The New Era of Trade Secret Law: The DTSA and other Developments
Hosted by the Intellectual Property Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Merchant & Gould
Winthrop & Weinstine
Faegre Baker Daniels
Law Office of Frank Farrell
Fredrikson & Byron
Gray Plant Mooty
Charles River Associates
Sponsorship Opportunities are available.
April 20–21, 2017
St. Paul, Minn.
Scholars workshop (by invitation)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Offices of West Academic, Downtown St. Paul
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
- Morning session co-sponsored by Cybaris®, an Intellectual Property Law Review.Panelists:
Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University
Professor Christoph Rademacher, Waseda University, Japan
Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics, FinlandPanel moderated by Professor Sharon K. Sandeen
- Valuation of Trade Secrets, presented by Robert Goldman, Charles River Associates
- Lunch featuring keynote speaker Kevin Rhodes, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M Companies.
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
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: Practical Tips for Protecting the Company Against Claims of Misappropriation as a Result of Conduct by New Hires, as Well as Protecting the Comany’s Data from being Misappropriated by Current/Former Employees
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
Moderated by: Molly Littman, Associate at Gray Plant Mooty
2B: Preventative Trade Secret Issues
3: Ethics Panel: Keeping Secrets for Clients
Panel Moderated by: Jeff Brown, Jeffrey C. Brown PLLCRegister to Attend
For further information, contact Professor Sharon K. Sandeen, director of the IP Institute, at email@example.com or the Program Administrator, Donna Rauch at firstname.lastname@example.org.