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10 April, 2012 | (01 hr)

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Is there an opportunity for multinational corporations to design an effective program that protects their Intellectual Property - trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets – when dealing with their suppliers, sub contractors and third parties around the globe?  This Research Working Group is in the formation stage to gather together executives from Legal, Compliance, Supply and regional functions to collaboratively identify innovative ideas on how to safeguard their IP.  Participating companies include Caterpillar, ARAMARK, Microsoft, Emerson and others are welcome to attend this one hour review of the first in-person meeting.  For additional information about this project, please contact


Daria Lamb

Daria Lamb
Director, Research Working Groups
The Conference Board

Daria Lamb has been director of The Conference Board Research Working Groups since February 2011. In this role, she works closely with economists, human capital researchers, and governance professionals from The Conference Board offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and India. She has launc...Full Bio

Ed Sobieray

Ed Sobieray
Advisor, Supply Chain & Corporate Engagement

Ed Sobieray is the Senior Advisor, Supply Chain and Corporate Engagement of Mr. Sobieray is currently a Senior Engagement Manager with Opera Solutions responsible for the development and deployment of Big Data analytics solutions. Previously, Mr. Sobieray was a Senior Associate with B...Full Bio

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker (Moderator)
Kaplan & Walker LLP

Rebecca Walker is a partner at Kaplan & Walker LLP, a law firm specializing in corporate compliance and business ethics, located in Santa Monica, California, and Princeton, New Jersey. She has worked with numerous companies in diverse industries on the design and implementation of their ethic...Full Bio

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