Secret algorithms, manufacturing processes, customer data or business strategies - for many companies trade secrets constitute an essential competitive advantage. This collection of articles provides practical and academic approaches to trade secret protection both prior to and during dispute resolution proceedings.
Gerold Zeiler / Alexander Zojer
Is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Baker Hughes Company, Turbomachinery & Process Solutions division, supporting the management of the IP & patent portfolio of the company and IP licensing and transfer of technology deals.Before joining her in-house role, Linda gained over eight years experience as lawyer with the international law firm Bird & Bird, dealing with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters concerning patent, trademark, geographical indications, design, trade secret and copyright law. Graduated at the University of Bologna and Queen Mary University, London (LL.M. in International Business Law), Linda has lectured at the Course for qualification of European Patent Attorneys - UPC and Patent Litigation at the University of Milan.
Ignacio de Castro, LL.M.
Is the Director of the IP Disputes and External Relations Division at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva. Ignacio is a Spanish lawyer and an English solicitor. He holds an LL.M. degree from King's College London.Before joining WIPO in 2002, he practiced with the law firms Baker & McKenzie, London and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London in the areas of international arbitration and litigation.
Andrzej Gadkowski, Ph.D.
Is an Associate Legal Officer in the IP Disputes Section of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva. Andrzej holds a Ph.D. in Law from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) and the University of Geneva.Before joining WIPO in 2016, he gained professional experience working with international organizations, academic institutions, Polish Diplomatic and Consular Service, and law firms in Poland. He is an Attorney-at-law admitted to the Poznan bar.
Dominik Hofmarcher, Ph.D.
Is counsel / attorney at law in the Vienna office of Schoenherr Attorneys at Law, specializing in ip, unfair competition/advertising and personality rights. A specific focus is on copyright and the protection of trade secrets. He represents national and international clients in court proceedings as well as in contentious and non-contentious matters out of court. Dominik graduated from Vienna University (Master's degree in 2009, PhD degree in 2013 with his thesis on the topic of "Personality Merchandising"). He regularly publishes in law journals, and contributed to Austria's standard commentaries Kucsko/Schumacher (ed.), marken.schutz² (2013) and Kucsko/Handig (ed.), urheber.recht² (2017). His monography on the new trade secrets protection will be published early 2020. Furthermore, Dominik provides professional training courses for attorneys (AWAK) and teaches IP law at the University of Vienna and the Danube University Krems. He is a member of INTA's Non-Traditional Marks Committee and a member of ALAI (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale.
Mary-Rose McGuire, Ph.D.
Graduated from the Vienna University School of Law (1999) and received her Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen (2004). She was a Full Professor for Private Law, European and International Procedure an IP Law at the University of Mannheim from 2010-2015. Since 2015, Mary-Rose McGuire holds the Chair for Private Law, IP law and German and International Civil Procedure at the University of Osnabrück. Her areas of reasearch include the Model Law on Intellectual Property, License Contracts, European (Unitary) Patent Law & TradeSecrets, Digitization: Augmented & Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, European Civil Procedure and Cross Border Litigation.
Has more than 25 years of experience as an intellectual property attorney. Before joining TIMES Attorneys a