Trade Secret Protection: Recent Sweeping Changes in Federal Law

17 November 2016 Los Angeles, CA Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
555 South Flower Street
Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2411

Contact Information

Meghan Burton
312.832.5381
mburton@foley.com

Agenda

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 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 November 17, 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
555 South Flower Street
Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2411

Contact Information

Meghan Burton
312.832.5381
mburton@foley.com

Agenda

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