This webinar will provide a showing of the film “Made in Beijing,” which aims to help the American private sector recognize the urgent need to protect its intellectual property against sustained and ongoing industrial espionage by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The documentary details the complex U.S. economic relationship with Beijing and explains the PRC’s goal of becoming the world’s top economic powerhouse by 2025, through unfair and illegal practices. The goal of “Made in Beijing” is to encourage private sector companies to reach out to their FBI field office to establish a relationship and educate themselves on steps they can take to prevent the theft of their intellectual property.
The commentary and analysis by the FBI and the U.S. Department of State will explain the threat faced by the private sector, how to protect their trade secrets and intellectual property, and how to defend against the adversarial actions by the PRC and their agents when traveling overseas.
Jason Van Thomme, Supervisory Special Agent , FBI
SSA Van Thomme is responsible for managing economic espionage in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He has approximately 15 years of law enforcement experience in the FBI and has investigated counterintelligence matters including economic espionage and the theft of trade secrets.
Scott Patterson, SSA Scott Patterson, US Department of State, Diplomatic Security
Supervisory Special Agent Scott Patterson joined Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) in 2010. Half of SSA Patterson’s career placed him in American Embassies throughout Africa and the Middle East as a Regional Security Officer. His duties included security program management, threat awareness and crisis support, analysis, investigations, training, and consultations on Department of State operations.
Who Can Attend:
Open only to InfraGard members and their guests. To participate you must be a current InfraGard or NCRIC member. If you are not a member and would like to join the webinar, please contact Don Hartung – President, SF Bay Area InfraGard Members Alliance, (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kim Pratt – Director of Private Sector Engagement, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), (email@example.com).