Broadcast Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)



As the world develops and distributes safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19, the pharmaceutical industry is confronted with additional trade secrets protection challenges. Issues include the increased the burdens of protecting their assets, the immense level of R&D, the substantial impact of remote work, and COVID-related legal restrictions. Pharmaceutical companies must implement effective trade secrets protection strategies to manage threats amidst this crisis.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of trade secrets protection in the pharmaceutical industry. Speakers will present important issues concerning this topic and will provide essential practices needed in this time of uncertainty.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Trade Secret Protection in General and in the Biotech, Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industry in Particular
  • Recent Trends and Developments
  • Common Risks Issues and Challenges
  • Employee Mobility Threat to Trade Secrets
  • Best Practices to Protect Trade Secrets during Litigation
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcasts



General Knowledge of trade secrets law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Tiffany A. Blofield, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Tiffany Blofield concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation, including, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. She actively works on trademark enforcement, including policing registrations and monitoring for potential infringement. Tiffany also assists clients in protecting their assets and reputations in complex commercial litigation. She helps clients develop strategies in support of their business and legal goals, working to address disputes through negotiation and mediation, or before adjudicative bodies, including courts and the TTAB.

Harry J. Winograd, Principal
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

Harry Winograd is a Principal with Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C. in Atlanta. He concentrates on business litigation and trial practice. He has represented clients in sixteen states, appearing in both state and federal courts and arbitration. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law in the Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. Harry uses his experience to develop effective solutions to the most complex, difficult and often contentious business arrangements. Harry co-authors the authoritative legal resource book “Georgia Business Litigation” in which he covers “Limited Liability Company and Partnership Litigation.” His practice focus is business disputes, data and e discovery, damages in commercial litigation, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets.

John A. Stone, Partner
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

John A. Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, and unfair competition and tortious interference claims, as well as construction and land use disputes and intra-company disputes.

Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone has given Continuing Legal Education seminars on trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and is co-chair of the ABA’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.



Tiffany A. Blofield, Shareholder

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


  1. Trade Secrets Are Needed
  2. COVID-19 Impact on Trade Secrets
  3. Trade Secret Protection
  4. Trade Secret vs. Patent
  5. Why Increase in Trade Secrets Cases?
  6. What Are Trade Secrets?
    1. What Are Reasonable Efforts?
    2. Examples of Trade Secrets
    3. Describe with Sufficient Particularity
  7. Defend Trade Secrets Act
  8. COVID-19 Jeopardizes Trade Secrets
  9. Security Measures: Remote Workers
  10. Zoom bombing.
    1. Minimize Zoombombing
  11. Defense Production Act of 1950
  12. Governmental Action
  13. China
  14. Lawsuits
    1. Damages Awards
    2. Examples
  15. Criminal Liability
  16. Takeaways


Harry J. Winograd, Principal

Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility:

  1. The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
  1. Misappropriation Claims and Defenses (Statutory comparison federal and state)
  2. Covid / Remote Work employees and the impact on trade secret protection
  3. How to protect trade secrets when litigation is ongoing.


John A. Stone, Partner

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  1. Interim remedies (e.g., injunctions and seizure),
  1. The increased importance and use of trade secrets in biotech and life sciences (in light of recent SCOTUS patent law opinions and their progeny), and
  2. The extraterritorial application of US trade secret law (especially the DTSA).

Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
  • IP Lawyers and Consultants
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Pharma Industry Lawyers
  • In-House Counsel for Pharma & Drug Manufacturing Companies
  • Executives coming from Pharmaceutical Firms
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Tiffany A. BlofieldShareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Harry J. WinogradPrincipal
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
John A. StonePartner
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP



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