November 1, 2017 Brown Bag CLE: Trade Secret v. Patent: A Comparison Of Intellectual Property Protections

Topic:   Trade Secret v. Patent: A Comparison Of Intellectual Property Protections

Slides:  Trade Secret v. Patent – Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as Klaus Hamm presents on the relative advantages and disadvantages patent vs. trade secret protection for intellectual property. This CLE compares and contrasts patents and trade secrets and their relative advantages and disadvantages, including obtaining protection, the scope and duration of protection, licensing, enforcement and remedies. He also will discuss advising clients on pursuing one or both protections, and how litigation tactics differ in patent and trade secret cases. Recent decisions and their impact on the relative advantages of the two types of IP will be discussed.

Speaker bio: Klaus Hamm is a seasoned litigator and partner at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, and licensing disputes. He frequently leads litigation teams in complex disputes, and he has experience in all phases of litigation and in numerous technologies, including software, hardware, e-commerce, and mechanical. Mr. Hamm’s represents clients ranging from the world’s most successful technology companies to startups in federal courts across the country.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations.

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:               Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Time:               12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205