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Protecting Your Secret Sauce! Techniques & Technologies for Securing Your Systems, Data, & Intellectual Assets Against Hacking, Theft, & Industrial Espionage

  • 16 Oct 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Protecting Your Secret Sauce!Techniques & Technologies for Securing Your Systems, Data, &  Intellectual Assets Against Hacking, Theft, & Industrial Espionage

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Rambus, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Program



Knowledge and data are key assets in modern companies, so the protection of our IT infrastructure and the information that resides on it is becoming ever more critical. Hear from corporate experts how to protect against external attacks and inside jobs and learn from the FBI how they can help when things go wrong. The panel will share their experiences and cover the following topics:

  • Best practices for managing trade secrets and know-how in knowledge-based companies
  • Technology solutions to prevent unauthorized access to networks and IT infrastructure
  • The laws for protecting trade secrets and against industrial espionage

Lee Gardner,
Patent Counsel, Consumer Hardware Product Area, Google
Lee counsels Google’s consumer hardware product area on patent, trade secret, and open source matters. He has also supported the Android platforms team on related issues.  Prior to Google, Lee was a patent attorney specializing in patent prosecution and litigation at Fish & Richardson P.C. and Jones Day.  Before his legal career, Lee was a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy based out of Pearl Harbor, HI. Lee earned a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering from Boston University and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Adelaida Hernandez, Special Agent, FBI
Adelaida has been employed as a Special Agent of the FBI since February 2016 and currently assigned to the San Francisco Division. While employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she investigates federal criminal violations related to intellectual property crime, as well as other white-collar crimes.

Elizabeth McBride, Managing Director, Global Litigation, Investigations & IP, Applied Materials
Elizabeth currently manages risk and complex litigation across the country and around the world, in addition to overseeing global investigations, intellectual property protection and enforcement strategy, and competitive intelligence matters. She manages corporate-wide programs, policies and training to enhance IP protection, data security, and compliance. She also counsels on issues related to employee mobility, data security, and supply chain management. Prior to joining Applied, her practice focused on trade secret, copyright, and patent litigation involving complex technologies in high stakes cases at both the trial and appellate court levels.

Neeraj Paliwal, VP Security Products, Rambus
Neeraj is currently the general manager and VP of Cryptography at Rambus, based out of Silicon Valley, CA. He has 20+ years of semiconductors engineering experience in compute and security domains. At Rambus, Neeraj is responsible for the CryptoManager Secure Silicon IP and Provisioning products. Before joining Rambus, Neeraj founded Kryptos Solutions, where he built an ultra-secure endpoint platform for high-risk government applications. Prior to that, Neeraj was the VP of Engineering at NXP Semiconductors, responsible for major OEM design-win for NXP’s NFC based secure payment platform. Neeraj also held various engineering positions at IBM and Intel working on gaming processors, and CPU products. Neeraj graduated with a Master of Technology degree in Solid State Materials from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. He attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, California.

Moderator: Stefan Tamme, VP IP Strategy & Licensing, Rambus
Stefan joined Rambus in 2004 and is vice president of worldwide licensing and IP strategy. He leads the strategic development of Rambus’s patent portfolio and the implementation of its IP monetization strategies through its licensing programs and solutions businesses. His responsibilities include outbound licensing and other strategic transactions such as acquisitions and divestitures. He has been involved in negotiating and closing transactions that have generated over $1 billion in revenues for Rambus. Previously, he served as Rambus’s director of global business enablement, where he led the strategic alliance partner program and the worldwide reseller channel. He has over 20 years of technology and licensing experience in the electronics industry, working for start-ups and midsize companies.

CLE: 1.5 hours CLE credit available.

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