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Trade Secrets

May 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Trade secrets are often among a company’s most valuable intellectual property assets, yet their protection commonly receives less attention than other facets of an IP portfolio. Neglecting to properly secure trade secrets and failing to regularly review such measures are dangerous oversights. To avoid the inadvertent loss of valuable trade secret protection, a general understanding of the relevant law is imperative. During this webinar, Brooks Kushman attorneys will outline best practices and key strategies for implementing a robust trade secret protection plan. These topics will include:

  • The legal framework underlying trade secret status and protection
  • Simple steps to achieve a more secure trade secret portfolio
  • The importance of airtight agreements (employment, consultant, supplier, non-disclosure, etc.)
  • Key considerations in view of the rise of the remote workplace environment

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John Halan is an experienced IP litigator and specializes in high-stakes intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and related commercial litigation. has tried many cases as lead or team trial counsel and has also successfully argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has considerable experience handling various matters before the PTAB, including inter partes reviews and appeals. In addition to litigation, John has negotiated and prepared numerous intellectual property and commercial agreements, including patent and technology license agreements.

Jonathan Nikkila is a registered intellectual property (IP) attorney and focuses his practice focuses on all aspects of IP litigation including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law.  His litigation experience includes representation of clients in both federal district courts throughout the country and in investigations before the International Trade Commission. Jonathan represents clients from small to medium sized companies to Fortune 500 corporations in  a variety of technical fields.


May 12, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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