Trade Secret IP Protection & Litigation West Coast Summit 2024

The First Industry-led and Specialized Trade Secrets IP Litigation Summit Returns to San Jose for 2024

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San Jose
23 April, 2024

The Intellectual Property Community Is Coming Together

Trade Secrets IP Protection & Litigation returns to the West Coast for a one-day technical discussion focusing on cross-industry in-house IP protection and the major litigation cases and strategies in 2024. 

Join the industry’s only industry-led IP trade secrets summit and network with the leading in-house counsel and litigators in the space. Learn real-life practical takeaways regarding Trade Secret/Patent Strategy, DTSA, Non-Compete Agreements, AI, Employment Law and much more. Join us for networking drinks receptions, interactive roundtable sessions and industry-led panel sessions and foster invaluable business connections in the IP space.

Trade Secrets IP Protection & Litigation will precede the IP Leadership Executive (April 24-25) - a conference that connects business strategies with senior IP leaders for 2 days of high-level IP discussions.

Our Trade Secrets Co-Chairs

NEW TO THIS YEAR

  1. The latest trade secret litigation update and strategy panel sessions including: reverse engineering, non-competes and employee mobility.
  2. An in-house counsel panel session dedication to the effective protection of trade secrets.
  3. An international outlook for 2024 and a panel session dedicated to a trade secret major case law review and key takeaways.
  4. An interactive roundtable trade secret series on industry topics, such as: The Rise of AI and Associated Trade Secret Issues, To Inventory or Not To Inventory? The Trade Secret Dilemma,  Recent Economic Trends and Proportionality of Damages in Trade Secret Litigation Cases

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Latest Cross-Industry Experts Joining Our Speaker Faculty

Key Statistics

130+
ATTENDEES
50+
COMPANIES
30+
SPEAKERS
6
INDIVIDUALLY CURATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
5+ hrs
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

This Year's Agenda Highlights


Trade Secret IP Landscape for 2024

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.

James Pooley, Independent Advisor, Independent

Author:

James Pooley

Attorney and Expert Witness
Independent

James Pooley

Attorney and Expert Witness
Independent

Employee Mobility Panel: What are the Steps to Avoid Trade Secret Misappropriation?

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.

Sanjesh Sharma, Assistant General Counsel- Patents, Johnson and Johnson
Kelly Burke, Associate Senior Legal Counsel- IP Investigations, Adobe
Ada Wong, Vice President Intellectual Property, Brightseed

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

In-house Counsel Panel: Avoiding Trade Secret Misappropriation and Forging Trade Secret Strategies

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.

Jialing Dailey, Senior IP Counsel, Atlassian
Peter Jovanovic, Legal Director- IP, Dell

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

Trade Secret Litigation Review: How is Major Case Law Affecting Your Strategy?

Trade secret litigation can be costly and is only rising with a greater awareness of the opportunities to protect your innovation with trade secret law. This expert panel session will review the latest cases and provide you with insights on how to successfully implement a trade secret litigation strategy.

Brian Walters, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Matthews International
Chuck Sholtz, Vice President Intellectual Property, Nutcracker Therapeutics

Author:

Brian Walters

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Matthews International

Brian D. Walters serves as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for Matthews International Corporation, Pittsburgh’s oldest company in continuous operation since 1850 and operating in over 25 countries with over 12,000 employees.  During his 18-year tenure at Matthews, the Company has more than tripled in annual revenue, now producing approximately $1.8 billion in sales.   Brian has directed all legal matters for this publicly-traded corporation both nationally and internationally, as well as serving as a member of Matthews’ executive leadership team.  Mr. Walters has led over 75 domestic and foreign acquisition initiatives at Matthews, including extensive experience coordinating strategies to secure transaction approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, managing HSR filings, as well as filings with the competition authority of the European Union.

Brian Walters

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Matthews International

Brian D. Walters serves as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for Matthews International Corporation, Pittsburgh’s oldest company in continuous operation since 1850 and operating in over 25 countries with over 12,000 employees.  During his 18-year tenure at Matthews, the Company has more than tripled in annual revenue, now producing approximately $1.8 billion in sales.   Brian has directed all legal matters for this publicly-traded corporation both nationally and internationally, as well as serving as a member of Matthews’ executive leadership team.  Mr. Walters has led over 75 domestic and foreign acquisition initiatives at Matthews, including extensive experience coordinating strategies to secure transaction approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, managing HSR filings, as well as filings with the competition authority of the European Union.

Author:

Chuck Sholtz

Vice President Intellectual Property
Nutcracker Therapeutics

Chuck Sholtz

Vice President Intellectual Property
Nutcracker Therapeutics

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