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Webinar: Trade Secrets: Your Secret Weapon Under Patent Reform
Date: October 11, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Location: Online webinar (access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

The America Invents Act, signed into law last week, dramatically changes the patent landscape in the United States. As companies and investors struggle to determine the implications of these changes for their businesses and innovations, more and more will likely be turning to trade secrets as an effective safeguard to protect their intellectual property.

Join us for a webinar on October 11 as we examine the results of patent reform:

  • Why trade secrets matter more than ever as a tool to keep your innovations safe
  • The building blocks of an effective trade secret program
  • Cutting-edge strategies that organizations are using to protect their trade secrets
  • Differences between trade secret and patent damages
  • Increased challenges in obtaining patent damages
  • Steps that can be taken now to make future enforcement efforts more effective, efficient, and economical


  • R. Mark Halligan
    Partner, Nixon Peaboby LLP
  • David A. Haas
    Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Robert A. Weikert
    Partner, Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody is an accredited provider of continuing legal education in California, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. This course is approved for 1.5 general credit hours, and is approved for experienced attorneys only. For other jurisdictions where reciprocity does not apply, individuals are responsible for seeking course approval from their state CLE boards. Nixon Peabody will assist with seeking course CLE approval upon request. Please note that the CLE boards have the final authority on the acceptance and granting of CLE credit for individual courses. Certificates of completion with be mailed 30 days after the course. Attendees are responsible for self-reporting their CLE credits.