Sponsorship & Speaking Engagement

Sandpiper: Hot Topics in Trade Secrets Protection, Enforcement, and Litigation - Chicago 2023

December 14, 2023
Chicago, IL

Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago Skyline

Join us for our complimentary, invitation-only briefing where expert panelists will discuss key topics, including defining trade secrets, using AI in discovery, research as well as managing the risk of departing employee, patent vs trade secrets issues, and restrictions on enforcement of employee non-solicitation, non-compete agreements. The panel will also discuss practical issues, company counsel confronted every day: protection of trade secrets, reasonable efforts and the importance of contracts. The program will feature a variety of presentations designed to help ensure your company is prepared, including:

  • Identification of trade secrets
  • Allegations of misappropriations
  • Patent vs. trademark, recent experience
  • Using AI in trade secrets discovery, research
  • Understanding the relevance of the new Biden Executive Order on AI
  • New damages theories
  • Non-competition agreements
  • New sanctions legislation regarding foreign trade secrets. Special sanctions issues with Russia, China and other state actors

CLE and CPE credits have been applied for.
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From the judiciary and the government
Hon. Young B. Kim, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago
Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago
Steven J. Dollear, Chief, National Security and Cybercrime Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

Other faculty
Russell Beck, Partner, Beck Reed Riden LLP, Boston
David Duski, Principal, Intellectual Property Practice, Charles River Associates, Chicago
Colton Long, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C., Chicago
Maria Maras, Associate Director, Intellectual Property Litigation and Disputes, Accenture, Chicago
Craig C. Martin, Chairman, Midwest, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Chicago
Dean A. Pelletier, Founder, Pelletier Law, LLC, Chicago
Matthew Prewitt, Partner, ArentFox Schiff LLP, Chicago
Cuyler Robinson, Vice President, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates, Chicago
Jessica Staiger, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, ADM, Chicago

Program highlights/Topics for discussion: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm CST

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