Trade Secrets and Noncompete Agreements: Addressing Emerging Trends, Developments, and Issues in 2020
Employee and data shifting can pose significant non-compete and trade secrets issues to employers, providing yet another active landscape for legislative and judicial interventions. Because of this, most companies become overly concerned about their trade secrets and customer relationships being exposed to threats of attacks, may it be by their competitors or their own staff.
With this, several states have taken their respective initiatives to address the current challenges. In Washington for instance, the Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 which imposes restrictions on the admissibility of non-competition agreements was recently passed and is expected to take effect on January 2020. Moreover, states including Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, and Wyoming have introduced their plans to ban and/or limit physician noncompetes. Some states have also targeted technology, oil and gas, and other industry employees.
These significant legislations are crucial and call for businesses to be apace with the emerging trends and developments in this area of law and its potential impact on their trade secrets and non-compete agreements.
In this LIVE Webcast, trade secret lawyers John A. Stone (DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP) and Abraham Skoff (Moses & Singer) will discuss the latest developments and significant issues in trade secrets and non-compete agreements. Speakers will also offer the best compliance practices in light of the recent updates to avoid litigation risks.
Key topics include:
- Trade Secrets and Noncompete Agreements – Recent Trends
- Federal and State Updates
- Impact and Implications
- Risks and Issues
- Compliance Practices
- What Lies Ahead
Moses & Singer
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Pandemic Concerns/Current Economy
- Trade Secrets (USTA, DTSA and Common Law)
- What Constitutes a Trade Secret?
- What Constitutes Misappropriation?
- Interim Remedies
- Breach of NDA/Non-Compete and Misappropriation of Trade secret damages
- Actual Loss
- Unjust Enrichment
- Reasonable Royalty
- Hot Topics
- Inevitable Disclosure
- Life Sciences and Biotech
Who Should Attend:
- Trade Secrets Lawyers
- Corporate Counsel
- Compliance Executives
- Human Resource Executives and Managers
- Top Level Management
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 …
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, and unfair competition and tortious interference claims, as well as construction and land use disputes, insurance coverage cases, and intra-company 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 …
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General knowledge of trade secrets and non-compete laws
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About Moses & Singer
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.
About DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP (http://www.decotiislaw.com/), is an eighty-attorney, full-service firm in New Jersey and New York, representing private commercial, and public sector clients. DeCotiis lawyers are renowned for the depth and breadth of their corporate, industry and government experience and expertise. We represent businesses, large and small, in litigation, in transactions and as a strategic business partner, and many of our partners have held high-level posts in government.