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Trade Secrets

The Committee will focus on providing practical education to IPO membership and the public on the topic of trade secrets. Such education may include presentations at IPO meetings, white papers, form documents for posting to, etc.

Chair:Monica Baig-Silva, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Chair:Leland I. Gardner, Google LLC

Vice Chair:Dawn Mertineit, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Secretary:Brent George Seitz, Harness IP

Board Liaison:Yen Florczak, 3M Innovative Properties Co.

Staff Liaison:Thomas S. Valente, Intellectual Property Owners Association


  • Eric BartonSeyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Russell BeckBeck Reed Riden LLP
  • Edward BlackDow Chemical Co.
  • Gregory BombardGreenberg Traurig
  • Bryan BortnickIBM Corp.
  • Nicolas CharestFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Nicholas CliffordTucker Ellis LLP
  • Jerry CohenBurns & Levinson LLP
  • Kenneth R. CorselloIBM Corp.
  • Victoria A. CundiffPaul Hastings LLP
  • Joshua DingottHewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Grantland G. DrutchasMcDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Jeremy ElmanAllen & Overy, LLP
  • Betsy FenskeHP Inc.
  • Eric FuesFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Melvin C. GarnerLeason Ellis LLP
  • R. Mark HalliganFisherBroyles, LLP
  • Benjamin HerbertKirkland & Ellis, LLP
  • Robert M. IsacksonLeason Ellis LLP
  • Elisabeth T. JozwiakDow Chemical Co.
  • John LanhamMorrison & Foerster, LLP
  • Ted LopezMedtronic, Inc.
  • Gloria LuLee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law
  • Michael P. McGrawShell USA, Inc.
  • Stuart MeyerFenwick & West LLP
  • Paul MichaelsMonoc Securities LLC
  • Robert MilliganSeyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Justin N. MullenCapital One
  • Andrew M. NewtonQualcomm Incorporated
  • Michael OblonJones Day
  • James H. PooleyJames Pooley, PLC
  • Karl Emil StaussDow Chemical Co.
  • Ryan SydenhamApple Inc.
  • John William TothSteptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Conor TuckerIrell & Manella LLP
  • Kayla TylerDinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Rachel M. WalshGoodwin Procter, LLP
  • Erik WeibustEpstein Becker & Green P.C. - Boston Office
  • John M. WilliamsonFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Ada O. Wong 
  • Neil J. ZoltowskiStoneTurn
  • Non-Voting Member:Brandon Bludau, Capital One
  • Non-Voting Member:Jennifer Carnahan, Dow Chemical Co.
  • Non-Voting Member:Erik Drange, 3M Innovative Properties Co.
  • Non-Voting Member:Ying Luo, Shanghai Lung Tin Law Firm
  • Non-Voting Member:Beverley Moore, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
  • Non-Voting Member:Joshua L. Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
  • Non-Voting Member:Jerry Xia, GEN LAW Firm (Shanghai Office)
  • Non-Voting Member:Anne Yan, Johnson Matthey Inc.