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LES Boston: Trade Secrets on the Rise: Protecting Intellectual Property in the Post-AIA World
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Trade Secrets on the Rise: Protecting Intellectual Property in the Post-AIA World

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:15 - 8:00 pm
Where: East Arcade
Lando & Anastasi, LLP
One Main Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02142
United States
Contact: Scott A. Cavallo

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LES Boston Chapter presents...

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Trade Secrets on the Rise: Protecting Intellectual Property in the Post-AIA World

Expert Presentation and Networking Social Event

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Patents have been under attack over the past five years. The post-grant challenges provided by the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA) have made it cheaper, faster and easier to challenge the validity of issued claims, and court-made law has reduced the scope of subject matter that can be patented. AIA also expanded protection for prior commercial use, even if secret, against subsequently issued patents reading on that use. These developments plus the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, which provides a federal cause of action for misappropriation of broadly defined trade secrets, has led some innovators to turn from patents to trade secret protection as was prevalent in the 1970s. This presentation will look at how the balance has been altered between patent and trade secret protections, and will discuss how to protect trade secrets through contractual provisions.

Topics include:
- An overview of the different trade secret regimes;
- Deciding between seeking patent protection and maintaining intellectual property as a trade secret, including consideration of instances where both regimes may be employed;
- Ensuring that trade secrets are adequately protected; and
- Avoiding misappropriation of another’s trade secrets.

Thursday, November 9
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern 

5:15 Welcome: Brad Kullberg, Berkeley Research Group, co-chair of the Boston Chapter
5:25 Introduction and moderator, Stephen Y. Chow, Burns & Levinson, co-chair of the Boston Chapter
5:30 Trade Secrets on the Rise (post AIA) – Tom McNulty, Lando & Anastasi
6:15 Q&A
6:30 Reception


East Arcade
Lando & Anastasi, LLP          One Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States



• Lando & Anastasi, LLP, One Main Street, Cambridge
o East Arcade is located on the first floor of the building, just off the main lobby
• We are about a 5-10 minute walk from the Kendall/MIT Red Line T station 
• There are a number of parking garages in Kendall Square, the closest parking garage is the Kendall Square South Garage located at 350 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA (it is managed by Pilgrim Parking). There is not metered parking in the immediate vicinity of our building as there is road construction, there are metered spots in and around Kendall Square.



Thomas P. McNulty
Lando & Anastasi, LLP




Non-Member: $35.00

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A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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