Trade Secret Protection
- FORUM!Live: interactive online course on 2 days, each day with about 3 hours course time
- The various changes taking place impacting trade secrets
- Disputes and litigation
- The importance of trade secret metadata
- Insights gained from companies taking trade secrets seriously
- Diverse entities with an interest in trade secrets
- The journey a company must take when it comes to trade secret asset management
Aims and objectives'Knowledge is Power' - of all the intangible assets, trade secrets are the most intangible, most valuable and most prone to theft of all. Although trade secrets have been the neglected step-child of IP, this is slowly but surely changing for a variety of reasons. They gain economic importance worldwide and drive competitive advantage and shareholder value of any corporation. Trade secrets are nowadays a very important part of any intangible asset portfolio. It is no exaggeration to say that virtually every business possesses trade secrets, regardless of whether the business is small, medium or large. These assets could and should be protected as trade secrets, but the truth is that many fail to do so properly.
This online seminar explores the subject of trade secrets and trade secret asset management. Participants will be able to reach an informed decision when to patent and when to go for trade secret protection.
Then this course is for you. Knowledge of IP is required.
Day 1: 13:30-17:00,
Day 2: 09:00-12:30
- Exploring the issues of secrecy, value and reasonable protection
- Trade secrets in different jurisdictions - US, Europe, China, Japan, Russia
- Various examples taken from recent court cases
- Exploring some specific examples
- Law changes in key jurisdictions
- Increased litigation
- Tax issues related to trade secrets
- Patent reform
- Open Innovation and the link to trade secrets
- Changing nature of employment
- Technology developments
- Cyber crime
- Trade wars
- Some case studies
- The anatomy of a trade secret court case
- Reasonable particularity
- Some facts and figures
- Recent studies and their findings
- Benchmark data
- What is best in class
- Definition of trade secret metadata
- Use cases
- IP Insurance
- Litigation funders
- Tax authorities
- Trade secret asset management maturity ladder
- The initial baby steps
- Pilot projects
Donal is the Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services which offers consultancy in the areas of innovation and IP management. He is formerly a VP of R&D and a Director of IP at Nokia where he worked for 21 years and gained wide and varied experience in the wireless telecoms industry. Donal is also a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College Business School in London where he teaches about 'IP management'. Donal's books include 'Inside the Patent Factory' and Harvesting External Innovation'. He is also written a large number of papers on various aspects of innovation and IP. Since 2013, Donal has been included into the IAM 300. He is a graduate from NIHE Limerick (now The University of Limerick) in Ireland in '85, with a Degree in Electronic Engineering.
This seminar will be conducted online and 'live'. Here you will find further information.
The seminar will be conducted on the Zoom platform by means of video and a presentation:
- You hear the presentations of the speakers and see the slides,
- You can see the speakers via webcam,
- You can ask questions using the chat, audio and video functions.
A few days before the seminar you will receive an email with the access data for Zoom and further instruction on who to access the meeting.
You can participate using the chat, audio and video functions on any device (PC, mac, notebook, tablet, iPhone and smartphone). All you need is:
>> speakers or headphones.
- You see and hear speakers and slides and can ask questions via chat.
>> A microphone and webcam are optional.
- You can ask questions and make contributions to the speakers, can hear the other participants
>> also via a webcam
- the speakers and the other participants can see you when you ask questions contribute to the discussion
You can test it already here: https://zoom.us/test.
You will receive the contact data for technical problems with your login data.
The seminar will take place in time blocks of about 60-90 minutes each. There are breaks in the morning and in the afternoon of about 20 minutes. Lunch break will last about 60 min.
You should login between 8:30 and 8:45 so that the course can start with all participants at 09:00. Please note that the seminar can last until 17:30.
For further questions please contact us by phone or e-mail.
The course will be conducted on our interactive learning platform: - You listen to the presentation of the speakers and see the slides, - You see the speakers and the other attendees via webcam, - You can ask your questions per audio, per video or in the chat, - During the breaks, you will be able to socialize with the speakers and the other participants at virtual coffee tables.
You can participate using personal computer, laptop or mobile devices and you have at your disposal: - a loudspeaker - then you will able to see speakers and slides, to listen to the lecture and to ask questions via chat; - additionally a microphone or a headset -then you will be able to ask questions to the speakers and make contributions to the discussion, all participants will be able to hear you; - additionally a webcam - then you will be able to see speakers and participants when asking questions and contributing to the discussion.