12:00pm-2:00pm First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Illegal IT in the Supply Chain: Anticompetitive Behavior - Recent Lawsuit by California Attorney General against a Chinese manufacturer (Mr. Stacy Baird)
In January, the California Attorney General invoked the California Unfair Competition Law to address the competitive harm caused to California apparel businesses caused by foreign competitors using unlicensed software. The defendant in one of the lawsuits is an apparel manufacturer in Ningbo, China. This is only the most recent action in what is a clear trend in the U.S. to recognize the use of illegal information technology as an unfair, anti-competitive behavior. Mr. Baird will review recent changes in U.S. laws, the recent lawsuit against the Chinese manufacturer, and other events that global suppliers and manufacturers should be aware of so they can, where necessary, take action to address the use of illegal IT in their business and supply chain.
Mitigating the Risks of IP Infringement In Global Supply Chains (Mr. Craig Moss)
As the U.S.
and other countries increase efforts to protect intellectual property (IP), companies are also looking at new ways to mitigate the risks of IP theft within their own companies and among supply chain partners. Indeed, IP is becoming more and more important to a company's core value. As much as 75% of most organizations' value and revenue sources are in intangible assets, IP and proprietary competitive advantages. In emerging economies, the importance of IP is also gaining strength, with many local companies looking to improve practices to both protect their own IP and also build credibility as world-class business partner s .
Mr. Moss's presentation covers a new approach to IP protection: sharing best practices from the world's top companies with supply chain members. You will learn about the management systems and processes your company and your suppliers should have in place to effectively protect your IP. Additionally, companies that attend the seminar will be given an opportunity to participate in a free pilot program of CREATe Leading Practices for IP Protection, a practical online system with assessments, resources, tools and training to improve processes for protecting IP.
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