Comprehensive Guide on Trade Secrets Protection: Tips and Strategies Explored
As technological advancement continues to reshape businesses worldwide, protecting trade secrets against risks and legal pitfalls have increasingly become an intricate challenge for companies. To maximize effort in protecting trade secrets, most companies use Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) in order to protect confidential information from embezzlement.
However, such method may also incite complicated risk. Therefore, companies must remain proactive in analyzing and developing other effective and efficient strategic approach in protecting trade secrets to avoid complex and costly trade secret litigation.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present to the audience a comprehensive guide in protecting a company’s trade secrets. Speakers will also provide practical tips and best strategies in maximizing trade secrets protection.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Trade Secret in the 2019 Landscape
- Recent Trends and Developments
- Notable Court Rulings
- Opportunities and Challenges
- Practical Tips and Best Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
Michael King, Managing Partner
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP
- Recent trends and cases
- Criminal implications
- Race to the courthouse
- Litigation options
- State, federal, criminal
- Less-expensive, contract-only claim
John A. Stone, Partner
Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
- What is a trade secret
- Common law
- Keep Your Trade Secrets Secret
- Courts’ rulings on what efforts are sufficient to maintain trade secrecy
- Interim Remedies
- Preservation Orders
Charles S. Welcome, Associate
Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP
- Protecting Trade Secrets During Litigation
- Risk of dismissal for insufficiently alleging existence of trade secrets
- Protective Orders/“Attorneys’ Eyes Only” Designations (including “intermediate” protections that allow for client representative or expert review)
- Filing under seal
- The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
- Using the inevitable disclosure doctrine to protect trade secrets
- New York treatment of inevitable disclosure doctrine
- Federal law à Defend Trade Secrets Act
- Effect as constructive restrictive covenant
- Using the inevitable disclosure doctrine to protect trade secrets
- Differences Between Federal and State Court
- DTSA v. UTSA
- Procedural differences
- Substantive overlap
Abraham Skoff, Partner
Moses & Singer LLP
- Damages and other remedies.
Who Should Attend:
- Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
- Corporate Lawyers
- Human Resource Personnel
John Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, unfair competition and tortious interference claims, and other commercial disputes.
Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone has given Continuing Legal Education seminars on trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and is co-chair of the ABA’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.
John Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business …
Charles S. Welcome has broad experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, real estate, restrictive covenants, franchise disputes and international trade law. After law school, Mr. Welcome served as a Public Service Fellow in the Chambers of the Honorable Claire R. Kelly at the United States Court of International Trade. Mr. Welcome represents clients in state and federal court as well as before arbitral tribunals and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Welcome both prosecutes and defends claims on behalf of his clients, which include businesses, co-op and condominium boards, non-profit organizations and municipalities.
Mr. Welcome works to secure positive results for his clients through his diligent, creative style of representation. He understands the diverse considerations of each of his clients and tailors his strategy for every matter to the specific goals of each client.
Charles S. Welcome has broad experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including shareholder derivative actions, securities litigation, …
Michael King is the Managing Partner of Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP and has been with the firm for 25 years. He obtained his B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from Boston College in 1985 and his J.D. degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. Mr. King has worked exclusively on civil litigation matters, focusing primarily on complex business disputes, products liability defense, trade secret disputes and employment matters. He is a member of the bar of the States of California and Nevada, a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a director of the Orange County Down Syndrome Association.
Michael King is the Managing Partner of Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP and has been with the firm for 25 years. …
Abraham Y. (Avi) Skoff is Co-chair of Moses & Singer's Litigation practice and has over twenty-five years’ experience in practicing law, including involvement in a number of major, newsworthy cases. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, and has litigated cases in courts throughout the country. Avi focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has significant experience in an unusually broad range of practice areas, including unfair competition, restrictive covenants and trade secrets. Avi has represented parties before the Judicial Panel on Multi- District Litigation and coordinated the defense of nationwide class action claims. He recently obtained key injunctive relief under the newly enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Acts. He is admitted in New York and New Jersey and has a national practice. Avi is rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in New York Super Lawyers® since 2006.
Abraham Y. (Avi) Skoff is Co-chair of Moses & Singer's Litigation practice and has over twenty-five years’ experience in practicing …
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About Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP
Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs, LLP offers its clients quality legal services in an efficient and professional manner. The firm’s AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell is the highest possible rating for legal services and legal ethics. Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs, LLP represents a large and prestigious client base of developers, condominiums, cooperatives, community associations, municipal and educational institutions, businesses and high profile individuals. Our mission is to provide each client with exemplary service and special attention.
About Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP is an AV-rated law firm founded in 1993 by trial lawyers to provide responsive, cost-effective representation in all aspects of business litigation. The firm’s attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience, with particular depth in matters involving unfair competition, trade secrets, employment, product liability, and real estate and title insurance.
Our attorneys can and do try cases to verdict. Our substantial trial experience permits us to assess more accurately a case’s value and determine how to obtain the best result, whether by verdict or settlement. The firm’s focus is on communicating with our clients to achieve outcomes that will serve each client’s specific business goals, efficiently and cost-effectively.
About Moses & Singer LLP
Moses & Singer has a reputation for cutting edge, hands-on representation, integrity and the highest quality legal work, established over the many years since the firm was founded by Henry Moses and Henry Singer in 1919, to serve both Public National Bank and their private clients. The firm has played a central role in landmark cases and major transactions ever since, and is known for skill, creativity and aggressiveness, in representing banks, institutions and corporations, closely held businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, individuals and families, in a wide range of industries, transactions, disputes and counseling. Moses & Singer is known for providing the close attention and direct involvement of its key partners to client matters, which can result in cost effective, result-oriented representation, and aggressive, highly effective, focused problem solving and legal representation.