Trade Secret Mediations in 2015: What You Need to Know
Litigation of alleged theft of trade secrets often involves significant dis-trust, argument, and anger between parties and their counsel. Often, in a desire to reduce costs, the plaintiff negotiates with the thief. Allegations of theft make resolution all the more difficult.
However, mediation often helps to resolve such cases at lower cost and under less hostile circumstances. Counsel often misunderstand what constitutes a 'Trade Secret', fails to conduct a thorough investigation, delays in responding to opposing counsel, and has too high expectations for the outcome; thereby muddying the situation. A sound understanding of Trade Secret mitigation rules and procedures can help resolve disputes early, rapidly, and often at lower cost.
The Knowledge Group is producing a live, two hour webcast entitled Trade Secret Mediations in 2015: What You Need to Know in 2015 to help companies and their counsel better understand, manage, and resolve trade secret theft cases.
Key topics include:
- Fundamentals of Trade Secrets
- Trade Secret Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Arbitration, and Mediation)
- Criminalization of Trade Secret Theft
- Choice-of-law Issues
- Mediating Trade Secret Disputes
- New and Pending State and Federal Legislation
- Compliance and Litigation Risks
Ronald T. Coleman, Jr., Partner
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
- Considerations for when during the dispute to mediate in order to maximize likelihood of settlement or other value from the mediation
- The value of having advocacy presentations at the mediation session
- Protecting confidentiality of the trade secrets and other proprietary information during the mediation process
- Crafting use restrictions and other injunctive relief in mediation
Randall E. Kahnke, Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels
- Achieving more through mediation than litigation.
- Effectively leveraging clean rooms in the mediation context.
- Deciding whether to mediate before the trade secrets are identified.
- How to "win" the mediation -- even if you don't settle.
Larry H. Kunin, Partner
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
- Importance of mediation preparation and pre-established goals.
- Pre-Mediation information exchange.
- Research claims “on the fly” during mediation.
- Exploring win-win business solutions.
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys, Practice Area: Litigation
- Trade Counsel
- Litigation Officers
- Litigation Support Specialists
- Legal Consultants
- Corporate Counsel
- Corporate Executives
- Multinational Companies
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Ron is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex business litigation, intellectual property disputes, and franchise and distribution litigation. Ron's intellectual property litigation experience includes representing manufacturers, technology companies, consumer products companies, franchisors, entertainment companies and other clients in a variety of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent infringement cases.
Ron currently serves as co-chair of the Trade Secret Litigation subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation's Intellectual Property Litigation committee. He is also a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising. He is a regular writer and speaker on IP, franchising, and general litigation topics.
Ron currently serves as chair of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group.
Ron is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex business litigation, intellectual property disputes, and franchise and distribution …
Randy Kahnke focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. He has been the lead trial attorney on cases from New York to California and touching three continents. Randy has extensive consulting, pretrial and trial experience with complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, and he has served as group head of the firm's business litigation practice.
Randy was recognized for his trial victories as a 2012 Minnesota Attorney of the Year. He is the co-editor and contributing author of the acclaimed book, The Secrets to Winning Trade Secret Cases, Thomson West (2009 and 2012). He has served on the Federal Practice Committee of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and as President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Randy is a former federal law clerk, and he has been recognized as a leading litigator in Chambers USA, SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Representative Clients: ADC Telecommunications, Allianz, Boston Scientific Corporation, Cargill, CarVal, FICO, General Mills, Honeywell, HTI, IBM, Target, United Health Group, Wells Fargo
Randy Kahnke focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. He has been the lead trial attorney …
Larry Kunin is a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Litigation practice and serves as Chair of the firm's Data Security and Breach practice. He concentrates in commercial, technology and intellectual property litigation and consultation, including issues related to software performance, technology implementation, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.
During his career, Mr. Kunin has litigated disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country for clients ranging from large, publicly-traded technology companies to startup companies and individuals. Using his background in the computer field, he can understand and investigate complex technology issues and effectively present such issues to a court, arbitration panel or other dispute resolution forum.
Mr. Kunin received his B.A. in Information Systems Management and Marketing from the University of South Florida, his M.B.A. from the University of Miami, and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida.
Larry Kunin is a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Litigation practice and serves as Chair of the firm's Data …
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