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Thursday, March 01, 2018

To Hide or Patent: Two IP Conferences today and tomorrow in San Diego

Today and tomorrow the American IP Law Association (AIPLA) is holding its Trade Secrets Summit here in town. I spoke on a panel this morning about non-competes, why Talent Wants to be Free, and how companies expand post-employment restrictions using a wide variety of contractual clauses, as in the case behind the epic tale of You Don't Own Me.

This evening also marks the beginning of a three day Patent Conference that we are hosting at University of San Diego. So tonight I have two choose between two conference receptions + dinners. Never has the choice between patents and trade secrets been so acute, ever since I wrote this Harvard Business Review article on the topic.

But then again, why choose? I think I can dance in both weddings, as we say in Hebrew...[and between my talk and the reception I got to run with my dog to the beach - it's a beautiful low tide day - here's a picture].


Lowtide gili

Posted by Orly Lobel on March 1, 2018 at 06:45 PM | Permalink


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