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Technology Law Section Virtual Lunch and Learn

April 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planning for Betrayal . . . Protecting IP From Departing Employees

In the current environment of the Great Resignation and hiring talent wars, there is a key battle that must be won: protecting your intellectual property.  If employees are walking out the door, have you taken the right steps to ensure that your trade secrets don’t walk out with them? If you are hiring new talent, have you prepared the right paperwork to protect your intellectual property? Join attorneys Kristin Cleveland, Partner at Klarquist Sparkman and Laura Salerno Owens, President and Shareholder at Markowitz Herbold PC for an interactive discussion where they will provide some best practices to plan for and guard against employee misappropriation.


Kristin Cleveland, Partner, Klarquist
Kristin’s practice focuses exclusively on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, and trade dress cases. She has extensive experience handling all phases of litigation, from obtaining favorable results in early motion practice to efficient management of cases through discovery, claim construction, summary judgment, and trial. She has a national trial practice, having litigated in federal district courts around the country as well as at the Federal Circuit.

Laura Salerno Owens, President, and Shareholder, Markowitz Herbold PC
Laura Salerno Owens is a lawyer and widely recognized thought leader in the business and legal community.  She has been honored as a Top 100 Legal Influencers in the U.S. by The Business Journals; Oregon Women of Achievement Honoree by the Governor’s Oregon Commission for Women; Women of Influence Honoree by the Portland Business Journal; and Forty Under 40 Honoree by the Portland Business Journal.

Laura is also a leader in the litigation powerhouse, Markowitz Herbold.  She is the firm’s President, a shareholder, and co-chair of the Firm’s Employment Practice Group.  In her 15 year career, she has represented employers and executives in hundreds of high-stakes employment issues. She also has practiced general business litigation and is a member of the firm’s Bet-the-Company Practice Group.

When: Monday, April 25, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm (this event will not be recorded)

Where: Zoom


$17 for Technology Law section members;

$20 for other bar members and non-lawyers;

$17 for students

MCLE Credit: 1 General CLE credit

Click here to register. Participants must register by noon, Friday, April 22, 2022, to access the event. The meeting link will be emailed to registrants on the afternoon of April 22.

For questions regarding the meeting link, please contact Andrea Flanagan, [email protected]. 


April 25, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Zoom Meeting
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