Trade Secret Protection: Recent Sweeping Changes in Federal Law

29 September 2016 Palo Alto, CA Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
975 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA
94304-1013

Contact Information

Meghan Burton
312.832.5831
mburton@foley.com

Agenda

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Presentation
Foley Partners Shawn McDonald and Victor de Gyarfas, members of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice, will present on the legal issues concerning protection of trade secrets at an evening program titled "Trade Secrets: Recent Sweeping Changes in Federal Law" on September 29, 2016.

The recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act includes significant enhancements in the federal protection of trade secrets. The Act greatly expands the remedies available under a federal cause of action, including powerful new civil seizure provisions. But it also imposes significant new requirements on companies.

As a result, sophisticated employers must now consider how best to protect their valuable intellectual property, including determining which technologies to maintain as secret and which to publicly disclose by seeking patent protection.

The presentation will be preceded by a 45-minute informal meet-and-greet cocktail reception.

Topics will include:

  • Reviewing recent developments in trade secret law 
  • Exploring the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act 
  • Comparing trade secret claims under California law and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act 
  • Comparing trade secret protection and patent protection 
  • Examining steps that businesses must take now to protect and manage trade secrets, including revisions to employment agreements

There is no cost to participate in this program, but advance registration is required. To participate, please use either the Register Now button, or simply register here.

For more information, please contact Meghan Burton at mburton@foley.com or 312.832.5381.

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Trade Secret Protection: Recent Sweeping Changes in Federal Law

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
975 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA
94304-1013

Contact Information

Meghan Burton
312.832.5831
mburton@foley.com

Agenda

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Presentation