By: Stacey Longanecker

Dickinson Wright was the top sponsor of the 9th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forumin New York, NY, March 21-22, where Stan Torgovitsky (Member, Washington, D.C.) moderated a panel discussion on the influence of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 on joint venture and development. Justin Root (Of Counsel, Columbus) led a roundtable discussion to demonstrate data privacy and cybersecurity threats that could lead to the theft of intellectual property. The IP Counsel Forum is an annual gathering of about 75 general counsel and IP counsel from such companies as Lego Systems Inc., Coty, Inc., Luxxotica, Hickies and Philips Lighting, Inc. Stacey Longanecker (Member, Washington, D.C.), Christian Michel (Member, Washington, D.C.), and Stan Torgovitsky developed a new marketing message and materials to highlight the Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity practices.