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CEEM Sector July 2017 Webinar

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Where: United States
Contact: Tanya Coogan
(703) 234-4109

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CEEM Sector July 2017 Webinar:
Best Practices for Sharing Highly Confidential Information


R. Mark Halligan

Fisher Broyles 

R. Mark Halligan is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and licensing issues.

Mr. Halligan has successfully represented both individuals and corporations as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts throughout the United States and Mr. Halligan is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in trade secrets litigation in the United States by Legal 500 and he is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law.

In recent years, Mr. Halligan has been at the forefront of international developments in intellectual property law and he is a recognized thought leader in the ever-growing area of trade secrets law having spoken worldwide to numerous organizations and corporations on the topic.

Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Mr. Halligan as an “IP Star.”


Ada Nielsen, CLP

Food News

 Ada Nielsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Foodexus, LLC, a company based on a new refrigeration system. Ada Nielsen is a commercialization, sales, marketing, competitive intelligence and intellectual asset strategy expert.

She is known for her proficiency in identifying commercial value in inventions and making money from inventions whether by licensing, monetizing or by developing market demand for new products.

After graduate work in theoretical physical chemistry, she became a dean of students and instructor in chemistry at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. After a move to Chicago, she earned an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business and began an industrial career in chemicals, polymers, environmental technology and energy. Her specialty is in closing deals.

She recently spent fifteen years at Amoco Chemicals & BP Upstream monetizing non-strategic technology in Chemicals and then creating and implementing an invention management/commercialization system for Exploration & Production.

Her affiliations and honors include:

Distinguished Fellow of

Licensing Executives Society International (for Chemicals, Energy, Environment & Materials) Inaugural group


Commercial Development & Marketing Association Award
Named as one of the Top 300 International Intellectual Asset Strategists in 2013 and 2014 (IAM Magazine)

Advisory Boards

Illinois Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability Advisory Board
Illinois Natural Resources and Conservation Board (Statutory position, appointment by the Governor)

Non-Profit Leadership Roles

Chair, LES Wisconsin Chapter, 2014
Co-Chair, IP100, an invitation-only event held 1st Q each year for senior licensing executives (founded in 2010 by Ada Nielsen when president of LES)

Former roles:

President, Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), 2010
Education Chair, LES Wisconsin, 2013
Chair, Education, LES International
Chair, Chemicals, Energy, Environment & Materials, LES International
Intellectual Property Owners, Chair, Valuation and Taxation Committee
Lake Forest (IL) Ad Hoc Environmental Board
Secretary, Division of Small Chemical Businesses, American Chemical Society
President, Commercial Development & Marketing Association


American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Association of University Technology Managers
Product Development & Marketing Association
Society of Petroleum Engineers

She earned an A.B. in Chemistry from Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, and studied theoretical physical chemistry at Tulane University (NSF Fellowship) in New Orleans and at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. She also earned an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in finance and marketing, and is a Certified Licensing Professional.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Registration:  Free


Webinar Time:

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Central)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Mountain)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)



This webinar will discuss strategy and tactics to address best practices for sharing highly confidential information as well as its implications within Trade Secret laws.

Learning Objectives:

1.) Strategy and tactics to address highly confidential information at the front end of a negotiation or due diligence.

2.) Legal insights within Trade Secret laws.


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