2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

10/28: Trade Secrets/Patent

October 28, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 CLE Minutes



Trade Secrets/Patent


John Morrow, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem, NC


To Patent or Not to Patent, that is the Question: When to protect inventions/processes as a trade secret or patent, and how that has changed since Alice.  -- Elizabeth Ferrill, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC

Effectively Litigating Patent and Trade Secret Claims Together:
From discovery to injunctions to trial, how to persuasively develop and present these claims together, with an emphasis on technology disputes. -- James Gale, Cozen O'Connor, Miami, FL

Protecting Trade Secrets in Discovery and Open Court:
Practical tips on how to keep your secrets safe throughout litigation from protective orders through jury trials. -- Andrew Pratt, Venable, LLP, Washington, DC

Show Me the Money! Valuing Your Trade Secrets Before and During Litigation:
From Audits to Experts, a look at how to best monetize your trade secrets. -- Ryan Strom, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN



  • morrow_j 200 Morrow, John

    Womble Bond Dickinson | Partner

    ohn Morrow currently chairs Womble Bond Dickinson’s US Intellectual Property Litigation Group. For more than two decades, John’s practice has focused on complex disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, antitrust, and cybersecurity (data breaches). John has served as lead trial counsel in state or federal courts sitting in North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • Strom, Ryan Strom, Ryan

    Target | Director Counsel, Intellectual Property

    Ryan Strom is Director Counsel, Intellectual Property at Target.  His primary responsibilities include managing the patent strategy for protecting innovations by the Data Sciences, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, Enterprise Architecture and Product Design & Development teams.  As a member of the Open & Inner Source, Ryan also helps direct Target’s involvement in the open source software community.  Ryan also advises Target’s Shipt and Dermstore subsidiaries in the management of their intellectual property portfolios.
  • Pratt_Andrew Square200 Pratt, Andrew F.

    Venable LLP | Partner

    Andrew Pratt is a partner in Venable’s Washington, DC-based Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He has significant experience advising clients on intellectual property issues and litigating intellectual property disputes in federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • Gale, Jame Photo square200 Gale, James A.

    Cozen O'Connor | Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litgation

    Jim has handled hundreds of cases involving patents, theft of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademarks, unfair competition, and internet disputes. He has appeared in over 400 federal cases in more than 48 federal district and circuit courts, as well as handled hundreds of injunctions in over 35 different states around the nation.
  • Ferrill, elizabeth square200 Ferrill, Elizabeth D.

    Finnegan | Partner

    Elizabeth Ferrill is an “undisputed expert on design patents” who is “always updated and enlightening others with her deep knowledge,” “very involved in the design bar,” and “gives her clients an outstanding service” as noted in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. She focuses her practice on all aspects of design patents, including prosecution, counseling, post-grant, and litigation.