Trade Secrets and Patents: A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Intellectual Property
Evaluating the Protection Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for IP counsel in determining whether trade secret or patent protection is the optimal mode for inventions and technologies. The panel will outline best practices for counsel to consider in determining the optimal form of protection.
- Impact of the DTSA on patents
- Impact of the AIA on trade secrets
- Inventions/technologies suitable for trade secret protection
- Benefits and risks of patent and trade secret protection
- Best practices
- Choosing between patent and trade secret protection
- Implications of the choice
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What impact will the DTSA have on patents?
- What impact is the AIA having on trade secrets?
- For what types of inventions is trade secret protection most suitable? Which inventions are more suitable for patents?
- What factors should counsel consider when choosing between trade secrets and patents to protect IP?
Steven M. Cohen
Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
Mr. Cohen concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and litigation, IP transactional work, copyright and... | Read More
Mr. Cohen concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and litigation, IP transactional work, copyright and trademark protection, open source licensing, IP due diligence for acquisitions, trade secret practice, and more. He is currently responsible for developing, managing, protecting and enforcing the IP rights and assets of his corporate client. Mr. Cohen advises and educates clients on facets of IP law, strategy, and asset development and utilization.Close
R. Mark Halligan
Mr. Halligan focuses his practice on IP litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has successfully represented... | Read More
Mr. Halligan focuses his practice on IP litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has successfully represented both individuals and corporations as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. In recent years, Mr. Halligan has been at the forefront of international developments in IP law and is a recognized thought leader in the ever-growing area of trade secrets law, having spoken worldwide to organizations and corporations on the topic.Close
Pejman F. Sharifi
Winston & Strawn
Mr. Sharifi concentrates his practice in transactional, counseling, litigation, and licensing matters. He prepares... | Read More
Mr. Sharifi concentrates his practice in transactional, counseling, litigation, and licensing matters. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications, represents clients in patent infringement suits, manages IP assets, provides invalidity and non-infringement opinions, counsels with respect to strategy; and evaluates IP assets in the context of litigation, mergers, acquisitions, and investments.Close