The 2016 Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit

Speaking Engagement | December.08.2016 | 8am - 5pm (Pacific Standard Time)

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Jim Pooley will be a featured speaker at The 2016 Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit on December 8, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California. The summit will bring together corporate executives, attorneys, investors and other experts to discuss intellectual property best practices, case studies, challenges and opportunities. Jim will deliver the closing keynote which will address the driving force behind the newly adopted Defend Trade Secrets Act. For more information and to view the full agenda, please click here.

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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.