The 2022 Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 8:30am to Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:00pm

Location:
The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
Denver, CO

The 2022 Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets will be held at The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado on Monday-Tuesday, May 9-10, 2022.  A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, May 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm MT.

Session Information

This Conference will present for public dialogue the first set of consensus, non-partisan publications from our Sedona Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets (WG12), most of which are to be published in final/post-public comment form in the weeks and months leading up to the Conference, consisting of:

  • WG12 Commentary on the Proper Identification of Asserted Trade Secrets in Misappropriation Lawsuits

  • WG12 Commentary on The Employee Life Cycle Relating to Trade Secrets

  • WG12 Commentary on Equitable Remedies in Trade Secret Litigation

  • WG12 Commentary on Monetary Remedies in Trade Secret Litigation

  • WG12 Commentary on Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation About Them

  • WG12 Commentary on Governance and Management of Trade Secrets

  • WG12 Commentary on Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders: Extraterritorial Reach

  • WG10/12 Joint Commentary on Cross-Border Discovery in Patent Litigation and Trade Secret Litigation

We will close the Conference with a Judicial Roundtable, comprising some of our Judicial Advisors who have graciously and generously participated in our WG12 efforts to date.

Presentation of The Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Intellectual Property Law:

We will award The Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Intellectual Property Law to Jim Pooley, our Chair of WG12 at its creation and now Chair Emeritus. Please join us in celebrating Jim's many accomplishments and contributions to intellectual property law, including leading the efforts of The Sedona Conference Working Group 12. 

Hotel Reservation Information: 

We have obtained a very favorable room rate at The Brown Palace Hotel of $219 per night (plus tax) for a limited block of rooms on the evenings of Sunday and Monday, May 8 & 9.  The government rate of $195 is available for full-time government employees.  For those who wish to arrive early, leave late, or otherwise extend their stay, the room rate is available for three days preceding and three days following the dates of the room block, but subject to room availability.  Accordingly, if you wish to book for additional nights, you should do so as soon as possible.  The room block expires on Sunday, April 17.  Reservation information will be provided in your meeting reservation confirmation email.  

Health and Safety Protocols:

The Sedona Conference encourages all conference attendees to be vaccinated.  We will follow all federal, state, and local health and safety protocols in effect at the time and place of the conference.  The seating at the conference will be spread out and take full advantage of the size of the conference room.  We will provide color-coded lanyards for your name tag that will signify you comfort level with social interaction at the conference.  Green: I am open to shaking hands and conversing in less than 6 feet proximity while still respecting personal space; Yellow: I welcome conversation but prefer extra personal space, so please keep your distance and don't touch; Red: Please keep at least 6 feet of distance from me when conversing and don't touch.  

 

Co-chairs:

David Almeling Vicki Cundiff James Pooley
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
San Francisco, CA, USA
Paul Hastings LLP
New York, NY, USA
James Pooley PLC
Menlo Park, CA, USA

 

Working Group: 
Trade Secrets - Working Group 12

Faculty

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY

Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP

Columbus, OH, USA

Beck Reed Riden LLP

Boston, MA, USA

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

San Francisco, CA, USA

Greenfield LLP

San Jose, CA, USA

Stout

Chicago, IL, USA

Applied Materials, Inc.

San Francisco, CA, USA

Blank Rome LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

San Francisco, CA, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

North Carolina Business Court

Greensboro, NC USA

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Atlanta, GA, USA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

FisherBroyles, LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

3M
MMM

Saint Paul, MN, USA

Nokia

Atlanta, GA, USA

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jones Day

San Diego, CA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Ludington Ltd.

St. Paul, MN, USA

Applied Materials Inc

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Renmatix, Inc.

King of Prussia, PA, USA

Hennepin County Fourth Judicial District

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Denver, CO, USA

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP

Dallas, TX, USA

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Meland Budwick, P.A.

Miami, FL, USA

Paul Hastings LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Pelletier Law, LLC

Chicago, IL, USA

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Villanova, PA, USA

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Gainesville, FL, USA

University of Akron School of Law

Akron, OH, USA

Moses & Singer LLP

New York, NY, USA

Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

Boston, MA, USA

Agenda - 2022 Trade Secret Conference

Time Session Panelists
  Monday, May 9, 2022 (all times MDT)  
8:30 — 8:45 Welcome and Introductions Almeling, Cundiff, Pooley, Weinlein
8:45 — 10:15 [Panel 1] The Proper Identification of Asserted Trade Secrets in Misappropriation Cases Almeling, Klapow*, Mix (J), O'Toole, Pelletier, Risch
     
10:15 — 10:30 Break  
10:30 — 11:45 [Panel 2] Equitable Remedies in Trade Secret Litigation BattleBeeler (J)Cundiff*, ElkonRowe
11:45 — 1:15 Lunch  
1:15 — 2:30 [Panel 3] Caselaw Synergies Buziak, Pelletier*, Weibust
2:30 — 2:45 Break  
2:45 — 4:15 [Panel 4] Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders CooperGerberHarts, Kay*, Pade, Schultz
4:15 — 5:30 [Panel 5] Inevitable Tension: Reconciling Public Court Access with Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation Barry, HalliganKahnke*, Miller (J)Nix, Ostroff
5:30 — 5:40 Presentation to Jim Pooley of The Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Intellectual Property Law Pooley, Weinlein
Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (all times MDT)  
8:30 — 8:45 Update on Current and Future Sedona WG12 on Trade Secrets Commentary Drafting Team Efforts Almeling, Cundiff
8:45 — 10:00 [Panel 6] Leveraging Internal Assets in the Governance and Management of Trade Secrets Beck, Brown, McBride, MillerMilligan*
10:00 — 10:15 Break  
10:15 — 11:30 [Panel 7] Monetary Remedies in Trade Secret Litigation

Almeling*, Bohrer, CandidoEarp (J), Ludington, Skoff, Bone

11:30 — 1:00 [Panel 8] Judicial Roundtable Beeler (J), Earp (J)Miller (J), Mix (J)Pooley*
1:00 — 1:05 Closing Statements Weinlein
*Panel Moderator