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General Counsel Event

Presented by the NVTC General Counsel Committee

February 17, 2011

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program

Protecting the Company Jewels - Avoiding the Loss of Valuable Trade Secrets

Please join us for an executive briefing focused on how to prevent loss of your company's valuable trade secrets. Leading experts from Ciena, eTERA and Lockheed Martin will share their perspectives and insights on the following topics:

  • Best practices to preserve trade secrets and pitfalls to avoid
  • Record-keeping requirements and establishing the existence of a trade secret
  • What constitutes "reasonable measures" to maintain confidentiality
  • Use of technology to prevent loss and detect potential disclosure of confidential information
  • Issues concerning home/remote network access
  • Use of employment agreements (e.g., restrictive covenants and NDAs) to ensure that employees don't take your secrets to your competitor


Stan Brown, Partner, Hogan Lovells


Tyler Brown, Chief IP Counsel, Ciena Corporation
Adriana S. Luedke, Intellectual Property Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation
John Rubens, Managing Director, Corporate Analysis, eTERA Consulting


Gold Sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP; Baker & McKenzie LLP; eTERA Consulting; Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto; Gibson Dunn; Hogan Lovells US LLP; Pillsbury LLP; Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP; Venable LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here.

The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA
Directions to The Ritz-Carlton

Member: $ 45.00
General Audience: $ 75.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $ 55.00
General Audience: $ 85.00

Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.


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