2017 CLE International's Defend Trade Secrets Act Conference

Speaking Engagement | January.20.2017 | 8:00am - 5:45pm (Pacific Standard Time)

InterContinental Century City

Jim Pooley is co-chairing CLE International's 2017 Inaugural Conference which will focus on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA).

Conference topics will include: DTSA Overview: What is the Defend Trade Secrets Act and what does it mean for your clients; Recent Cases and Hot Topics: How has the DTSA played out in court, and what can we learn from recent case law?; Perspectives from a US Magistrate Judge: How are trade secret litigation issues viewed and resolved from the bench?; Protecting Trade Secrets: How does DTSA impact agreements with employers and contractors, licensing, and joint ventures?; Investigations: How do forensic investigations proceed under the DTSA and in general for trade secrets litigation?; Litigation Management, Discovery, and Alternative Dispute Resolution: What new practices should lawyers consider under the DTSA and general under the trade secrets act?; and, Ethics: What are the special issues that lawyers must consider when advising clients regarding trade secret matters?

For more 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.