The Innovation Firm

When

April 9, 2014

Where

Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane - Lighthouse Room 1
Boston, MA 02210

Stop IP Theft: Minimizing the Risk and Maximizing Value

Special Guest Speakers – FBI Special Agents

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 informed attendees about -

  • How are companies 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

 

Presenters:

Brian Moriarty Mark Solomon

Brian Moriarty
Principal
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Mark Solomon
Principal
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

 

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.
   
Ted Distaso Ted Distaso is an SME by SAVA Solutions, LLC and is on contract to the FBI Counterintelligence Division’s Strategic Partnership Program, working in the FBI Boston Field Office with Special Agent Carmine Nigro. Mr. Distaso had previously retired from the FBI in 2009 after 26 years of service. At the time of his retirement, he was a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Overview

When

April 9, 2014

Where

Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane - Lighthouse Room 1
Boston, MA 02210

Special Guest Speakers – FBI Special Agents

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 informed attendees about -

  • How are companies 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

Presenters:

Brian Moriarty Mark Solomon

Brian Moriarty
Principal
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Mark Solomon
Principal
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

 

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.
   
Ted Distaso Ted Distaso is an SME by SAVA Solutions, LLC and is on contract to the FBI Counterintelligence Division’s Strategic Partnership Program, working in the FBI Boston Field Office with Special Agent Carmine Nigro. Mr. Distaso had previously retired from the FBI in 2009 after 26 years of service. At the time of his retirement, he was a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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