I am a litigator with over 20 years of experience, who has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters in venues all over the United States at trial and appellate levels. I have a strong focus on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. My representations often involve technologies including computer software and hardware, light emitting diodes, bio-technology, semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication, optics and medical devices as well as business methods. I have successfully obtained and defended motions for preliminary injunctions and summary judgment motions involving the Patent Act, Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In addition to intellectual property litigation I also have experience in computer law including cybersecurity.
Before becoming a partner with Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley, I was a partner at Shulman Rogers, a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin and before that I was a federal prosecutor with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPs”) of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice where I worked for over five years.
I’ve first-chaired several patent and trademark trials and dozens of Markman, preliminary injunction and summary judgment hearings in federal courts throughout the United States and have successfully litigated matters involving complex legal issues and concerning technologies including computer software and hardware, light emitting diodes, bio-technology, semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication, optics and medical devices as well as business methods.
I’m also the author of Intellectual Property & Computer Crimes (Law Journal Press), which has been updated twice a year since first being published in 2003. It has been described as a “must have desk reference.” I have also published over 50 legal articles and have given over 60 presentations on a wide variety of legal topics. My article “The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy received the 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. The Burton Awards program, held in association with the Library of Congress, is devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. The thirty winners for the 2010 awards were chosen from entries submitted by the nation’s 1,000 largest and most prestigious law firms.
I have been recognized in New York Super Lawyers 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; profiled as an outstanding alumnus of USF Law School.
IP Law and Business featured my trial work in “The Winning Ways of Six IP Trial Teams,” August 2003. More recently, I served as lead counsel for co-defendant Adelphia Communications. Adelphia and other large cable companies were accused of infringing patents for cable modems. After originally seeking damages of over $120 million from Adelphia alone, plaintiff agreed to enter into a consent judgment of noninfringement.
I’ve argued numerous times before the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits involving patent, copyright and trademark law. And I’ve also successfully handled a number of internal investigations involving federal criminal laws on behalf of large corporations and served on Sidley’s committee on electronic discovery.
Other selected representations include:
Goss International Corporation v. Man Roland Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft, 491F.3d 355 (8th Cir. 2007) (co-lead counsel from 2003-2008 for co-defendant Tokyo Kikai Seisagusho; successful appeal from issuance of an anti-suit injunction based on the Anti-Dumping Act of 1916;
WebXchange, Inc. v. Allstate Insurance Co., et al. (lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving computer software; case was successfully settled) (D.Del. 2007-2009):
WebXchange, Inc. v. Dell, Inc., (lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving computer software) (D.Del. 2007-2010):
WebXchange, Inc. v. FedEx Corp. (lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving computer software (D.Del. 20007-2010);
Microsoft Corp. v. WebXchange, Inc. (lead counsel for defendant; obtained dismissal for declaratory judgment of patent invalidity (N.D.Cal. 2008-2009);
The Author’s Guild. V. Google, Inc. (co-lead counsel for Amicus Curiae The Author’s Guild) (S.D.N.Y. 2009-2019);
Euro RSCG Worldwide v. Tarzian (lead counsel for plaintiff re: trademark infringement (D.Ct. 2008-2009);
Renard Marcel Daniel v. State of Alabama, (lead counsel for petitioner Renard Daniel; argued before the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in a habeas corpus death penalty case);
United States v. Bukai, (co-lead counsel re: trafficking in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement) (E.D.N.Y. 2009-2010);
Eppendorf GmbH v. Ritter GmbH (lead trial counsel for plaintiff re: trade dress infringement; jury awarded plaintiff $1.75 million after two week trial (S.D. Miss. 2000-2003);
Neumark Rothschild/Columbia University v. Osram GmbH (Lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving process for manufacture of light emitting diodes);
Neumark Rothschild/Columbia University v. Toyodei Gosei (lead counsel for plaintiff re patent infringement involving process for manufacturing of light emitting diodes; successfully settled after two day Markman hearing) (S.D.N.Y. 2005-2006);
Neumark Rothschild/Columbia University v. Philips Lumileds (lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving process for manufacturing of light emitting diodes; successfully settled case after two day Markman hearing (S.D.N.Y. 2005-2007);
Neumark Rothschild/Columbia University v. Cree(lead counsel for plaintiff re: patent infringement involving process for manufacture of light emitting diodes; successfully settled case after two day Markman hearing) (S.D.N.Y. 2005-2007);
IBEP v. Serono, Inc. (lead counsel for co-defendant re: patent infringement involving bioengineering method (C.D.Cal. 2002-2006);
Physicians Interactive v. Lathian Systems, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22868 (E.D.Va. Dec. 5, 2003) (lead counsel for plaintiff re copyright infringement and violations of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, obtained preliminary injunction;
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. v. International Securities Exchange, Inc. et al., 451 F.3d 295 (2d Cir. 2006) (lead counsel for co-defendant, Options Clearing Corp. re: trademark infringement);
Frazier v. Roessell Cine Photo Tech, Inc., 417 F.3d 1230 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (lead trial counsel for defendant re: patent infringement involving design for commercial motion picture camera lens);
Ferrari S.p.A. and Ferrari North America v. Michael Schudroff and BBS Automotive Group d/b/a Carriage House (lead counsel for defendants et al re: trademark infringement; successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction. (S.D.N.Y. 2003-2006);
Pjur Group v. Megasol Cosmetic GmbH, (lead counsel for defendants; successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction and was awarded attorney’s fees) (S.D.N.Y. 2003-2005).
Federal Prosecutor/Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
While with CCIPs, I oversaw a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions involving criminal copyright including the prosecution of the then largest counterfeit computer software operation in the United States, trafficking in counterfeit goods including for trafficking in counterfeit computer memory modules which resulted in the then largest fine ever assessed for a criminal intellectual property violation, computer hacking and one of the first cases ever tried under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. I also served as Acting Deputy chief of CCIPs and was a Special Assistant United States Attorney the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where I represented the United States in dozens of criminal trials. I received a Meritorious Achievement Award in 1994 and Special Achievement Awards in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997.
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, N.Y. M.I.A., 1988
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
J.D. with honors 1985
Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME
BS in Government/Environmental Science.
Contributing Author – ABA-Intellectual Property Law Review Annual Review.
Member of the Board of Editors, American Intellectual Property Law Assoc. Quarterly Law Journal (2006-2009).
Regularly appears as a commentator on radio and television.
Taught cyberlaw at Hofstra University Law School
Named as a SuperLawyer for the last five years.
Outstanding alumnus of USF Law School
Member of the Program Committee for the Sixth Annual Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 27-30, 1996 and the Eighth Annual Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, February 1998.
I am actively involved in pro bono legal matters and have represented an inmate on death row in Alabama. I have also worked with a writer’s advocacy organization in opposing a major settlement involving Google books in New York.
New York Intellectual Property Law Association
New York Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association;
American Bar Association.
Federal Bar Council.
Federal Circuit Bar Association.
Bar & Court Affiliations
State of California – 1985
New York State 1986
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals: 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th and Federal Circuits.
United States District Courts: E.D.N.Y., N.D.N.Y., S.D.N.Y., N.D.Cal., C.D.Cal. and S.D.Cal.
“AN ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT PROSECUTIONS: WHAT COMPANIES CAN LEARN FROM IT AND WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE DOING ABOUT IT! “, BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Vol. 84, No. 2081, page 894 (September 21, 2012).
“A LOOK AT 16 YEARS OF EEA PROSECUTIONS,” Law360, September 19, 2012.
“APPLE-SAMSUNG JURY MAY JUST EYEBALL THE DEVICES TO REACH A VERDICT,” August 6, 2012 (http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/06/apple-samsung-jury-may-just-eyeball-the-devices-to-reach-a-verdict/).
“THE RISKS POSED BY COUNTERFEIT ELECTRONIC PARTS,” Forbes, July 11, 2012 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/07/11/the-serious-risks-from-counterfeit-electronic-parts/).
“DISCLOSING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS: THE SECE WEIGHS IN,” Forbes, June 4, 2012 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/06/04/disclosing-cyber-security-incidents-the-sec-weighs-in/).
“FOUR LESSONS EVERY COMPANY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT PROTECTING IT’S TRADE SECRETS,” Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, May 3, 2012.
“CHINESE ESPIONAGE: THE RISKS WITHIN U.S. COMPANIES,” Forbes, April 24, 2012.
“ALEYNIKOV AND NOSAL–2 MAJOR GOVERNMENT SETBACKS,” Law 360, April 24, 2012.
“LIMITING THE SCOPE OF THE EEA: U.S. v. ALEYNIKOV,” Law360, February 27, 2012.
“THE RISE OF CELL PHONE HACKING: OH, TO BE YOUNG, PRETTY AND A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR,” Daily Journal, October 4, 2011.
“HOW PRIVATE ARE YOUR PRIVATE POSTS,” Law360, September 28, 2011.
“SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD, PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRETS,” Washington Business Journal, May 6, 2011.
“COMPUTER FRAUD ACT AIDS IN TRADE SECRET PROTECTION,” New York Law Journal, May 13, 2010.
“THE TREATMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY UNDER BANKRUPTCY LAW,” The Bankruptcy Strategist, February 2010.
“’UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS’ UNDER THE CFAA,” Law360, January 11, 2010.
“THE INTERSECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BANKRUPTCY LAW,” Patent, Trademark & Copyright, BNA, June 12, 2009 (Winner 2010 Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing).
“THE INTERSECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BA NKRUPTCY LAW,” Law360, February, 2009.
“EXPLORING THE LAW OF EMBODIMENTS AFTER PHILLIPS,” Patent Strategy & Management, Volume 7, No. 7, December 2006.
“FEDERAL CIRCUIT FINALLY DEFINES MATERIALITY FOR INEQUITABLE CONDUCT,” Patent Strategy & Management, Volume 6, No. 11, April 2006.
“DIAMONDS AND SPIDERS ARE COMING TO AN EXCHANGE NEAR YOU,” Futures & Derivatives Law Report, January 2006, Vol. 26 No. 1.
“THE ADVANTAGES OF LITIGATING PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUITS IN THE ITC,” Patent Strategy & Management, Volume 6, No. 2, June 2005.
“COMPREHENSIVE PROTECTION OF NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,” Competitive Intelligence Magazine, May/June 2005.
“LIMITING COMPUTER CRIME LOSSES WITH CYBERINSURANCE,” Internet Law & Strategy, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2004.
“LIMITING COMPUTER CRIME LOSSES WITH CYBERINSURANCE,” New York Law Journal, October 27, 2003, at T-5.
Book review, “THE ART OF DECEPTION: CONTROLLING THE HUMAN ELEMENT OF SECURITY,” Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Simon, New York Law Journal, February 4, 2003 at 2.
“THE RIGHT TO A FAIR USE DEFENSE UNDER THE DMCA,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 2002.
“THE REWARDS AND RISKS OF DEFENSIVE PATENT PUBLICATIONS,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 7, June/July 2002.
“CONTROLLING SPAM,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 6, May 2002.
Book review, “HANDBOOK OF COMPUTER CRIME INVESTIGATION,” Eoghan Casey, ed. New York Law Journal, April 2, 2002 at 2.
“USING TECHNOLOGY TO LIMIT THE BASIS FOR JURISDICTION,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 5, April 2002.
“DOES THE DMCA THREATEN FREE SPEECH,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 4, March 2002.
“NO NEW ENCRYPTION LAW, AT LEAST FOR NOW,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 3, February 2002.
“LIABILITY FOR COMPUTER INTRUSIONS AND DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS: WHO SHOULD PAY?” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 2, No. 2, January 2002.
“IS COPYRIGHT LAW OUT OF BALANCE?,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1, No. 10, October 2001.
“IS P3P THE ANSWER?” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1. No. 9, September 2001.
“THE RIGHT TO COLLECT COOKIES,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1, No. 8, August 2001
“TRADE SECRET THEFT IN U.S. GETS SERIOUS,” New York Law Journal, June 9, 2001.
“THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF TRUSTED SYSTEMS ON COPYRIGHT LAW,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1, No. 7, July 2001.
“DOES STRICT SCRUTINY APPLY TO COMPUTER CODE,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2001.
“MORE LIMITS ON DATA MINING,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1. No. 5, May 2001.
“VIVE LA FRANCE,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 2001.
“YOURCOMPANYSUCKS.COM,” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1. No. 3, March 2001.
“CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA),” eIP, Premier Issue.
Book Review, “LASER: THE INVENTOR, THE NOBEL LAUREATE & THE THIRTY-YEAR PATENT WAR,” New York Law Journal, February 9, 2001, at 2.
“IS DATA ON THE INTERNET PROPERTY?” E-Commerce Law, Vol. 1, No. 2, January February 2001.
“AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME: PATENTING SOFTWARE AND BUSINESS METHODS,” Business Law Today (The magazine of the ABA Section of Business Law), Vol. 10, Number 3, January/February 2001.
“THE LEGALITY OF HYPERLINKING,” E-Commerce Law, November/December 2000.
“SOFTWARE AND BUSINESS METHODS ARE PATENTABLE IN THE US (GET OVER IT),” Patent World, September 2000.
“PATENT PROBLEMS? THE SOLUTION . . .” Corporate Counsel, September 2000.
“PROTECTING INVENTIONS AS TRADE SECRETS WHEN PATENTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE,” Patent Strategy & Management, August 2000.
“ANTITRUST CONSIDERATIONS IN PATENT LICENSES,” International Legal Strategy, Vol. IX-7 (July 2000) (Japanese language publication).
“PROTECTING INVENTIONS AS TRADE SECRETS: A BETTER WAY WHEN PATENTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE, UNAVAILABLE,” IP Law Weekly, May 24, 2000, at 664.
“ANTICYBERSQUATTING CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT,” Intellectual Property Today, April 2000.
“PROTECTING PREVAILING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,” The New York Law Journal, March 27, 2000, at S8.
“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DUE DILIGENCE IN THE ACQUISITION OF OR INVESTMENT IN TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES,” The Lawyer’s Brief, Vol. 30 Issue No. 5, March 15, 2000; “Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Acquisitions and Divestitures,” April 2000.
“THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIOR ART DISCLOSURE IN BUSINESS METHOD PATENT APPLICATIONS,” International Legal Strategy, Vol. IX-1 (Japanese language publication).
“WIRTSCHAFTSSPIONAGE KANN IN AMERIKA HARTE STRAFEN NACH SICH ZIEHEN,” Frankfurter Allgemeine, at Seite 22, September 3, 1999 (German language publication).
“FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF THEFTS OF TRADE SECRETS UNDER THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT,” Worldwide Trade Secrets Law Treatise, West Publishing Company, Release No. 6, 1999.
“STEAL BEAM – Has the Economic Espionage Act fulfilled its promise to protect trade secrets?” The Daily Journal, Intellectual Property Supplement, February 8, 1999.
“THE CRIMINALIZATION OF TRADEMARK COUNTERFEITING ,” 31 U. Conn. L. Rev. 1 (Fall 1998).
“SUPPLEMENT TO FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR SEARCHING AND SEIZING COMPUTERS,” United States Department of Justice, October 1997.
“EEA VIOLATIONS COULD TRIGGER CRIMINAL SANCTIONS,” The National Law Journal, August 25, 1997, at B8.
“FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets),” United States Department of Justice, May 1997.
“UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” 5 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journals 177, Winter 1997.
“INTERNET: A SAFE HAVEN FOR INFORMATION THIEVES,” 11 St. John’s J. Legal Comment 647, summer 1996.
“THE PROSECUTION OF THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS UNDER FEDERAL LAW,” 22 Pepperdine Law Review 1, December 1994. (Cited in Senate Report No. 104-359, 104th Cong. 2nd Sess. 1996, accompanying S. 1556, THE INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996) (Reprinted in Protecting Confidential Business Information, Law Journal Seminars-Press, April 1996).
Comment, “THE ADJUDICATION OF INDIAN WATER RIGHTS IN STATE COURTS,” 19 U.S.F.L. Rev. 1, Fall 1984.
“TRADE SECRET FUNDAMENTALS: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO,” DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, September 11, 2012, Washington, D.C.
“THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF TRADE SECRET DISPUTES: BIG CASES, BIG VERDICTS AND BIG CHALLENGES,” AIPLA, 2012 Spring Meeting, May 10-12, 2012, Austin, Texas.
“ETHICS AND SOCIAL MEDIA,” Webinar, American Lawyer Media, June 22, 2011.
“IP AND BANKRUPTCY LAW: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS,” Webinar, American Lawyer Media, January 28, 2010.
“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES FOR FINANCIALLY TROUBLED COMPANIES,” 2009 Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute, Virginal Law Foundation, September 25, 2009.
“SECURITY INTERESTS & ASSIGNMENTS OF TRADEMARKS,” 2009 Spring Half-Day Trademark & Copyright CLE Program and Luncheon, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, June 3, 2009.
“THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS & THE FEDERAL COMPUTER FRAUD AND ABUSE ACT (CFAA),” New York Intellectual Property Law Association, December 12, 2007.
“EFFECT OF MARKMAN RULINGS IN SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS,” How to Prepare & Conduct MarkmanHearings 2007, Practicing Law Institute, New York City, July 11, 2007.
“TRADE SECRETS & CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION,” ABA Inaugural National Institute on Computing and the Law: From Steps to Strides into the New Age,” San Francisco, CA June 25-26, 2007.
“U.S. STANDARDS AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS FOR INFORMATION SECURITY,” 2006 Privacy Academy, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Toronto, Canada, October 19, 2006.
“ANATOMY OF A DATA BREACH,” Global Privacy and Information Law Conference, Information Law and Privacy Group, Sidley Austin LLP, San Francisco, California, September 19, 2006.
“E-MAIL MONITORING AND ARCHIVING AND RECORDS RETENTION: HOW TO AVOID STORING UP TROUBLE, Summit on Compliance & IT for Investment Advisors,” Financial Technology Forum, New York, New York, July 12, 2006.
“MEANING OF THE AMENDMENTS TO FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE GOVERNING DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION,” E-Discovery “A-to-Z” Workshop, Glaser Legalworks Seminar, New York, New York, May 10, 2006.
“IP CRIMES: WHEN CIVIL INFRINGEMENT TURNS CRIMINAL,” 30thAnnual Intellectual Property Institute, The State Bar of California, Napa Valley, November 5, 2005.
“IT’S NOT AS COMPLICATED AS YOU THINK: LEGAL GRAY AREAS IN THE COLLECTION OF COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE,” Intelligence for Business Strategy Conference, Institute for International Research, Boston, Massachusetts, October 26, 2005.
“PROTECTING INFORMATION BY PLANNING, PREVENTING, PREVENTION AND CONTRACT,” Global Data Protection and Privacy Conference, May 17, 2005, New York, N.Y.
“THE LATEST AND GREATEST: ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS UPDATE,” Glasser LegalWorks, 8thAnnual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, New York, N.Y., November 9, 2004.
“COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES,” Institute for International Research, New York, N.Y. September 10, 2004.
“CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SECURITY AND ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE,” New York, N.Y. December 10, 2003.
“THE USE OF REASONABLE MEASURES TO PROTECT TRADE SECRETS,” FindLaw Corporate Counsel Center, IP Strategies 2003, Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 2003.
Panelist, “IN THE WAKE OF ZUBULAKE: NEW JUDICIAL APPROACHES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR LITIGANTS AND THEIR LAWYERS,” Glasser Legal Works, 7thAnnual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, New York, N.Y. October 9, 2003.
“USE OF EXPERTS IN PATENT LITIGATION,” Practising Law Institute conference on Preparing Patent Legal Opinions 2003, New York, N.Y. September 17, 2003.
Panelist, “ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY: ONCE THE CASE HAS BEGUN LITIGATION: TACTICS AND STRATEGIES,” Glasser Legal Works, 6thAnnual Electronic Discovery and Record Management Conference, New York, N.Y. October 25, 2002.
“ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE AND THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS,” National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI), Washington, D.C. June 17-18, 2002.
“PRIVACY, INFORMATION SECURITY AND CYBERCRIMES,” General Electric, Fairfield, CT, May 21, 2002.
“AUTHENTICATION AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY ISSUES IN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY,” BNA Litigation Forum, Electronic Discovery & Document Retention, New York, N.Y., May 19-20, 2002.
“THE REQUEST AND THE RESPONSE: CURRENT STRATEGIES IN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY,” Fifth Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Management, Glasser Legal Works, New York, N.Y., December 6, 2001.
“COMPUTER CRIMES,” Computer and Technology Law Conference, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the University of Texas School of Law, San Francisco, CA, June 28 & 29, 2001.
“TRADE SECRET PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS,” The National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI), Washington, D.C., March 28-29, 2001.
“PATENTS v. TRADE SECRETS,” Patent Strategy & Management: Practical Methods for Converting Knowledge Into Gold, Law Journal Seminars, Tysons Corner, Virginia, November 3, 2000.
“REVIEWING THE INTRICACIES OF COMPUTER BASED FEDERAL CRIMES AND HOW THEY IMPACT MONEY LAUNDERING,” Anti-Money Laundering 2000, ICM, New York, N.Y. May 18, 2000.
“SEEKING FORMAL DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION: PITFALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES,” Third Annual Conference ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY, Glasser Legal Works, New York, N.Y. March 31, 2000.
“EXAMINING THE REGULATORY SCHEME FOR THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY AND THE USE OF CI,” ICM Conference Division, San Diego, California, January 2000.
“CYBERCRIME,” Cyberspace Law School, Glasser Legal Works, New York, N.Y., December 3, 1999.
“THE ESSENTIALS OF COMPUTER DISCOVERY AND ELECTRONIC DATA RETENTION RISK CONTROL.” Glasser Legal Works, San Francisco, California, March 1999.
“TRADE SECRETS, INFORMATION SECURITY AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE,” Insight Information, New York, February 1999.
“REPRESENTING HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES,” ABA National Institute, November 1998.
“THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” Dupont’s 12thAnnual Conference on Intellectual Property, Wilmington, Delaware, October 1998.
“TRADE SECRETS CONTROVERSIES,” Glasser Legal Works, San Francisco, California, June 1998.
“AN OVERVIEW OF THE EEA – A CASE RETROSPECTIVE WITH PROSECUTIVE FACTORS,” Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group, Miami Beach, Florida, April 1999.
“CRYPTO AND PRIVACY AT THE FRINGES OF SOCIETY,” Eighth Annual Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy. Hosted by the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, February 1998.
“PROTECTING CONFIDENTIAL CORPORATE INFORMATION,” Council of Chief Legal Officers, Laguna Niguel, California, January 1998.
“ENFORCING THE NEW FEDERAL CRIMINAL TRADE SECRETS LAW.” Intellectual Property Owners Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 1997.
“UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” ICM Conference on Competitive Intelligence, Chicago, Illinois, July 1997.
“THE POST-COLD WAR REALITY: FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES BECOME PRIVATE BUSINESS CONCERNS,” ABA Section of International Law and Practice, Washington, D.C., May 1997.
“THE ELECTRONIC FUTURE OF CASH,” The American University Law Review and the Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., April 1997.
“THE FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS AND TRADE SECRETS,” Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence, Office of Legal Education, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 1997.
“CYPHERPUNKS AND CYBERCOPS: RULES FOR CRUISING THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY,” The Seventh Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy, San Francisco, CA, March 1997.
“THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Washington, D.C., February 1997.
“THE ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mid-Winter Institute, Marco Island, Florida, January 1997
“INTERNET RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM LAW A ENFORCEMENT PERSPECTIVE,” United States Treasury Department, Office of Thrift Supervision Northeast Region, New York, New York
“The ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE ACT OF 1996,” Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, December 1996.
“EXECUTING COMPUTER SEARCH WARRANTS,” Complex Prosecutions Seminar, Office of Legal Education, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 1996.
“DIGITAL MONEY AND PUBLIC POLICY: LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES” The Institute for Technology Assessment, Washington, D.C. September 1996
“GATHERING EVIDENCE OF COMPUTER INTRUSIONS” University of California at San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California, July 1996
“THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND CRIMINAL LAW IN CYBERSPACE,” University of Texas 2nd Annual Computer Law Conference: Communicating and Conducting Business On-Line, Austin, Texas, May 1996
“FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF COMPUTER CRIME” Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 1996.
“FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF TRADE SECRET THEFTS” Protecting Confidential Business Information Seminar, National Law Journal, New York, New York, April 1996.
“CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT” St. John’s University, Law School, Queens, New York, April 1996.
“INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE GLOBAL ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT,” Trade Secret Law Institute, Washington, D.C., April 1994.
As seen on
"A must-have desk reference.... A practical all-in-one legal resource on intellectual property and computer crimes...." — The Vermont Bar Journal
Recent Media Mentions
- "Cyber Financial Extortion: The big business problem no one wants to talk about," (HackSurfer, May 10, 2013).
- "Cybersecurity lobbying doubled in 2012," (CNNMoney, April 8, 2013).
- " 9th Circ. Eases Subpoena Compliance For Yahoo, Others," (Law360, April 16, 2013)
- "Cellphone Search Confusion Begs For High Court Review," (Law360, May 2, 2013).
- "EC May Go Easy on Google," (E-Commerce Times, April 26, 2013).
- "Obama Puts Cybersecurity On Pedestal With Budget Boost," (Law360, April 11, 2013).
- "Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Monsanto Ruling," (Law360, May 13, 2013).
- "Narrow Monsanto Patent Ruling Ducks Self-Replication Issue," (Law360, May 13, 2013).
- "AP Records Seizure Fuels Push To Limit Gov't Snooping," (May 16, 2013).
- "Ban On Chinese IT Creates Contracting Headaches," (Law360, May 10, 2013).
- "Rubber Band Patent Rejection Could Bounce Apple Back to Court," (E-Commerce Times, April 3, 2013).
- "With Email Ban, King & Spalding Misses Bigger Picture," (Law360, April 17, 2013).
- "Chinese Suspected in Hacking Infrastructure: Real cyberwar or just fear mongering? " (HackSurfer, May 8, 2013).
- "Bloomberg's Terminal Snooping May Draw Criminal Charges," (Law360, May 14, 2013).