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Miller Canfield Lawyer Matt Allen and FBI Present on Economic Espionage, Protecting Your Intellectual Property Worldwide

July 6, 2011

Matthew P. Allen, a principal in the Troy, Mich. office of the law firm of Miller Canfield, recently presented on “Economic Espionage – Protecting Your Intellectual Property Worldwide,” along with the FBI Detroit Division.

Allen, FBI Special Agent Chris Bartolo and other leaders from the FBI Detroit Division discussed the impact of intellectual property theft and corporate espionage in the global marketplace.  Allen and Special Agent Bartolo discussed the various domestic and international resources available to companies to protect their valuable intellectual property assets, as well as how to handle internal corporate IP audits and investigations of alleged IP misappropriation and how best to work with the government in parallel civil and criminal IP proceedings.   

Allen is a business, securities, and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of intellectual property, securities, and business disputes in a wide array of forums.  His significant intellectual property litigation experience includes representing companies in international corporate espionage investigations and prosecutions, and in national and international IP litigation and arbitration.  He received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wayne Law Review, and his B.A. from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.  He also served as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.