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PATENT V. TRADE SECRET PROTECTION: THE TRIAL LAWYER’S VIEW FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL


--- 1.0 AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,GA,ID,IL,NC,NJ,NY,NV,PA,VA,WA
--- intellectual property / trial
--- course production date: 5/24/2017
--- presented by MICHAEL AARON GEIBELSON

MICHAEL AARON GEIBELSON
With the recent publicity given to the America Invents Act, the Defense of Trade Secrets Act, and numerous high profile cases of technology departing with individuals when they move to competitors, the manner by which trade secrets and novel technology are protected has never been more important. The quality of that protection has been altered (and in some ways eroded) by recent caselaw.

In this CLE course a panel of trial lawyers debate about whether and how to protect intellectual property under patent and trade secret law.

Through a discussion of cases, and their effects on the degree of protection and available damage models, in-house practitioners will be able to make a more informed decision about how their companies' next big thing (and the small ones too) can best be protected.

Key course points are:
• An understanding of recent development in patent law.
• An understanding of recent development in trade secret law.
• A better ability to divine whether to use patent or trade secret protection to protect a company's trade secrets.
• Emerging thought leadership in damage models.


--- presented by MICHAEL AARON GEIBELSON

MICHAEL A. GEIBELSON is the Managing Partner of Robins Kaplan LLP’s California offices (Los Angeles and Mountain View) and the immediate past Chair of the firm’s Retail Industry Practice Group. He represents technology companies and retailers in class actions, unfair competition, false advertising, and misappropriation of trade secrets cases, as well as breaches of contract arising out of supply, development, and similar agreements. Michael is the past Chair of the California State Bar’s Litigation Section. His trial experience ranges widely, from the misappropriation of trade secrets, to a class action about Song Beverly Credit Card Act violations, a property dispute about a cotenancy clause, veterinary malpractice, maritime trespass, and Clean Water Act cases. He is also the Past Chair of the Editorial Board of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and an Editor and Author of California Litigation Review.

--- presented by: CHRISTINE YUN SAUER

CHRISTINE YUN SAUER focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and patent office trials. She has represented Fortune 500 companies across a vast range of technologies, including semiconductors, hearing aids, contact lenses, hemostatic powders, DNA sequencing, ethernet technology, and GPS-related mobile communications technology. Christine is especially experienced at analyzing and valuing the economic impact of patented technologies.
Christine can be reached at CYunSauer@RobinsKaplan.com or (650) 784-4002.

--- presented by: LI ZHU

LI ZHU is a trial lawyer who focuses on helping his clients protect their most valuable ideas. He has an extensive experience in patent, trade secret, copyright, cybersecurity, outsourcing, and complex disputes. He is also a registered patent attorney with experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Li is a published author and his analysis of legal issues has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and many other publications.
Li can be reached at LZhu@RobinsKaplan.com or (650) 784-4013.