rate: $895
Non-Member In-House Rate: $399 (In-House Registration Form).
Agenda - subject to change
Thursday, March 14
Barry Brown, Applied Materials
Leigh Ann Buziak, Blank Rome
All attendees are invited to Bowlero for food, drinks, and fun on Thursday evening. Thank you to our sponsors for making this event free to all attendees!
Friday, March 15
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. -- Artificial Intelligence and Trade Secrets
VENUE and HOTEL Information
The event will take place at
Applied Materials, Inc.
3050 Bowers Avenue - Building 1
Santa Clara, CA
AC Marriott Hotel
2970 Lakeside Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Rate: $279 per night plus applicable fees and taxes. Cancellation deadline is 72 hours in advance of arrival.
Reservation Cutoff: February 21, 2024
Thank you to all our sponsors for this event!
Interested in sponsoring this event? Email Benjamin Fink at BFink@bfvlaw.com to learn more.
Barry, John P.
Proskauer | PartnerJohn P. Barry is Head of Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice Group. He is a well-regarded trial lawyer and corporate counselor who has more than 25 years of experience advising companies and their executives, directors, and HR leaders on sensitive and significant employment law issues in the courtroom, boardroom, enforcement, and transactional contexts.
Beck Reed Riden LLP | FounderRussell Beck is a business, trade secrets, and employee mobility litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. He was invited to the Obama White House to develop guidelines for the proper use of noncompetes, and has been cited as an expert on trade secrets and noncompetes by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the White House, the Treasury Department, National Public Radio, the BBC World News Service, PBS Newshour, Le Monde, and many others.
FTI Consulting | Senior Managing DirectorBrent Bersin is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment of FTI Consulting.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | PartnerAmy Candido is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes, complex intellectual property matters. She has extensive experience litigating patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and other IP in “bet the company” cases nationwide on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Amy has tried numerous jury and bench trials, securing courtroom victories in a variety of difficult cases. Her trial victories include The National Law Journal’s Top Verdict of 2014 and three complete defense verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas.
Goodwin Proctor | PartnerNeel Chatterjee is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice. An internationally recognized technology litigator and trial lawyer, Neel has a proven track record of wins in hard-to-win technology cases. Neel has a passion for representing entrepreneurs and disruptive technology companies, even at their earliest stages. His cases often break new ground in undefined areas of the law. Neel has substantial expertise handling disputes related to patents, trade secrets, copyrights, internet law, and complex commercial technology issues. Neel also has a fascination with legal issues in pop culture, science fiction and fantasy.
Berman Fink Van Horn, P.C. | ShareholderBenjamin Fink is a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia. His practice focuses on business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on competition-related disputes, including noncompetes and trade secrets. A published author on restrictive covenants, he blogs regularly on noncompete and trade secret topics (www.bfvlaw.com/blogs) and serves as a co-host of the Fairly Competing podcast. In recognition of his thought leadership in the trade secrets arena, he was invited to attend The Inaugural Sedona Conference on Developing Best Practices for Trade Secrets Issues that was held in December 2017. He served on the Sedona Conference drafting team for Principles/Best Practices Commentary on Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation as part of Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets. He currently serves as Chair of the Trade Secrets Committee of the AIPLA.
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP | PartnerScott Humphrey is the Chair of Benesch’s Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition Practice Group. He has extensive litigation, arbitration, and counseling experience involving a wide range of complex commercial contract disputes and business torts, including matters arising from trade secret appropriation, breach of restrictive covenants, contract disputes, manufacturing and distribution issues, fraud, and insurance disputes.
Crowell & Moring LLP | PartnerMark A. Klapow is a partner in the firm's Litigation Group. He litigates complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, including trade secrets cases. Mark has represented Fortune 500 companies including Alcoa, AT&T, Caterpillar, Dow, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, Intel, Lenovo, Molson Coors, and Western Union in federal and state courts across the country.
Bailey Cavalieri LLC | MemberJohn’s commercial litigation practice concentrates on trade secrets litigation and the enforcement of non-competes throughout the United States. John is listed in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers of America for Litigation – Intellectual Property and in the 2009-18 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers, and he is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has been quoted on trade secret law and restrictive covenant issues by The Wall Street Journal, Inside Counsel, Law360, The National Law Journal, Managing IP and Wired; and his blog, “The Trade Secret Litigator” (www.tradesecretlitigator.com), has been cited by publications including The Wall Street Journal.
Bay Equity | Chief Compliance& Operating OfficerSue has worked at Bay Equity LLC since 2008 initially as outside counsel and then in 2012 and since in various roles with increasing responsibility. She is responsible for all mortgage operations for the company which operates in 42 states as an independent mortgage bank, as well as managing the legal department in her role as CCO and COO.
Procopio | PartnerMindy’s practice focuses on internet and intellectual property litigation. She litigates cutting-edge cases at the intersection of technology and free speech issues.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | PartnerBambo Obaro is a Partner in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice and a member of Weil’s Trade Secrets Taskforce. Bambo has over a decade of experience litigating complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts around the country.
Pelletier, Dean A.
Pelletier Law | FounderDean has been practicing IP law for 25 years and focuses on leveraging patents and trade secrets. Dean’s litigation, trial and appellate experience includes experience in federal and state courts and at the ITC.
James Pooley PLC | FounderJames Pooley is one of the world’s foremost experts in trade secret law and management. His legal treatise, “Trade Secrets,” updated semi-annually, is the leading lawyer’s desk reference on the subject. His latest business book is “Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage” (Verus Press, 2015).
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. | Member of the firmPatricia Prezioso, Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group, is an active litigator and counselor, who is based in New Jersey. Her practice focuses on assisting businesses with reducing risk, addressing employee claims and disputes against their employers in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies, assessing and protecting trade secrets and confidential information, and defending or prosecuting claims relating to employee misappropriation and restrictive covenant violations. Her extensive management-side employment litigation and counseling experience includes litigating disputes concerning trade secrets, restrictive covenants, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, employee classification, and wage and hour issues. She counsels on reducing risk, trade secret protection strategy, protocols and policies, and provides human resource support for employment actions.
Bentham IMF | Investment Manager, Legal CounselStephanie Southwick is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Bentham IMF.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | PartnerErik Weibust is a Partner in the Boston office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where he is Vice Chair of the firm’s Trade Secret & Employee Mobility practice group. Many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, technology, financial services, staffing, and insurance companies look to Erik for thoughtful and practical advice concerning how best to protect their trade secrets and customer relationships from misappropriation by former employees, ex-business partners, competitors, and hostile actors in the United States and abroad, and to avoid liability when hiring from competitors. When necessary, clients rely on Erik for aggressive representation in litigation, where he has won substantial victories in court and at the negotiating table, including broad-reaching injunctive relief and multimillion-dollar payouts, in trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and breach of restrictive covenant cases.
Weil, Michael D.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP | PartnerMichael Weil represents employers in a wide range of employment disputes, with a focus on class and representative actions asserting multimillion dollars in damages and high stakes noncompete, employee mobility, and trade secrets matters arising from a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, retail, and financial services, throughout the United States.
Morrison & Foerster | PartnerMark Whitaker is the co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group, with more than 30 years of experience crafting legal strategies in high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation.
Berman Fink Van Horn, PC | ShareholderNeal Weinrich knows trade secrets and restrictive covenants inside and out. A shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, Neal counsels clients in all industries on matters involving trade secrets, noncompetes, and other competition-related issues. Neal represents employers and employees, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in disputes throughout Georgia and in other jurisdictions involving noncompetes, customer nonsolicits, nonrecruits, and nondisclosure covenants. Neal also handles a variety of other business-related matters, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, cases involving business torts, partnership or shareholder disagreements, and executive compensation disputes.
Rivian Automotive, LLC | Chief Litigation CounselNicole Bartow is Chief Litigation Counsel at Rivian Automotive, LLC. Rivian exists to create products and services that help our planet transition to carbon neutral energy and transportation, and in support of this mission Rivian designs, develops, and manufactures category-defining EVs and sells them directly to customers in the consumer and commercial markets. At Rivian, Nicole leads the team that manages the company’s litigation across a wide range of substantive areas including commercial matters and contracts, intellectual property, regulatory and competition, consumer rights/protection, torts/personal injury, real estate and securities. Rivian’s Product Defense and Legal Operations legal functions also report to Nicole.