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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

NJIPLA & NYIPLA Trade Secrets / Cybersecurity Protecting Your Corporate Client's Information

  • 04/18/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • APA Hotel (Formely known as Woodbridge at Metropark)


  • Must be a full time student and can attend the lunch and the CLE seminar

Registration is closed


Trade Secrets / Cybersecurity
Protecting Your Corporate Client's Information

Wednesday, April 18, 2018      

12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

To say that trade secret protection and cybersecurity are growing in importance would be an understatement.  Information continues to become more valuable yet more accessible and transferrable.  How do you protect your client from the evolving practice of trade secret protection and cybersecurity?  Whether in a law firm or practicing in-house, your client relies on your expertise to implement certain measures - some proactive and some reactive.  Please join us in our half-day program where you will learn from lead practitioners in trade secret and cybersecurity law on how to spot the latest issues and legal protection mechanisms that are available in this evolving area.


12:00 - 12:45

12:45 - 12:55   Joint Welcome Remarks
NYIPLA First Vice-President
Peter Thurlow, Polsinelli, PC

NJIPLA President -
Lisa Wang

12:55 - 1:00   Opening Remarks
Mark Schildkraut
Becton, Dickinson and Company

1:00 - 1:30
  Trade Secrets Overview
David Almeling
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

David Almeling is one of the country’s leading attorneys in trade secret law.  David will provide an overview of what has happened in the last two years since the Defense in Trade Secret Act (DTSA) has been codified as well as recent trade secret decisions in federal and state courts.

1:30 - 2:00
  Cybersecurity Overview
Deirdre Wheatley-Liss
Porzio, Bromberg
 & Newman, PC
Deirdre Wheatley-Liss counsels business owners and is a frequent lecturer on best practices and corporate governance as related to privilege and cybersecurity.  Deirdre will provide an overview on cybersecurity and how businesses can plan and avoid infiltration of unwanted software and exfiltration of sensitive material like intellectual property and privacy data.

2:00 - 2:45

  Discussion on Late-Breaking Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity Cases/Issues
Daniel Levy
Epstein Becker
 & Green, P.C.
Daniel R. Levy focuses his practice on employment disputes and litigates trade secret, non-compete, non-solicitation, raiding, and other restrictive covenant matters in the medical devices, pharmaceuticals, health care, and financial services industries.  Dan will give an interactive presentation on late-breaking trade secrets and cybersecurity cases and issues.

2:45 - 3:10   Networking Coffee Break

3:10 - 3:50

  A View from the Trenches
Meredith Dearborn
Boies Schiller & Flexner
Meredith Dearborn represents clients in high stakes litigation and recently represented Uber in Waymo v. Uber, a high profile trade secrets matter concerning self-driving cars.  Meredith will discuss litigation strategies for defending complex trade secrets litigation and specifically what should be considered a “trade secret” and whether the lessons and skills an engineer learns on the job should be included.

John Gray
Perkins Coie LLP

John Gray focuses on trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. He represented Zillow in Move Inc. v. Zillow Inc. an unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation dispute where the plaintiff sought more than $2 billion dollars in damages.  John will present some of the lessons learned from his complex trade secret misappropriation cases, including insights on preparatory measures and litigation strategies for asserting or defending a trade secrets case. 

3:50 - 4:30

  Protecting the Corporate Client
Ken Corsello
IBM Corporation
Ken Corsello is the IP Law Counsel for IBM's Watson Customer Engagement business unit, which provides solutions for marketing, electronic commerce and supply chain activities.  While at IBM, he has worked on client counseling, product clearance, patent procurement, litigation, and IP transactional matters, which have all involved various trade secret related issues.  He is the chair of the IPO's Trade Secret committee.  Before joining IBM, Ken was a law clerk to Chief Judge Glenn Archer at the Federal Circuit; an Associate Solicitor in the USPTO; and in private practice at law firms in Washington, D.C.  Ken did his undergraduate work in Computer Science at SUNY Stony Brook, received his JD from the Catholic University, and obtained an LL.M. from George Washington University. 

Ken will discuss what in-house attorneys should focus on so that their company takes adequate efforts to maintain the secrecy of its valuable information, and how to react if information is suspected of being misappropriated.

Mark Schildkraut
Becton Dickinson and Company
Mark Schildkraut is an Associate General Counsel for Cybersecurity and IP at Becton Dickinson.  Mark will provide the in-house perspective for protecting the corporate client from trade secret misappropriation and cybersecurity threats. 

4:30 - 5:30

  Cybercrime and IP Crime: Working With The Government and Ethical Considerations
Brian Levine
Senior Counsel at U.S. Department of Justice,
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

Brian L. Levine is a Senior Counsel with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Law Section (CCIPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice, and National Coordinator for more than 270 federal prosecutors who specialize in computer crime and intellectual property crime.  Brian was one of the lead prosecutors in the first U.S. criminal trial of a PRC entity for theft of trade secrets, Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd.  After an eleven-day jury trial, the company was convicted of a trade secret theft that nearly destroyed an American company.

Brian will discuss the current threat environment, the role of the Department of Justice in cybercrime and IP, developing relationship with law enforcement before an incident, the importance of involving law enforcement as soon as an incident occurs, and common concerns regarding involvement of law enforcement with an emphasis on the ethical considerations.

5:30   Closing Remarks
John Moehringer
CadwaladerWickersham & Taft LLP

CLE: All credits are pending confirmation. 
New Jersey 4.5 Credits, including 1.2 Ethics Credit
New York 4.5 Credits, including 1 Ethics Credit
Pennsylvania 4.0 Credits, including 1 Ethics Credit

Registration Fees:
$100.00 Corporate/Government 
$180.00 General Registration

APA Hotel Woodbridgel
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin NJ
(732) 494-6200

Travel & Transportation:
The APA Hotel Woodbridge is within walking distance of NJ transit and Amtrak Metropark Station. The hotel also offers a free shuttle. More details.  

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