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Understanding Patent & Trade Secret Law


Ideas are the lifeblood of American business. But the two forms of intellectual property that protect ideas – patents and trade secrets – are too often shrouded in confusing jargon spoken by only those in the know. Hence this presentation, a primer on patent and trade secret law. In a half-day presentation, Ashok Ramani and three other experts will introduce these two areas of law in an accessible manner and will present best practices for how to create, maintain, protect, and enforce patents and trade secrets.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:05 - 10:00 Introduction to IP Law: Trade Secret, Copyright, Trademark & Patent
  • 10:10 - 10:45 What every In-House Counsel Attorney needs to Know about Trade Secrets
  • 10:45-11:45 An Overview of Patent Law: When it Applies and What it Means
  •  11:50-12:45 Roundtable Discussion with Hypotheticals and Q&A

By Telephone: (818) 783-7156; Online

  • In-house/Gov/Non profit $150 please call to register
  • Regular $175 until Aug. 22
  • Late (after Aug. 22) $205 after Aug. 22
  • One registers - a second person saves 25% $300 for two ($150 ea)
  • Group discounts are based upon first person registering at the current individual rate.

Bridgeport is a State Bar of CA provider of MCLE (Provider 11872) This program offers 3.5 hrs of MCLE. Register: