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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

Registering, Protecting, and Insuring Trade Secrets. -- 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

    John currently chairs Womble Bond Dickinson’s US Intellectual Property Litigation Group. John’s practice focuses on complex disputes involving trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, false advertising, antitrust, and cybersecurity (data breaches). Specifically regarding trade secrets, in addition to many civil matters John has recently worked with the United States Government to protect clients’ interests on the criminal front, including one matter in which a defendant was sentenced to six months in prison. John is ranked by Chambers and the Best Lawyers in America in intellectual property litigation.
  • 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. 
  • 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.