Law Seminars International Presents: A Comprehensive Two-Day Conference on Recent Developments in

Trade Secret Law and Strategies
Complete analyses of key events for using trade secrets in business and litigation as well as tips for compliance

October 15 & 16, 2015
Fourth & Madison Building in Seattle, WA

Who Should Order This Homestudy

Attorneys and business executives interested in protecting and maximizing the value of their intellectual property

Why You Should Order

This conference is a must-attend program on recent developments in trade secret law that you will not want to miss. It provides complete analyses of key events for using trade secrets in business and litigation as well as tips for compliance.

Our expert faculty of leading in-house and private attorneys and consultants from around the country will bring you up to date on important new case law and pending federal legislation. You will hear about data breach issues at the intersection of trade secret protection and cybersecurity. The faculty will address trade secret misappropriation as criminal conduct; issues involving innocent downstream users/purchasers and how to use the EEA and CFAA.

This outstanding program provides sophisticated discussions on protecting innovations with trade secrets rather than patents as well as problems arising when using open source software and using trade secrets to acquire start up funding. The Conference provides valuable litigation tips for how to plan your moves carefully and early when you are navigating in treacherous waters and, finally, an hour of ethics on trade secret misappropriation and the duty to disclose. As always there will be time for questions and meaningful conversation. We hope to see you there.

~ Program Co-Chairs: Jeffrey C. Johnson, Esq. of K&L Gates LLP and Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq. of Perkins Coie LLP

What You Will Learn


Thursday, October 15, 2015

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am

Introduction to Day 1: New Developments in the Law and Business Strategies Relating to Trade Secrets

Jeffrey C. Johnson, Esq., Program Co-Chair
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

8:45 am

Important New Trade Secret Cases and Pending Federal Legislation

Traditional trade secret issues; special issues involving social media and privacy; update on pending federal trade secret legislation; "misappropriation" under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and special issues in states that don't follow UTSA

Robert Milligan, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP / Los Angeles, CA

9:45 am

The Intersection of Trade Secret Protection and Cyber Security

Threats to trade secrets security hacking, identity theft, and information storage in the cloud; complications arising from misappropriation through hacking by foreign nationals

David A. Bateman, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Andreas T. Kaltsounis, Vice President
Stroz Friedberg / Seattle, WA

10:30 am


10:45 am

The Sharing Dilemma: Why "Open Innovation" Is So Hard To Do in a Global Economy

European Trade Secrets Directive; international harmonization of trade secret laws; extraterritoriality of U.S. trade secret law after TianRui; the international perils of competitive intelligence

James Pooley, Esq.
James Pooley, A Professional Law Corp. / Menlo Park, CA

11:15 am

Trade Secret Misappropriation as Criminal Conduct

How to use the Economic Espionage Act (EEA); using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA); identifying when misappropriation becomes criminal; practical considerations for prosecuting

Aravind Swaminathan, Esq.
DLA Piper / Seattle, WA

12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

Protecting Innovations with Trade Secrets Rather Than Patents

Impact of current trends reducing the power of the patent

Paul W. Leuzzi, Esq., Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Weyerhaeuser Company / Federal Way, WA

2:15 pm

The Interaction Between Trade Secrets and Copyrights

When source code is an issue: Ownership issues for employer vs. code writer; subtle problems arising from the use of open source software; avoiding missteps with clean rooms and reverse engineering (i.e. how to make them actually work)

I. Neel Chatterjee, Esq.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / Menlo Park, CA

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Using Trade Secrets To Acquire Start Up Funding

Establishing value in a way that would satisfy a lender or equity investor; what business lawyers, and their clients, need to know about when and why Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) fail

Louis Carbonneau, Esq., Founder and CEO
Tangible IP LLC / Mercer Island, WA

4:45 pm

Continue the Exchange of Ideas: Reception for Faculty and Attendees

Sponsored by K&L Gates LLP and Perkins Coie LLP


Friday, October 16, 2015

8:30 am

Introduction to Day 2: Litigation Planning and Early Steps plus Ethical Issues Relating to Trade Secrets

Jeffrey C. Johnson, Esq., Program Co-Chair
K&L Gates LLP / Seattle, WA

Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

8:45 am

Calculating and Presenting Trade Secret Damages Claims Effectively Whether To a Client, Jury or Judge

How to maximize value and minimize costs from complaint to verdict; techniques for assessing the value of a trade secret; damages calculations and what to expect at trial; consultant war stories: mistakes, myths and miracles

Dawn Hall, Managing Director, Forensic and Litigation Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. / New York, NY

9:30 am

Navigating in Treacherous Waters: Plan Your Moves Carefully and Early

How to lose your trade secret case (aka what to avoid doing that will destroy your case before trial)

Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA

10:15 am


10:30 am

Preparing to File Suit

Expedited protective orders and ensuring that your client does not lose its own crown jewels in the process of stopping the jewel thief, TROs and preliminary injunctions: Overlooked or overused

Nagendra (Nick) Setty, Esq.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / Seattle, WA

11:15 am

Ethical Issues Related to Trade Secret Investigations and Misappropriations

The duty to disclose to owner/advise client regarding obligation to disclose; safeguarding property; avoiding conflicts in representations and multiple representations; settlements

John A. Tondini, Esq.
Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP / Seattle, WA

12:15 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn



Regular tuition for in person or webcast attendance for this program is $1245 with a group rate of $935 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $830. For students, people in their job for less than a year, and public interest NGO's, our rate is $622.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for more information.

Continuing Education Credits

Live credits: This program qualifies for 9.5 WA CLE (incl. 1 ethics) credits. Upon request, we will apply for, or help you apply for, CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders

Faculty Bios

Jeffrey C. Johnson, Program Co-Chair, partner, K&L Gates LLP, focuses on intellectual property, employee mobility and other areas of commercial litigation. He has also led internal corporate trade secret and copyright infringement investigations.

Jerry A. Riedinger, Program Co-Chair, partner and firm wide chair of the patent litigation practice at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses his practice on patent infringement, trade secret litigation, and trademark and intellectual property litigation.

David A. Bateman, partner, K&L Gates LLP, represents clients on cyberlaw issues, including online brand protection, data breach, privacy, electronic communications, and Internet commerce. He has been lead counsel in lawsuits involving mobile platforms, software piracy, spam, cybersquatting and other Internet issues.

Louis Carbonneau, Founder and CEO, Tangible IP, LLC, is an IP strategist & attorney, licensing executive and patent broker. He is also the principal of The Point Law Group, a boutique IP law firm focusing on general counseling, corporate, M&A and technology transactions for small and medium businesses.

I. Neel Chatterjee, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, concentrates on litigation for technology companies. He is recognized for his experience in patent, Internet liability, trade secrets, and technology transactions litigation.

Dawn Hall, Managing Director - Forensic and Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting, Inc., assists clients with financial, accounting and damages matters. She directs commercial litigation engagements involving trade secret, patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, false advertising and other types of business disputes.

Andreas T. Kaltsounis, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg, draws upon his investigative experience as a former state and federal law enforcement officer, his expertise in computer forensics and technology, and his legal experience to manage engagements relating to data breaches and cybercrimes, network and data security, internal investigations, and digital forensics.

Paul W. Leuzzi, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Weyerhaeuser Company, provides advice on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and licensing. He is a past President of the Washington State Patent Law Association and of the Seattle IP Inn of Court.

Robert B. Milligan, partner and co-chair of the Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, focuses on commercial litigation and employment matters including unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft, invasion of privacy, consumer and employee class actions, discrimination and harassment claims and bankruptcy.
Full bio and contact info for Robert Milligan at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

James Pooley, of James Pooley, A Professional Law Corp., wrote the new book Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage. He provides international strategic and management advice in patent and trade secret matters and consults on information security programs. He was responsible for the international patent system as Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Nagendra (Nick) Setty, partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including patent, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright cases, with a special focus on patent litigation.

John A. Tondini, partner, Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP, represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal litigation and counsels clients on trade practices, antitrust and consumer issues. He also represents lawyers in defense of professional malpractice lawsuits.