Broadcast Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Overview:

The current technological revolution has been significantly transforming how companies manage their trade secrets and other important assets. However, although it provides ease and essentially optimizes business operations, it also poses security hurdles which may compromise valuable data. The growing number of misappropriation cases, in addition to the continuing remote workforce trend, further intensifies this challenge presenting more security and regulatory issues.

Businesses should, therefore, assess their vulnerabilities and rethink enforcement procedures to mitigate potential risks. Being up to date with the recent strategical developments is crucial in structuring an effective and efficient data security plan.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive guide on securing and enforcing trade secrets. Speakers will also offer practical strategies to address the current and emerging trade secrets issues.

Key topics include:

  • Trade Secrets Enforcement and Security
  • Remote Workforce Implications on Data Security
  • Critical Issues and Legal Challenges
  • Structuring an Effective Data Security Management Strategy
  • What Lies Ahead

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of Trade Secrets

 

Course Code:

149660

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice

 

Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

John A. Stone, Partner
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

John A. 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, land use and intra-company disputes, in State and Federal Court. He has particular expertise in complex litigation and takes pride in getting results for his clients. 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 is a frequent lecturer at seminars and nation-wide and international conferences regarding trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and has published numerous articles on those and other issues. He is also  co-chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA ABA’s Litigation Section’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.

L. Scott Oliver, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Scott Oliver handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, blending creative legal strategies with comprehensive, digestible explanations of complex technology. He designs and implements individualized legal strategies depending on each client’s unique business objectives.

An experienced and highly technical litigator, Scott has handled more than 150 matters and a dozen trials before both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and juries. He has more than 25 years of experience defending and advising companies across an array of industries, including wireless, software, semiconductor, and digital distribution.

Robert B. Milligan, Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Robert B. Milligan is a partner in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Robert co-chairs the firm’s national Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group.  His practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial litigation and employment matters, including general business and contract disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property theft. His practice focuses on trade secret, non-compete, and data protection litigation and transactional work on a state, national, and international platform. Robert represents clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation and employment litigation.  His experience includes trials, binding arbitrations and administrative hearings, mediations, as well as appellate proceedings.  Robert also provides advice to clients concerning a variety of business and employment matters, including non-disclosure, non-compete, and invention assignment agreements, corporate investigations, and trade secret and intellectual property audits.

Agenda:

Segment 1 & 4:

John A. StonePartner

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • Defining trade secrets and misappropriation
  • Remedies in trade secret litigation
  • Trade secrets in biotech and lifesciences
  • Extraterritorial application of trade secret law

Segment 2:

L. Scott OliverShareholder

Greenberg Traurig LLP

  • Increasing use of trade secret enforcement at the ITC
  • Pointers on departing employees taking software/cloud-based trade secrets

Segment 3:

Robert B. Milligan, Partner 

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Assessment of existing policies and agreements and making necessary updates.
  • Employee training and education.
  • Assessment of high-risk business segments and scenarios.
  • Onboarding and departures; and
  • Return to work.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secret Lawyers and Consultants
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers and Consultants
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Information Security Managers and Directors
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • In-House Counsel
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SPEAKERS

John A. StonePartner
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
L. Scott OliverShareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Robert B. MilliganPartner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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