Injunctions and Exclusion Orders in IP Cases - May 10th 2:30pm

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2:30 to 3:15pm

Panel I -- Preliminary Injunctions in Trademark Cases after The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Members of the Bench and Bar will discuss practical applications of the presumption of irreparable harm when parties seek preliminary injunctions in trademark cases and offer their perspectives as to the types of evidence that tend to be more or less persuasive.  From preliminary injunction factors and posting a bond to the scope of relief and proposed orders, hear first-hand how to navigate the preliminary injunction process in trademark cases. Speakers:

The Honorable Leo T. Sorokin

Andrew O’Connor

Jeff Baker

Samuel Sussman


3:15 to 4:45pm

International Trade Commission exclusion orders, a primer

The topic will include practice before the ITC and co-pending District Court cases – further summary To be Determined


Speakers: Molly Grammel

Suparna Datta

Conor McDonough

4:45 to 4:30pm

Panel II: Preliminary Injunctions in Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Cases 

Members of the Bench and Bar will discuss best practices when seeking a preliminary injunctions in patent and trade secret cases, comparing and contrasting the evidence needed to obtain this relief in these two types of cases.  The panel will dig into best practices for demonstrating substantial likelihood of success on the merits. Hear panelists discuss what evidence is persuasive to demonstrate irreparable harm resulting from alleged patent infringement as compared to alleged trade secret misappropriation, and learn about the practical requirements for (and effect of) the preliminary relief available under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, including ex parte civil seizure.



The Honorable George O’Toole

Barbara Fiacco

Tom Wintner

Susan Glovsky

Craig Smith



Networking reception with hors d’oeuvres


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