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USPTO Trade Secrets Symposium-Trending Cross Border Issues Day 2

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:00am to 7:00am

Economic espionage and the misappropriation of trade secrets continue to be significant challenges for U.S. companies doing business abroad. Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at its latest biennial trade secret symposium, featuring an information-packed series of online sessions that delve into the details of trending cross-border issues affecting the protection of trade secrets.

This free program is a two-day event that takes place May 11, 1-4 p.m. ET and May 12, 8-10 a.m. ET. The program brings together experienced practitioners from government, industry, and academia to lead panels on:

  • Balance and tension between patents and trade secrets as forms of intellectual property (IP) protection
  • Current risks associated with overseas talent recruitment programs and cyber theft risk mitigation strategies
  • Cross-border issues and coordination of civil enforcement with criminal prosecutions
  • Views from the USPTO’s IP attachés posted overseas

Whether you are a rights holder, an investigator, an enforcement official, or a business interested in protecting your valuable trade secrets when doing business overseas, you do not want to miss this program.

Register today


A detailed agenda will be posted to this page prior to the program date.

Additional information

This virtual program is hosted by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). OPIA advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international IP legal and policy issues. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials.

Visit the registration pagefor more information or contact Hollis Robinson at OPIA with questions or requests for accommodation.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.