Trade Secrets Theft Uprising: What You Should Know and Do for Your Company’s Protection
According to U.S. officials, intellectual property (IP) theft, which includes stolen trade secrets, costs the U.S. economy an estimate of $225 to $600 billion annually. For a business with trade secret as its significant competitive edge against competitors, trade secrets theft can be particularly damaging. Theft cases are fast-growing and with the continuous evolution of technology that may compromise privacy, maintaining confidentiality of trade secrets poses a wide array of challenges.
To help deter trade secrets theft, companies should proactively protect these key assets by keeping themselves abreast of recent technological protection trends and current regulatory and legislative developments.
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding trade secret protection. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in avoiding common trade secrets theft pitfalls and risk issues.
Key topics include:
- Trade Secrets Theft: Recent Trends
- Regulatory and Legislative Developments
- Notable Cases
- Common Pitfalls and Risk Issues
- Best Strategies to Protect Trade Secrets
- What Lies Ahead
Abraham Skoff, Partner
Moses & Singer LLP
- Overview of the statutory and common law framework of protecting trade law secrets
- State and federal statutes
- Contracts and other private enforcement
Koray J. Bulut, Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP
- Nuts and bolts that employers should do – onboarding employees
- Offboarding process
Pallavi Seth, Principal
The Brattle Group
- ITC as a forum for theft of trade secrets
Who Should Attend:
- Company Owners
- Trade Practicing Lawyers
- Trade Secret Specialists
- Trade Counsel
- In-house Counsel
- Business Executives
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- Top Level Management
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
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 …
Koray J. Bulut, a partner focusing his practice on employment law and employ mobility matters, co-chairs Goodwin’s Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants practice. He is experienced litigating cases in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of disputes including unfair competition, enforcement of non-competes and other restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful termination and breach of contract. In addition to litigating these issues, Mr. Bulut advises clients on policies and practices to avoid risk associated with employee mobility and negotiates non-competes in the course of M&A transactions. With more than fifteen years of experience collaborating with employers ranging in size from start-ups to large public companies, Koray has exposure to a host of issues these companies encounter.
Koray J. Bulut, a partner focusing his practice on employment law and employ mobility matters, co-chairs Goodwin’s Trade Secrets and …
Dr. Pallavi Seth has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property and economic policy. Her industry expertise includes high-tech and consumer products such as semiconductors, flash memory devices, liquid crystal display panels, smartphones, computers, medical devices, and automobiles.
Dr. Seth is a testifying expert in Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Recently, in Clidinium Bromide (337-TA-1109), she assisted counsel for Virtus Pharmaceuticals and ECI Pharmaceuticals by testifying on economic domestic industry and economic injury. She recently also testified in Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors (337-TA-1073) on public interest. Dr. Seth has significant experience in evaluating economic injury from misappropriation of trade secrets. In Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887), she assisted counsel for Complainant Manitowoc in evaluating the extent to which misappropriation of trade secrets by the Respondent had caused injury to the domestic industry.
Dr. Pallavi Seth has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property and economic policy. Her industry expertise includes high-tech …
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of trade secrets
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Intellectual Property Law
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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.
About Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 1,000 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at www.goodwinlaw.com. Follow us on Twitter @goodwinlaw.
About The Brattle Group
Brattle provides the advantageous combination of deep institutional knowledge and diverse industry experience with rigorous and innovative financial, accounting, and economic analysis. We have extensive experience working on these fast-paced, high-stakes cases and have handled the full range of economic issues across a variety of industries.
Economists at Brattle are thought leaders in the area of Section 337 litigation with several publications that apply economic principals to policy objectives to further clarify how the ITC can further its intellectual property policy objectives. As a result of our policy conscious approach, our rigorous and innovative economic analyses have played a key role in numerous high-profile cases and landmark decisions.
We have assisted counsel for leading technology companies, including Samsung, Apple, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, Sony, Macronix, and Garmin.