Several Seyfarth Trade Secret and IP attorneys are scheduled to attend and participate at the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section’s “IP Institute” in San Diego on November 8-10th.

Seyfarth is a silver sponsor of this prestigious IP event and will have a sponsor table staffed throughout the event.

High level experts will cover a wide range of IP law topics from a practitioner’s standpoint including “nuts and bolts” and advanced CLE sessions on patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, entertainment law, internet law and licensing. The program will also feature an internet, cloud and mobile law “year in review”, a lunch keynote by DirectTV’s Steve Tapia, and speakers from Intel, Pinterest, the SFMOMA, LACMA, and more.

Seyfarth partners Jim McNairy and Robert Milligan will speak at the event.

Jim will speak, along with trade secret specialists Randy Kay and Bec Edelson,  at a program entitled “Obtaining Injunctive Relief in Trade Secret Cases.”  The panel will discuss how best to position your motion for injunctive relief and give tips for preparing for the injunction hearing.

Robert will speak, along with Intel’s Director of Legal Counseling Janet Craycroft and John Marsh of Hahn Loeser and creator of the popular Trade Secret Litigator blog.  Their program is entitled “Protecting and Maintaining Trade Secrets and Confidential Information In The Age of Social Media and Cloud Computing.” This panel will discuss a wide range of issues regarding trade secrets in the online world including cyber threats posed by explosion of cloud computing and social media, effective vendor, employment agreements and policies to protect trade secrets in the cloud, and key considerations in selecting a cloud provider from a security and trade secrets perspective, and the effective use of social media in non-compete and trade secret litigation.

There will be many fun networking opportunities, including the 4th Annual Vanguard Awards lunch (honoring the GC of Twitter and the Honorable William Alsup, among others), a tequila and microbrew tasting reception on Thursday, and an Interactive Farmer’s Market dinner and Casino Night (sponsored by Seyfarth) on Friday. 13 Hours of CLE including 1 Hour of Substance Abuse.

Please invite your colleagues, friends, and clients to attend and don’t forget to stop at the Seyfarth booth at the Institute. Registration information can be found here

Seyfarth attorneys Bret Bocchieri, Nguyen Nguyen, Joe Lutz, Robert Milligan, Jim McNairy, Joshua Salinas, and Yandie Fashu-Kanu are presently scheduled to attend.