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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
  • Edward BlackDow Chemical Co.
  • 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
  • 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
  • John LanhamMorrison & Foerster, LLP
  • Ted LopezMedtronic, Inc.
  • Gloria LuLee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law
  • Michael P. McGrawShell USA, Inc.
  • Stuart MeyerFenwick & West LLP
  • 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.
  • Conor TuckerIrell & Manella LLP
  • Rachel M. WalshGoodwin Procter, LLP
  • Erik WeibustEpstein Becker & Green P.C. - Boston Office
  • Ada O. WongInterVenn Biosciences
  • 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:Anne Yan, Johnson Matthey Inc.