Intellectual Property Rights Protection

Trade Secret Theft: FBI Investigation and Company Prevention

Synopsis The protection of trade secrets is of paramount importance to your clients, and in the event that all goes bad and your client's trade secrets end up in the wrong hands, having the proper procedures in place can aid in the quick recovery of those trade secrets. The presenters of this course provide useful pointers for protection and prevention steps to have in place so that should that awful day arise, your client will be able to provide the law enforcement body with the correct information to hopefully get that trade secret back before it has been sold to the highest bidder.


I. Dealing With Trade Secret Theft
    A. Introductions
    B. Preparation for Protecting Against Misappropriation of Trade
        1. Employment Agreements
        2. Detection and Prevention Tools and Services
        3. Policies: Confidential Information and Physical Security
        4. Training Issues
    C. What to do if Something Bad Happens
        1. Off-boarding Process
        2. Posturing to be a Good Victim
        3. Why Should You Call the FBI?
        4. Espionage and the Millennial Generation
        5. Questions Answered
    D. Contacting the FBI Versus Other Divisions of DOJ
    E.  More Questions Answered
        1. Trade Secret Theft by Outsiders
        2. Which Office is the Correct Office?
        3. Co-Pending Civil and Criminal Litigation
        4. Victim and Defendant All at Once
        5. Deciding to Pursue Criminal Charges

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The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with approximately 13,500 members. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

AIPLA was formed in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues.

AIPLA is governed by a Board of Directors and has a staff of 25, headed by an Executive Director, located in Arlington, Virginia. AIPLA has more than 50 administrative and substantive committees which provide education to their members and formulate proposed positions for the Board of Directors to consider adopting as Association policy.

AIPLA is also actively involved in shaping US intellectual property policy through its work on legislation, federal regulations, and intellectual property cases in the US courts. Internationally, AIPLA has spearheaded a worldwide campaign to reduce the costs of procurement and enforcement of patents and trademarks, regularly participates in meetings of the Word Intellectual Property Organization, and maintains close relations with foreign IP officials and practitioners.

To qualify for membership, applicants must be members in good standing of the Bar of a court of record of the United States or any State. Foreign affiliate members must be able to practice in a court of general jurisdiction in their countries, or registered to practice before the Patent or Trademark Office in their country of citizenship or practice, to be considered for membership. AIPLA also has student affiliate memberships available for those regularly enrolled in a law school approved by the Association of American Law Schools and affiliate membership is available to patent agents who are registered with the USPTO. Approximately 63% of the regular members are in private practice, 33% in corporate practice, with the remainder in the government or academia. See our membership application for more information.

AIPLA conducts three regularly scheduled conferences a year, mid-winter, spring, and fall, at which the Association offers educational seminars on the latest developments in intellectual property law. In addition, AIPLA conducts several stand-alone seminars on specialized areas of intellectual property law throughout the year around the country, as well as online educational programs.

The Association produces a number of informative publications including the AIPLA Quarterly Journal (a scholarly law journal published four times a year), the AIPLA Bulletin (an overview of AIPLA meetings published electronically three times a year, and meeting papers from the regularly scheduled conferences and nationwide seminars. The Association also provides its members online access to a membership directory. Finally, AIPLA biennially publishes the Report of the Economic Survey, providing a significant benchmarking tool for compensation and charges in the intellectual property law field.

Speakers / Authors:

Andrea Castetter

Andrea Castetter is Assistant General Patent Counsel, IP Litigation for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently lead counsel for information technology including information security at Lilly. Her practice includes many aspects of patent law including procurement, transactional licensing and litigation. Additionally, she has extensive experience in cyber security, data security and trade secret law, including internal investigations and complex litigation matters.

Ms. Castetter received her B.S. in chemistry from Butler University and her J.D. from Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University.

Peter Lapp

Peter Lapp is a special agent with the FBI’s Washington field office with recognized counterintelligence expertise in espionage, economic espionage and insider threat programs, having served in the FBI in various positions as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent and Unit Chief since 1998.

In 2008, Mr. Lapp was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at the FBI headquarters as Program Manager of Economic Espionage Investigations. In 2010, he was promoted to Unit Chief of the Economic Espionage Unit, and from 2012 to 2015, he was selected for a detailed assignment to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as senior advisor for Homeland Security and Law Enforcement and Partner Engagement. Upon his return, Mr. Lapp was the unit chief of the active shooter unit in the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement. He returned to the FBI’s Washington field office in late 2015, where he is now Private Sector Coordinator in the field office’s Domestic Security Alliance Council coordinator. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a police officer in southeastern Pennsylvania for five years.

Mr. Lapp holds a bachelor's degree from Westchester University in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University.

Edward Montooth

Edward Montooth joined DuPont in 2011 as its Chief Security Officer. Prior to joining DuPont, he served 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He retired as the FBI’s Chief of International Operations and was responsible for managing the FBI’s 72 international offices. In this capacity he was responsible for advancing the FBI's mission internationally, as well as developing a working relationship with various foreign governments. His prior responsibilities included investigating public corruption, homicides, establishing the investigative arm of the United Nations International War Crimes Tribunal for Yugoslavia, counterterrorism and national security matters.

In 2007, Mr. Montooth became an adjunct professor at George Washington University in Washington D.C. where he taught graduate level courses in Politics and Terrorism.

Mr. Montooth earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Western Illinois University.


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Standard Rate: $124.00
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Course Code : 772558

Release Date : 04/04/2018

Length : 1hr 14min
Recorded Date : 10/17/2017

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