Trade Secrets Theft: A Holistic Approach to Protect Your Company
Over the past years, trade secrets theft cases have been posing a serious threat to organizations and authorities. The Department of Justice (DOJ) amended and heightened the litigation enforcement and criminal prosecution under the Economic Espionage Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1831 et seq. and other related statutes, in its effort to address the difficulties faced by companies nowadays.
However, it remains vital for companies and organizations to be in the know of the recent trends and strategies surrounding this significant topic. They should also consider formulating a strategic planning method and preventive measures on how to effectively deal with a potential theft in order to protect their companies when such situation arises.
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 an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals on how to effectively deal with trade secrets theft. Speakers will also provide a holistic approach on how to protect your company against underlying risks and pitfalls.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Trade Secrets Theft: Latest Trends and Developments
- Notable Cases
- Common Pitfalls and Risk Issues
- Practical Tips and Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
Scott Humphrey, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Cameron Byrd, Attorney
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
- Trade Secrets - What are they
- What are “reasonable measures” for protecting trade secrets
- Steps for protecting your trade secrets
- Know your industry
- Internal Steps
- External Steps
- Protecting Your Trade Secrets through Employment Agreements:
- Confidentiality provisions;
- Non-solicit versus non-compete agreements (including enforceability issues);
- Attorney and expert fees provisions; and
- Forfeiture provisions (including enforceability issues);
- Proving Your Case for Preliminary Injunctive Relief:
- Inevitable disclosure doctrine;
- Upfront forensic and email investigations; and
- Expedited Discovery;
- Scope of Injunctive Relief:
- General versus specific descriptions of trade secrets;
- General versus specific customer restrictions; and
- Availability of Blue Penciling.
Who Should Attend:
- Trade Secret Lawyers
- Corporate Lawyers
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- Top Level Management
Scott Humphrey is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, & Non-Compete Practice Group. He serves on the group’s National Steering Committee and has successfully prosecuted and defended trade secrets and restrictive covenant cases throughout the United States. In doing so, Mr. Humphrey has successfully obtained and defeated temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctions, involving trade secret and restrictive covenant matters for clients in the technology, securities and financial services, surgical, pharmaceutical, transportation, electronics, software, insurance, healthcare, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Humphrey has also worked with and advised state legislatures on trade secret and restrictive covenant statutes.
Scott Humphrey is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, & Non-Compete Practice Group. He serves on the …
Cameron Byrd is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and intellectual-property cases involving financial services, breach of contract, covenants not to compete, misappropriation of trade secrets, and patent infringement. In his first four years of practice, Cameron tried five trials with claims in excess of $1 million—including two trial victories as the first-chair lawyer.
In 2018, Mr. Byrd was one of only six associates nationwide recognized for “best in client service” by BTI Client Service All-Stars. Mr. Byrd was nominated by a global oilfield-services company and lauded as being “highly effective” for helping his clients succeed.
Mr. Byrd is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law where he interned with U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske of the Western District of Texas and served as Teaching Assistant for the Texas Civil Procedure Course.
Cameron Byrd is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and intellectual-property cases involving financial services, breach …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of trade secrets law
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Areas of Professional Practice
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About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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About Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2019 among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for seven years running including 2019; and previously by Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000.