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The Other “Sharing Economy”: the Forces Driving Business to Innovate by Collaboration
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LES Greater Washington, DC Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
5:30 pm — 6:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm — 7:15 pm Speech
7:15 pm — 8:00 pm Networking

Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

The Other “Sharing Economy”: the Forces Driving Business to Innovate by Collaboration

James Pooley

A company’s secrets are its most valuable assets, but most modern businesses can’t effectively innovate without sharing them in global collaborations. How can this be done safely? Jim Pooley explains the context, and provides clear recommendations for prudent partnering.

LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $30

Online Registration Deadline: October 19, 2015 12 pm, EDT

No refunds after October 19, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

James Pooley provides international strategic and management advice in patent and trade secret matters, performs pre-litigation investigation and analysis, acts as a neutral and special master, and consults on information security programs.

Mr. Pooley recently completed a five-year term as Deputy Director General at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, where he was responsible for management of the international patent system (PCT). Before his service at WIPO, Mr. Pooley was a successful trial lawyer in Silicon Valley for over 35 years, representing clients in patent, trade secret and technology litigation. He has also taught trade secret law at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Pooley is an author or co-author of several major works in the IP field, including his treatise Trade Secrets (Law Journal Press) and the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (Federal Judicial Center). His newest book is Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage (Verus Press 2015).

Mr. Pooley graduated from Columbia University Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar in 1973, and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Lafayette College.


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