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STEALING INNOVATION: The Rise of Intellectual Property and Cyber Crime in the Manufacturing Sector and Strategies for Combatting Theft

Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (PDT)
Location: University of Oregon, Portland Campus, White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209
This event will be livestreamed. Watch the event live! (link coming soon)

Description: Co-hosted by the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation and the University of Oregon School of Law, this Manufacturing Day event will bring together manufacturers, industry experts, legal professionals, and academics to address current and future intellectual property (IP) and cyber theft issues facing the manufacturing sector. The program will include speeches and two one-hour panel discussions where industry experts will provide substantive insights into strategic IP & cyber planning and protection, the current threat landscape, supply chain management, the future of manufacturing innovation, improving global competitiveness, privacy and more.

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9:00AM–9:30AM Registration, Networking & Refreshments
9:30AM–9:40AM Welcome by the Hon. Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale, Managing Director, Kroll, former Asst. Secretary of Commerce, Manufacturing and Services, International Trade Administration & NAJI Chair
9:40AM–10:40AM Panel: Intellectual Property: Current Challenges, Protection & Enforcement Strategies, and the Future of Manufacturing Innovation
This panel will discuss the biggest IP theft challenges for manufacturers today and how to deal with them.
– Paul O’Brien, Chief IP Counsel, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
– Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing
– Chris Lewis, ‎Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, FLIR
– The Boeing Company*
– Moderator: Chandra Brown, President. Green Endeavor, Inc.
10:40AM–10:55AM Remarks by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
10:55AM–11:10AM Break
11:10AM–12:10PM Panel: Cyber Security: The Threat, the Impact, and How to Protect Digital Assets
This panel will discuss the current threat landscape and how manufacturers can stay ahead of cyber criminals.
– Hannah Kain, President & CEO, ALOM
– Center for Cyber Security and Privacy, University of Oregon*
– Prof. Carrie Leonetti, University of  Oregon School of Law
– Brandon Nesbit, GREM, Senior Managing Consultant, Kroll
12:10PM–12:15PM Break
12:15PM–1:00PM Lunch
Remarks by Senator Ron Wyden, United States Senate (D-OR)*
Introduction by Chandra Brown, President, Green Endeavor, Inc. & former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
* = invited/unconfirmed


Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum 


U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (Invited)





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