Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be attending the Trade Secret Conference. While there, she will participate on a panel of experts discussing the recent changes to the law.
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
The New Era of Trade Secret Law: Professor Elizabeth A. Rowe, University of Florida
Trade Secret Enforcement: The Reach of Extraterritoriality and its Alternatives
Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University
Professor Christoph Rademacher, Waseda University, Japan
Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Panel moderated by Professor Sharon K. Sandeen
Valuation of Trade Secrets, presented by Robert Goldman, Charles River Associates
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Rhodes, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M Company and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M Innovative Properties Company.
Afternoon session featuring panel presentations, including one-hour of ethics on the obligation of law firms to protect the secrets of their clients:
1A: The Intersection of Trade Secrets, Patents, and Other IP-Recent Changes in the Law Require a Fresh Look
This panel of experts will discuss recent changes in 35 U.S.C. §101.
Dr. Christal Sheppard, Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
John Thompson, Senior Legal Director, Medtronic Restorative Therapies Group
Hiep Pham, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Honeywell
Kurt J. Niederluecke, Chair of Intellectual Property Litigation at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Michelle E. Dawson, Shareholder, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Panel Moderated by: Nikola L. Datzov, Senior IP Litigation Associate, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
1B: Employment Issues: Protecting Trade Secrets from Internal Threats by Employees
A panel discussion on practical tips for protecting a company’s data from being misappropriated by current/former employees, as well as how a company can avoid claims of misappropriation as a result of conduct by new hires.
Panel Moderated by: Meghann Kantke, Associate, Gray Plant Mooty
2A: Litigating Trade Secret Cases: Early Strategic Considerations
Whether protecting trade secrets or defending against allegations of trade secret misappropriation—preparation is key. A panel of in-house and outside counsel will discuss early considerations to help you prepare for and navigate trade secret litigation.
Eileen Hunter, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at 3M
Randy Kahnke, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels
Dean LeDoux, Principal at Gray Plant Mooty
David Prange, Partner at Robins Kaplan LLP
Moderated by: Molly Littman, Associate at Gray Plant Mooty
2B: Preventative Trade Secret Issues: Preventing the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
A panel of in-house and outside counsel will discuss best practices for the internal identification and protection of a company’s trade secrets and the intersection of preventative efforts with effective litigation strategies.
Anneliese Mayer, Senior Counsel, Merchant & Gould
Kirsten Stone, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, H.B. Fuller
Rachel Zimmerman Scobie, Partner, Merchant & Gould
Panel Moderated by: Tom Johnson, Partner, Merchant & Gould
3: Ethics Panel: Keeping Secrets for Clients
Hear from a panel of experts, including an in-house counsel, about what cybersecurity measures are expected of lawyers.
Panel Moderated by: Jeff Brown, Jeffrey C. Brown PLLC