Law Seminars International Presents

A Comprehensive Conference on

Trade Secrets Litigation & Transactions

Protecting trade secrets, negotiating business agreements and effective trial tactics

November 8 & 9, 2007
Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA
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Who Should Attend

Attorneys, business leaders and software developers involved in creating a workable trade secret program

Why Attend

The modern law of trade secrets in the Information Age presents unique challenges. Recent developments in trade secret, patent, and corporate laws make the management of trade secret assets increasingly important and complex. The protection of trade secrets and negotiation of business agreements involving trade secrets require careful attention to a host of important laws and regulations. Companies doing business internationally are faced with unique challenges to protect these assets. Litigators must understand these emerging trends as well as the role of electronic discovery in formulating effective trial tactics in trade secrets litigation. In this one and a half day intensive seminar, some of the most noted experts address the state-of-the-art in current trade secrets issues. ~ Program Co-Chairs: Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq. and Lawrence D. Graham, Esq.

What You Will Learn

* Strategies for maximizing or avoiding preemption * Recent developments in trade secrets law * Implementing a trade secret protection program * Successful business negotiations * Combining patent and trade secrets protection * Protecting trade secrets abroad * Trial strategies for plantiffs and defendants * Resolving trade secret disputes through mediation or arbitration * Offensive and defensive strategies for using electronic discovery * Ethics issues

What Attendees Have Said About Similar Programs

*One of the best seminars I have attended *Very good, practical advice and tips *Information given will be very relevant to my practice *Uniformly good speakers and good materials


Thursday, November 08, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Introduction and Overview
  Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA
  Lawrence D. Graham, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Black Lowe & Graham PLLC / Seattle, WA
8:45 am How the Uniform Trade Secrets Act Has Preempted Causes of Action
  Which claims are prempted or not? Weak vs strong preemption: Courts' disagreement; strategies for maximizing or avoiding preemption
  James Pooley, Esq.
Morrison & Foerster LLP / Palo Alto, CA
9:30 am Recent Developments in Trade Secrets Law
  Liability theories and defenses: Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine; fiduciary duties; use of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act; filing federal actions in state court
  Scott G. Warner, Esq.
Garvey Schubert Barer / Seattle, WA
  Corporate liability for trade secret theft by employees: Direct violation of the Trade Secrets Act; Respondeat Superior Doctrine; tortious interference with contract; aiding breach of relationship
  Linda Norman, Esq., Associate General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation / Redmond, WA
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Managing Trade Secrets: Keeping The Secret
  Developing and implementing a trade secret protection program in the face of employee mobility, increased transparency resulting from state and federal requirements, and electronic storage of information
  Paul W. Leuzzi, Esq., Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Weyerhaeuser Company / Federal Way, WA
11:45 am Protection of Trade Secrets Assets in Business Negotiations and Agreements
  Handling unsolicited ideas; entering into appropriate NDAs; licensing trade secrets; dealing with trade secrets in M&A activities, etc.
  Mark Wittow, Esq.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP / Seattle, WA
12:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:45 pm The Interplay Between Trade Secrets Law and Patent Law
  Effective portfolio management and litigation strategies for companies relying on a combination of patent and trade secrets protections
  George P. McAndrews, Esq.
McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. / Chicago, IL
2:30 pm Protecting Trade Secrets Abroad
  Parts of the world where protections are good and poor; current thinking on contractual work-arounds for places like China where there are no protections
  Richard Raysman, Esq.
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP / New York, NY
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Trial Strategies for Plaintiffs and Defendants
  Plaintiff's perspective on the most troublesome issues from trade secrets identification through protective orders to injunctions and proof of damages
  Warren J. Rheaume, Esq.
Heller Ehrman LLP / Seattle, WA
  Defendant's perspective
  Steven R. Feldstein, Esq., Shareholder
Heller Ehrman LLP / Menlo Park, CA
5:00 pm Reception for Faculty and Attendees Sponsored by Perkins Coie & Black Lowe & Graham PLLC

Friday, November 09, 2007

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Two Views From the Bench on Trade Secrets Case Litigation - What Works and What Doesn't
  The Hon. Peter G. Stone, Ret.
JAMS / San Jose, CA
  The Hon. Terry Lukens, Ret.
JAMS / Seattle, WA
9:30 am Resolving Trade Secret Disputes Through Arbitration or Mediation
  Mediator/Arbitrator's perspective
  Gregory L. Bertram, Esq., Principal
JAMS / Seattle, WA
  Practitioner's perspective
  Richard Alaniz, Esq.
Black Lowe & Graham PLLC / Seattle, WA
10:30 am Break
10:45 am The Growing Importance of Electronic Discovery and Computer Forensics in Trade Secrets Cases
  Offensive and defensive strategies for use of eDiscovery and computer forensics in trade secrets cases
  Lee Neubecker, President
Forensicon / Chicago, IL
11:30 am Ethics Issues in Trade Secret Practice
  Jerry A. Riedinger, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA
12:30 pm Evaluations and Adjourn


Regular tuition for this program is $895 with a group rate of $795 each for two or more registrants from the same firm. For government employees, we offer a special rate of $695. For students and people in their job for less than a year, our rate is $447.50. All rates include admission to all seminar sessions, food and beverages at breaks, and all course materials. Make checks payable to Law Seminars International.

Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, if we receive your cancellation by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2007. After that time, we will credit your tuition toward attendance at another program or the purchase of a homestudy. There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders.

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for 10 WA CLE credits, including 1 ethics. Upon request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


The workshop will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. in Seattle, WA 98104. A special negotiated rate of $159 is available for on-line reservations only on a first come, first served basis. Go to to reserve. Use Corporate Code L64. If you have any additional questions for the hotel, please contact them directly at (206) 583-0300.
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If You Cannot Attend

Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a VHS or DVD recording and the written course materials, is available for $905. The written course materials alone are available for $100. We will ship your Homestudy order via UPS ground within two weeks after the seminar or the date we receive payment (whichever is later).
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Faculty Bios

Lawrence D. Graham, Program Co-Chair, member at Black Lowe & Graham, focuses on intellectual property litigation and protection. He has been named a Washington Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics, and is listed by Chambers USA as one of the Leading Lawyers in Washington for intellectual property law.

Jerry A. Riedinger, Program Co-Chair, partner and firmwide chair of the patent litigation practice at Perkins Coie LLP, focuses his practice on patent litigation, trade secret litigation, trademark litigation and complex intellectual property litigation. He I listed in Chambers USA "America's Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers," 2005 -2007 and listed in Washington Law and Politics, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2000 - 2007.

Richard Alaniz, of Black Lowe & Graham PLLC, focuses his practice on trademark and copyright prosecution, technology transactional issues, intellectual property litigation and related client counseling. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he held management positions for a variety of high-technology companies and has published papers on copyright, e-commerce, legal ethics and digital signatures.

Gregory L. Bertram, a principal at JAMS, has successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous partnership/shareholder disputes including professional practice disagreements in which value of trade secrets were central to the argument. He was named a "Super Lawyer" in Washington Law and Politics Magazine, 1999-2007 and on the "Top Lawyers" list in Seattle Magazine, 2001-2005.

Steven R. Feldstein, shareholder and former co-chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Heller Ehrman LLP, focuses his practice on labor and employment law, including advising management and litigation in trade secrets protection, employment discrimination and wrongful termination and on the employment-related ramifications of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Paul W. Leuzzi, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Assistant General Counsel at Weyerhaeuser Company, provides advice on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and related legal issues in the area of intellectual property law. He is currently a board member and Vice President for the Washington State Patent Law Association.

The Hon. Terry Lukens (Ret.) brings to JAMS experience as a practicing attorney, trial judge and elected official. Since joining JAMS, he has successfully mediated many cases involving a broad range of complicated and complex issues including Trade Secrets cases.

George P. McAndrews, Chairman of the Board and a founder of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., focuses his practice on counseling clients regarding patent, trademark, antitrust, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty, and intellectual property law and in litigating such cases. He is included in "An International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers", as well as "Guide To The World’s Leading Patent Law Experts."

Lee Neubecker, president and CEO of Forensicon Inc., provides consulting services in the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery, data recovery and litigation support to a diverse range of clients.

Linda Norman, an Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, supervises litigation, including non-patent intellectual property cases and also regularly consults on trade secret issues. Previously, she was a partner in the firm of McDonald & Quackenbush, P.S. where her practice emphasized civil litigation including intellectual property matters.

James Pooley, partner in the Palo Alto office of Morrison & Foerster, has handled trade secret disputes over the past 34 years. He is the author of the treatise "Trade Secrets" (Law Journal Press) and teaches trade secret law at Boalt Hall Law School.

Richard Raysman, partner at Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, concentrates on computer law, outsourcing and intellectual property issues. He is a member of the International Bar Association and past Chair of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is co-author of the two-volume treatise "Computer Law: Drafting and Negotiating Forms and Agreements" published by the Law Journal Press.

Warren J. Rheaume, shareholder in Heller Ehrman LLP's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, focuses on intellectual property litigation with particular emphasis on copyright, trademark and trade secret issues including non-competition agreements. He also is a member of Washington State Bar's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.

The Hon. Peter G. Stone (Ret.) of JAMS has many years of dispute resolution experience as a sitting judge, where he successfully mediated and impartially arbitrated numerous intellectual property matters on a myriad of subjects including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition.

Scott G. Warner, an owner of Garvey Schubert Barer, represents clients in high technology, intellectual property, art and entertainment law matters, and assists them with all aspects of their intellectual property rights and business transactions. He is listed as a "Super Lawyer." in "Washington Law and Politics" magazine.

Mark Wittow, partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology transactions and litigation including the acquisition, development, marketing and distribution of computer-related technologies, media content and other types of intellectual property and electronic commerce issues. He is the current co-chair of the software licensing committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association.