Trends and Developments in Trade Secrets: What Companies Must Know and Do
Fiscal year 2019 had been an eventful year for trade secrets and with the previous important developments, it is expected that 2020 will be another busy year for this area of law. Foremost, because the value of intangible assets such as trade secrets has significantly increased, the risk of trade secrets theft has also skyrocketed. This gave light to trade secret protection as a substantial legal tool for businesses to preserve confidential information to keep their competitivity.
However, establishing an accurate policy and taking the appropriate measures to safeguard trade secrets can be complex and challenging. Thus, with trade secrets protection becoming a widely recognized factor in increasing innovation, businesses must carry out an authentic risk evaluation processes to determine the appropriate measures in protecting these important assets.
Listen as a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group present an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments in trade secrets. Speakers will offer the best practices to effectively identify and mitigate potential loopholes and protect trade secrets from risks of theft. They will also provide the audience with practical knowledge on how to secure a company's valuable information.
- Trade Secrets – Review and Statistics
- Trends and Developments: 2019 vs. 2020
- Potential Risks and Pitfalls
- Appropriate Trade Secrets Protection
- What Lies Ahead
Michael G. King, Managing Partner
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP
- Introduction and contract vs trade secrets claims
John A. Stone, Partner
Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
- The inevitable disclosure doctrine under the DTSA
- The seizure remedy under the DTSA
- extra-territorial application of the DTSA
Charles S. Welcome, Attorney
Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP
- Protective Orders;
- Federal v. State regimes;
- International scope of DTSA
Abraham Y. Skoff, Partner
Moses & Singer LLP
- The basic elements involved in stating a claim
- Damages and some of the injunctive relief issues
Who Should Attend:
- Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
- Human Resources Executives
- Corporate Lawyers
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- In-House Counsel
- Top Level Management
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. …
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 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 …
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, …
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 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 Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP
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. 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 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.