The Innovation Firm

When

November 17, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Where

Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway, Havana Room
Cambridge, MA 02142

Smart Cyber Security, Patent and Trade Secret Protection for Startups

Using Patents, Trade Secrets and Cyber Security Strategies


Protecting Your InnovationsLearn about Cyber Security from the FBI and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

 

Cyber security threats, especially those leading to trade secret and other intellectual property (IP) thefts, both domestically and internationally, cost U.S. companies in excess of a trillion dollars each year.  In addition to lost revenue, these threats/thefts often cause employment issues, damage to your company’s reputation, lost investment in research and development, and delays in production.

The FBI reports, “Our nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks are targeted by adversaries.  American companies are targeted for trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, and universities for their cutting-edge research and development.  Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated.”

Has your company put in place a program to protect your innovations and technology?  What are the reasonable steps your company should take to protect its IP and data 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 companies’ IP assets are lost.

The FBI and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds will discuss these topics in an interactive panel discussion that will inform attendees about -

  • Best practices for using patents and trade secrets to protect IP assets of your company
  • Examples of how to secure your technology assets and networks from cyber-attacks by applying the right techniques, processes, and procedures
  • Best practices to avoid IP theft domestically and internationally
  • Litigation to protect your IP assets through injunctions, seizure, and cessation of IP theft

 

Join us on November 17th from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s (CIC) Havana Room for a lunch presentation hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum and sponsored by intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.

Special Guest Speaker

 

FBI Cyber Intelligence Analyst

 

Mary Lou Wakimura

Mary Lou Wakimura
Principal at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

For over 30 years, Mary Lou has assisted clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management. She has particular experience with computer-related technologies and systems relating to imaging, video applications, medical systems, business or transactional methods, bio/chemical analysis and processing, alternative energy, social networks and associated operations, and electro-mechanical matters, with and without a software component.  Mary Lou's practice also includes preparing infringement opinions and conducting due diligence directed to computer and software technologies.  More...

 

Keith Wood

Keith Wood
Associate at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

For over 17 years, Keith has handled intellectual property matters both in the U.S. and abroad. He assists clients including start-ups, universities, companies of all sizes and individuals with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and counsels clients regarding patent portfolio strategies.  Keith’s patent practice includes a wide variety of physics- and computer-based technologies. He also practices in related technologies, such as semiconductor manufacturing, graphene-based materials, microfluidics, medical devices, cryogenic refrigeration, acoustics, optics, filtration, speech-recognition software, nanomaterials, and clean energy technologies.  More...

 

Overview

When

November 17, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Where

Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway, Havana Room
Cambridge, MA 02142

Using Patents, Trade Secrets and Cyber Security Strategies


Protecting Your InnovationsLearn about Cyber Security from the FBI and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

 

Cyber security threats, especially those leading to trade secret and other intellectual property (IP) thefts, both domestically and internationally, cost U.S. companies in excess of a trillion dollars each year.  In addition to lost revenue, these threats/thefts often cause employment issues, damage to your company’s reputation, lost investment in research and development, and delays in production.

The FBI reports, “Our nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks are targeted by adversaries.  American companies are targeted for trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, and universities for their cutting-edge research and development.  Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated.”

Has your company put in place a program to protect your innovations and technology?  What are the reasonable steps your company should take to protect its IP and data 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 companies’ IP assets are lost.

The FBI and Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds will discuss these topics in an interactive panel discussion that will inform attendees about -

  • Best practices for using patents and trade secrets to protect IP assets of your company
  • Examples of how to secure your technology assets and networks from cyber-attacks by applying the right techniques, processes, and procedures
  • Best practices to avoid IP theft domestically and internationally
  • Litigation to protect your IP assets through injunctions, seizure, and cessation of IP theft

 

Join us on November 17th from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s (CIC) Havana Room for a lunch presentation hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum and sponsored by intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.

Presenter Bios

Special Guest Speaker

 

FBI Cyber Intelligence Analyst

 

Mary Lou Wakimura

Mary Lou Wakimura
Principal at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

For over 30 years, Mary Lou has assisted clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management. She has particular experience with computer-related technologies and systems relating to imaging, video applications, medical systems, business or transactional methods, bio/chemical analysis and processing, alternative energy, social networks and associated operations, and electro-mechanical matters, with and without a software component.  Mary Lou's practice also includes preparing infringement opinions and conducting due diligence directed to computer and software technologies.  More...

 

Keith Wood

Keith Wood
Associate at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

For over 17 years, Keith has handled intellectual property matters both in the U.S. and abroad. He assists clients including start-ups, universities, companies of all sizes and individuals with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and counsels clients regarding patent portfolio strategies.  Keith’s patent practice includes a wide variety of physics- and computer-based technologies. He also practices in related technologies, such as semiconductor manufacturing, graphene-based materials, microfluidics, medical devices, cryogenic refrigeration, acoustics, optics, filtration, speech-recognition software, nanomaterials, and clean energy technologies.  More...

 

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