The Innovation Firm

When

July 27, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where

21 Drydock Avenue, 610E (near Falcon Terminal)
Boston, MA 02210

Stop IP Theft: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Value

Special Guest Speaker – FBI Special Agent Carmine Nigro

 

Corporate SecretsIntellectual property (IP) thefts, both domestic and international, cost U.S. companies in excess of a trillion dollars each year.  In addition to lost revenue, IP theft often causes employment issues, damage to your company’s reputation, lost investment in research and development, and delays in production.

Has your company put in place an IP protection program?  What are the reasonable steps your company should take to protect their IP assets from theft?  Are you protecting your research, technical plans, prototypes, proprietary formulas, software source codes, manufacturing plans, and customer data?  Learn about some of the obvious and not so obvious ways company’s IP assets are lost.

The FBI and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds will inform attendees about -

  • How companies are protecting IP using patents, trade secrets, and other means
  • Examples of IP theft provided by the FBI
  • Best practices to avoid thefts domestically and internationally
  • How to avoid “Trojan Horse” attacks  that can invade your network after returning from foreign travel
  • Litigation to protect your IP through injunctions, seizure, and cessation of IP thefts
Mark Solomon

Mark has dedicated his 17-year legal career to guiding engineering companies and university engineering centers through the development, management, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  He drafts and prosecutes patent applications from strategic business or licensing perspectives, as applicable.  He also assists clients with intellectual property matters relating to patent litigation, trademark oppositions, written and oral opinions, trademark prosecution, copyright law, licensing, domain name disputes, the sale and licensing of intellectual property assets, and associated counseling strategies.  More...

 

Lawrence Cogswell

Larry is an experienced patent prosecutor and litigator with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Larry was named a Massachusetts Rising Star in IP Litigation by Super Lawyers.  More...

 

 

Guest Speakers:

 
Carmine Nigro Special Agent (SA) Carmine Nigro has been employed with the FBI for over 26 years, first being assigned to Houston, New York, Rome, Italy, and Washington D.C. before his transfer to the Boston Field Office in 2000. For seven years, Special Agent Nigro supervised two FBI squads. In early 2008, he was designated as the Counterintelligence (CI) Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI Boston Office.

 

Overview

When

July 27, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where

21 Drydock Avenue, 610E (near Falcon Terminal)
Boston, MA 02210

Special Guest Speaker – FBI Special Agent Carmine Nigro

 

Corporate SecretsIntellectual property (IP) thefts, both domestic and international, cost U.S. companies in excess of a trillion dollars each year.  In addition to lost revenue, IP theft often causes employment issues, damage to your company’s reputation, lost investment in research and development, and delays in production.

Has your company put in place an IP protection program?  What are the reasonable steps your company should take to protect their IP assets from theft?  Are you protecting your research, technical plans, prototypes, proprietary formulas, software source codes, manufacturing plans, and customer data?  Learn about some of the obvious and not so obvious ways company’s IP assets are lost.

The FBI and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds will inform attendees about -

  • How companies are protecting IP using patents, trade secrets, and other means
  • Examples of IP theft provided by the FBI
  • Best practices to avoid thefts domestically and internationally
  • How to avoid “Trojan Horse” attacks  that can invade your network after returning from foreign travel
  • Litigation to protect your IP through injunctions, seizure, and cessation of IP thefts
Presenter Bios
Mark Solomon

Mark has dedicated his 17-year legal career to guiding engineering companies and university engineering centers through the development, management, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  He drafts and prosecutes patent applications from strategic business or licensing perspectives, as applicable.  He also assists clients with intellectual property matters relating to patent litigation, trademark oppositions, written and oral opinions, trademark prosecution, copyright law, licensing, domain name disputes, the sale and licensing of intellectual property assets, and associated counseling strategies.  More...

 

Lawrence Cogswell

Larry is an experienced patent prosecutor and litigator with Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Larry was named a Massachusetts Rising Star in IP Litigation by Super Lawyers.  More...

 

 

Guest Speakers:

 
Carmine Nigro Special Agent (SA) Carmine Nigro has been employed with the FBI for over 26 years, first being assigned to Houston, New York, Rome, Italy, and Washington D.C. before his transfer to the Boston Field Office in 2000. For seven years, Special Agent Nigro supervised two FBI squads. In early 2008, he was designated as the Counterintelligence (CI) Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI Boston Office.

 

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