Litigating Trade Secrets at the International Trade Commission

(A Steptoe-sponsored Event)
January 23, 2014

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  • Kim E. Choate, IP Counsel, Dow Corning Corporation
    Choate is an experienced practitioner before the ITC and worked in former Chief ALJ Paul Luckern’s chambers.  As in-house IP Counsel, she counsels Dow Corning on all facets of protecting and enforcing their IP portfolio.
  • Robert K. Rogers, Jr., Senior Counsel, Steptoe, Century City
    Rogers is a former Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC, where he presided over more than 55 proceedings involving trade secrets and patents.
  • Rebecca (Bec) Edelson, Partner, Steptoe, Century City
    Edelson is head of the firm’s trade secret practice.
  • Michael J. Allan, Partner, Steptoe, Washington and New York
    Allan is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

This webinar will provide insights from lawyers who practice at the ITC and in the trade secret arena on how businesses can effectively use the ITC to remedy misappropriation of their trade secrets as well as how they can effectively defend against such claims at the ITC.  Please note that this is not a primer on basic ITC practice and procedure.
Topics for discussion about the ITC will include:

  • The Unfair Trade Practices Section (§ 337(a)(1)(A)) of the Tariff Act of 1930
  • Applicable trade secret law
  • Proof of  trade secret misappropriation, including:
    • Ownership of an alleged trade secret by the petitioner
    • Existence of a trade secret
    • Access by respondent
    • Use of the trade secret by respondent
  • Affirmative defenses
  • Other matters of proof required by the act, such as the existence of a domestic industry
  • Remedies in trade secret cases
  • Discussion of the recent decision in the Rubber Resins investigation

CLE credit is pending in AZ, CA, NY, and VA.