Seminar on Strategies for Adapting to the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)

Law Seminars International

Speaking Engagement | November.07.2016 | 8am - 5pm (Pacific Standard Time)

1201 Third Avenue Building, 49th Floor (or via Webcast)

Orrick partner Jim Pooley will be a featured moderator at Law Seminars International's Seminar on Strategies for Adapting to the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) in Seattle, WA on November 7. The seminar will explore the latest cases brought under the DTSA, strategies for bringing such cases, guidance for complying with the nuances of the DTSA's requirements regarding contracts with employees and contractors, and a detailed explanation of the DTSA's grant of a right to obtain ex parte seizure orders. Jim will lead the panel titled "Adapting Your Overall Business Strategy for Dealing with the New Trade Secrets Act," which will address the potential issues in hiring, joint ventures, and licensing transactions. For registration information and to view the full agenda, please click here.

CLE Credits Available: Y


James Pooley Senior Counsel Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Litigation

Silicon Valley

For more than 35 years, Jim has represented clients as lead trial counsel and strategic advisor in high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes. His broad litigation experience, combined with his service as an international diplomat and business executive, make him uniquely qualified to handle today’s global IP challenges.

As lead counsel for Adobe Systems in the country’s first major software patent infringement case, he won a jury verdict that the National Law Journal chose as one of the year’s Top Defense Verdicts. His later $90 million technology copyright settlement for ESS Technology earned him California Lawyer magazine’s Lawyer of the Year award.

He was a driving force behind the recently adopted Defend Trade Secrets Act, which created a federal civil claim for misappropriation of a company’s know-how. The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary invited Jim, as a recognized expert on trade secret law and litigation, to testify and provide drafting advice about the proposed legislation. His testimony is available here.

In addition to a successful career as a Silicon Valley trial lawyer, Jim has held leadership roles in several national organizations, including president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and chairman of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2009, the White House appointed Jim Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, where he served for five years as director of the international patent system.