Intellectual Property and Technology News

DLA Piper hosts cybersecurity program in Washington, DC

Nearly 100 attendees took part in DLA Piper's Managing Your Cybersecurity Risk event on October 25 in Washington, DC, featuring two dynamic panels discussing this important concern.

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The day's first panel addressed cyber-risk and national security, and included Senator Saxby Chambliss (Atlanta); Tom Fanning, Chairman, President, CEO, Southern Company; and NSA Director Admiral Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service. Moderated by Rena Mears (San Francisco), the panel discussed the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape through a national security lens.

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The second panel focused on strategies for staying ahead of cybersecurity risk and included a discussion with business executives on cybersecurity risk management. Panelists included Donald Saelinger, SVP and General Counsel, Endgame; Stephen M. Cutler, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Suzanne Spaulding, Former Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security, and the panel was moderated by Jim Halpert (Washington, DC), Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Cybersecurity practice.

5th Annual Global IP Symposium in Japan

Our Intellectual Property and Technology group recently hosted its Fifth Annual Global IP Symposium in Japan. The symposium kicked off on October 17 in Nagoya and the second day took place on October 19 in Tokyo.

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Ferlillia Roberson (Chicago) and John Allcock (San Diego) presenting on "How the US Supreme Court Has Been Reorienting Patent Law."

The opening presentation by John Allcock (San Diego) and Ferlillia Roberson (Chicago) addressed How the US Supreme Court Has Been Reorienting Patent Law. Vinny Sanchez (Los Angeles and Chicago) followed with a presentation on Digital Strategic Asset Management. Other program presentations included The Antitrust/IP Interface with Dr. Bertold Bär-Bouyssière (Brussels) and Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey (San Francisco), along with Navigating Collaboration Agreements and Trade Secret Claims in the Life Sciences, presented by Rick Mulloy (San Diego).

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Lisa Tenorio-Kutzkey (San Francisco) and Dr. Bertold Bär-Bouyssière (Brussels) presenting "The Antitrust/IP Interface."

In addition to the presentations, Shuzo Maruyama (Chicago) moderated a panel discussion with special guest speakers Hajime Shirasaka, Founder, Shirasaka & Patent Partners, and Masato Endo, Assistant Manager, Connected Vehicle Group, Intellectual Property Division, Toyota Motor Corporation, on ways to effectively utilize open source software and avoid risk.

The symposium concluded with a networking cocktail reception. The programs drew more than 130 attendees, including in-house counsel from such companies as BASF Japan, DENSO, Hanwha, Konica Minolta, NEC, Panasonic, Subaru, Suzuki and Toshiba.

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Attendees enjoy the networking reception after the Symposium.