Technology Law and Trade Secrets Developments (from Annual Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2017) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the September 2017 live seminar, 18th Annual Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2017.


This session by Aaron Parker discusses the following updates for IT/IP practitioners:

  • Ex parte seizure under the New Federal Trade Secrets Act—Is anybody getting that relief?
  • Does the new Federal Trade Secrets Act cover misappropriations that began before the Act’s effective date?
  • Using trade secret law to preempt other types of claims
  • Does copyright law preempt trade secret claims?
  • What lessons have been learned so far in the Uber Versus Google Trade Secret Battle?
  • Latest developments on when arbitration clauses are valid and effective in consumer contracts
 

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Faculty

FACULTY

Aaron L. Parker, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP / Washington, DC

Aaron Parker focuses his practice on patent and trade secret litigation before U.S. district courts, client counseling on global patent litigation strategies, and patent and trade secret portfolio analysis and management. Additional areas include complex patent prosecution, reexaminations, post-grant proceedings, licensing, preparing opinions of counsel, due diligence, and clearance analysis. Much of Mr. Parker's work relates to counseling clients in the sports, fitness, and outdoor industries on all aspects of intellectual property. He also has extensive experience relating to medical device technology, including coronary bare metal and drug eluting stents, medical imaging, balloon dilatation catheters, pacemakers, defibrillators, dialysis machines and processes, radiotherapy devices, and heat packs. He has worked on a wide range of other technical subjects, including drainage and septic systems, consumer health products, wearable technology, consumer electronics, activity trackers, mobile smart phone technology, fuel injection systems, oil and gas separators, oil pipeline technology, aerogel materials, infant/toddler products, and power tools. Mr. Parker frequently presents to clients and various industry associations on patent and trade secret issues, global enforcement of patents, and practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and trademark Office (USPTO).

MODERATOR AND PROGRAM CHAIR

John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia.  He recently completed a three-year term as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Farmer is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar.  He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association.  He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school.  After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.

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